Ardraka Ghritam

Ardraka Ghritam, also known as Ardarakam Ghritam, is indeed an Ayurvedic medicinal preparation. In Ayurveda, Ghritam refers to medicated ghee, which is clarified butter infused with various medicinal herbs and ingredients. “Ardraka” in Sanskrit refers to ginger, which is a well-known herb with various health benefits.

Ardraka Ghritam is primarily formulated using ginger along with other herbal ingredients. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been valued in Ayurveda for its digestive, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting properties. Ardraka Ghritam is commonly used for conditions related to digestion, respiratory health, and immunity. It is believed to help with ailments such as indigestion, cold, cough, and respiratory congestion.

The preparation of Ardraka Ghritam involves processing ginger and other relevant herbs with ghee through specific Ayurvedic procedures. The final product is a ghee-based herbal formulation that combines the properties of ginger and other ingredients with the nutritive qualities of ghee.

It’s important to note that Ayurvedic treatments and formulations should be used under the guidance of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. Different individuals have different constitutions and health conditions, so what works for one person might not work for another. If you’re considering using Ardraka Ghritam or any other Ayurvedic medicine, it’s advisable to consult with a trained Ayurvedic doctor to ensure its appropriateness for your specific needs.

It is mainly used in the preparatory procedure for Snehakarma of Panchakarma, which is used  in the treatment of indigestion, chronic diarrhoea, gastritis etc. It calms Vata and Pitta.

The main ingredient is Ardraka- Wet ginger

Medicinal plants and other Ingredients used in the  preparation of  Ardraka Ghritam

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