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.
|Arjuna – Terminalia Arjuna||30 mg|
|Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng) – Withania Somnifera||20 mg|
|Badranj Boya – Nepeta Hindostana||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|
|Shuddha Guggulu||30 mg|
|Shuddha Shilajit (Asphaltum)||20 mg|
|Mandukaparni (Gotu Kola) – Centella Asiatica||10 mg|
|Shankhpushpi – Convolvulus 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|
|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|
|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.|
- Hyperlipidemia (elevated lipids level in the blood)
- Dyslipidemia (Abnormal lipids level in the blood)
- Hypercholesterolemia (High Cholesterol level)
- High blood pressure (Mild to moderate hypertension)
- Adjuvant (supportive therapy) in angina pectoris
- Cardio protective in patients with high risk heart diseases, Cerebro-vascular diseases and Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
- 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
Abana appears to be POSSIBLY SAFE when taken as per its dosage. There are no adverse effects reported with Abana use in most people.