These are oily compounds, when cooled they are ointments, and when heated, their consistency is similar to that of jam or very concentrated oil. They are made on the basis of ghee and vegetable oils for a very powerful cleansing of the body.
Their use ranges from the treatment of gastrointestinal imbalance, urogenital, nervous disorders and to joint pain.
Since gritha has an oil base, herbs in this type of Ayurvedic formula can penetrate very deeply into the body’s tissues (more than tablets). They have a lubricating and nourishing effect. The Gritas balance Vata and Pitta dosha and, depending on the composition, can have a balancing effect on Kapha dosha.