Herbo-mineral Formulations

Makardhwaj Vati Benefits, Uses and Side Effects

Makardhwaj Vati (Makardhwaj Gutika) is an herbomineral formulation used in ayurveda for its aphrodisiac and rejuvenating properties. It is beneficial for men’s health problems including erectile dysfunction or impotency. It might also be useful in cases of premature ejaculation and oligospermia. However, it is mainly used for strengthening and stimulating the penile tissue.

Warning & Disclaimer: This medicine contains metal content. Ayur Times does not recommend the use of this medicine. Read More

Makardhwaj Vati Ingredients (Composition)

Makardhwaj Vati is made from the following ingredients:

Makardhwaj 48 grams
Jaiphal (Nutmeg) – Myristica fragrans 48 grams
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper nigrum 48 grams
Karpur (Camphor) – Cinnamomum camphora 48 grams
Kasturi (Musk) 3 grams
Water Q.S.

This formulation is available in the market. The weight of Baidyanath Makardhwaj Vati is approx. 160 mg.

How to Make Makardhwaj Vati

  1. Take the first three ingredients and mix them well in a mortar with the help of pestle.
  2. Then add other camphor and musk. Pestle to mix them well with other ingredients.
  3. Add water or betel leaf juice and pestle in the mortar for about 24 hours.

Makardhwaj Vati Indications

Makardhwaj Vati is indicated in the following health problems:

  1. Erectile dysfunction (impotence).
  2. Hypotension (low blood pressure).

However, it is also indicated in premature ejaculation and oligospermia (low sperm count). In my opinion, it might not be effective in these cases. Because if it is used alone, it increases Pitta Dosha. In fact, increased Pitta Dosha with aggravated vata dosha is responsible for these problems. However, Makardhwaj Gutika might be effective in some patients who suffer from obesity and increased kapha dosha instead of increased pitta dosha.

Makardhwaj Vati Benefits & Uses

The benefits of Makardhwaj Vati include its ability to strengthen penile tissue and treat erectile dysfunction in men. It also stimulates the heart. So, it might increase blood pressure in higher dosage. Due to this effect, the ayurvedic doctors also use it to raise blood pressure in patients with hypotension.

Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)

Makardhwaj Vati has stimulatory action. It stimulates blood supply to the penile tissue and induces erection. Therefore, it is an effective medicine for erectile dysfunction. Because it has stimulatory action, its effects will not sustain forever. To get proper treatment, it should be used in combination with Ashwagandha, Shatavari and Vidhara Mool.

Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)

Makardhwaj Vati has also stimulatory action on the heart and blood vessels. So, it can increase blood pressure. However, primary medicine for low blood pressure is Vishtinduk Vati, which is used with strengthening medicine like Ashwagandha and milk. If the patient does not get results with this combination, then Makardhwaj Vati provides additional support in the treatment of low blood pressure.

Makardhwaj Vati Dosage

The classical ayurvedic dosage of Makardhwaj Vati is as follows:

Adults 1 – 2 tablets
Geriatric Dosage ½ – 1 tablet
Maximum Possible Dosage 4 tablets per day

How to Take

Anupan (Adjuvant) Betel leaf juice (Paan), drink milk after taking it.
Dosage Frequency  Twice daily
Medication Time 2 hours after a meal

Makardhwaj Vati Side Effects

As discussed, Makardhwaj Vati is a herbomineral formulation. It contains Makardhwaj, which is heavy metal formulation. Therefore, you should not use it for a longer duration (more than 4 weeks). It might cause severe side effects if used for a longer duration. Ayurveda has better and safer alternatives for every disease in which it is indicated.

The safety profile of Makardhwaj Vati is not well-established. You should not take it unless recommended by your doctor. The side effects of Makardhwaj Vati include:

  1. Vertigo or dizziness.
  2. Restlessness
  3. Heartburn.
  4. Acid reflux.
  5. High blood pressure


Makardhwaj Vati should not be used in the following conditions:

  1. Kidney disease or renal failure.
  2. Glomerulonephritis.
  3. Aggressive behavior disorders.
  4. Hypertension (high blood pressure).
  5. Tachycardia (fast heartbeat).

Pregnancy & Lactation

Makardhwaj Vati is UNSAFE for pregnant women and lactating mothers

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh is a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist with B.A.M.S. and M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants. He has a wealth of experience in using Ayurveda to treat patients, including the use of herbal medicine and personalized Ayurvedic diets. His passion for spreading accurate and scientific information about Ayurveda and Medicinal Plants led him to create Ayur Times, a trusted resource for those seeking reliable information on the topic. Through his dedicated work, Dr. Singh has helped thousands of patients find relief and improve their health with Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine.

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