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Gandharvahasta Taila

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Gandharvahasta Taila is a liquid preparation made with the ingredients in the Formulation composition described below with Tila Taila as the basic ingredient.

Formulation composition

Gandharva hasta mūla (Eraṇḍa API) Ricinus communis Rt. 4.8 k g
Yava API Hordeum vulgare Sd. 3.07 kg
Nāgara (Śuṇṭhī API) Zingiber officinale Rz. 96 g
Jala API for decoction Water 24.58 l
Reduced to 6.14 l
Kṣīra (Godugdha API) Cow’s milk 1.54 l
Eraṇḍa API Taila Ricinus communis Oil 768 g
Gandharvahasta mūla (Eraṇḍa API) Ricinus communis Rt. 192 g
Śuṇṭhī API Zingiber officinale Rz. 48 g

Method of preparation

  • Take all ingredients of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash and dry all the herbal raw materials thoroughly.
  • Treat Eraṇḍa taila to prepare Mūrchita Eraṇḍa Taila.
  • Pulverize the dried ingredients numbered 1 to 3 (kvātha dravya) to a coarse powder, add required amount of water, heat and reduce the volume to one fourth.
  • Filter with muslin cloth to obtain kvātha.
  • Take the other ingredients (kalka dravyas) numbered 7 and 8 of the formulation composition, dry, powder and pass through sieve number 85.
  • Transfer the powdered ingredients to wet grinder and grind with sufficient quantity of water to prepare a homogeneous blend.
  • Take Mūrchita Taila in a stainless steel vessel and heat it mildly. [1]


  • A medicated oil, yellowish brown in color with characteristic odour.


  • Store in a cool place in tightly closed containers, protected from light and moisture.

Therapeutic uses

  • Vidradhi (Abscess), Plīhā (Enlargement of spleen), Gulma (Abdominal lump), Udāvarta (Upward movement of gases), Śopha (Oedema), Udara (Diseases of abdomen) and MahāVāta roga (Major neurological disorders).


  • 6 to12 ml daily in divided doses.


  • Warm water.

Physico-chemical parameters

Refractive index at 40 degree 1.451 to 1.460
Weight per ml at 400 degree 0.975 g to 0.985 g
Saponification value 180 to 200
Iodine value 75 to 100
Acid value Not more than 4
Peroxide value Not more than 2