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Authentic Ayurveda Dhanwantharam Gulika Tablets - Pure Healing Through Ayurveda - Uses, Dosage & Sideffects

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Dhanwantharam Gulika – Ingredients, Uses, and Dosage

Dhanwantharam Gulika is an Ayurvedic medicine that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health problems. It is used in treating breathing difficulties, cough, phthisis, hiccup, vomiting, excessive salivation, and normalizes the movement of Vata.

Ingredients of dhanwantharam gulika


1.   Ela (Elettaria cardamomum) – 1 part

2.   Vishva/Shunti (Zingiber officinalis) – 1 part

3.   Abhaya/Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) – 1 part

4.   Ajaji (Trachyspermum roxburghianum) – 1 part

5.   Bruhati (Solanum indicum) – 1 part

6.   Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum) – 1 part, beneficial in Ayurvedic wellness.

7.   Jinoshanam (Piper cubeba) – 1 part

8.   Bhunimba (Swertia chirata) – 1 part

9.   Rudraksha (Elaeocarpus Ganitrus) – 1 part

10.  Suradaru/Devadaru (Cedrus deodara) – 1 part, a significant tree in Ayurvedic herbal remedies.

11.  Karpoora (Cinnamomum camphora) – 1 part


Drava Dravya (liquid materials)

1.   Himambu (Rosa centifolia) – Quantity Sufficient

2.   Jirakakashaya (decoction of Cuminum cyminum) – Quantity Sufficient

Description of Ingredients

1. Ela / Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), is Tridosh-har, digestive, carminative, nutritive, laxative, and expectorant. It has diuretic action and gives relief in urinary disorders. The seeds are useful in asthma, bronchitis, throat disorders, piles, gas, vomiting, digestive disorders and cough.

2. Shunthi is warming, emollient, appetizer, laxative, stomachic, stimulant, rubefacient, anodyne, aphrodisiac, expectorant, anthelmintic and carminative. It is hot in potency and is effective in both digestive and respiratory ailments.

3. Haritaki  is a tonic drug and is good for the digestive system. The main therapeutic use of Haritaki is a digestive and respiratory ailments. It has all taste except salty (rasa), light (Laghu), rough or dry (ruksa) in properties (Guna), hot (Ushna) is potency (Virya) and pungent (Katu) Vipaka. It balances Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. It works on all body tissues. It is a tonic with anti-inflammatory, laxative, astringent, diuretic, carminative, and anthelmintic properties. Haritaki treats intestinal parasites, constipation, diarrhea, gas, cough and diseases of eyes.

4. Jaiphal is pungent, bitter in taste (Ras) and light in action (Guna). Its post-digestive effect (Vipak) is pungent. It is an Ushna Virya herb, often used in Ayurveda. 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.

5. Shveta-jiraka is carminative, antispasmodic and used in dyspepsia and diarrhea. It is stimulant, diuretic, antibacterial, emmenagogue and galactagogue.

6.Rudhraksha - Rudraksha acts as blood purifier, which reduces blood impurities and increases blood circulation. By this effect, it helps reaching the nutrients to every cell and tissue in the body. Immunostimulatory property of Rudraksha provides protection against common infections.

7.Devadaru -Devdaru helps to relieve cough by removing mucus from the respiratory tract due to its expectorant property. It might also be beneficial in managing asthma by increasing the movements of the respiratory tract due to its antispasmodic activity.


Preparation of Dhanwantharam Gulika

All the ingredients are taken and crushed to made powders individually. Then the powders are sieved through a cloth and all the ingredients are taken in equal quantity and mixed together. The mixture of powder is triturated with the decoction of jeeraka. When the mixture becomes thick in consistency pills are rolled out of the size of masha (approximately 1 gms) and dried in shade. Then the dried pills are stored for use.

Indications of Dhanwantharam Gulika

·       Shwasa (dyspnoea, breathing difficulties, asthma)

·       Kasa (cough)

·       Yakshma (phthisis, depletive diseases))

·       Hikka (Hiccough)

·       Chardi (Vomiting)

·       Kapha Praseka (increased salivation)

·       Vata Anulomaka (normalizes the movement of Vata dosha)

·       Hridroga (Heart disease) in Ayurveda.

·       Giddiness, nausea

·       Sandhigata Vata

·       Rheumatic diseases, Arthritis

·       Sprain

·       Pain in the lower back

·       Post-natal care incorporating Kerala Ayurveda wellness practices.


Mode of use and Dosage

Dhanwantharam Gulika has advised 1 to 2 pills once or twice daily or as advised by the physician. The dosage can be increased according to the severity of the disease.  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 in Ayurveda. 

Benefits of dhanwantharam gulika

·       Aids in the relief of coughing, shortness of breath, bronchitis, and hiccups

·       Stimulates digestive fire and aids in the treatment of indigestion

·       Aids in the treatment of colds and flu

·       It works as a cardiac stimulant & aids in heart protection, commonly utilized in Kerala Ayurveda.

·       Discomforts connected with pregnancy and nursing, such as acidity and nausea, can be alleviated

·       Its components make it good for treating Vata diseases and vitiated Kapha

·       It gives relief in inflammation.

·       It has Ama-Pachana (scrapes ama from the tissues) property. Ama is metabolic waste and toxins produced in the body due to incomplete digestion of food and is the prime cause of all disease.

·       It helps in Kaphapraseka (excessive salivation)

Is dhanwantharam gulika good for acidity?

This traditional medicine is designed with a formulation that can treat bloatedness, indigestion,burping, flatulence  and also gastritis.

Should Dhanwantharam tablets be taken before or after food?

It's taken preferably after food with warm water of cumin-infused water.

Can Dhanwantharam Gulika be taken alongside other medications?

You can take it alone or combine it with any other herbal preparations like kashayam or aristam etc – based on the clinical condition.

Can I take Dhanwantharam Gulika during pregnancy?

Dhanwantharam Gulika contains Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) and Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg), which should not be used during pregnancy because these ingredients may stimulate or increase the chances of abnormal bleeding and may also have several side effects on fetal development. 

 Is Dhanwantharam Gulika safe for breastfeeding mothers?

 The safety profile of Dhanwantharam Gulika is not well-established for pregnant women and lactating women.

Will Dhanwantharam pills increase my blood pressure?

No, it won't directly influence blood pressure. 

Consult an Ayurveda Doctor before consuming any ayurvedic medicines



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