Indian Tinospora (Giloya) and ginger are very powerful herbs with anti inflammatory effects and anti microbial properties. Here is a traditional herbal ghee preparation, which is a home remedy for gout, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
Home remedy video
Coarse powder of Indian Tinospora (Tinospora cordifolia) – 100 grams
Fine powder of Ginger – 25 grams
Clarified butter (ghee) – 100 ml
Water – 1.6 liters
Method of preparation
Step one –
Take 100 g of Tinospora to 1.6 liter of water, boil, reduce to 400 ml. [1:16 = 4]
After 400 ml of Kashayam is ready, it is filtered.
Step two –
Take ghee in a wide mouthed vessel.
Add the Kashayam to it.
Make a paste of ginger with little water and add it to the ghee.
Heat this mixture till all the water content (400 ml of kashayam) evaporates and only 100 ml of herbal ghee remains.
Signs to observe
While preparing ghee, initially the whole mass will be one muddy liquid.
Slowly, nearing the end, the ghee becomes clear and gets separated from the ginger bolus.
At the end, when you take a piece of ginger paste from the ghee and put it in fire, there will not be any sound. This is an important sign indicating there is no more moisture in the vessel and that it is time to stop the procedure.
At the end, when you take the ginger paste between your fingers and roll, the paste can be easily rolled into a wick form.
During initial stage, when moisture is there, the paste will be too soft to roll into a wick. If you have over burnt the ghee, the paste will become dry and will break into pieces, if tried to make a wick out of it.
How to take?
If you have the habit of taking ghee, replace the ghee with this herbal ghee.
Remember to drink half a glass of warm water after taking the ghee.
Mode of action
How it works?
Both ginger and Tinospora are powerful anti inflammatory herbs. Hence both are very useful in Gout and Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
In RA, we had learnt that there is impairment of digestion power as well as joint health. (Read here about it) Ginger corrects the enzyme levels at stomach and intestines.
In Gout and RA, there will be some level of depletion in immunity. Both Ginger and Tinospora are known immunity boosters.
Tinospora is powerful anti microbial herb, hence this remedy is traditionally mentioned as inducing quick wound healing.
Due to its wound healing property and its soothing effect over the mucosa, it is also a very good home remedy for Piles.