Abana Benefits, Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

Abana is an ayurvedic proprietary medicine manufactured by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare (The Himalaya Drug Company). It is a cardio protective remedy used by ayurvedic physicians in their every day clinical practice.

Abana acts on lipids. It decreases total cholesterol, triglycerides and bad cholesterol and helps normalizing lipid profile. Secondly, it also lowers blood pressure, so it can also be used for mild to moderate hypertension and as supportive therapy for hypertensive patients with uncontrolled hypertension.

Main Ingredients

Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna) and Indian Bdellium (Guggul) and Shilajit are three main ingredients of Abana. Abana also contains several other ingredients, as follows:

Extracts of: :
ArjunaTerminalia Arjuna 30 mg
Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng) – Withania Somnifera 20 mg
Badranj Boya – Nepeta Hindostana 20 mg
Dashmool 20 mg
Guduchi (Giloy or Heartleaf Moonseed) – Tinospora Cordifolia 10 mg
Amalaki (Amla or Indian Gooseberry) –Emblica Officinalis 10 mg
Haritaki or Harad (Chebulic Myrobalan) – Terminalia Chebula 10 mg
Bhringraj – Eclipta Alba 10 mg
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra 10 mg
Shatavari – Asparagus Racemosus 10 mg
Punarnava (Spreading Hogweed) – Boerhavia Diffusa 10 mg
Powders of: :
Shuddha Guggulu 30 mg
Shuddha Shilajit (Asphaltum) 20 mg
Mandukaparni (Gotu Kola) – Centella Asiatica 10 mg
ShankhpushpiConvolvulus Pluricaulis 10 mg
Tulsi (Holy Basil) – Ocimum Sanctum 10 mg
Jatamansi (Spikenard) – Nardostachys Jatamansi 10 mg
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum 10 mg
Yavani (Ajwain or Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi (Carum Copticum) 10 mg
Sunthi or Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale 10 mg
Nagapashana Bhasma (Zahar mohra bhasma) 10 mg
Shankh (Shankha) Bhasma 10 mg
Makardhwaj 10 mg
Mustak (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus 5 mg
Vacha (Sweet Flag) – Acorus Calamus 5 mg
Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes 5 mg
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum 5 mg
Jyotishmati (Malkangani) – Celastrus Paniculatus 5 mg
Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album 5 mg
Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum 5 mg
Shatapushpa or Saunf (Fennel Seeds) – Foeniculum Vulgare 5 mg
Satapatrika (Centifolia Roses) – Rosa Centifolia 5 mg
Tvakpatra (Chinese Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Cassia 5 mg
Abhrak Bhasma 5 mg
Mukta (Moti) Pishti 5 mg
Akik Pishti 5 mg
Vyomashma Pishti (Yeshab Pishti) 5 mg
Manikya Pishti 5 mg
Praval Pishti 5 mg
Kumkuma or Kesar (Saffron) – Crocus Sativus 2 mg
Processed in: :
Abresham Q.S.
Gojihva – Onosma Bracteatum Q.S.
Amalaki (Amla) –Emblica Officinalis Q.S.
Mandukaparni (Gotu Kola) – Centella Asiatica Q.S.
Satapatri (Damask Rose) – Rosa Damascena Q.S.
Kamal (Lotus) – Nelumbo Speciosum Q.S.
Dadima or Anar (Pomegranate) – Punica Granatum Q.S.
Sevam (Apple) – Pyrus Malus Q.S.
Shankhpushpi – Convolvulus Pluricaulis Q.S.
Shatavari – Asparagus Racemosus Q.S.
Kumari or Ghritkumari or Gwarpatha – Aloe Vera Q.S.
Badranj Boya – Nepeta Hindostana Q.S.
Tulsi (Holy Basil) – Ocimum Sanctum Q.S.
Shatapushpa or Saunf (Fennel Seeds) – Foeniculum Vulgare Q.S.
Ushira or Khas (Vetiver) – Vetiveria Zizanioides Q.S.
Garijara (Gajar) – Daucus Carota Q.S.

Therapeutic Indications

  1. Hyperlipidemia (elevated lipids level in the blood)
  2. Dyslipidemia (Abnormal lipids level in the blood)
  3. Hypercholesterolemia (High Cholesterol level)
  4. High blood pressure (Mild to moderate hypertension)
  5. Adjuvant (supportive therapy) in angina pectoris
  6. Cardio protective in patients with high risk heart diseases, Cerebro-vascular diseases and Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
  7. For inhibiting platelet aggregation in cerebrovascular and cardiovascular conditions

Abana Benefits & Uses

Abana is effective solution for elevated lipids and mild to moderate high blood pressure. It is commonly used for these health conditions in India and results are very promising. However, it is not effective in severe hypertensive patients, but it can be used in them as adjuvant for supporting cardiac health and preventing cardiac complications.

Hyperlipidemia, Dyslipidemia & Hypercholesterolemia

All these three conditions have similar meaning with a slight difference.

Hyperlipidemia High Lipids in the blood
Dyslipidemia Abnormal Concentration of lipids in the blood – e.g. Elevated LDL and decreased HDL
Hypercholesterolemia High Cholesterol levels in the blood

In all these conditions, Abana works well and first line treatment in some ayurvedic clinics. Many ayurvedic doctors use Abana along with Lipistat manufactured by Dabur or with Arogyavardhini vati. In obese people, Abana is used with Medohar guggul for best results.

Abana contains some herbs acting on serum lipids and helps normalizing and regulating them. Abana reduces LDL (bad cholesterol or low-density lipoprotein), triglycerides levels, cholesterol levels, and VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein). Abana also has positive effects on good cholesterol (HDL – High-density lipoprotein). It raises its level and helps protecting the heart and blood vessels.

Mild to Moderate High Blood Pressure (hypertension)

Nowadays, Abana becomes first choice for managing mild to moderate hypertension in most of ayurvedic setups. It has antihypertensive effects, which appear reducing heart sensitivity to adrenergic-stimulation. Abana helps stabilizing high systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure both.

Editor’s Comment: We found Abana more effective in high blood pressure when patients also have associated high cholesterol levels or abnormal lipids. Abana has positive influence on heart and blood vessels and normalizes heart functions by reducing physical, biological and chemical stress.

Abnormal Platelet Adhesion and Aggregation

It is one of most common health condition relating to platelet function disorders. Abnormal platelet adhesion and aggregation increases the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Abana acts as inhibitor for Platelet Aggregation, so it is also beneficial for reducing the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications.


The effective dosage is 2 tablets twice a day until normalizing the lipid levels. Then patient may require taking one tablet twice a day as maintenance dose.

Therapeutic Dosage 2 Tablets *
Maintenance Dosage 1 Tablet *

* Twice a day

Side Effects

Abana appears to be POSSIBLY SAFE when taken as per its dosage. There are no adverse effects reported with Abana use in most people.

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  1. V M RAMAN says

    Duration of taking abana tablets for reducing triglycerides may be informed

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      3 to 6 months therapy with abana helps reducing triglycerides and cholesterol significantly.

  2. Dr.B.SELVAKUMAR says

    Dear Sir,

    I am Dr.Selvakumar, Dentist. I want to buy this Abana tablet for my father aged 75. Abana main composition good. But processed pearls, processed agate, processed saffron & ruby are also added. I Want to know whether these mineral product will damage kidney function. Kindly explain & also explain the dosage of these drug as my father have BP, Cholesterol, blood sugar.


    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Generally, these things contain calcium, silicon dioxide, etc. and do not contain heavy metals. Secondly the individual quantity of these ingredients in Abana is insignificant to cause any side effect. Therefore, these compounds do not likely to alter or damage the kidney function and Abana is likely to be safe for the long-term use.

      The optimum dosage for Abana tablet is 2 tablets twice daily.

  3. Viswanath S says

    Sir, if we are already taking allopathic medicines for BP, then how should we use Abana? Can it be taken along, or should we discontinue the allopathic medicines?

  4. Sanjay Suryavanshi says

    How long period will use tab Abana. After normalizing lipid, can this tab cure from the root of this disease?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. In most cases, Abana provides good results within 3 to 6 months of its regular use. Some people may need it for a longer duration depending on the health condition.

      If it is used for hypertension (high blood pressure), then it can be taken on regular basis as other antihypertensive drugs are taken without any restriction under supervision of an ayurvedic doctor.

      2. In most cases, it provides a complete relief from Hyperlipidemia within 3 to 6 months provided you also have changed your diet as per recommendations.

      Read: High Cholesterol Diet Guidelines & Food Tips

  5. D Kumar says

    Dear Sir,
    Could you please advice for patient having age 32 years having cholesterol high from last 4-5 years Total Cholesterol 225-235 and fatty liver?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Dosage in all cases should be same as standard. Read: Abana Dosage

  6. Larry says

    I have looked at the ingredients for both Hridyamrit and Abana. I trust the makers of both medicines, but to me, Abana appears to be a superior formula, with more ingredients and greater quantity of the mineral ingredients. I’m interested to know your opinion about this. Is there any reason to think that Hridyamrit would be preferable in some cases?

  7. Lakhwinder Singh says

    I have palpitation problem, it has happened to me twice, I am taking English medicine once a day, I am ok but is there a permanent cure in Ayurveda for this. I do yoga now and more fruits and vegetables, taking lauki juice with mint and ginger daily, walking etc. but this medicine makes me weak and tired. I had my echo stress test which was normal, my lipid profile is normal and no thyroid problem.


  8. Amit says

    I only have high cholesterol and high weight. My BP is normal. Is abana safe for me? Can it be discontinued after treatment or will I have to depend on it?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Abana should be discontinued after the treatment.

  9. Jayshree matani says

    Want to use abana tablet for my husband he is age of 61yrs and his blood pressure is 145/85. How many tables to give and timings
    Is it safe to give at this blood pressure.
    Thank you

  10. B.S.Rawat says

    I M 50YRS having moderate-high cholesterol problems genetic can it be reduced to normal by Abana.
    Please reply soon

  11. Nitin Chawda says

    Sir, I am 57 year and using Telvas H 40/12.5 since last 3 months for high bp. Presently my bp is 130/90 after medicine. Can I use Abana to control my bp normal . please reply and advice me

  12. Arjuna User says

    Hi sir..I have been using Arjuna by Himalaya for 3 months now…It seemed that Abana from the same company is more superior based from the ingredients listed. Should i use both because Abana is claimed to reduce cholesterol too where Arjuna may not function like that,(I doubt that it could)..Or should I stop consuming Arjuna and just focus on Abana?

  13. Sham says

    Pls tell timing to take Abana combination of Abana and liv 52ds is good for high cholesterol and high triglycerides and fatty liver?

    1. Ayur Times says

      The best time to take Abana and Liv 52 DS is before a meal for high cholesterol, elevated triglycerides and fatty liver.

      However, if you are prone to hyperacidity, gastritis, burning sensation, then you should take it after a meal.

  14. Sham says


  15. Vikas says

    My age is 34 and recently detected with high cholesterol 282 and high sugar HgA1c 6.7. Can Abana and Diabecon be taken together and in what doses?

    1. Ayur Times says

      Yes, Abana and diabecon can be taken together. You can find information about dosage here:
      1. Abana Dosage
      2. Diabecon Dosage

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