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Vrisha Ghrita or Ghritam is a polyherbal Ayurvedic formulation referenced from Sahasrayogam. The principle ingredient of this medicated ghee is Vrisha. Vrisha, Arusa or Vasa is an Ayurvedic name of medicinal herb Adhatoda vasica. This herb has expectorant properties and used from time immemorial to treat respiratory ailments.
Vasa has bronchodilator, respiratory stimulant, blood pressure lowering, cardiac depressant, uterotonic and abortifacient (abortion causing) properties. Vrisha ghrita is used in the treatment of a variety of ailments and particularly for cold, cough and respiratory diseases.
Here is given more about Vrisha Ghritam such as indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
Key Ingredients of Vrisha Ghritam
The preparation of Ayurvedic ghee requires mainly three essential components viz. Drava dravya (a liquid which may be one or more as Kashaya, Svarasa, Dugdha, Mastu, etc), Kalka dravya (a fine paste of the drug(s)) and Sneha dravya (Ghee). For preparing medicated ghee, the decoction, kalkas (paste of drugs) of herbs are boiled in ghee according to formula. The processing is done for absorbing the therapeutic principle absorption in ghee.
In Vrisha Ghrita, Drava dravya is Vasa panchang, Kalka dravya is Vasa Pushpa/flowers and Sneha dravya is gau-ghrita.
Uses of Vrisha Ghritam
Vrisha ghrita is especially useful in the treatment of respiratory ailments. It is also indicated in bleeding disorders, gulma/lump, fever, heart diseases, jaundice, cataract, erysepelas and confusion (bhram).
The Dosage of Vrisha Ghritam
The recommended dosage of Vrisha Ghritam 3-6 grams, twice a day. Or take as directed by physician.