Eladi Gulika – Ingredients, Uses, and Dosage
Eladi Gulika is an ayurvedic medicinal preparation in the form of a pill/tablet. It is also known as Eladi Vati and Eladi Gutika. It is used in treating vomiting, hiccups, cough, breathing difficulties, asthma, vertigo, syncope, bleeding disorders, hemoptysis, fever, intoxication, thirst tastelessness, splenic diseases, rheumatism, hoarseness of voice, emaciation due to injury deficiency of semen, etc…
Synonyms: Eladi Gutika, Eladi Guti, Eladi Vati, Eladi Bati
Ingredients of Eladi Gulika
- Ela (Elettaria cardamomum) – 1/2 Aksha (6 gms)
- Patra (Cinnamomum tamala) – 1/2 Aksha (6 gms)
- Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) – 1/2 Aksha (6 gms)
- Pippali (Piper longum) – 1/2 phala (24 gms)
- Sita (Saccharum officinarum) – 1 phala (48 gms)
- Madhuka (Madhuca Indica) – 1 phala (48 gms)
- Kharjura (Phoenix sylvestris) – 1 phala (48 gms)
- Mrudwika/Draksha (Vitis vinifera) – 1 phala (48 gms)
- Madhu (Honey) – 1 phala (48 gms)
Preparation of Eladi Gulika
All the ingredients are taken in the specified quantity and those can be powdered should be powdered separately and then pounded properly mixing with other ingredients. When it attains homogeneous mixture honey is added and pills are rolled out. Then the pills are stored in an airtight glass container for usage.
Indication of Eladi Gulika
- Shwasa – Respiratory disorders involving difficulty in breathing, Asthma.
- Kasa – Cold, Cough.
- Jwara – Fever.
- Hikka – Hiccough.
- Chardi – Vomiting.
- Murcha – Unconsciousness/fainting.
- Mada – Intoxication.
- Bhrama – Vertigo.
- Rakta nishteevana – Hemoptysis.
- Trushna – Excessive thirst.
- Parshwa shoola – Pain in flanks.
- Arochaka – Tastelessness.
- Shosha – Cachexia.
- Pleeha – Splenic disorders.
- Amavata – Rheumatism.
- Svarabheda – hoarseness of voice.
- Kshatakshaya – Emaciation due to injury.
- Tarpana – Nourishing.
- Vrushya – Aphrodisiac, Increases semen.
- Raktapitta – Bleeding disorders.
Mode of use, Dosage, and Adjuvants
Eladi Gulika is has advised generally as 1 to 2 tablets once or twice daily or as directed by the physician.
In-text it is said as aksha matra (12 gms) per day.
As there are no specific adjuvants are mentioned it can be taken along with warm water or with suitable decoctions according to physician’s advice.
- Bhaishajya Ratnavali Raktapitta chikitsa prakarana – 13/42-55