Bhuktanjari Gulika – Ingredients, Uses, and Dosage

Bhuktanjari Gulika is an ayurvedic medicinal preparation in the form of a tablet. It is used in treating cough, dyspnoea, piles, severe loose stools along with vomiting, runny nose, and cardiac diseases.

Ingredients of Bhuktanjari Gulika

  1. Sudhakanda (Euphorbia antiquorum) – 4 pala (192 gms)
  2. Lavana Traya
    1. Saindhava Lavana/Rock Salt (Sodii chloridum impura) – 1 pala (48 gms)
    2. Vida/Bida Lavana (Sodii chloridum) – 1 pala (48 gms)
    3. Sauvarchala Lavana (Sodii chloridum) – 1 pala (48 gms)
  3. Vartaka (Solanum melongena) – 1 Kudava (192 gms)
  4. Arka (Calotropis gigantea) – 8 Pala (384 gms)
  5. Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) – 2 pala (96 gms)

Preparation of Bhuktanjari Gulika

All the above-specified drugs are taken in prescribed quantity and are burnt to ashes. The burnt ash is mixed with the juice of vartaka and pills are rolled out. The pills are made dry and stored for use.

Indications of Bhuktanjari Gulika

  1. Kasa (cough)
  2. Shwasa (breathing difficulty/dyspnoea)
  3. Arshas (Piles/haemorroids)
  4. Visuchika (?gastroenteritis/severe loose stools along with vomiting)
  5. Pratishyaya (rhinitis/runny nose)
  6. Hridroga (cardiac diseases)

Mode of use, Dosage, and Adjuvant

It is advised to take soon after food which helps to digest the undigested food quickly. The general dosage is 1 to 2 pills once or twice daily or as advised by the physician with suitable adjuvants like hot water or buttermilk.

Reference

  1. Ashtanga Hrudaya, Chikitsa Sthana, Grahani Chikitsa, 10/58-60
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