SATHAVRYADI GHRUTHAM

SATHAVRYADI GHRUTHAM -Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Sathavaryadi ghrutham is an Ayurvedic medicine for many Genito-urinary diseases. It is also used as an aphrodisiac.

Benefits of Satavaryadi ghrutham

This combination is cooling and nourishing the body. It is beneficial in bleeding disorders and some stages of rheumatoid arthritis.

It can be given in azoospermia, oligospermia, etc. It improves the production and ejaculation of sperms. It also corrects premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction etc. It increases libido.

As it is a cooling agent and brings back high body temperature into normal temperature, it is beneficial in burning sensation of shoulder & head, fever due to aggravated Pitta dosha etc. It should be very clear that there should not be any Ama.

It is used in the treatment of pain and inflammation in vagina, burning and pain while passing urine, and urinary tract infections.

It improves strength, complexion and digestive fire in the body.

Indications of Satavaryadi ghrutham

Raktapitta vikaara           – bleeding disorders

Vaatarakta gada              – rheumatoid arthritis

Ksheenasukla                  – azoospermia

Vaajeekarana                  – Aphrodisiac

Amsadaaham                  – Burning sensation of shoulders

Sirodaaham                     – Burning sensation of head

Jwarapittasamudbhavam – Paittika Fever

Yonisoolam                      – Pain in vagina

Yonidaham                      – Burning sensation in vagina

Mootrakricchram cha Paittikam – Urinary tract infection (Paittikam)

Bala-Varna-Agnidam                    – Gives strength, complexion and digestive fire.

Ingredients of Satavaryadi ghrutham

Wild asparagusSatavariAsparagus racemosus

It has anti-oxidants and immuno-stimulants.  It has anti-inflammatory, anti-hepatotoxic, anti-bacterial, anti-oxytocic, and reproductive agents.

JivakJeevakaMalaxis acuminata D.DON

It sweet in taste and cold in potency. It works as an aphrodisiac and a tonic. It is used in the treatment of fever, burning sensation, tuberculosis, haematemesis, seminal diseases, emaciation and general debility.

Fly bearing malaxysRishabhakaMalaxis muscifera/ Microstylis muscifera Ridley.

It sweet in taste and cold in potency. It works as an aphrodisiac and a tonic. It is used in the treatment of fever, burning sensation, tuberculosis, haematemesis, seminal diseases, emaciation and general debility.

Coiling leaf salmonMedaPolygonatum 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.

Whorled solomon’s seal.MahamedaPolygonatum verticillatum (Linn.)

It is used as a demulcent, diuretic, energiser, aphrodisiac, sedative, hypoglycemic, anti-tumor, analgesic, and a general tonic. It is a cardiac and nervine tonic,too.

Purple roscoea lilyKakoliRoscoea 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.

White lilyKsheerakakoliLilium polyphyllum D.DON

It is sweet in taste and cold in potency. It works as an expectorant, aphrodisiac, diuretic, anti-pyretic, and a general health tonic.

Black grapesMridweeka/DrakshaVitis vinifera L.

Grapes are a nourishing and slightly laxative fruit that can support the body through illness, especially of the gastro-intestinal tract and liver. Because the nutrient content of grapes is close to that of blood plasma, grape fasts are recommended for detoxification. The fresh fruit is antilithic, constructive, cooling, diuretic and strengthening. The fruit is also helpful in the treatment of varicose veins, haemorrhoids and capillary fragility. The dried fruit is demulcent, cooling, mildly expectorant, laxative and stomachic. It has a slight effect in easing coughs. It is used as a remedy for skin diseases and in diseases of the eyes.

LiquoriceMadhuka/ YashtyahwaGlycyrrhiza 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.

Wild beanMudgaparniPhaseolus trilobus

It is good for eyes. It improves the quality and increases the quantity of sperm cells. So, it is used in many male reproductive disorders, like oligospermia. It is also used in the treatment of fever, worms, gastritis, indigestion, rheumatoid arthritis, and diarrhoea.

Blue wiss/rabbit vineMaashaparniTeramnus labialis (L.) Spreng.

It is a general tonic. Being cold in potency and sweet in taste, it gives strength to the body. It improves the quality and increases the quantity of sperm cells. So, it is used in many male reproductive disorders, like oligospermia. It alleviates fever, burning sensation, and diseases of the circulatory system. It may cause constipation in some persons.

Indian kudzuVidariPueraria tuberosa (Willd.) DC

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.

Red sandalwoodRaktachandanaPterocarpus santalinus L.

It has anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, anti-hyperglycaemic and diaphoretic properties. It is used in the treatment of fever, haemorrhage and dysentery.

Sarkara (sugar)

Madhu(honey)

Details of the manufacturing

As already discussed, Satavaryadi ghrutham has 13 herbal ingredients and sugar & honey

All these ingredients should be washed well and dried up in shade.

For preparation of ghrithakalpana,

We use

  1. Snehadravya (Cow’s ghee)          – 1 Prastha
  • Dravadravya                                                

Swarasa of Satavari                       – 2 Prastha

Cow’s milk                                      – 2 Prastha

  • Kalkadravya (For making paste) -1 part

All the 13 herbs explained earlier

Sugar                   – 1/4prastha

Honey                 – 1/4prastha

Take the prescribed swarasa of Satavari, Cow’s 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 ghee. Continue cooking and stir in between. Check the Paaka as per Snehapakavidhi. Once the desired Paaka is attained, filter the ghruta. Add sugar and honey after cooling completely. Mix well 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.

Satavaryadi ghrutham is Pitta-Vaatahara.

It acts on aabhyantara, madhyama and bahya rogamargas.

Dosage and Usage of Satavaryadi ghrutham

Dosage: 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)     

Usage:

Ghrutham is advised to take in empty stomach, once the ingested food is digested well and aahaararasa is formed well.

Usage of kashayam with prescribed prakshepadravyas according to the condition of disease and the patient gives the best results mostly.

Exercises and Yoga.

As Satavaryadi ghrutham targets mainly genito-urinary system, regular stretching and mild cardio exercises are advised. Also, specific yogacharya to regularise Apana-Pranavayus 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.

Pavanamuktasana

Nadisudhi pranayama

Bhujangasana

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

Diet:

  • 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)

Milk and milk products – increase kapha and cause respiratory problems

 curd – causes vidaaha and thereby many other diseases

  • To be added

Light meals and easily digestible foods

Green gram, soups, honey

 freshly cooked and warm food processed with cumin seeds, ginger, black pepper, ajwain etc

Behaviour:

Protect yourself from very hot 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 reported.

Classical references

SAHASRAYOGA GHRUTHAPRAKARANA SHLOKA 99

Equivalent medicines.

Kallyana gulam

Brands Available

AVS Kottakal

Research papers

Satavari

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16357948/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4027291/

Kakoli

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4518606/#:~:text=Roscoea%20purpurea%20(Zingiberaceae)%20is%20commonly,used%20in%20traditional%20veterinary%20medicine.

Ksheerakakoli

http://www.jofamericanscience.org/journals/am-sci/0505/11_0903_anataomy_LILIUM_am0505.pdf

http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/leaflets/amrit.htm

Draksha

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6562865/

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, United States. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your GP before the intake.

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