Agni Vardhak Vati
Agni Vardhak Vati, as a name suggests, it ignites a digestive fire. It improves digestion and stimulates metabolism in the body. It mainly acts on the digestive system and improves the secretion of gastric juice and stimulates the liver. It is beneficial in the treatment of loss of appetite, poor digestion, flatulence, gas, belching, sour eructation and abdominal distension. It helps to reduce constipation (better to say incomplete evacuation) that associated with poor digestive functions. If the patient has mucus in the stool and feeling incomplete evacuation, then it is also effective for reducing mucus content in the stool and helps to get a better bowel movement. Furthermore, it also reduces the excessive gurgling noise in the abdomen.
|Black Salt (Kala Namak)||1 Part|
|Ammonium Chloride – Nausadar||1 Part|
|Black Pepper – Mirch||1 Part|
|Rubber Bush (Aak) – Calotropis Procera flower’s internal parts||1 Part|
|Nimbu Satva (Citric acid)||64 Parts|
The general pharmacological action occurs on the stomach where Agni Vardhak Vati increases the gastric secretions. It is a hepatoprotective medicine. It improves liver functions acting as an antioxidant for the liver due to the presence of citric acid in it. (1)
- Digestive stimulant
- Metabolism booster
- Mild eccritic (promote discharge or ejection of waste matter from the body)
|VIRYA (Potency)||USHNA (Hot)|
|DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humor)||Reduces KAPHA DOSHA & pacifies VATA DOSHA; Detoxifies and increases PITTA DOSHA|
- Poor digestion
- Loss of appetite
- Feeling of abdominal heaviness after taking food
- Altered and abnormal taste of mouth
- Abdominal pain (spasmodic abdominal pain) – if there is abdominal tenderness in the epigastric region, then it should not be used.
- Incomplete evacuation or constipation associated with mucus in the stool and poor digestive function
- Diarrhea with mucus content
Agni Vardhak Vati Benefits & Uses
Agni Vardhak Vati is useful in diseases related to the digestion. It acts on the stomach, intestine, and liver. It helps to improve hunger, detoxifies the digestive system, and improves the elimination of toxins (Ama).
The most common cause of poor digestion is the decreased secretion of gastric juices in the stomach. The common signs of poor digestion include abdominal heaviness, laziness, and tiredness after eating food. Agni Vardhak Vati stimulates the secretion of stomach juices and improves the digestion.
Loss of Appetite & Anorexia
Almost all ingredients in Agni Vardhak Vati act as appetizers. Most of them act on the stomach to improve gastric secretions and liver functions. However, if a patient suffers from acid reflux, burning sensation, or heartburn it might not be effective. If a patient has white coated tongue along with sour eructations, then it can also help.
Some people suffer from incomplete bowel movement or constipation associated with mucus discharge in the stool. In such cases, Agni Vardhak Vati improves overall digestive functions and liver functions. It increases the secretion of bile from the liver. It reduces mucus content in the stools and improves the bowel movement.
According to ayurveda, diarrhea occurs due to the accumulation of Ama (toxins of undigested foods). It applies to the condition where the patient has diarrhea with mucus discharge. In this case, Agni Vardhak Vati can help to digest and eliminate Ama and reduces mucus discharge in the stool and treats diarrhea. In cases of infectious diarrhea (gastroenteritis), it might not give the desired results.
The excess Vata or gas accumulation in the alimentary canal can cause abdominal pain. In this type of abdominal pain, Agni Vardhak Vati provides relief. However, if the patient also has tenderness in epigastric region or increased Pitta symptoms or acid reflux, then it should not be given. In such cases, it can have opposite effects and increases abdominal pain.
Dosage & Administration
|The general dosage of Agni Vardhak Vati is as follows.|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||4 tablets (2000 mg) Per Day (in divided doses)|
How to Take Agni Vardhak Vati (AVV)
|Doses (how many times should I take AVV?)||2 to 3 times or maximum 4 times a day|
|Right Time (When should I take AVV?)||In cases of anorexia or loss of appetite, AVV should be taken before a meal. It should be taken after a meal in cases of poor digestion, abdominal heaviness, and intestinal gas.|
|Adjuvant||With lukewarm water|
The short-term use of Agni Vardhak Vati is likely safe when taken under the supervision of an ayurvedic physician. The long-term use (more than 4 weeks) is not recommendable.
Side Effects of Agni Vardhak Vati
In excess or the wrong use of Agni Vardhak Vati can cause following side effects:
- Loss of appetite in patients with GERD, acid reflux, and gastritis (otherwise, it helps to improve appetite)
- Acid Reflux, Heartburn or gastritis (in cases of Pitta patients)
Pregnancy and Lactation
Agni Vardhak Vati contains some parts of Calotropis Procera, which can be toxic for pregnant women and cause fetotoxicity and might not be suitable for lactating mothers. Therefore, it should not be taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Agni Vardhak Vati should not be used in the following health conditions:
- Epigastric tenderness
- GERD, Acid Reflux
- Any condition with excess formation of gastric juices