Gulika is a traditional translation of what we popularly know as tablets. However, they are slightly different in the manner of preparation. These gulikas or gutikas as they are referred to as, are made by grinding herbs and other raw materials into a thin paste. These are then manually converted into a pill or tablet form. Most of these gulikas are to be consumed internally but certain pills like Vilwadi Gulika and Marma Gulika are also prescribed for external application.