Vati & Gutika

Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati

Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati is formulated from Mahasudarshan Churna and used as an antipyretic medicine in ayurveda. Mahasudarshan Churna has a bitter taste and some people feel difficulty to take it. However, Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati is also bitter in taste but is easier to swallow along with water than Mahasudarshan Churna.

Maha Sudarshan Ghan Vati is beneficial for lowering fever. It has digestive action and known as a bitter tonic. It improves appetite and reduces indigestion. Therefore, it is also beneficial for treating loss of appetite, indigestion and abdominal heaviness occurring in fever. It is helpful for treating mild headache and body pains linked with fever. In addition, it helps to clear the bowel, so it can also be used to manage mild constipation when patient feel bowel is not cleared properly or emptied completely. It helps to induce a complete evacuation.

Note: Mahasudarshan Churna has better efficacy than Maha Sudarshan Ghan Vati. Therefore, most of the ayurvedic doctors insist to use Maha Sudarshan Churna instead of Maha Sudarshan Ghan Vati.

Ingredients (Composition)

Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati contains same ingredients as present in Mahasudarshan Churna.

Haritaki or Harad (Chebulic Myrobalan) – Terminalia Chebula1 Part
Bibhitaki (Bahera) – Terminalia Bellirica1 Part
AmlaEmblica Officinalis1 Part
Haldi (Turmeric) – Curcuma Longa1 Part
Daruhaldi (Daruharidra) – Berberis Aristata1 Part
Badi Kateri – Brihati (Indian Nightshade) – Solanum Indicum1 Part
Kantakari or Chhoti Kateri (Thorny Nightshade) – Solanum Surattense1 Part
Kachur (Zedoary) – Curcuma Zedoaria1 Part
Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale1 Part
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum1 Part
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum1 Part
Piplamool (Long Pepper Roots) – Piper Longum1 Part
Murcha (Mor Bel)1 Part
Giloy (Guduchi) – Tinospora Cordifolia1 Part
Dhamasa (Duralabha) – Fagonia Cretica1 Part
Kutki – Picrorhiza Kurroa1 Part
Pitpapra (Shahtra) – Fumaria Indica1 Part
Kurchi (Kutaj) – Holarrhena Antidysenterica (Pubescens)1 Part
Yashtimadhu (Licorice) – Glycyrrhiza Glabra1 Part
Nagarmotha or Mustak (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus1 Part
Trayamana (Himalayan Gentian) – Gentiana Kurroo1 Part
Netrabala (Sugandha Bala) – Pavonia Odorata1 Part
Pushkarmool (Elecampane) – Inula Racemosa1 Part
Neem – Azadirachta Indica Inner Bark1 Part
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi1 Part
Indrayava – Holarrhena Antidysenterica Seeds1 Part
Bharangi – Clerodendrum Serratum1 Part
Sahjan Seeds – Moringa Oleifera1 Part
Fitkari Ka Fula1 Part
Vacha1 Part
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum1 Part
Padmaka – Prunus Cerasoides1 Part
Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album1 Part
AtivishaAconitum Heterophyllum1 Part
Bala (Country Mallow) – Sida Cordifolia1 Part
Shalaparni – Desmodium Gangeticum1 Part
Prishnaparni (Indian Uraria) – Uraria Picta1 Part
Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes1 Part
Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii1 Part
Chitrakmool – Plumbago Zeylanica1 Part
Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara1 Part
Chavya (Java Long Pepper) – Piper Chaba1 Part
Patol (Pointed Gourd Leaves) – Trichosanthes Dioica1 Part
Safed Kamal (White Lotus) – Nymphaea Lotus1 Part
Kakoli (White Himalayan Lily) – Lilium Polyphyllum1 Part
Jivaka (Jeevaka) – Malaxis Acuminata1 Part
Rishbhak – Malaxis Muscifera1 Part
Ushira or Khas (Vetiver) – Vetiveria Zizanioides1 Part
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum1 Part
Vanshlochan (Tabasheer) – Bamboo Manna1 Part
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala1 Part
Javitri (Mace) – Myristica fragrans1 Part
Talispatra – Abies Webbiana1 Part
Chirayata (Kiratatikta) – Swertia Chirata26.5 Parts
Reference: Sharangdhar Samhita

Pharmacological Actions

Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati has antipyretic property. It reduces AMA, which blocks the channels in the body. It also unblocks the microchannels. It results in sweating and ultimately reduces fever.

Dosha Karma

Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati acts on Tridosha. It pacifies Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha, and Kapha Dosha. Therefore, it can be used for reducing fever in all types of diseases that cause fever.

Medicinal Properties

Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati has following healing properties.

  1. Antipyretic
  2. Detoxifying
  3. Diaphoretic (induces perspiration)
  4. Anti-typhoid
  5. Anti-viral
  6. Antimalarial
  7. Anti-microbial
  8. Neuroprotective
  9. Cardioprotective
  10. Haematinic
  11. Hepatoprotective
  12. Spleno-protective
  13. Appetizer
  14. Antioxidant
  15. Antipruritic

Therapeutic Indications

Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati is helpful in following health conditions.

  1. Acute fever
  2. Chronic fever
  3. Fever of unknown etiology
  4. Loss of appetite (linked with fever)
  5. Headache (linked with fever)
  6. Body aches (linked with fever)
  7. Common cold (initial stages when discharge is watery)
  8. Cough (linked with fever)
  9. Malaria
  10. Typhoid fever
  11. Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati Benefits & Uses

Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati has similar benefits as of Mahasudarshan Churna. For more details Read Article:  Mahasudarshan Churna Benefits & Uses

Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati Dosage

The general dosage of Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati is as follows.
Children1 to 2 tablets (250 to 500 mg)
Adults2 to 4 tablets (250 mg to 1 gram)
Maximum Possible Dosage16  tablets (4 grams) Per Day (in divided doses)

Note: Different manufacturers can have a different weight of the tablet. Generally, it is available in 250 mg or 500 mg per tablet. Check the label provided by the manufacturer for the correct dosage.

How to Take Maha Sudarshan Ghan Vati

Doses (how many times should I take Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati)2 to 4 times a day or it can also be repeated up to 6 times if you are taking a lower dosage, but the total dosage should not exceed 4 grams per day.)
Right Time (When should I take MGV?)Regardless the time, you can take MGV anytime whenever you have a fever. It should be repeated at the interval of 6 hours for getting best results.
AdjuvantWith lukewarm water

Safety Profile

Maha Sudarshan Ghan Vati is likely safe. It can be taken by children, pregnant women and adults suffering from fever.

Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati Side Effects

There are no side effects reported with Mahasudarshan Ghan Vati.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Maha Sudarshan Ghan Vati is likely safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


There are no absolute contraindications for Maha Sudarshan Ghan Vati.

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