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Importance of Dadimadi Ghritham for a Healthy Gut

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There are several Ayurvedic remedies to improve your digestion and gut health. And most of these remedies work wonderfully and cleanses the gut without any side effects. Dadimadi Ghrita/Ghritham is one of the remedies in herbal ghee form that helps you keep your gut healthy and functioning. 

This medicine has ghee as the main ingredient—mainly used for the preparatory procedures for Panchakarma and as a remedy. The name Dadimadi means pomegranate because it is also an essential ingredient in medicine. The other terms of this medicine are- Dadimadi Ghritham, Dadimadi Ghritam, and Dadimadi Ghrit.

The word Ghrita or Ghritham means ghee, and it’s been the main ingredient in Indian cuisine for centuries. Ayurveda classifies ghee into eight kinds (obtained from 8 different animals); among them, ghee from cow milk is considered high-quality.

It is a traditional remedy for improving your digestion and making the gut healthier, but there are many other benefits of this medicine which will be explained in this article. Read on to understand the benefits and preparation method of this medicine.

Typical uses of Ghritham

This Dadimadi Ghritham is used as a remedy and a preparatory procedure known as Snehakarma for treating anemia, piles, cough, heart diseases, asthma, etc. This medicine is suitable for almost all Vayu ailments in the abdomen. This is also used to treat infertility in women, improving the possibility of normal delivery.

The traditional benefits of this medicine

  • Better digestion— Deepana
  • Reduces heart disorders— Hrudroga
  • Suitable to treat the beginning of liver disorder, Anemia— Pandu
  • Issues in spleen, splenomegaly— Pleeha
  • Cold, cough— Kasa
  • Tumor IN abdomen, distension— Pleeha
  • Respiratory conditions, Asthma— Shwasa

What are the contents/ingredients of Dadimadi Ghritham?

This medicine contains many nutrients/herbs that help the human body become stronger and purify itself. It removes all the excess dirt and impurities inside your body. The contents of this medicine are:

  • Pomegranate— Dadima— Dried seed
  • Water
  • Long pepper— Pippali— Fruit
  • Plumbago Zeylanica— Chitrka— Root
  • Ghee
  • Ginger— Shringavera— Rhizome
  • Coriander— Dhanya— Fruit

Pomegranate is known for its ability to enrich the blood, and people take ghee for digestion-related issues.

How is Dadima Ghritham prepared?

The contents/ingredients (Dhanya to Pippali) mentioned above are powdered separately. They are mixed, grinder with the appropriate amount of water, and a paste is made. Pomegranate seeds are also made into a paste by crushing and mixing with water. 

Then you heat the ghee in a low flame to remove the moisture and turn it into a paste. Stir it continuously and heat it till no liquid content is left. Roll it to form a wick (Varti) when it dries. Finally, close it in glass containers. (Here, people include ghee for gut health and better digestion)

Many people use this Ayurvedic medicine along with other (western) medicines, especially thyroid hormone medicine. 

Typically, the thyroid hormone medication is administered on an empty stomach; hence, Dadiam can be consumed after one hour of taking this hormone medicine. There are no side effects seen after consuming this medicine, and even doctors who know about Ayurveda recommend this medicine.

Dadima Ghritam is best for people looking for a remedy to solve indigestion and gut issues. This medicine makes your gut health better and enhances the overall immune system because the gut directly relates to your health and immunity.

So, try this remedy and experience a healthy diet with multiple health benefits

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