Nirgundi Ghrita - Benefits, Usage, Indications and Dosage

Reference: Mishraka Sneha reference is found in Ashtanga Hridayam Chikitsa sthana 14/89-90

Introduction

Mishraka Sneha is a Ayurvedic formulation that has properties to keep the Vata and Pitta doshas calm in the body. This Ayurvedic medicine, is available as herbal ghee where ghee is its base. It is useful for both preparatory procedure in Panchakarma and as well as helpful as medicine for treatment of abscess, Vata diseases etc.

Ingredients and Method of Preparation

Take about 48 g of each of ingredient given below:

  • Pippali (Long pepper)
  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Draksha (Raisin)
  • Shyama (Operculina turpethum)
  • Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Dravanti (Croton tiglium)
  • Kramuka (Betel nut)
  • Kutarana (Trivrit) (Operculina turpethum)
  • Shankhinib (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
  • Saptala (Acacia sinuate)
  • Svarnakshiri (Argemone Mexicana)
  • Gavakshi (Streblus asper)
  • Shikhari (Achyranthes aspera)
  • Rajanaka (Mallotus philippinensis)
  • Chinnaruha (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Karanja (Pongamia pinnata)
  • Bastantri (Argyreia nervosa)
  • Vyadhighata (Cassia fistula)
  • Bahala (Moringa oleifera)
  • Bahurasa (Zanthoxylum alatum)
  • Tikshnavruksha (Salvadora linn)
  • Eranda taila (Castor oil) – 768 ml
  • Cow Ghee – 768 ml
  • Cow Milk – 9.216 liters

Heat all the above given combination till herbal ghee is obtained.

Medicinal Properties

Mishraka Sneha possesses anti-inflammatory, wound healing, etc. properties that help to get relief from the symptoms caused due to disturbances in Vata doshas. It is useful Ayurvedic Remedy for abscess, that provides relief from the pain and discomfort happens to patient.

This Ayurvedic formulation is also beneficial in case of abdominal distention, abdominal colic, burning feeling and other related issues. It is suitable in abdominal lump problem. It is helpful in resolving the discomfort of flatulence and helps in easy stool. Can be indicated in constipation effectively. It is also useful in inguino-scrotal swelling and Rheumatic conditions. It is also an effective natural remedy in case of neurological conditions.

Therapeutic Uses

This is useful as Ayurvedic medicine as well as preparatory procedure called snehakarma.

To treat abdominal distention, abscess, neurological conditions, and abdominal colic.

Dose

  • Medicine - 1/4th to 1/2th teaspoon with water, usually before having meal 1-2 times twice daily, or as recommended by Ayurvedic doctor.
  • Panchakarma preparation - Snehana procedure, the dose depends on the disease status and the judgment of Ayurvedic doctor.

It can be consumed along with hot milk or water.

Contraindications/ Side Effects

  • Till now no known side effects with this medicine has been reported.
  • It is advised to avoid its self-medication and consume it under strict medical directions.
  • People with conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, heart diseases and high BP must be very cautious.
  • Its high dose, might leads to diarrhea and indigestion.
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