Saturday, 29 October 2016

Ayurveda - Shatadhauta Ghrutam

Satadhouta Ghritam is available in Kotakkal, and is extremely useful to heal cuts and burns. For burns, it works very very effectively, and is part of our village kit.

(extracted from 'Jeevani - Ayurveda for Women' by Dr. P.L.T. Girija)

Satadhouta Ghritam is a medicated ghee highly useful in our daily life. This ghee can be used like an ointment in many conditions. It is an effective medicine in healing cuts and wounds. It is used to heal rapidly any superficial tear of the vaginal skin which can take place during childbirth. A common problem of nursing mothers, namely cracked and painful nipples is handled using Satadhouta Ghritam. On applying this ointment, the nipples heal and become normal very quickly and it certainly helps prevent unnecessary use of pain-killers, antibiotics and nipple shields. 

Women while cooking quite often burn their hands and as a first-aid this ointment can be used on burns. It removes even the burn marks from the skin.

Satadhouta Ghritam is prepared from the decoction of the bark of the four ficus trees. The name of this medicine is derived from the manner in which it is prepared. Sata means hundred and dhouta means washing. Ghee is churned repeatedly in this decoction and this procedure is repeated one hundred times to obtain the medicated ghee.

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