Reference: Ashtanga Hridaya Chikitsa Sthana 21/57-60

Gulguluthikthakam Kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine, available in the herbal decoction form. It is used to treat the inflammatory conditions of skin, joints and bones. For skin and joints problems it balances Vata and Kapha.

Ingredients

  • Neem – Azadirachta indica
  • Patola – Trichosanthes dioica
  • Vyaghri – Solanum xanthocarpum
  • Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia
  • Vasa – Adhatoda vasica
  • Patha – Cyclea peltata / Cissampelos pariera
  • Vidanga – Embelia ribes
  • Suradaru – Cedrus deodara
  • Gajopakulya – Piper chaba
  • Yavakshara – Hordeum vulgare
  • Sarjikshara - An alkali
  • Dry ginger – Zingiber officinalis
  • Turmeric - curcuma longa
  • Mishreya – Anethum sowa
  • Chavya – Piper chaba
  • Kushta – Saussurea lappa
  • Tejovati – Zanthoxylum alatum
  • Maricha – Black pepper
  • Ajwain – Trachyspermum ammi
  • Chitrak – Plumbago zeylanica
  • Kutki – Picrorrhiza kurroa
  • Bhallatak - Purified Semecarpus anacardium
  • Vacha – Acorus calamus
  • Pippali - Piper longum – root
  • Yukta – Pluchea lanceolata
  • Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
  • Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
  • Vishani – Aconitum species
  • Shuddha Guggulu – Purified Commiphora mukul

Method of Preparation

The ingredients are used to prepare water decoction.

Dosage

Take 5 – 10 ml, before food, or on empty stomach, once or twice a day or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

Indications

  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Healing wounds
  • Abscess
  • Sinuses
  • Fistula
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Hives
  • Lumbar
  • Cervical spondylitis

Side Effects

High dosage may worsen gastritis.

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