Indukantham Ghee (Ghritam) is a medicated ayurvedic Ghee (clarified cow’s ghee). It is useful in the management of abdominal diseases including gaseous distension, loss of appetite, bloating, flatulence, intestinal gas, abdominal spasm or colic etc. It mainly acts on Vata Dosha and reduces its aggravation. It is generally indicated in abdominal disorders with the dominance of Vata Symptoms. In addition to this, it enhances immunity, improves complexion and strengthens the body.
Ingredients of Indukantham Ghee are described in Sahasrayogam. It is prepared using Cow’s Ghee and following ingredients.
- Putikaranja (Chirabilwa) – Holoptelea Integrifolia
- Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara
- Aegle Marmelos – Bilva (Indian Bael)
- Desmodium Gangeticum – Shalaparni
- Gmelina Arborea – Gambhari (Beechwood/Kasmari)
- Oroxylum Indicum – Shyonaka
- Premna Serratifolia (Premna Mucronata & Premna Integrifolia) – Agnimantha (Arani)
- Solanum Indicum – Brihati (Indian Nightshade)
- Solanum Xanthocarpum – Kantakari
- Stereospermum Suaveolens – Patala
- Tribulus Terrestris – Gokshura
- Uraria Picta – Prishnaparni
- Chavya (Java Long Pepper) – Piper Chaba
- Chitrak – Plumbago Zeylanica
- Pippali Fruit (Long pepper) – Piper Longum
- Pippali Roots (Piplamool) – Piper Longum
- Sonth – Zingiber Officinale
- Yavakshara – Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Kshaar
Indukantham Ghee has following healing properties.
The therapeutic action of Indukantham Ghee is observed mainly in stomach and intestine. Its anti-flatulent, carminative and antispasmodic actions reduce gas formation, gaseous distension, cramps, pain, and constipation.
Indukantham Ghee contains Cow’s Ghee and other ingredients, which mainly work on Vata Dosha. It is an ideal preparation for Vata disorders related to abdominal organs with symptoms like:
- Abdominal Cramps
- Astringent taste in mouth
- Colicky pain
- Constipation with dry and hard stools
- Darkening of the skin
- Excessive thirst
- Feeling of strength loss
- Non-ulcerative dyspepsia
Indukantham Ghee is also a better choice as compared to Indukantham Kashayam when Vata is associated with Pitta Dosha. However, its ingredients also have actions against Kapha Dosha, but still Indukantham Kashayam is a better choice for Vata Dosha associated with Kapha Dosha. The base (i.e. Cow’s Ghee) in Indukantham Ghee slightly reduces its effects on Kapha Dosha but increases it effects on Vata Dosha.
Indukantham Ghee is helpful in following health conditions.
- Constipation hard and dry stool
- Intestinal Gas
- Gaseous Distension
- Relapsing Fever
- Loss of appetite
- Colicky abdominal pain in irritable bowel syndrome
Dosage & Administration
The general dosage of Indukantham Ghee is as follows:
|Infants (Age: Up To 12 Months)||1 to 2.5 ml *|
|Children||2.5 to 5 ml *|
|Adults||5 to 15 ml *|
|Geriatric (above 60 yrs)||5 to 10 ml *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||30 ml Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day with warm water and a pinch of Sendha Namak|
|Time to take: Before Food or in between meals|
Indukantham Ghee is considerably safe for most individuals in recommended dosage when taken under professional supervision.
Indukantham Ghee Side Effects
There are no side effects observed with Indukantham Ghee.