Thiktha Gritham

Thiktha Gritham

Dec 29, 2022

Vedics Wellness Rituals

Tikta ghrita

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.

Tiktaghrita properties

  • 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