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Danti Haritaki

Danti haritaki is an Ayurvedic medicine. In Ayurvedic medicines, Avaleha or Leha is a semi-solid sweet preparation which is prepared with addition of jaggery, sugar, honey or sugar-candy and boiled with prescribed herb juice or decoction.

The principal ingredient in Danti haritaki is roots of Baliospermum montanum, fruits of Terminalia chebula and roots of Plumbago zeylanica. This medicine is good for the digestive system diseases and also acts as purgative that help to remove toxins from the body. It is also effective in curing skin diseases and malabsorption syndrome or grahani.

The reference shloka —

द्रोणेंभसां पचेद्दंत्याः पलानां पंचविंशतिं |
चित्रकस्य तथा पथ्यास्तावतीस्तद्रसे स्नुते ||
द्विप्रस्थे साभये पूते क्षिपेद्दंतीसमं गुडं |
तैलात्पलानि चत्वारि त्रिवृतायाश्च चूर्णतः ||
कणात्कर्षो तथा शुंतंयास्सिद्धे लेहेतु शीतले |
मधुतैल समं दध्यात् चातुर्जातं चतुर्थकं ||
ततो हरीतकीमेकां सावलेही प्रदापयेत् |
सुखं विरिच्यते स्निग्धो दोषप्रस्थमनामयः ||
गुल्महृद्रोगदुर्नामशोफानाहगदोदरं |
कुष्टोत्क्लेशारुचिप्लीहग्रहणीविषमज्वरान् ||
घ्नन्ति दन्तिहरीतक्यः पांडुतां च सकामिलां ||

drōṇēmbhasāṁ pacēddantyāḥ palānāṁ pañcavinśatiṁ |
citrakasya tathā pathyāstāvatīstadrasē snutē ||
dviprasthē sābhayē pūtē kṣipēddantīsamaṁ guḍaṁ |
tailātpalāni catvāri trivr̥tāyāśca cūrṇataḥ ||
kaṇātkarṣō tathā śuntanyāssiddhē lēhētu śītalē |
madhutaila samaṁ dadhyāt cāturjātaṁ caturthakaṁ ||
tatō harītakīmēkāṁ sāvalēhī pradāpayēt |
sukhaṁ viricyatē snigdhō dōṣaprasthamanāmayaḥ ||
gulmahr̥drōgadurnāmaśōphānāhagadōdaraṁ |
kuṣṭōtklēśāruciplīhagrahaṇīviṣamajvarān ||
ghnanti dantiharītakyaḥ pāṇḍutāṁ ca sakāmilāṁ ||

The Ingredients —
  • Danti — Baliospermum montanum
  • Chitraka — Plumbago zeylanica
  • Pathya — Haritaki — Terminalia chebula
  • Jala
  • Guda — Jaggery
  • Taila
  • Trivrit — Operculina turpethum
  • Kana — Pepper — Piper longum
  • Ginger — Zingiber officinale
  • Chaturjataka — Twak (Cinnamonum zeylanicum) + Patra (Cinnamonum tamala) + Ela (Ellettaria cardamomum) + Nagakeshara (Mesua ferrea)
  • Madhu — Honey
Uses of Danti haritaki lehyam
  • Grahani (Malabsorption syndrome)
  • Gulma (Abdominal lump), Tastelessness, Nausea
  • Distension of abdomen due to obstruction to passage of urine and stools), edema
  • Disease of the spleen, Kamala (Jaundice), Pandu (Anemia)
  • Visham jwar or Intermittent fever
  • Heart disease
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Diseases of abdomen
  • Diseases of the skin

The Dosage of Danti haritaki lehyam

3-6 grams with water/ warm milk or as directed by a physician.

Side effects —

There are no known side effects. To be taken under strict medical supervision. The Overdose might cause Diarrhoea and other related symptoms. In Diabetic Patients, only if the blood sugar levels are under control it must be advised.

Medical Disclaimer. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment

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