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 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 )
Balances all 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 (Picrorrhiza kurroa)
Ayurvedic medicine for fatty liver and aids detoxification
Patha (Cyclea peltala)
Supports wound healing
Helps pacify all the three Doshas
Mustha (Cyperus rotundus)
It is a grass that is used in Ayurveda for its antiinflammatory properties.
It pacifies Kapha and Pitta Doshas
Usira (Vettiveria zizaniodes)
It pacifies Vata and Pitta Doshas
It is used as a detoxifier - Removes Ama
Aids wound healing and is used in Ayurvedic treatment for eczema
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)
It is rich in Vitamin C and used in traditional medicine as an antioxidant, immunomodulator, antiinflammatory
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)
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)
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)
Indravaruni (Citrullus colocynthis)
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 (Hemidesmis 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 (Adathoda 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 Ghritha (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.
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 in good balance 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.
There are thousands of skin problems both temporary and permanent. The skin can be affected by irritation, allergies, infection, or inflammation. Contact dermatitis is a skin problem caused by exposure of the skin surface to irritants. Hives or Urticaria is caused by an allergic skin reaction. Some skin issues are genetic while others are caused by fungus, bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis are usually managed as they are not curable. Inflammation of the digestive tract, kidney problems, diabetes, and thyroid issues also creates problems with the skin.
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