Reference: Ashtanga Hridayam, Uttarasthana 13/6-9
Patoladi Ghrita is classical formulation that keeps the Vata, Pitta and kapha doshas balanced. This Ayurvedic medicine is in form of herbal ghee where ghee is its base ingredient. It is useful in preparatory procedure for Panchakarma as well as medicine, mostly for skin diseases like abscess.
Ingredients and Method of Preparation
Take 48 g of each of ingredients:-
- Nimba – Neem
- Patola – Trichosanthes dioica
- Katuka – Picrorhiza kurroa
- Darvi – Berberis aristata
- Sevya – Vetiveria zizanioides
- Triphala – Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amla
- Vrisha – Adhatoda vasica
- Dhanvayasa – Alhagi pseudalhagi
- Trayanti – Gentiana kurroa
- Parpata – Fumaria indica
- Amla – Emblica officinalis – 768 g
- water for decoction – 12.288 liters, boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters
- Ghee – 768 g
Take about 24 g of each of given below ingredients:-
- Musta – Cyperus rotundus
- Bhunimba – Andrographis paniculata
- Yashtimadhu – Glycyrrhiza glabra
- Kutaja – Holarrhena antidysenterica
- Udichya – Pavonia indica
- Chandana – Santalum album
- Pippali – Long pepper
- 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 grade and the judgment of Ayurvedic doctor.
It can be consumed along with warm water.
This herbal ghee has wide use as medicine as well in preparatory procedure called snehakarma.
- It can treat of abscess, fever, infections.
- Also good to treat skin diseases, diseases of ear, nose and throat.
- It is even beneficial in eye problems like Night Blindness.
Contraindications / Side Effects
- Till now no known side effects with this medicine have 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 lead to diarrhea and indigestion.