Phala ghrutham is an important Ayurvedic medicine used in infertility treatment. It is beneficial in many diseases of reproductive system; both male and female. It is famous for its protective & nutritive benefits during pregnancy. It is also used in children for gaining weight & improving immunity.
Benefits of Phala ghrutham
The formulation of Phalasarpis is explained as a ghrita yoga in Ashtangahrudaya in the name Manjishthaadi in the treatment of female and male reproductive disorders.
Phalaghrutham combination is used either as acchasnehapana as a preparatory procedure to Ayurvedic Panchakarma (cleansing therapy) or as samanasneha in small doses after having Kashaya or other rookshana medicines for a while. It helps to regain health after the Rookshana (drying up) therapies.
A clean body and mind are very important for conception & having healthy kids. Ayurveda suggests that both parents should undergo a Panchakarma(cleansing)therapy for cleansing before planning to have a baby. Phalasarpis is used for snehapana as a part of this procedure. It liquifies the waste products accumulated in channels and helps to flush out them from the body easily.
It is used in the treatment of azoospermia, oligospermia etc. It gives strength and corrects any derangement in the production of sperm or ovum. It is also used in erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation etc.
It is beneficial in menstrual disorders too. It is said that if taken in the ovulatory time, it helps conceive and beget a healthy child in a woman with a history of habitual abortion or stillbirth.
It gives strength, good lifespan, beauty, good fortune and nourishment to the person.
This combination is called as “Phalasarpis” as it gives desired results, especially in giving progeny to the person who takes it. This is believed to be one of the best medicines to be given during pregnancy for begetting a healthy child.
Indications of Phalasarpis
Yonidosha – Diseases of female reproductive system
Sukladosha – Diseases of male reproductive system
Ayushyam – Good for lifespan
Poushtidam -Gives strength
Medhyam -Good for brain functions
Dhanyam -Gives all the virtues of health and life
Pumsavanam param – Best among medicines used for Pumsavanam
Garbhineenam cha poojitam – Good for antenatal care
Baalanam dehavardhanam – Gives nourishment to children
Grahaghnam – -Relieves all infectious diseases or grahabaadha in children
Ingredients of Phalasarpis
|Indian madder||Manjishtha||Rubia cordifolia L.|
It is a blood purifier. Used in the treatments of almost all skin diseases. It improves complexion. It enhances the liver functions. Beneficial in diarrhoea and eye diseases.
|Indian costus root||Kushtham||Saussurea lappa|
It is a carminative, aphrodisiac, anthelmintic, and tonic. It stimulates the brain. It is used in the diseases of liver and kidney. It is also useful in the treatment of deafness, headache, paralysis, asthma, cough, chronic fever, inflammation, and ophthalmic conditions.
|Indian valerian||Tagara||Valeriana wallichii|
It is useful in neurological, psychological and digestive disorders. It calms mind, strengthens nerves and prevents convulsions. It is used in the treatment of insomnia, epilepsy and paralysis. It has anti-inflammatory properties by which it is beneficial in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is a carminative and anti-spasmodic. So, it is used in abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating, loss of appetite and indigestion. It improves the circulatory system and reduces High blood pressure. It is an ingredient in many ayurvedic anti-hypertensive formulations.
Thriphala-a group of 3 drugs namely,
|Chebulic myrobalan||Pathya||Terminalia chebula RETZ. & WILLD.|
It is one of the main drugs in Ayurveda, one of the Rasayana and a member of an important group, Triphala. It is used in a wide variety of diseases as it possesses anti-bacterial anti-fungal anti-viral anti-diabetic anti-mutagenic anti-oxidant anti-ulcer and wound-healing properties.
|Beleric myrobalan, Bahera||Aksha||Terminalia bellirica (GAERTN.) ROXB.|
A very good healer of gastric diseases, common cold, leukoderma and also cures digestive disorders. It has laxative and anti-inflammatory actions. It is one of the important ingredients in triphala an Ayurvedic preparation. Other properties for which it is used are as health tonic and as rejuvenator. It is used in treatment of piles also.
|Amla, Indian gooseberry||Dhatri||Emblica officinalis GAERTN.|
Amla exhibits strong antioxidant activity. It is one of the most important plants in the traditional Ayurvedic medical system as well as in other traditional health systems for immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer and hepatoprotective actions. It is widely used for anti-diabetic effect.It is a part of the famous group of drugs called Thriphala.
|Calamus root/sweet flag||Vacha||Acorus calamus L.|
The root is aromatic. It has stimulant, emetic, expectorant, emmenagogue, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic, antispasmodic, carminative, and anthelmintic properties. It is slightly tonic, and excitant, and forms a useful adjunct to other tonics and stimulants. It may be used in cases of flatulent colic, atonic dyspepsia etc.
|Turmeric||Nisa||Curcuma longa L.|
Turmeric is used to help with heartburn or bowel problems like diarrhoea, intestinal gas, and bloating. It is famous for its anti-cancerous and detoxification effects. It is widely used in skin diseases. Some may use it to help with memory problems or problems with the liver or gallbladder. It may also help to lessen swelling and help with signs of arthritis. It has marked anti-inflammatory and antiseptic action.
|Indian barberry/chutro/tree turmeric||Darvi||Berberis aristata|
It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal anti-diarrhoeal and anti-cancerous properties. It is used in the treatment of ophthalmic infections.
|Liquorice||Madhuka||Glycyrrhiza glabra L.|
It has anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-malarial, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-hyperglycaemic and hepato-protective properties.
|Coiling leaf salmon||Meda||Polygonatum cirrhifolium ROYLE|
It is used in the treatment of loss of vigour, pain in the abdomen, kidney disorders, pain in the hips, swelling, fullness & distension of abdomen, diseases of bones & joints, skin eruptions, and respiratory diseases.
|Ajwain||Yavaani / Deepyaka||Trachyspermum ammi (L.) SPRAGUE|
The seeds of this plant are used in the form of powder to treat worms. It acts as an appetiser, carminative and aids digestion. It is also beneficial in treatment of colic.
|Yellow gentian, Hellebore||Katurohini||Picrorhiza kurroa|
It is used for Dyspepsia, fever and in purgatives. Although it shows anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory activities, it is most valued for its hepatoprotective effect.
|Giant potato||Payasya||Ipomoea mauritiana|
It is a known diuretic, depurative, carminative, anthelmintic, anti-oxidant, and anti-bacterial herb.It is a rejuvenator and restorative tonic for brain and body. It is anti-ageing, spermatogenic, immune-modulator, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, galactagogue, and cardiac tonic.
It can be used in emaciation, tuberculosis and other conditions of malnourishment. It is beneficial in some cardiovascular diseases, hepato-splenomegaly, fertility disorders, menopausal syndrome, sexual debility, and disorders of sperm quality & quantity.
|asafoetida||Hingu||Ferula asafoetida Linn|
It has antispasmodic, carminative, expectorant, laxative, and sedative. The volatile oil in the gum is eliminated through the lungs, making this an excellent treatment for asthma. The odor of asafoetida is imparted to the breath, secretions, flatus, and gastric eruptions. Its properties are antispasmodic, expectorant, stimulant, emmenagogue and vermifuge. It also thins the blood and lowers blood pressure. It is widely used in India in food and medicine.
|Purple roscoea lily||Kakoli||Roscoea purpurea Sm./ Roscoea procera Wall|
It is a general tonic. Sweet in taste and cold in potency, it improves strength of the body. It can be used in the treatment of diabetes, hypertension, diarrhoea, fever, male infertility, leucorrhoea and many types of inflammation.
|Indian ginseng||Aswagandha||Withania somnifera|
The plant has been used as an aphrodisiac, liver tonic, anti-inflammatory agent, and more recently to treat asthma, ulcers, insomnia, and senile dementia. Clinical trials and animal research support the use of ashwagandha for anxiety, cognitive and neurological disorders, inflammation, and Parkinson’s disease.
|Wild asparagus||Satavari||Asparagus racemosus|
It has anti-oxidants and immuno-stimulants. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-hepatotoxic, anti-bacterial, anti-oxytocic, and reproductive agents.
Details of the manufacturing
As already discussed, Palandava ghrutham has only three ingredients in total
All these ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.
For preparation of ghrithakalpana,
- Snehadravya (Cow’s ghee) – 1 prastha
- Dravadravya (For ksheera here) – 4 Prastha
- Kalkadravya (For making paste, 1 aksha each)
Take the milk, ghruta and kalkadravya in an earthen pot. Make it boil and then cook in the open vessel with low fire. Reduce the quantity into the quantity of ghrutha. Make sure to mix it in between with a ladle. Also, the fire should be kept low to make sure that all the active ingredients in the herbs needed are absorbed well into the water. Continue cooking and stir in between. Check the Paaka as per Snehapakavidhi. Once the desired Paaka is attained, filter the ghruta and keep it in air tight glass bottles after cooling. Ghrutha can be used for a longer period of time without any preservatives.
Dosha Dooshya Predominance with roga margas.
Phalaghrutham is Vaata-Pittahara and brumhana
It acts on aabhyantara, madhyama and bahya rogamargas
Dosage and Usage of Phalaghrutham
Generally, it is prescribed in OP practise as 5-15ml once a day.
It is said in text as one Pala or 48 gm in a person with profound digestive fire.
It differs for Acchasnehapanasodhana) and vicharanasneha(samana)
Ghrutham is advised to take in empty stomach, once the ingested food is digested well and aahaararasa is formed well.
Exercises and Yoga.
targets mainly targets reproductive system, regular stretching and mild cardio exercises are advised. Also, specific yogacharya for regulating prana-apaanavayu including naadisuddhi pranayama, bhujangaasana, pavanamuktasana is recommended.
Regular exercise helps improve bioavailability of the medicine and food ingested and leads to positive health.
Yoga can maintain harmony within the body and with the surrounding system.
Simple exercises for lungs and heart health
All the exercises and physical exertions must be decided and done under the supervision of a medical expert only.
Recommended diet and behaviour
- To be avoided
Heavy meals and difficult to digest foods – cause indigestion.
junk foods- cause disturbance in digestion and reduces the bioavailability of the medicine
carbonated drinks – makes the stomach more acidic and disturbed digestion
refrigerated and frozen foods – causes weak and sluggish digestion by weakening Agni (digestive fire)
curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases
- To be added
Ghee and milk for males
Sesame oil and black gram for females
Light meals and easily digestible foods
Green gram, soups.
freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, ajwain etc
Protect yourself from very hot & cold climate.
Better to avoid exposure to excessive sunlight wind rain or dust.
Maintain a regular food and sleep schedule.
Avoid holding or forcing the urges like urine, faeces, cough, sneeze etc.
Avoid sedentary lifestyle. Be active.
Side effects and contraindications
No known side effects were reported.
Classical references with image of the text.
ASHTANGAHRUDAYAM UTTARASTHANAM 34/63-67
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