Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali Vatavyadhi Adhikara, page no. 538-540.

Introduction

Brihat Chagaladya Ghrita is an Ayurvedic medicine in ghee form. It is used in the treatment of all types of Vata disorders involving emaciation, lack of strength, pain, stiffness etc. It also acts as natural aphrodisiac. On the other hand it is an anti-aging medicine, improves digestion power and strengthens the immunity.

Ingredients

  • Goat meat - 4.8 kg

480 g of each of:-

  • Bilva - Bael (root) - Aegle marmelos
  • Shyonaka - Oroxylum indicum
  • Gambhari - Coomb Teak (root) - Gmelina arborea
  • Patala - Trumpet (root) - Stereospermum suaveolens
  • Agnimantha - Premna corymbosa
  • Shalaparni - Desmodium gangeticum
  • Prishnaparni
  • Brihati - Indian Nightshade (root) - Solanum indicum
  • Kantakari - Yellow berried nightshade (whole plant) - Solanum xanthcarpum
  • Gokshura - Small caltrops (whole plant) - Tribulus terrestris Linn.
  • Ashwagandha - Winter cherry / Indian Ginseng (root) - Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal.
  • Bala - Country mallow (root) - Sida cordifolia
  • Ghrita - 4.8 kg
  • Water for decoction - 24.578 liters, boiled and reduced to 6.144 liters
  • Ksheera - Cow milk - 3.072 liters
  • Swarasa of Shatavari - Juice extract of Asparagus racemosus root – 3.072 liters

24 g fine powder of each of:-

  • Jivanti - Leptadenia reticulata
  • Madhuka - Licorice - Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Draksha - Raisin – Vitis vinifera
  • Kakoli - Fritillaria roylei
  • Ksheera Kakoli - Roscoea purpurea
  • Utpala - Nymphaea stellata
  • Musta - Nut grass (root) - Cyperus rotundus
  • Chandana - Sandalwood - Santalum album
  • Rasna - Pluchea lanceolata/Vanda roxburghi
  • Mudgaparni - Green gram - Phaseolus trilobus
  • Mashaparni - Teramnus labialis/Vigna radiata
  • Sariva - Indian Sarsaparila - Hemidesmus indicus
  • Meda - Litsea monopetala
  • Musta - Nut grass (root) - Cyperus rotundus
  • Mahameda - Polygonatum verticillatum (Linn.)
  • Jivaka - Malaxis acuminata
  • Rishabhaka - Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard/Mimusoops hexandra Roxb.
  • Shati - Curcuma zeodaria/Hedychium spicatum
  • Darvi - Tree Turmeric (stem) - Berberis aristata
  • Priyangu - Callicarpa macrophylla
  • Haritaki - Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind - Terminalia chebula
  • Vibhitaki - Belliric Myrobalan fruit rind - Terminalia bellirica
  • Amalaki - Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
  • Nata - Indian valerian (root) – Valeriana wallichi
  • Talisa Patra – leaves of Abies webbiana
  • Patra - Cinnamomum tamala
  • Ela - Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
  • Padmaka - Wild Himalayan Cherry - Prunus cerasoides
  • Vari - Asparagus racemosus root
  • Nagakeshara - Mesua ferrea
  • Jatipushpa - Jasminum sambac
  • Dhanyaka - Coriander - Coriandrum sativum
  • Manjishta - Indian Madder (root) - Rubia cordifolia
  • Daru - Himalayan cedar (bark) - Cedrus deodara
  • Dadima - Pomegranate - Punica granatum
  • Renuka - Vitex agnus-castus
  • Elavaluka - Prunus cerasus
  • Vidanga - False black pepper - Embelia ribes
  • Jiraka - Cumin - Cuminum cyminum
  • Sharkara - Sugar - 768 g

Method of Preparation

All the ingredients are added to ghee and cooked with ghrit paak method.

Indications

  • Epilepsy
  • Psychosis
  • Paralysis
  • Bloating
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Loss of hearing
  • Sciatica
  • Excessive belching 
  • Colic pain of abdomen
  • Spinal problems
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Intermittent fever
  • Gout
  • Chronic fever
  • Arthritis
  • Inflammation
  • Stiffness
  • Excessive alcoholism
  • Lumbar
  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Oligospermia
  • Menorrhagia
  • Emaciation
  • Weight loss

Dosage

3 - 5 ml, once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

Side Effects

  • Self-medication with this medicine is discouraged. Take this medicine only under strict medical supervision.
  • Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
  • Over-dosage may cause indigestion and diarrhea.
  • For Diabetic, hypertensive patients, cardiac patients and obese people should take this medicine only under special care.
  • For pregnant ladies, lactating mothers and children should take this medicine strictly under medical supervision.
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children.
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