Ayurvedic Medicine Preparation Workshop: Oils and Ghee
Successful practitioners in Ayurveda has been preparing their medicines on their own. Medicated oils and Ghee are the most abundantly used medicines in Ayurveda practice. Preparing your own medicine nit only improves your clinical results but also it makes the medicine economically beneficial for the patient as well as the physician. Preparing medicated oils and […]
Successful practitioners in Ayurveda has been preparing their medicines on their own. Medicated oils and Ghee are the most abundantly used medicines in Ayurveda practice. Preparing your own medicine nit only improves your clinical results but also it makes the medicine economically beneficial for the patient as well as the physician. Preparing medicated oils and Ghee is very easy if you understand a few basic tricks. In this course, you will learn minute practical steps to prepare high quality medicated oils at your home.
In this lesson, we shall learn the benefits of preparing your own benefits. Apart from that, we shall go through the different topics you need to learn in order to prepare the best quality medicated oils and Ghee.
Ayurvedic oil and Ghee preparation is a holistic way to extract fat-soluble extractives from herbal material. Unlike organic solvent extracts, Ayurvedic oil preparations are safe, effective, and with added therapeutic advantages. The secret of best quality medicine lies inits process of manufacturing and it starts from the vessel you select for its preparation.
Murchhana is an Ayurvedic way to condition the oils. This process improves taste, smell, colour, therapeutic efficacy and shelf life of oils.
Frying particular herbal paste in oil or Ghee is known as the Kalka Paka. This is a very important step in medicated oil preparation. In this step maximum fat-soluble phytochemicals, colouring phytochemicals and fragrance producing volatile oils are transferred to oil or Ghee. Performing this step is an art, understanding the science behind it makes it easy to master this step.
Preparing decoction in a right way is necessary to ensure best medicinal qualities in decoction and thereby the oil. Sufficient contact time of medicinal herbs with water and heat is the key. Depending upon the hardness of herb and a lot size of the herbs for decoction, the quantity of water differs.
Adding water decoction, juices, milk, buttermilk, cow urine etc. water-based liquids to oil for medicated oil preparation is a very important step in order to ensure proper diffusion of medicinal contents into oils or Ghee. The determination of the total quantity of such liquids is very important in order the get the best quality product.
The first filtration is a very important and innovative step that prevents loss in processing, reduces chances of charring and makes preparing medicated oils easy for beginners as well as for the industry.
In-process tests are very important in order to ensure proper diffusion of medicinal contents from herbs to oils as well as to avoid charring and deterioration of the medicinal ingredients.
When all tests for proper cooking of medicated oil are passed, we proceed for the final filtration.
When to add solid additives to the oily preparation is where important. The timing of adding these additives varies as per the purpose of oil, also as per the nature of the additives.
Using the medicated oil through maximum suitable ways for disease makes it more effective therapeutically. Always prepare an oily preparation with an objective to use in maximum possible ways. Chatushprayoga is using the medicated oil through all four routes of administrations.