Chandraprabha Vati (also called Chandraprabha Gulika and Chandraprabha Vatika) is an ayurvedic classical medicine used for the treatment of diseases of kidneys, bladder, urinary tract, pancreas, bones, joints, and thyroid gland. It is also recommended in the the management of diabetes, men’s problems, women’s problems and mental disorders
Chandraprabha Vati is beneficial in difficulty in urination, kidney stones, frequent urination, urinary incontinence, prostate enlargement, male infertility, impotency, nightfall, diabetes, painful periods (dysmenorrhea), Oligomenorrhea, amenorrhea, polycystic ovarian disease, anxiety, mental stress, and depression.
Herbs in Chandraprabha Vati
|SCIENTIFIC NAMES||COMMON NAME|
|3 grams each:||–|
|Acorus Calamus||Sweet Flag or Calamus or Vacha|
|Andrographis paniculata||Bhunimba (Nilavembu)|
|Berberis aristata||Tree Turmeric|
|Cedrus Deodara||Himalayan Cedar bark, Devdaru|
|Coriandrum sativum||Coriander seeds|
|Curcuma Longa||Turmeric, Haldi|
|Cinnamomum Camphora||Camphor (Kapur)|
|Cyperus rotundus||Nut grass (root) or Mustak|
|Embelia ribes||False black pepper (Vidang)|
|Emblica officinalis||Indian gooseberry fruit (Amla)|
|Piper Chaba Seeds||Java Long Pepper, Chavya|
|Piper Chaba Fruit||Java Long pepper fruit, Gajapipali|
|Piper Longum||Long pepper (Pippali)|
|Piper Longum||Long Pepper root (Piplamool)|
|Piper Nigrum||Black pepper (Kali Mirch)|
|Plumbago zeylanica||Lead Wort (root), Chitraka|
|Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi)||Giloy|
|Terminalia Chebula||Chebulic Myrobalan, Haritaki|
|Terminalia Bellirica||Belliric Myrobalan, Vibhitaki|
|Zingiber Officinale||Ginger, Shunti|
|12 grams Each:||–|
|Bambusa bambos||Bamboo manna, Banslochan|
|Elettaria cardamomum||Cardamom seeds|
|96 grams Each:|
|Commiphora mukul||Shuddha Guggulu|
Minerals in Chandraprabha Vati
|Common Name||Other names|
|3 grams each:||–|
|Hordeum Vulgare Salt||Yava Kshara (Barley salt)|
|–||Swarjika Kshara (Sajji Kshara)|
|Rock Salt||Saindhava Lavana|
|Sochal Salt||Savvarchala Lavana|
|Vida Salt||Vida Lavana|
|24 grams each:||–|
|Loha Bhasma||Iron Bhasma|
|96 grams each:||–|
|Asphaltum Punjabianum||Shilajit (Shilajatu)|
Chandraprabha Vati has following healing properties.
- Antacid (mild effects)
- Anti-inflammatory (potent anti-inflammatory for soft tissues and muscles)
- Anti-arthritic (especially for spine and effects are visible in low backache)
- Digestive Stimulant (mild effects – its effects are visible in patient with anorexia nervosa or mental stress due to over work load)
- Emmenagogue (mild effects – but it harmonizes the menstrual flow by strengthening female reproductive system)
- Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels – due to presence of Loha bhasma (iron Calx))
- Hematogenic (helps in formation of red blood cells)
- Lowers bilirubin (mild effects – other liver medicines are also required)
- Fat Burner (due to shilajit and Loha bhasma)
- Anti-gout (it increases urinary excretion of uric acid)
- Analgesic (in gout and osteoarthritis)
- Muscle relaxant (its effects appears on uterine muscles during painful periods)
- Anthelmintic (due to Vidanga)
- Mild anti-hypertensive
Chandraprabha Vati is helpful in following health conditions.
- General debility
- Physical weakness
- Generalized fatigue syndrome
- Restless leg syndrome
- Burning or heat sensation in feet or palms
- Health Tonic
- Mental stress due to excess work load
- Depression with passive symptoms
- Memory loss in students
- Mental fatigue in students
- High blood pressure (Mild anti-hypertensive effects)
- Tachycardia or palpitation
- Heart tonic
- Heel pain
- Tenderness in the heels
- Low backache
- Knee osteoarthritis (used with ashwagandha extract)
- Muscular pain associated with fatigue
- Amenorrhea (absent menses)
- Dysmenorrhea (painful menses) dysmenorrhea
- Excessive uterine bleeding
- Uterine polyp (with Kachnaar Guggul)
- Polycystic ovarian disease
- Imbalanced female hormones
- Habitual miscarriage
- Prostate enlargement (used with varuna/crataeva nurvala)
- Impotency (with ashwagandha and Konch pak)
- Erectile dysfunction (with ashwagandha)
- Frequent urination
- Urinary incontinence
- Glycosuria (sugar in urine)
- Albuminuria or proteinuria
- Chronic renal (kidney) failure
- Nephrotic Syndrome (Nephrosis)
- Kidney stones
- Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Chandraprabha Vati
However, there is a long list of therapeutic indication of Chandraprabha Vati. Here, we will discuss a few main medicinal uses and health benefits of Chandraprabha Vati.
General Debility & Fatigue
Chandraprabha Vati is used as total health tonic and supplement for reducing general debility and increasing physical strength. The effects are due shilajit and loha bhasma. It reduces fatigue and revitalizes the body with refreshing feeling. Its effects usually appear when it is taken with Cow’s milk.
Mental Fatigue & Stress
(Student stress and memory loss)
It also helps students to decrease the study related stress and improves memory.
High Blood Pressure & Tachycardia
Chandraprabha Vati has mild anti-hypertensive effects. Its main effects appear in people with excessive alcohol intake. Alcohol may increase the blood pressure and result in headache etc. Chandraprabha Vati effectively helps in this case for lowering the blood pressure and providing the strength to the heart.
It also reduces heart palpitation and normalizes the heart rate. So, it is also beneficial in the management of tachycardia. Its effects on these health conditions might be due to Shilajit and Loha bhasma.
Gout & Raised Uric Acid Level
Chandraprabha Vati increases excretion of harmful toxins like creatinine, urea and uric acid from the body. It corrects the natural functions of kidney and helps to eliminate the excess uric acid. However, it may not have effect on uric acid production, but it can reduce uric acid level by stimulating excretion of uric acid through kidneys. Generally, it is used along with Gokshuradi guggul/Vati, Guduchi Satva and Punarnava powder or Punarnavarishta for improving excretion of uric acid.
Chandraprabha Vati is also useful in low backache, spinal arthritis and knee osteoarthritis. It has potent anti-inflammatory and mild analgesic characteristics. It reduces pain and inflammation in joint disorders.
Amenorrhea, Oligomenorrhea & Dysmenorrhea
However, Chandraprabha Vati has mild Emmenagogue effects, but it can correct the hormonal balance in the women, which ultimately corrects the problems like absent periods, light menstruation and painful periods.
It also has mild anti-spasmodic action due to the presence of ingredients such as ginger, pepper, long pepper, loha bhasma etc. It reduces menstrual cramps and lower abdominal pain during menstrual period.
Excessive Uterine Bleeding & Uterine Polyp
Excessive uterine bleeding has many causes, but the most common cause is uterine polyp. Chandraprabha Vati works with Kanchnaar guggul to reduce the size of polyps. However, if bleeding is main concern, then other medications are also required to stop the bleeding. This medicine includes Praval Pishti, Mukta Pishti, Mochras, Daruharidra etc.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Chandraprabha Vati is drug of choice for polycystic ovarian disease. It removes cysts and corrects the ovarian function. The effects on hormones are visible when it is taken with Ashokarishta and Kanchanar guggul.
Chandraprabha Vati is actually tonic for the all organs in the reproductive system and organs in the pelvis. It assists other medicines to act better and more efficiently. Therefore, it is recommended in every case with reproductive disorders. It is also great remedy for polycystic ovarian disease. If it accompanies with profuse menstruation or heavy bleeding, then the best combination in ayurveda includes:
If periods are irregular, but scanty and patient has oligomenorrhea, then Ashokarishta may not be a right choice. If it is required, then it should be taken in combination with Kumarayasava. Otherwise, the following combination works well in this case.
Some patients may not respond well to this combination, and then they may also require Agnitundi Vati for bringing periods. However, it should only be used for a short period and should be discontinued while menstruation.
Chandraprabha Vati is a great uterine tonic. According to ayurvedic beliefs, habitual miscarriage occurs due to weak uterus. Therefore, Chandraprabha Vati is used for strengthening the uterine muscles along with ashwagandha extract.
Chandraprabha Vati works well in reducing urinary discomfort due to prostate hypertrophy. It also decreases the size of enlarged prostate gland. It is more effective when used with Varuna (crataeva nurvala).
Oligospermia, Impotence & Erectile dysfunction
Chandraprabha Vati works on all male reproductive organs and rectifies the natural functions. In oligospermia, It increases count, strength and helps in physical weakness. It is generally used with ashwagandha extract and Konch pak.
Frequent Urination & Urinary Incontinence
Chandraprabha Vati reduces urinary frequency and urinary incontinence. However, it has no direct influence on frequent urination, but it corrects the underlying cause of these problems and helps combating these problems.
In diabetic patients, microalbuminuria is an earliest sign of diabetic kidney damage. The other causes of albuminuria are exposure to heat or cold, emotional stress, fever, and strenuous exercise etc. You also need to rule out the underlying cause and treatment should also be done accordingly. In most of these causes, Chandraprabha Vati along with Kamdudha Ras works well to reduce and treat protein loss in the urine. If you are diabetic, then you should check the blood glucose level regularly and keep it under good control.
|Chandraprabha Vati||500 mg (Children); 1000 mg (adults)|
|Kamdudha Ras||250 mg (Children); 500 mg (adults)|
|It should be taken twice a day after meal.|
Chandraprabha Vati is an excellent remedy for glycosuria (presence of sugar in the urine). Along with anti-diabetic medicines or following herbal combination, it shows good results for reducing presence of abnormal glucose in the urine. The following combination also reduces blood glucose level significantly.
|Chandraprabha Vati||1 gram|
|Emblica Officinalis – Amla (Amalaki)||1 gram|
|Curcuma Longa – Haldi (Turmeric)||1 gram|
|Azadirachta Indica – Neem inner bark||1000 mg|
|Swertia Chirata – Chirayata (Kiratatikta)||500 mg|
Chronic Kidney Disease
As we have discussed in case of gout, Chandraprabha Vati reduces the serum level of creatinine, blood urea and uric acid. 1-gram dosage twice a day of it helps stopping increase in creatinine levels in the blood.
Chandraprabha Vati has antilithiatic and lithotriptic effects, so it reduces formation of kidney stones and helps inhibiting formation of stones in the kidneys.
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
Chandraprabha Vati with Kachnaar guggul helps in polycystic kidney disease. The effects become visible after a few days with this combination.
Cystitis or inflammation of the bladder commonly occurs due to urinary tract infection (UTI). It can also have other causes like drugs, use of spermicidal jellies, feminine hygiene spray or catheterization etc.
Cystitis causes cloudy urine, foul-smelling urine, frequent urination, burning sensation, or pelvic discomfort. Chandraprabha Vati is effective for reducing all these symptoms. Along with Chandanadi Vati and Chandanasava, it works well for curing cystitis.
The dosage of Chandraprabha Vati written in classical texts of ayurveda is 1000 mg to 2000 mg twice or thrice a day.
|Safest Dosage||1 grams or 2 tablets twice a day|
|Supplemental Dosage||1 tablet to 2 tablets twice a day with milk|
|Therapeutic Dosage||1 grams or 2 tablets twice a day|
|Maximum Daily Dosage||6 grams|
Caution & Side Effects
Chandraprabha Vati is LIKELY SAFE for most people in supplemental as well as therapeutic dosage. There are no side effects reported with the use of Chandraprabha Vati.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Chandraprabha Vati is POSSIBLY SAFE in supplemental dosage, but there are no scientific evaluations available for the safety of therapeutic dosage.
There are no recorded contraindications of Chandraprabha Vati. However, due to the presence of iron in the Chandraprabha Vati, you should not take it in following conditions.
- Stomach ulcers
- Ulcerative colitis
- Iron overload
Due to presence of iron (Loha Bhasma), you should not take it with following modern medicines.
- Mycophenolate Mofetil
- Tetracycline antibiotics
- Quinolone antibiotic
Chandraprabha Vati may reduce the absorption and effectiveness of the above medicines.
FAQs about Chandraprabha Vati
I am using Chandraprabha since six months on regular basis. Is it safe to use it for a year or more? How long can we use Chandraprabha Vati?
There is no specified period of its use. Chandraprabha Vati contains all safe ingredients and some of them we are using in our kitchen too. It is safer medicines when compared to modern medicine. Many diabetic people are taking it throughout the life without any trouble or side effects. Therefore, you can take as long as it requires.
It is also a preventive medicine, so it is good for maintaining health and protecting you from all types of urinary or kidney diseases and neurological or muscular disorders.
How can I decide which adjuvant is good for my health condition?
For this, you should consult ayurveda expert for your health problem. The best adjuvant for Chandraprabha Vati is milk in most cases. In kidney or urinary diseases, it should be taken with Punarnavadi Kashayam.
How can I use Chandraprabha Vati for the management of renal failure? Does it lower serum creatinine, urea and uric acid?
Chandraprabha Vati should be taken in dosage of 2 tablets thrice daily after meal with Punarnavadi Kashayam. Yes, it lowers serum creatinine, urea and uric acid. The significant effects are observed in initial cases of kidney failure. It also decreases the requirement of dialysis and provides strength to the body in later stages of renal failure.
Does it work in bilateral small ejaculatory duct cyst?
According to my experience, Chandraprabha will work and course duration should be at least three months.
I have thyroid problem and taking LEVOTHYROXINE. Can I take chandraprabha vati? Can one take both medicines in a day?
Yes, 3 hours gap should be kept between Chandraprabha Vati for precaution and other allopathic medicines including LEVOTHYROXINE.
Will Chandraprabha vati help in epididymis swelling?
Yes, along with Vang Bhasma, Chandraprabha vati will help in epididymis swelling.
Does this CP vati have any influence on urethral stricture developed by surgical operation for enlarged prostate gland?
Chandraprabha may not help in urethral stricture. The best treatment in ayurveda for urethral stricture is UTTARA VASTI (Panchakarma therapy).
CP vati contains salts. Is it safe to consume these salts for hypertensive patient? Does it affect blood pressure?
Salts in Chandraprabha Vati have insignificant amount to affect blood pressure. Therefore, it is safe to consume Chandraprabha Vati including its salts. We have noticed that it actually helps in lowering the blood pressure in patients with hypertension.
Any interactions of CP Vati with antihypertensive drugs like AMLODIPINE, LISINOPRIL and STATINS. Please elaborate dear doctor.
There are no interactions reported between Chandraprabha Vati and antihypertensive drugs. However, one should keep 3 hours gap between ayurvedic and allopathic medicines for precautionary purposes because no clinical or research studies are available to suggest any possible interaction.
However, Chandraprabha Vati is the safe ayurvedic medicines used in a variety of diseases, but you should always seek the professional advice before using it. It may have other effects, which we may not have listed or described here in this article.