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Triphala Ghrita - Benefits, Usage, Indications and Dosage

Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali Netraroga adhikara 181-186, Ashtanga Hridayam.


Triphala Ghrita is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form. This medicine has ghee as its base. Triphala is the main ingredient in this medicine. Which refers to group of three fruits – Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amla. This medicine is mainly used to treat the eye diseases. It Calms Pitta and Vata pitta doshas.


12 grams of each of:-

  • Triphala – Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger.
  • Draksha – dry grapes
  • Madhuka – Licroice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Katukarohini – Picrorrhiza kurroa
  • Prapaundarika – Lotus variety
  • Ela – cardamom
  • Vidanga – Embelia ribes
  • Nagakeshar – Mesua ferrea
  • Nilotpala – Nymphoea stellata
  • Shweta and Krishna Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
  • Chandana – sandalwood – Santalum album
  • Haridra – Turmeric – Curcuma longa
  • Daruharidra – Berberis aristata
  • Ghee – 576 g
  • Milk – 768 ml
  • Triphala Kashayam – 2.304 liters.

Method of Preparation

The above combination is heated till herbal ghee is prepared.


Take the quarter to half teaspoon with water, usually before food, once or twice a day, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.


  • Early stage of cataract
  • Erysipelas
  • Excessive discharge in women
  • Eye pain with itching and discharge,
  • Tumors
  • Cough
  • Edema
  • Hair fall
  • Intermittent fever
  • Pterygium
  • Eye and eye lid related diseases.
  • Constipation
  • IBS – C
  • Low digestion strength

Side Effects

  • There are no known side effects with this medicine. However it is best to use this product under medical supervision.
  • Self-medication with this medicine is discouraged.
  • High dosage may cause diarrhea and indigestion.
  • People with diabetes, high cholesterol, heart diseases and high BP should exercise precaution.
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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