Jatyadi Ghee Or Jatyadi Ghrita: Ayurvedic Natural Wound Healing Formula

Jatyadi Ghee Or Jatyadi Ghrita: Ayurvedic Natural Wound Healing Formula

The Ayurveda Experience June 29, 2017 1 Comment

Jatyadi ghrita or jatyadi ghee is a poly-herbal Ayurvedic natural wound healing formula. It is a medicinal ghee applied topically to treat all kinds of wounds and burns. It has antimicrobial activities and can be used for first-aid of minor wounds, ulcers and burns. In serious conditions jatyadi ghee is used in combination with other Ayurvedic medicines following the advice of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner.

Jatyadi ghee is anti-microbial. It is made of ghee and several herbs with various properties including neem, jasmine, turmeric, Indian sarsaparilla, haritaki, licorice, kutki and more.

How Ghrita Is Prepared

Herbal ghrita are preparations in which ghee is boiled with prescribed kasaya (decoctions) and kalkas (herbal pastes) according to an ancient formula.1

Uses Of Jatyadi Ghrita

Jatyadi ghrita or jatyadi ghee is used externally in the treatment of the following six conditions. If jatyadi ghrita is used in situations where it is not indicated, you will not see any results and possible secondary infection could occur.

1. For Deep Wounds With A Small Opening (Sushma Vadana Marma Asharita)

Jatyadi ghee is useful for wounds or ulcers which have a small external opening and are deep seated.

2. For Wounds With Slimy Discharge (Klaidieno)

Jatyadi ghee is useful for wounds or ulcers with a sodden or slimy discharge.

3. For Non-Responsive Wounds With Secretions (Gambhir)

Jatyadi ghee can be used in cases of non-healing wounds and ulcers with secretions.

4. For Wounds Within Tracts (Saruja Vrana Sagatay)

It is used in cases of wounds or ulcers with severe pain, which are located in a tract or cavity like the sinus or fistula.

5. For Purifying Wounds (Sudhayanti)

It is used for purification of wounds and ulcers in conditions like hypertrophied granulation tissue, insignificant discharge, foul smelling wounds and putrefying tissues.

6. To Promote Healing (Rohanti)

Jatyadi ghee promotes the process of healing known in Sanskrit as ‘rohanti’.

7. To Calm Pitta Dosha

Jatyadi ghee calms inflamed Pitta dosha.

Ayurvedic Natural Wound Healing: How Jatyadi Ghee Is Used

The wound should first be washed with a healing kashayam water or herbal tea (water extract) solution. Triphala is one example. In a preparation of kashayam, herbs which have purifying and healing properties (shodhan and roapan properties, respectively) are used according to the need of the condition. For purification of the wound (shodhan), Kashayam herbs from the group of herbs known as Aragvadhadi gana are used. These herbs are known to reduce fever, vomiting, skin diseases, itching, diabetes and wounds.

After kashayam water rinses the wound clean, a cloth dipped in jatyadi ghee may be spread over the wound; or the ghee can be used for dhara, the pouring of a liquid onto a specific area of the body.

If you see pus, a discharge from the wound, experience a foul smell or an increase in pain, or if there is no change in your wound, you should see a doctor immediately.

External Ulcers

An external ulcer is a break in the continuity of the covering epithelium skin or mucous membrane. Jatyadi ghee is useful for external ulcers like mouth ulcers.

Apply a dab of jatyadi ghee to the mouth ulcer on an empty stomach or 15 to 20 minutes before food. When the skin is covered with red granulation tissue this is a sign that the ulcer seems to be healthy and healing. Pale and smooth granulation tissue indicates a slow healing ulcer.


Jatyadi ghee can be used for all types of burns including the following: ordinary burns caused by dry heat with fire, open flame or hot metal, scalds caused by moist heat like hot liquid or steam and electric burns caused by electricity passing through the body.

Minor burns can be taken care of at home. Minor burns include first and second degree burns which are smaller than 4cm (1.5748 inches).

In first degree burns there is simply hyperaemia of the skin with slight edema of the epidermis.

Second degree burns have the entire thickness of the epidermis destroyed. Vesicles or blebs are formed between the separating epidermis and dermis. There will be collection of fluid between skin layer.

If you experience large blisters, signs of infection (redness, swelling, pain, discharge), scarring or other symptoms please see your doctor.

First wash the wound with a healing shodha kashayam water or roapan keshayam water. Triphala water is one example. If you don’t have triphala water you may use sterile water or running fresh water. After washing, apply jatyadi ghee and do not cover.

For third degree burns see a doctor immediately. In third degree burns there is complete destruction of the epidermis and dermis with irreversible destruction of dermal appendages and epithelial elements including the sensory nerves.


Wounds may be caused by trauma, either accidental or surgical. They may also be caused by physical, chemical and microbial agents which give rise to inflammation and may lead to necrosis or destruction of living tissue.

If you see pus, a discharge from the wound, experience a foul smell or an increase in pain, or if there is no change in your wound, you should see a doctor immediately.

Types Of Wounds

Incised wounds are usually caused by a sharp knife or broken glass.

When an incised wound caused by a knife or glass is very small (less than 2cm) it should be cleaned with sterile or running fresh water and then jatyadi ghee is applied. Dress the wound with a sterile bandage every day until it heals.

For complicated or large incised and lacerated wounds, please see a doctor immediately.

Lacerated wounds commonly occur following road traffic accidents. They usually have jagged edges with certain lacerated and devitalized structures inside the wound.

When there is a lacerated wound which is small (less than 2cm) and there is not much bleeding or abrasion, clean the area with shodha kashayam or roapan kashayam. If you don’t have this kashayam you can wash with sterile water or running fresh water. After cleaning apply jatyadi ghee and cover the wound with a sterile bandage.

Penetrating wounds are almost similar to incised wounds except the depth of penetration is greater.

Crushed wounds occur due to industrial, road traffic and war injuries. These wounds are managed by debridement and removal of all necrotic tissues.

For penetrating and crushed wounds see a doctor immediately.

Signs A Wound Is Healing

1. Inflammation reduces.

If your wound is healing, you will notice a reduction in inflammation and pain after 24 hours since the wound occurred.

2. The wound contracts.

After 3 to 4 days a healing wound will get smaller and after two weeks it will contract completely.

3. Epithelialization.

Epithelialization means that the epidermis (skin) immediately adjacent to the wound edges begins thickening. This is a sign your wound is healing.

4. Granulation tissue forms.

In a healing wound granulation tissue is red and vascularization occurs. This means you’ll see blood vessels (capillaries) form around the outside of the wound.

If you see pus, a discharge from the wound, experience a foul smell or an increase in pain, or if there is no change in your wound, you should see a doctor immediately.

1Astanga Hridaya, uttara sthana, Vrana Pratishedha.


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