Madhupaka – Honey Remedy For Non Healing Wounds, Ulcers

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD (Ayu)., PhD.
Ayurveda does not recommend cooking of honey. Honey consumption is even contra indicated during summer or with very hot beverages and food that is freshly made, in hot condition. However, the cooked honey can be used for external application. 

Here is a classical evidence for Madhupaka; cooking of honey along with the herbal ingredients. This formulation is not for internal administration. It is restricted for external application only.
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The following citation  is from Yogaratnakara text. This is explained under Ikshu prakarana.


Honey – 1 prastha (768 g) – 16 part
Cow’s milk- 2 kudava (384 g) – 8 part
Turmeric  –Fine paste /powder   – 48 g – 1 part
Haritaki (Chebulic myrobalan)-Paste/Powder  – 48 g – 1 part

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Turmeric and Haritaki are soaked in water and fine paste is made.It is mixed with honey.  This honey mixture is taken in a stainless steel container and cow’s milk is added in prescribed quantity.  This is cooked in mild intensity of heat, till complete reduction of milk (only the amount of honey remains). This is filtered and stored.
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Clinical experience

My experience with this formulation:
I am using this processed ghee in cases of wounds and non healing ulcers. It is very effective against these conditions. In diabetic ulcers and varicose ulcers also it has shown significant benefit .In case of mouth ulcers 2-3 days’ application gives good benefit.
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2 comments on “Madhupaka – Honey Remedy For Non Healing Wounds, Ulcers

  • Krishna priya

    15/12/2016 - 4:06 pm


    I made Madhupaka using ur given proportions
    But how to upload picture I do not know .
    Wanted to know consistency is correct. It is like chyavanprasa consistency but little dry
    Shoul I add more honey ???? to bring it to cream /ointment consistency

    Thanking you

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      20/12/2016 - 6:20 pm

      Thanks for making this product!
      Please send the pic to [email protected]

      You can add extra honey to bring it to semi solid consistency.

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