Medicated Ghrita which is prepared out of bitter drugs like nimbi- azadirectaindica, Patola- trichosanthes dioica, Vyaghri-solanum xathocarpum, Guduchi-tinospora cordifolia, Vasaka- adathoda vasica, Patha- cissampelos parirea etc.
According to Ayurveda bitter taste has
- Light, dry, cooling, cleansing properties.
- Bitter taste shows predominance of ether and air.
- It is good appetizer
- Reduces burning sensation
- Gives firmness to skin and muscles.
- Helpful in all type of skin disorders
If it is consumed in excess leads to loss of strength and increases Vata.
According to Ayurveda Ghrita has following properties
- It is heavy to digest, unctuous, cool
- It is tridoshahara mainly vata-pittahara
- It won’t leave its properties even after combining with other drugs
- Good for eyes, brain and skin
- Acts as a blood purifier
- It stimulates digestion
- Accustomed to everyone
- It increases strength, weight and appetite.
- It promotes longevity
Ghee is the best lipid media to enhance the properties of drug potency and a good solvent to extract active principles of herbomineral drugs. It easily penetrates into the lipid membrane of cells to deliver goodness of a prepared drug.
- Tridoshahara calms pitta mainly, so it is administered in sharad ritu.
- Used as oleation before detox in most of the skin disorders like leprosy, herpes, carbuncles, itching, sinuses, non-healing wounds etc.
- Reduces inflammation throughout the body.
As medicine – quarter to half teaspoon or 5 ml to 10 ml with warm water, usually before food once or twice a day.
For detox- oleation before detox depends on roga and rogi bala, usually 30 ml to 200 ml.
Diet to be followed
- Broken rice with boiled vegetables with milk or buttermilk
- Use saindhava lavana,moong, shunthi during preparation of food
- Chilies, tamarind, salt must be avoided