Gandharva Haritaki Benefits, Ingredients, Dosage :
Gandharva Haritaki is a classical Ayurvedic medicine. This formulation has mridu virechaka action (stronger than Triphala) and used in the treatment of constipation. This medicine is oil based soft laxative. As the name of medicine itself suggests the main ingredients of this formulation are Haritaki and Erand tail. Gandharv is an Ayurvedic name of Erand or Castor. This medicine is available as tablet and churna.
Key Ingredients of Gandharva Haritaki
Gandharv Haritaki is prepared from following ingredients.
|Common name||Botanical Name||Quantity|
|Bal haritaki||Teminalia chebula||6.5 mg|
|Erand oil||Ricinus communis||1.6 mg|
|Sunthi||Zingiber officinales||0.5 mg|
|Sandav lavan||Sodium chloride impure||0.7 mg|
|Savarchal||Black salt||0.2 mg|
Haritaki is gentle purgative, laxative, astringent, (promotes the appetite or and assist in digestion), anti-bilious (prevent or cure biliousness), antioxidant and alterative (restoring healthy bodily functions). It is one of the important ingredient of medicines which are used to treat abdominal gas, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, cyst, digestive disorders, vomiting, enlarged the liver and spleen, cough and bronchial asthma, and for metabolic harmony. In Triphala powder, the main purgative ingredient is haritaki. The pericarp of mature fruit is used as medicinal part of T. chebula.
Castor oil, derived from the seeds, is a well-known purgative. Purgative are those agents that causes copious watery the evacuation of the bowels. It is tikshna and hot in nature due to which it disintegrates ama and digest it. This oil purges the bowels and removes many impurities from the body through purgation.
Black salt has carminative, aperient (relieves constipation), tonic and stomachic properties. It is useful in enlarged spleen and the liver, gas, abdominal pain and indigestion.
Uses of Gandharva Haritaki
Gandharva Haritaki Churna has purgative and laxative action. It evacuates bowel and removes toxins from the body. It is useful in the following conditions.
- Irregular bowel movement
- Also gives relief in piles or Bawaseer
- Indigestion, acidity
The Dosage of Gandharva Haritaki
Gandharv Haritaki Churna should be taken before sleeping with warm water. The dosage of Gandharva Haritaki Churna is 1-2 tablet.
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