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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.
|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. 
- A medicated oil, yellowish brown in color with characteristic odour.
- Store in a cool place in tightly closed containers, protected from light and moisture.
- 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.
|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|
- THE AYURVEDIC PHARMACOPOEIA OF INDIA, PART-II, VOLUME-1, page no 121.