Reference: Ashtanga Hridaya Chikitsa sthana 1/89-90

Pippalyadi Ghrita is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form. Pippali (long pepper) is the main ingredient in this herbal ghee. This medicine has ghee as its base. It balances the vata and kapha doshas in the body. This medicine is mainly used for fever and related disease.

Ingredients

12.8 g of each of:-

  • Pippali – Long pepper
  • Indrayava – Holarrhena antidysenterica
  • Dhanavi – Solanum xanthocarpum
  • Tikta – Picrorhiza kurroa
  • Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
  • Amla – Emblica officinalis
  • Tamalaki – Phyllanthus niruri
  • Bilva – Aegle marmelos
  • Musta – Cyperus rotundus
  • Hima – Santalum album
  • Palani – Gentiana kurroa
  • Sevya – Vetiveria zizanioides
  • Draksha – dry grapes
  • Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
  • Sthira – Desmodium gangeticum
  • Ghrita – 768 g
  • Water – 3.072 liters

Dosage

  • As medicine – quarter to half teaspoon with water, usually before food, once or twice a day, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
  • It is usually administered with warm water.

Indications

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Low digestive power
  • Anorexia

Side Effects

  • There are no apparent side effects with this medicine. But it is best to take this medicine under medical supervision.
  • Self-medication with this medicine is discouraged.
  • Very high dosage may cause diarrhea and indigestion.
  • People with diabetes, high cholesterol, heart diseases and high BP should excise precaution.
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