SIVA GULIKA-Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Siva gulika is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of a broad spectrum of diseases including skin diseases, respiratory disorders, digestive disorders and psychotic disorders. This tablet contains herbal ingredients along with shilajit. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.

BENEFITS OF SIVA GULIKA

  • This medicine used in the management of chronic diseases like diabetes, chronic skin diseases, general debility, chronic wounds.
  • It is also effective in digestive problems like diarrhoea and sprue.
  • As per Ayurvedic classics this medicine balances Vata, pitta and kapha dosha.
  • It is used in chronic fever also.
  • This medicine is also used as a natural rejuvenator and prevents greying of hair.

INDICATIONS OF SIVA GULIKA

  • Kushta – skin diseases
  • Prameha – diabetes
  • Atisara – chronic diarrhoea
  • Kasa – cough
  • Swasa – breathing difficulty
  • Hikka – hiccough
  • Vrana – chronic wound
  • Grahani – sprue
  • Pinasa – rhinitis
  • Bhagandara – fistula
  • Pandu – anaemia
  • Switra – leucoderma
  • Vidradhi – abscess
  • Pliha – splenic disorders
  • Jeerna jwara – chronic fever

INGREDIENTS OF SHIVA GULIKA

SL NOSANSKRIT NAMEENGLISHLATINACTION
1SHILAJITAsphaltum rejuvenator
2HARITHAKIChebulic myrobalanTerminalia chebularejuvenator
3VIBHITHAKIBelliric myrobalanTerminalia bellericarejuvenator
4AMALAKIIndian gooseberryEmblica officinalisrejuvenator
5VILWAAegle marmelous Carminative
6AGNIMANTHA Premna corymbosaBalances vata and kapha
7SYONAKA Oroxylum indicumCarminative
8GAMBHARI Gmelina arboreaCarminative
9PATALA Sterospermum suaveolensBalances vata and kapha
10SHALAPARNI Desmodium gangeticumCarminative
11PRISHNIPARNI Uraria pictaBalances vata, pitta, kapha
12BRIHATI Solanum indicumCarminative
13KANTAKARI Solanum xanthocarpumBalances kapha and vata
14GOKSHURASmall caltropsTribulus terrestrisDiuretic action
15GUDUCHIGiloyTinospora cordifoliaThe beneficiary effect in diabetes
16YASHTIMADHULiquoriceGlycyrrhiza glabraRejuvenator Beneficial effect on eyes
17PATOLA Trichosanthes dioicaBalances pitta dosha
18SHUNDIGingerZingiber officinaleCarminative
19MARICHABlack pepperPiper nigrumCarminative
20PIPPALILong pepperPiper longumcarminative
21BALA SidacordifoliaBalances vata dosha
22GODUGDHACow’s milk rejuvenator
23GOMUTRACow’s urine  
24KAKOLI Lilium polphyllumImproves immunity, provide body strength
25KSHEERA KAKOLI Frillaria roylei 
26MUSTANut grass/ Cyperus rotundus Reduces fever
27PUSHKARAMOOLA Inula racemosaEffective in respiratory diseases
28RASNA pluchea lanceolataBalances vata
29MEDA Polygonatum cirrhifoliumrejuvenator
30MAHAMEDA Polygonatum verticillatumrejuvenator
31RIDDHI  rejuvenator
32CAVYALong pepperPiper chabacarminative
33DANTI Baliospermum montanumlaxative
34GAJAPIPPALI Piper chabaCarminative
35PATHA Cyclea peltataBalances vata-kapha
36VIDARIKANDA Pueraria tuberoarejuvenator
37KSHEERAVIDARIKANDA Ipomoea paniculatarejuvenator
38KARKATAKASHRUNGI Pistacia integerrima 
39TALEESA  Abbies webbianaBalances kapha vata
40PATRA Cinnamomum tamalaEffective in cough
41NAGAKESARA Mesua ferreacarminative
42VAMSALOCHANA Bambusa bambos 
43TILATAILASesame oil Balances vata
44MAKSHIKAHoney Balances kapha
45GHRITAGhee Balances pitta
46JATIPUSHPA Jasminum sambacBalances pitta

METHOD OF PREPARATION OF SHIVA GULIKA

Shilajit triturated with the decoction of triphala, dasamula, guduchi etc for 7 days then mixed with maricha, sitopala, taleespatra etc and tablets are made.

DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA OF SIVA GULIKA

  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of  vata, pitta, and kapha dosha imbalance.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa, raktha dhatu –respiratory diseases, skin diseases
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting all roga marga
  • Bahya roga marga – skin diseases, wounds
  • Abhyanthara roga marga – respiratory diseases, diarrhoea
  • Madhyama roga marga – prameha

DOSAGE AND USAGE OF SIVA GULIKA

Take 12 gm after food twice daily along with milk, meat soup, pomegranate juice or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

EXERCISES AND YOGA FOR SIVA GULIKA

Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practised in the treatment of many diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – for getting calmness to the mind provide overall health

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

              RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOUR OF SIVA GULIKA

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more salty, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS OF SIVA GULIKA

  • This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
  • Improper administration and overdosage leads to side effects
  •    Taken by children, lactating women and during pregnancy only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            Duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of the disease. Before taking medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

    This medicine is not habit-forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.

                  CLASSICAL REFERENCE OF SIVA GULIKA

  • Bhaishajya ratnavali –  Rasayana adhyaya

   EQUIVALENT MEDICINES OF SIVA GULIKA

  • Lakshmi vilas ras
  • Amalaki rasayana
  • Gandhaka rasayana

  AVAILABLE BRANDS OF SIVA GULIKA

  • Unjha pharmacy
  • Nagarjuna

  RESEARCH PAPERS OF SIVA GULIKA

  1. Shiva gutika-a critical approach to its pharmacological action

https://journalcmpr.com/issues/shiva-gutika-critical-approach-its-pharmacological-action

  • Clinical study to evaluate the role of shivagutika in cystic ovarian disease

http://www.ayurpharm.com/index.php/archives/category/29-volume-3-issue-1?download=87:a-clinical-study-to-evaluate-the-role-of-shivagutika-in-cystic-ovarian-disease-vishwesh-bn-manjari-dwivedi

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