Ghritakalpana, Ghṛtakalpanā, Ghrita-kalpana: 2 definitions


Ghritakalpana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Ghṛtakalpanā can be transliterated into English as Ghrtakalpana or Ghritakalpana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ancient Science of Life: Physicochemical Screening and Shelf Life Evaluation of Kuṅkumādi Ghṛta

Ghṛtakalpanā (घृतकल्पना) refers to “medicated ghee preparations” is one of the commonly used dosage form in Ayurvedic pharmaceutics. It has four fold aims (i) to dissolve/extract/hold the lipid soluble active therapeutic principles from the plants and minerals, (ii) to make use of therapeutic values of ghee, (iii) to preserve the drug/drugs for longer time (enhanced shelf life), and (iv) to enhance and hasten the absorption of drugs, when used topically in fatty medias. Kuṅkumādi-ghṛta is one such Ghṛta based widely used formulation in therapeutics. Ghṛta preparations [viz., ghṛtakalpanā] are mentioned to have shelf life of 16 months as per Ayurvedic classics and shelf life notification of Government of India.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci

Ghṛtakalpanā (घृतकल्पना) or simply Ghṛta refers to “medicated ghee”, as dealt with in the 10th century Yogaśataka written by Pandita Vararuci.—The Yogaśataka of Pandita Vararuci is an example of this category. This book attracts reader by its very easy language and formulations which can be easily prepared and have small number of herbs. It describes only those formulations (viz., ghṛtakalpanā) which are the most common and can be used in majority conditions of diseases.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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