Triphala ghrita is a ghee preparation,used as internal medication and also for panchakarma procedures.Triphala refers to group of three fruits – Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amla, as the main ingredients.
It is used for snehakarma in the treatment of tumors, early stage of cataract, Erysipelas, Excessive discharge in women, eye pain with itching and discharge, cough, oedema, hair fall, intermittent fever, pterygium and such other eye and eye lid related diseases.
Effect on Tridosha – Calms Pitta and Vata.
Triphala Ghritam Ingredients:
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
Daruharidra – Berberis aristata
ghee – 576 g
Milk – 768 ml
Triphala Kashayam – 2.304 liters.
Reference:Bhaishajya Ratnavali Netraroga adhikara.
As medicine – quarter to half teaspoon with warm water, usually before food, once or twice a day, or as per Ayurvedic doctor.
For Panchakarma preparation – Snehana procedure, the dose depends on the disease status and the judgement of Ayurvedic doctor.
- People with diabetes, high cholesterol, heart diseases and high BP should take precaution.
- In very high dose, it may cause diarrhoea and indigestion.