Patanjali Tulsi Ghan Vati For Cold, Cough And Other Infections

Learn how to use, dosage and side effects of Tulsi Ghan Vati. Tulsi has antibacterial, antifungal, expectorant, nervine and immunostimulant.

Patanjali Tulsi Ghan Vati is an Ayurvedic medicine from Swami Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy. This is a herbal supplement containing leaf extracts of Tulsi or holy basil.

Tulasi is pungent, bitter, cardiac tonic and hot. It stimulates digestion, and cures obstinate skin diseases including leprosy, dysuria, vitiation of blood and pain in the sides of chest. It alleviates Kapha and Vata. It also cures poisoning, parasitic infection, vomiting, svasa (asthma), piles and pain in eyes.

Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition, and dosage.

  • Synonyms: Tulsi Ghanvati
  • Manufacturers: Divya Pharmacy / Patanjali
  • Availability: Online and at medical stores
  • Type of medicine: Proprietary Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine
  • Main Indication: Fever, low immunity
  • Suitable for: Everyone
  • Srotas / Channel: Respiratory, digestive, nervous, circulatory, urinary
  • Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, Blood, Nerve, Reproductive, Respiratory, Digestive, Nervous, Circulatory, Urinary
  • MRP/Price: PATANJALI TULSI GHAN VATI 40 gm @ INR 90.00

Ingredients of Patanjali Tulsi Ghan Vati

Leaves of tulsi or Ocimum sanctum

Each Tablet Contain 500 mg of Tulsi Extracts.

Ayurvedic Action / Karma

Tulasi is bitter and pungent in taste (Rasa), pungent after digestion (Vipaka), and is hot in effect (Virya).

It is an Ushna Virya herb. Ushna Virya or hot potency herb, subdues Vata (Wind) and Kapha (Mucus) and increases Pitta (Bile). It has the property of digestion, vomiting and purging, and gives a feeling of lightness. It is considered bad for sperms and fetus.

  • Rasa (taste on the tongue): Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter)
  • Guna (Pharmacological Action): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
  • Virya (Action): Ushna (Heating)
  • Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Katu (Pungent)

Tulsi is heating but it is given in the treatment of fever as it therapeutically clear heat and reduce fever through diaphoresis.


  1. Deepan: Enkindles the digestive fire
  2. Hridya: Beneficial for the heart and mind
  3. Jwarahara: Decreases vega of jwara and reduces the burning sensation.
  4. Kapha-Vata har: Remover of the Humor of Kapha-Vata.
  5. Kasahara: Removes cough.
  6. Pitta vardhak: Increases pitta.
  7. Shvasahara: Cures asthma.
  8. Swedana: Removes blockade and heaviness and coldness and causes perspiration.


  1. Adaptogenic: Stabilization of physiological processes and promotion of homeostasis.
  2. Analgesic: Pain relieving.
  3. Antibacterial: Active against bacteria.
  4. Anticancer: Useful in the prevention or treatment of cancer.
  5. Anticatarrhal: Remove excess mucous from the body.
  6. Antidiabetic: Controlling diabetes.
  7. Antihypertensive: Lower high blood pressure.
  8. Antimicrobial: Active against microbes.
  9. Antioxidant: Neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances.
  10. Antipyretic/antifebrile/febrifuge: Effective against fever.
  11. Anti-viral: Effective against viruses
  12. Cardioprotective: Prevent damae to heart.
  13. Hepatoprotective: Prevent damage to the liver.
  14. Immunomodulatory: Modifies the immune response or the functioning of the immune system.

Health Benefits of Tulsi

  1. Tulsi clears phlegm and asthma.
  2. It removes Kapha and mucus from the lungs and upper respiratory tract.
  3. It helps in fever of all types.
  4. It clears toxic Ama that can cause chest infections and fevers.
  5. It increases the appetite and is warming stimulant to the digestion.
  6. It reduces blood sugar and total cholesterol levels.
  7. It improves awareness and mental clarity.
  8. It increases circulation through the heart.
  9. It protects the liver.
  10. It boosts immunity to prevent recurrent infections,
  11. It is antioxidant and prevent free cell damage.
  12. It reduces Vata and Kapha but increases Pitta.

Important Therapeutic Uses of Patanjali Tulsi Ghan Vati

  1. Antioxidant
  2. Asthma
  3. Bronchitis
  4. Cold, Cough, Congestion
  5. Disorders of genito-urinary system
  6. Fever
  7. Immunomodulator
  8. Low immunity
  9. Recurrent infections

The Dosage of Patanjali Tulsi Ghan Vati

  1. This medicine contains only one ingredient Tulsi. It is suitable for everyone.
  2. The recommended dosage for adult person and children above the age of 12 is one or two tablets, two times a day with water.
  3. Children between 5 – 12 years can be given half of the adult dosage or half tablet two times a day.
  4. This medicine should be swallowed with water.
  5. Or take as directed by a doctor.

Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects, and Warnings

  1. It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
  2. This medicine can be safely taken for longer duration without any side-effect.
  3. Tulsi fresh juice can be used instead of tablets.
  4. Tulsi should be used cautiously in people with High Pitta. It may cause a burning syndrome and aggravation of pitta. Pitta prakriti people can take Tulsi in combination with some cooling herb.
  5. For cold-cough, excess mucous take along with honey.
  6. No drug–herb interactions are known.
  7. Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give the same result in another person.
  8. The exact dose depends on the age, strength, digestive power of the patient, the nature of the illness, the state of the viscera and humours, and the properties of individual drugs.
  9. Keep away from the sight and reach of children.

One Comment

  1. Dr.Krishna Mohan Sahai

    Safe in diabetic & pancreatitis once attack in 2017

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