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Chitraka Guda - Benefits, Usage, Indications and Dosage

Reference - Bhaishajya Ratnavali


Chitraka Guda is an ayurvedic formulation. This is formulated from the mixture of many herbs. This formulation is known to treat problems related with digestive system.


  1. Guda – 4670 grams
  2. Take following ingredients up to 470 grams:-

  3. Bilvamool - Aegle marmelos's root
  4. Gambhari mool - Gmelina arborea's root
  5. Agnimantha mool - Clerodendrum phlomidis's root
  6. Sona patha mool - Oroxylum indicum's root
  7. Padhal mool - Stereospermum suaveolens's root
  8. Shalparni mool - Desmodium gangeticum's root
  9. Prishniparni mool - Uraria picta's root
  10. Kantkari mool - Solanum Xanthocarpum's root
  11. Brihati mool - Solanum indicum's root
  12. Gokshura mool - Tribulus terrestris's root
  13. Amla - Phyllanthus emblica
  14. Haritaki - Terminalia chebula
  15. Baheda - Terminalia bellirica
  16. Arak mool - Calotropis gigantean's root
  17. Shatavari mool - Asparagus racemosus's root
  18. Danti mool - Baliospermum montanum's root
  19. Chitrak mool - Plumbato zeylanica's root
  20. Aparajita - Clitoria Ternatea
  21. Rasna - Pluchea lanceolata
  22. Patha - Cissampelos pareira
  23. Sanuhikand
  24. Kachur - Curcuma zedoaria
  25. Take following ingredients up to 235 grams:-

  26. Vrischikali (Indian heliotrope)
  27. Kakoli - Roscoea procera
  28. Sherkakoli
  29. Yavakshara - Hordeum vulgare
  30. Take following ingredients up to 93 grams:-

  31. Haritaki choorna - Terminalia chebula's powder
  32. Shunthi choorna - Zingiber officinale's powder
  33. Pippali moola - Piper longum's root
  34. Maricha choorna - Piper nigrum's powder
  35. Sajji-khar
  36. Chitraka mool choorna - Plumbago zeylanica's root powder
  37. Vacha choorna - Acorus Calamus's powder
  38. Hing fried in pure ghee
  39. Amlavet Choorna

Method of Preparation

  • Take the ingredients from number 1 to 23, put in an iron container and heat.
  • Collect the bhasma ash when it becomes cool.
  • Now mix with 13 liter water and strain for 21 times.
  • Leave this for one day and night.
  • Now take out the water and boil till water left up to one fourth level.
  • Make the powder of ingredients from number 24 to 36.
  • Now in a stainless steel container, added guda and kshara water.
  • Boil this mixture till the sugar syrup is ready.
  • Now cool it down and add the powder ingredients from number 24 to 36.
  • Cool it down and take the mixture up to 10 grams.
  • Make laddu from this and store these.


5 to 10 grams with water.


  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weak digestion
  • Cold and cough
  • Piles
  • Jaundice
  • Spleen enlargement
  • Leprosy
  • Urinary disease
  • Stomach diseases


Take the formulation under doctor's prescription.

Note:- This is pure classical Ayurvedic medicine and should be strictly consumed only after prescription of an Ayurvedic doctor and to be taken under medical supervision only.
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