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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Kalmegh Ghan Vati - Ingredients, Method Of Preparation & Its Uses


Kalmegh ghan vati is a herbal formulation mentioned in classical Ayurvedic texts from different Acharyas. Kalmegh is a plant which is also named 'Green Chiretta' and 'King of Bitters'. It is utilised for various health benefits but specially aids liver diseases. This herb protects our liver with its anti-inflammatory or antioxidant properties from damage caused by free radicals. This is commonly known as green chiretta in our homes and is a principal ingredient of household medicines. Planet Ayurveda is herbal holistic manufacturing company that helps in producing various types of herbal medications that provides relief from various health ailments effectively. Our formulations are made from natural products that are 100% free from adulterants or fillers or dyes and we also avoid chemical preservatives as well as prepared in a natural method that is mentioned in Classical Ayurvedic texts. In this article we are going to discuss the health benefits of Kalmegh ghan vati.


Kalmegh is Andrographis paniculata belonging to the Acanthaceae family and is highly grown in India's tropical regions. It has been believed in the treatment of bacterial infections and in liver disorders like jaundice, portal hypertension, and many other disorders. It helps in promoting our immune conditions and that helps to conquer from various respiratory diseases like common cold, sinusitis, or other various allergies caused due to microbes so it also has antimicrobial properties and immunomodulatory properties. It acts as a wonderful herb that is widely used in tribal medicine and in siddha medicine that is categorised under the Ayurvedic systems of medicines. Kalmegh is very helpful in inducing enzyme production. This herb has various therapeutic properties like improving the quality of the immune system, antithrombotic, anti-inflammatory or anti-poisonous in nature. This significant plant is used as the antibiotics and remarkably shows effects in managing diarrhoea or any other bacterial infection. Kalmegh leaves and roots are particularly used within the different traditional applications.

Uses of Kalmegh

  • Natural and alternative wonderful remedy for liver ailments.
  • Used in various infections and can be replaced with the antibiotics in allopathy medications.
  • It is remarkably beneficial in managing diarrhoea like bacterial infections.
  • It is widely used for solving respiratory tract disorders.
  • It is beneficial in fever, sore throat, and a variety of other chronic and infectious diseases.
  • Kalmegh is of sheeta veerya (cold potency) which helps to reduce the ushnata from the body and eliminate the toxins.
  • It is successfully treating tonsillitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, bronchitis or other respiratory disorders.
  • This also helps the patient as a pain-relieving factor and reduces swelling, and loss of blood that can be caused by any wound or trauma.
  • This is beneficial in enhancing the immune response, improves the white blood cell count by hampering the replication of HIV-1, it is also helpful in the treatment of low immunity diseases.
  • This herb also helps to improve the digestion process, and aids in the elimination of stools in the digested form.
  • This herb also improves the quality and quantity of bile juice, thus helps and improves the digestion process.
  • Kalmegh is very effective in liver toxicity, helps to inhibit the damage caused by free radicals, that can damage the cellular membrane of liver cells and may result in liver cirrhosis. This can also be very helpful in hepatitis treatment.
  • It helps to clarify and detoxify the blood stream so eventually results in jaundice.
  • Fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension, gall stone formation in these ailments kalmegh is very helpful.
  • Kalmegh is successfully used to treat the cancer conditions by killing those cells, enhancing immunity, effective in skin cancer, breast cancer, reduces the development of ulcers by effectively reducing the acidity in the stomach.
  • Kalmegh helps to maintain the blood flow and oxygen to the brain and other parts of the organs.
  • It helps in impaired mental performance, headaches, dizziness and ringing in the ears.
  • Kalmegh is very beneficial in balancing kapha pitta conditions.
  • This is very beneficial in increasing the appetite and improves the digestion processes and ultimately helps in better bowel movements.
  • Many compounds do not penetrate the blood-brain barrier but kalmegh has special properties that helps it to cross the barrier and effectively helps in the central nervous system disorders.
  • Cold and flu conditions are effectively managed by the enhancing of the immune system.


  1. Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata)

Rasa Panchak of Kalmegh

  1. Rasa (Taste) - Tikta (Bitter)
  2. Guna (Quality) - Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
  3. Veerya (Potency) - Ushna (Hot)
  4. Vipaka (Post digestive effect) - Katu (Pungent)
  5. Karma (Action) - Balances the Kapha and Pitta dosha
  6. Projyang (Part used) - Panchang (Leaf, flowers, fruit, seed or stem)


2 tablets twice daily after meals.

Collection of Herb or Its Preservation

This herb should be collected at the end of rainy season and in the starting of winter season, and kept dry in shadow areas and preserved for further use.

Andrographis paniculata is one of the best Liver detox herbs that is said to be the first choice of management for liver ailments. In ancient texts this herb is called as the natural purifier for liver organ, it provides one of the best fatty liver remedies, cirrhosis of liver, and for other serious liver diseases, without causing any type of side-effects.

Method of Preparation of Kalmegh Ghan Vati

  • Panchang is taken from Kalmegh and is grinded then made in the form of fine powder.
  • This fine powder mixture is mixed with jaggery to form as a fine paste.
  • After that this paste is rolled to form pills and then these pills are kept dry.
  • This is a classically defined method of preparation that is used for making this formulation that helps us to have various benefits.


Planet Ayurveda gives several types of wonderful medications that help us to treat various ailments with natural wonderful results. Kalmegh ghan vati is also prepared by Planet Ayurveda that gives miraculous results in response to various diseases, but it is actively taken for liver disorders in which it shows wonderful results. Here, all the products are made from natural herbs. No chemical constituents are added in these formulations and also free from side-effects and dyes, fillers etc. In a nutshell, we can say that this formulation is very effective in different diseases and maintains overall health of the body by maintaining all the doshas in the body.

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