Lavangadi Vati Benefits, Uses and Side Effects

Lavangadi Vati an herbal formulation used in ayurveda for the pacification of persistent cough. It reduces throat irritation, liquifies the thick mucus in the lungs and soothes the airways. It is also beneficial in sore throat. In this condition, it reduces throat pain and prevents the formation of pus pockets (peritonsillar abscesses). It is also useful in mouth ulcer.

Lavangadi Vati Ingredients (Composition)

Laung (Clove) – Syzygium aromaticum 1 Part
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper nigrum 1 Part
Bibhitaki (Bahera) – Terminalia bellirica 1 Part
Katha (Catechu extract) – Acacia catechu 3 Parts
Babul bark – Acacia arabica Q.S.

How to Make Lavangadi Vati

  1. Take the first 4 ingredients and make a fine powder of each.
  2. Measure in the given ratio and mix them in a stone mortar.
  3. Prepare decoction taking 1 part of Babul bark and 10 parts of water in a pan. Place pan on the stove and cook it until ¼ part remains. Filter this decoction. Let it cool down.
  4. Then add this Babul decoction in a mortar with herbal mixture. Triturate using pestle for about 12 hours.
  5. Then make tablets each of size of a pea.

Medicinal Properties of Lavangadi Vati

Lavangadi Vati is a balanced formulation. So, it can be used regardless of any dosha.The medicinal uses of Lavangadi Vati are attributed to the following medicinal properties:

  • Antitussive.
  • Mucolytic.
  • Bronchodilator.
  • Antitussive.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Antimicrobial.
  • Anti-allergic.

Lavangadi Vati Indications

Lavangadi Vati is indicated in the following health problems:

  • Persistent Cough.
  • Throat Irritation.
  • Mouth ulcer.
  • Pharyngitis (Sore throat).
  • Tonsillitis.

Lavangadi Vati Benefits and Uses

Lavangadi vati benefits in alleviating cough attack and reduces throat irritation.

Persistent Cough

Lavangadi vati alleviates persistent attack of cough by reducing throat irritation and soothing the airways. You can use it in both types of cough:

  1. Productive cough.
  2. Non-productive cough.

The action remains the same in both types. However, you may also require other medicines as follows along with its use:

Non-productive cough Yashtimadhu + Sitopaladi Churna
Productive cough Shringyadi Churna or Talisadi Churna

Note: If sputum is yellowish and greenish in color, Yashtimadhu and Vasa (Adhatoda vasica) should also be used in both cases.

Pharyngitis (Sore throat) & Tonsillitis

Along with Sitopaladi Churna, Gandhak Rasayana and Yashad Bhasma, Lavangadi vati can also help to reduce symptoms of sore throat and tonsillitis. It has a soothing effect in the throat. It also prevents formation of peritonsillar abscesses (pus pockets in the tonsils).

Mouth Ulcer

Because of catechu extract, Lavangadi vati provides relief in mouth ulcers. However, it should be used in combination with Yashtimadhu for this purpose. You should take Yashtimadhu Churna in a dosage of a half teaspoon 2 times a day. The best time to take it is before a meal.

Lavangadi Vati Dosage

The classical ayurvedic dosage of Lavangadi Vati is as follows:

Children ½ tablet
Adults 1 tablet
Geriatric Dosage 1 tablet
Maximum Possible Dosage 7 tablets per day

How to Take Lavangadi Vati

Anupan (Adjuvant) Water
Dosage Frequency  5 to 7 times a day
Medication Time Whenever required

Lavangadi Vati Side Effects

There are no side effects observed with Lavangadi vati.

Contraindications

There are no absolute contraindications for Lavangadi Vati.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Lavangadi Vati is not well established for pregnant women and lactating mothers. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Lavangadi Vati during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Brands & Manufacturers

  • Patanjali Lavangadi Vati (Divya Lavangadi Vati).
  • Baidyanath Lavangadi Vati.

References

  1. Vaidya Jeevan.

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