Arogyavardhini Vati Benefits, Uses & Side Effects
Arogyavardhini Vati (also known as Arogyavardhini Gutika Rasa) is an ayurvedic herbal mineral formulation. It is effective solution for almost all types of diseases. It is useful in diseases of heart, stomach, liver, intestines, spleen, gall bladder, skin, teeth and gums.
Arogyavardhini Vati is also helpful in thyroid disorders, obesity, diabetes, edema due to any underlying cause, psoriasis etc.
- Arogyavardhini Gutika
- Arogyavardhini Vatika
- Arogyavardhini Rasa
- Sarvroghar Vati
Table of Contents
- 1 Ingredients
- 2 Medicinal Properties
- 3 Therapeutic Indications
- 4 Benefits & Medicinal Uses
- 5 Dosage
- 6 Caution & Side Effects
- 7 FAQs About Arogyavardhini Vati
500 mg Arogyavardhini Vati contains.
|Picrorhiza Kurroa (Kutki)||55%|
|Plumbago Zeylanica (Chitrak)||10%|
|Shilajit (purified asphaltum)||7.5%|
|Emblica officinalis (Amla, Indian Gooseberry)||5%|
|Terminalia Bellirica (Bibhitaki)||5%|
|Terminalia Chebula (Haritaki)||5%|
|Parad Purified (Shuddha Parad)||0.5%|
|Purified Sulfur (Shuddha Gandhak)||0.5%|
|Loha Bhasma (Lauh Bhasma)||0.5%|
Arogyavardhini Vati has following healing properties.
- Digestive Stimulant
- Mild laxative
- Liver tonic
- Hematogenic (helps in formation of red blood cells)
- Mild Expectorant
Arogyavardhini Vati is helpful in following health conditions.
- High cholesterol levels
- Chronic Constipation
- Inflammation of gallbladder
- Loss of appetite
- Gas or flatulence
- Abdominal distension
Benefits & Medicinal Uses
Arogyavardhini Vati mainly works on digestive system. Ayurveda believes a proper digestion is a main component of health. If digestion becomes poor, it leads to various diseases in the body. Generally, poor digestion may cause malabsorption and production of more toxins (AMA) in the body, which ultimately cause a variety of disorders. The second factor is constipation. Constipation is also a root of many diseases in the body. Arogyavardhini Vati works on both. It improves digestion and corrects metabolic activities in the body. It also cures constipation and prevents diseases.
Arogyavardhini Vati reduces cholesterol levels by improving liver functions. It also prevents deposition of plaque in the blood vessels. It also prevents atherosclerosis (hardening of blood vessels). Thus, it helps patients with high cholesterol levels and heart diseases.
However, it may not have direct influence on reducing elevated blood pressure, but it reduces lipids in the blood vessels and sometimes, high cholesterol levels and atherosclerosis are the main causes of hypertension. It works slowly and its action can appear only after 3 to 4 month regular therapy with it.
Some patients with high blood pressure have following symptoms.
- Redness in eyes
- Pain around eyes
Arogyavardhini Vati helps in all these symptoms. It should be taken with one of following adjuvants.
- Milk boiled with Aragvadha (Amaltas) fruit pulp – Cassia fistula
- Aragwadhadi Kashayam
- Drakshadi Kashayam
Patient may require taking Arogyavardhini Vati with one of above adjuvants 3 to 6 times a day to get immediate symptomatic relief.
Ancient scholars actually formulated formula of Arogyavardhini Vati to work on constipation. However, it is beneficial in all types of constipation, but it mainly works well in chronic type. It has following actions in chronic constipation.
- It provides strength to the intestines due to Shilajit and other minerals present in it.
- It stimulates the secretion of bile from the liver and bile improves peristaltic movements of intestine, which ultimately helps facilitating the movement of stool from the intestines to lower end of the large intestine.
- It softens the stools and reduces hard stool formation.
- It reduces excessive stickiness or fattiness of stools to the intestinal walls, which facilitates stool movement.
- It improves digestion and facilitates a proper absorption of nutrients in the body.
Liver Disorders & Hepatitis
Arogyavardhini Vati is generally good for following liver conditions.
- Fatty liver syndrome
- Edema associated with liver disease
- Inflammatory diseases of liver
- Viral hepatitis
- Alcoholic hepatitis
Arogyavardhini Vati has anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. Some of its ingredients also have anti-bacterial properties. All these properties make it effective in almost all types of liver disorders. However, it may not work alone, so the following herbs can help to potentiate its action in liver diseases. These herbs should be used as adjuvants or supportive remedies in liver diseases.
- Phyllanthus niruri (Bhumyamalaki)
- Tephrosia purpurea (sharpunkha)
- Eclipta Prostrata (Bhringraj)
- Andrographis paniculata (Kalmegh or Nilavembu)
- Solanum nigrum (Makoi)
- Piper longum (Pipali)
- Terminalia chebula (Haritaki)
- Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi)
Loss of appetite & Indigestion
Arogyavardhini Vati contains Kutki herb and long pepper, which increases appetite and reduces indigestion.
Gas, Flatulence & Bloating
Herbs present in Arogyavardhini Vati have anti-flatulent action and reduces gas formation in the alimentary canal. Hence, Arogyavardhini Vati reduces intestinal gas, flatulence, bloating and abdominal distension.
The dosage of Arogyavardhini Vati varies from 250 mg to 1000 grams twice or thrice a day. The maximum dosage of Arogyavardhini Vati should not exceed from 3 grams a day.
|Minimum Effective Dosage||125 mg *|
|Moderate Therapeutic Dosage (Adults)||250 mg to 500 mg *|
|Moderate Therapeutic Dosage (Children)||125 mg to 250 mg *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||1000 mg **|
* Twice a day ** Thrice a day
Caution & Side Effects
The unwise use and wrong analysis of DOSHA (humors) involvement in diseases can lead to side effects. You should remember that Arogyavardhini Vati works well in VATA humor and KAPHA humor. It can also be used in case of SAMA PITTA or PITTA associated with dominance of KAPHA humor. It can worsen the following symptoms of NIRAMA PITTA.
- Burning sensation (But if KAPHA is dominant or AMA is associated with PITTA, then arogyavardhini vati may be useful, otherwise it is contraindicated.)
- Ulceration in mouth (only if inflamed ulcer with redness, burning and intense pain)
- Increase bleeding (very rare)
- Vertigo (very rare)
However, Arogyavardhini Vati does not cause these side effects itself, but it is contraindicated in these health condition because it may worsen these symptoms.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Arogyavardhini Vati is likely to be UNSAFE in pregnancy. Therefore, there are many safer alternatives available, so you should never use Arogyavardhini Vati in pregnancy.
The safety profile is not available for breastfeeding, so you should stay on safer side and avoid using Arogyavardhini Vati during lactation period.
There are no absolute contraindications for Arogyavardhini Vati, but it may not be suitable in following conditions:
- Kidney Diseases, especially renal failure
FAQs About Arogyavardhini Vati
Is long-term and regular use of Arogyavardhini Vati safe?
The long-term and regular use of Arogyavardhini Vati is not advisable because 500 mg Arogyavardhini Vati contains 2.5 mg Purified Parad. It is purified mercury compound. However, the absorption of purified mercury is very less in alimentary canal, but we should stay on safer side until the research studies declare it safe.
However, the long-term use of Arogyavardhini Vati does not show any acute or chronic side effects even in patients using it for more than 3 years on regular basis with dosage of 2 tablets (1000 mg) twice daily.
Nevertheless, we recommend skipping it for several days for safety and eliminating any unwanted effect if any. For safety, one should skip its dosage after every 6 weeks for 15 days. It will help clearing the mercury from the body.