Gruhadhoomadi choornam/ Grihadhoomadi Lepa –  Indication,Method of usage,  Side effects, Ingredient, Method of preparation, Reference, Ayurvedic properties


Gruhadhoomadi Lepa Churna is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal powder form.  It is used in paste form along with water to treat pain associated with gout.

Gruhadhoomadi Lepa Churnam Indications: It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of Useful in pain, swelling and burning sensation associated with(Vata Rakta)gouty arthritis. It is made into paste along with water and applied locally.



SI No Sanskrit name Botanical Name Quantity
1 Gruhadhooma Carbon of Kitchen chimney 1 Part
2 Vacha Alphenia calcaratta 1 Part
3 Kusta Saussurea lappa 1 Part
4 Shatahwa Anethum sowa 1 Part
5 Haridra Curcuma longa 1 Part
6 Daruharidra Berberis aristata 1 Part

Method of Preparation: The above ingredients are powdered separately and mixed together in specified quantity.

Method of usage: This preparation is used only for External use, Sufficient quantity of Gruhadhoomaadi choornam mixed hot water or any other suitable solvent and applied over the affected area. Application should be removed when it is completely dried.

Side effects: Rarely it may produce skin allergic reaction like irritation, redness and itching, Used under medical supervision.


Reference : Astangahrudayam Chikitsastana-Vatashoonitachikitsa 22/35

Ayurvedic properties of Gruhadhoomadi choornam / Grihadhoomadi Lepa:

Roga karma: Kapha pradhana vatarakta, shoolahara.

Dosha karma: Kaphavatahara.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Kapha

Other karma: Srotoshodana, Shophahara


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