Reference: Ashtanga Hridayam, Chikitsa sthana 15/21, Sahasrayogam.

Introduction

Gandharvahasthadi Thailam (Oil) is an Ayurvedic oil used in the treatment of bloating, abdominal pain, etc. Castor oil is used as base in preparation.

Ingredients

  • Gandharvahastha moola - Root of castor - Ricinus communis - 4.8 kg
  • Yava - Barley - Hordeum vulgare - 3.072 kg
  • Ginger - Zingiber officinalis - 96 g
  • Water for decoction - 24.576 liters, boiled and reduced to 6.144 liters
  • Cow milk - 1.536 liters
  • Castor oil - 768 ml

Medicinal Properties

Gandharvahasthadi Thailam is an herbal oil prepared form numerous herbal ingredients. This oil has various medicinal properties like anti-inflammatory, laxative, carminative, appetizer, anti-flatulent. It has ability to manage the all vata related disorders. It is useful in the management of different digestive disorders like, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, inflammatory conditions of abdomen and ascites. It has laxative property and gives relief from constipation. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties it is useful in case of edema and joints pain. Apart from these it has mild analgesic action and useful in case of body aches, back aches and joint pains. Use of this medicine is quite beneficial in case of abscess, splenic disorders, and major neurological disorders.

Indications

  • Abscess
  • Splenic disorders
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Edema and inflammatory conditions of abdomen and ascites.
  • Cures body aches, back aches and other vata troubles.

How to Use?

For internal use.

Dose

5 to 10 drops once or twice daily.

It can be given in higher dose for Virechana (to eliminate pitta) purpose.

Side Effects

In higher doses, it may cause loose stools and diarrhea.

This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.

Note - It is best avoided in children, pregnant and lactating mother.

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