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Ayurveda has a resounding understanding of the five sense organs, which are regarded as the vital gateways of the human body when it comes to experiencing a range of senses from the external world. The skin is regarded as an organ of touch and is one of the most important sense organs. It is widely regarded that skin health can be indicative of other issues in the human body. Hence, keeping the skin in good condition and looking after it well becomes vital in the overall scheme of general wellbeing.

Kerala Ayurveda has, after extensive research, come up with a range of Ayurvedic medicine for skin -- the Mahathikthaka Gritham capsule. There has been an increasing number of individuals preferring the chemical-free route when it comes to supplements and remedies for a variety of skin deficiencies and issues, Kerala Ayurveda’s offerings are one of the most effective, of the kind, in the market. 

According to Ayurveda, healthy skin is a great reflection of all-around health and wellbeing. What that means is that if the human body is functioning at its optimum, then the skin is like a mirror of that fact ie. it will be in great condition too. The skin needs as much care and attention as the rest of all our functioning body parts. 

There are different types of Ayurvedic medicines for skin supplements that are suited for different individuals, but it is also vital to understand the factors that need to be taken into account to determine the right remedy. Like with most practices in Ayurveda, it is important to first know what the primary Dosha of an individual is. Depending on whether it is a Vata, Pitta, or Kapha dosha, skin types and skin conditions can be different. Finding the optimal constitution of these Doshas in the human body determines the type of skin as well as the conditions that could occur.   


Mahathikthaka Gritham Capsule - Ayurvedic Medicine for Skin

The Mahathikthaka Gritham Capsule is an Ayurvedic medicine for skin that is known to be useful in the treatment of skin disorders, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and liver care. This ghee based preparation is enclosed in a soft gel capsule that makes it extremely convenient to store and to use.



The Mahathikthaka Gritham Capsule is a concoction made primarily from medicated ghee. This ghee has a great propensity to help in the management of various skin diseases, malabsorption, liver problems, and anaemia. The Mahathikthaka Gritham Capsule contains medicated ghee that is used in the management of skin diseases, malabsorption, liver problems, and anaemia. The word ‘Thikhtaka’ translates as bitter and Gritham is a ghee preparation. This Ayurvedic medicine for skin is prepared by infusing pure cow’s ghee with bitter herbs. The unique packaging of this powerful medicine in a soft gel capsule protects the person who has been prescribed this medication from the bitter taste. The Mahathikthaka Gritham Capsule pairs the best of traditional medical knowledge with the best of modern technology. Being in capsule form also makes the Gritham easier to store at home and carry when travelling. 



The Mahathikthaka Gritham is prepared as per the traditional texts by infusing pure cow’s ghee with powerful bitter herbs that helps reduce the excessive Pitta and Vata Dosha in the body.  

Saptacchada (Alstonia scholaris )

  • Helps maintain the optimum level of the three Doshas

  • Is a blood purifier and supports wound healing

  • Useful in traditional medicine for skin diseases

Athivisha (Aconitum heterophyllum)

  • It is a balancing herb for all three Doshas

  • It is used for detoxification in Ayurvedic medicine

Aragwada (Cassia fistula)

  • It helps pacify the Vata and Pitta Dosha

  • It is useful in Ayurveda as an antioxidant, immunomodulatory, antibacterial, wound healing,  hepatoprotective, antiparasitic, antitumor,  antiulcer, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic

Katuka (Picrorhiza kurroa) 

  • Ayurvedic medicine for fatty liver and aids detoxification

Patha (Cyclea peltata)

  • Supports wound healing

  • Helps pacify all the three Doshas

Mustha (Cyperus rotundus)

  • It is a grass that is used in Ayurveda for its anti-inflammatory properties. 

  • It pacifies Kapha and Pitta Doshas 

Usira (Vetiveria zizanioides)

Harithaki (Terminalia chebula)

  • Is used to balance all three Doshas

  • Helps to detoxify and  support healing in Ayurvedic medicine

  • Is used as traditional  medicine for dermatitis

Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica)

  • Useful in Ayurvedic medicine due to its antibacterial, and antiinflammatory properties

Amlaki (Emblica officinalis)

  • Indian gooseberry

  • It is rich in Vitamin C and used in traditional medicine as an antioxidant, immunomodulator, anti-inflammatory

Patola (Trichosanthes cucumerina)

  • Supports the health of the digestive system

  • Is useful in traditional medicine as a blood purifier

Nimba (Azadirachta indica)

  • Every part of the Neem tree has medicinal qualities

  • It is useful in traditional treatments for wounds, stomach problems, worms, skin problems, diabetes, piles, and eye issues.

  • It is a good traditional Ayurvedic medicine for eczema.

  • The bark and leaves of the Neem tree are used as a blood purifier and used in Ayurvedic medicine for dermatitis. 

  • The leaves have a carminative effect while the flowers are used for stomach disorders.

  • The neem tree balances the Kapha and Pitta Doshas

  • It is used in Ayurvedic medicine for the liver.

Parpata (Oldenlandia umbellata)

  • Is used in Ayurveda as an antimicrobial

Dhanvayasa (Tragia involucrata)

  • It is used in traditional medicine due to its diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties

  • Useful in the preparation of medicine for eczema

Sweta Chandana (Santalum album) 

  • Sandalwood

  • Traditionally used in the treatment of skin disorders

Pippali (Piper longum)

  • Pacifies Vata and Kapha Doshas

  • Improves the metabolism

Gajapippali (Scindapsus officinalis)

  • Balances Vata and Kapha Doshas

  • It is used traditionally to relieve pain and inflammation

Padmaka (Caesalpinia sappan) 

  • Is used in Ayurveda as an antibiotic and antibacterial

Haridra (Curcuma longa)

  • Turmeric

  • Is used as a detoxifier and a traditional herb that is excellent for skin

Daruharidra (Berberis aristata)

  • Is the Tree turmeric

  • Used traditionally as an antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory

Vacha (Acorus calamus)

  • Anti-inflammatory

Indravaruni (Citrullus colocynthis)

  • Anti-inflammatory

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

  • Called the  queen of herbs

  • It is a nutritive tonic, rejuvenating, anti-microbial, laxative, antitumor, antispasmodic, antioxidant, demulcent, anti-depressant, adaptogenic and immunomodulator

Sveta sariba (Hemidesmus indicus)

  • Is a blood purifier, diaphoretic, demulcent, alterative, diuretic, and antipyretic

Krishna sariba (Ichnocarpus frutescens)

  • Useful in skin disorders

Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica)

  • Is used in Ayurvedic medicine as a detoxifier

  • Improves digestion by enhancing the digestive fire or Agni

Vasa (Adhatoda vasica)

  • Balances Kapha and Pitta Doshas

  • Is used in Ayurveda as an anti-allergic, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and styptic

Murva (Chonemorpha macrophylla)

  • It is useful in supporting digestion

  • Has antibacterial properties and balances all three Doshas

Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)

  • It is used as an adaptogen and for anti-stress

Brahati (Solanum indicum)

  • One of the potent Dasha Moola herbs

  • Is an Ayurvedic anti-inflammatory

Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

  • Useful in Ayurveda for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antacid properties

Trayamana (Bacopa monnieri)

  • One of the most famous Ayurvedic herbs

  • It is well known as Ayurvedic medicine to open and clear the mind, boost attentiveness, alertness, focus, and concentration.

  • Ayurvedic medicine to improve memory, intellect, the ability to recollect and relieve anxiety. 

  • Balances Kapha and Vata Doshas

Go Ghrita  (Ghee)

  • Excellent for Vata vitiation



The Mahathikthaka Gritham as its name indicates is a very bitter tasting concoction. It is packaged in soft gel capsules that make it very easy to swallow without tasting any of its characteristic bitterness. It is usually prescribed to be taken as 2 capsules twice daily or as prescribed by a qualified Ayurvedic physician.


Ayurvedic Perspective Of Skin Diseases And Liver Problems

Ayurveda places great emphasis on the study of a person’s skin for signs of good health. Ideally, a person who has all the three Doshas at their optimum levels will have glowing skin. An imbalance of any one of the Doshas causes skin problems that are particular to that Dosha. The digestive and metabolic process is vital to a person’s good health according to Ayurveda. When this process is not efficient there is a toxic buildup of Ama or metabolic waste. This collects and causes inflammation in the body causing skin problems. The main organ that helps to detoxify the body is the liver. In this way, skin problems and liver issues are closely interlinked. Ayurveda aims to improve the metabolic and digestive process to prevent Ama (metabolic waste) formation. The detoxification and healing process of the body when enhanced purifies the blood and tissues thus healing health problems. 


Skin And Liver Issues - Overview  

The world of medicine describes a clear correlation between liver issues, acute or chronic, and their manifestation on the skin. There are a few commonly occurring issues and a few that are not as prevalent. Identifying these issues at the earliest and managing them is very vital when it comes to general wellbeing. Finger clubbing (enlargement of the fingernails) is viewed as one of the early signs of liver issues. It can range from this to more serious concerns like jaundice et cetera. There are also a few other allergies like rashes, acne, hives, skin darkening, and pigmentation issues. While there are many skin issues that are purely genetic or caused by allergic reactions, many conditions are tracked to being caused by liver, kidney, and digestive issues. Since Ayurveda is known to tackle issues from the root, it is viewed as one of the best practices to help cure skin and lung disorders. The use of multiple effective herbs works wonderfully to bring long-term relief and its natural preparation ensures minimal to no side effects.    



1. Can Ayurveda really cure skin problems?

Ayurveda treats the root cause of the skin problem to give long-term relief from skin problems. Ayurvedic treatment involves detoxification of the liver and blood and the consumption of Ayurvedic medicine for the skin to help detect the underlying cause of the skin problem. 


2. Are there any side effects of Maha-thikthaka Gritham Capsule?

There are no reported or known side effects of the Maha-thikthaka Gritham capsule. However, it is best to take any Ayurvedic medicine for the skin under the supervision of an Ayurvedic practitioner.

3. Which food should I intake for having good skin?

Ayurveda states that you should eat foods that help maintain the optimal level of your Doshas. Once you know your body type it will be easier for you to choose the foods that will help you get better skin. Healthy fats, spices, and herbs like turmeric, cardamom, and others. Ghee, avocado, are among the healthy fats that help. You can also have blood purifiers like neem to help your skin glow. Please meet an expert Ayurveda practitioner to create a balanced diet according to your body type for the best results.  


4. Should I consume Maha-thikthaka Gritham Capsule before or after food?

You should take a Maha-thikthaka Gritham capsule after food with warm water.


5. Do I need to take any extra precautions while I am consuming Maha-thikthaka Gritham Capsule?

Maha-thikthaka Gritham capsules are safe Ayurvedic medicine for the skin. Do not take the supplement if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as the effects are not known. Always start a supplement after consulting with an Ayurvedic practitioner.

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