Mukta Vati Benefits, Uses, Dosage & Side Effects
Divya Mukta Vati is a proprietary ayurvedic medicine manufactured by Divya Pharmacy running under the supervision of Swami Ramdev Ji. It becomes famous for controlling high blood pressure through the media and Swami Ramdev Yoga Camps. In this article, we will review its ingredients, benefits, uses and side effects in detail, so that people can analyze thoroughly if it is suitable or not suitable for them.
Mukta Vati is an antihypertensive and antidepressant ayurvedic medicine. It lowers blood pressure and it is beneficial in stress related disorders. It is processed with Rauvolfia serpentina (also called Indian snakeroot or sarpagandha) and other herbs to enhance its potency. Sarpagandha is itself a good antihypertensive herb used in ayurveda.
Divya Mukta Vati contains following ingredients.
|Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) – Mandukaparni||46 mg|
|Convolvulus pluricaulis (Shankhapushpi)||46 mg|
|Acorus calamus (Vacha)||46 mg|
|Onosma bracteatum (Gaajwaan)||69 mg|
|Celastrus paniculatus (Jyotishmti)||19 mg|
|Tinospora cordifolia (Giloy or Guduchi)||20 mg|
|Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)||46 mg|
|Mukta pishti (Moti Pishti)||2 mg|
|Praval Pishti||6 mg|
The mixture of above ingredients is further processed with decoction prepared from following herbs.
- Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola)
- Convolvulus pluricaulis (Shankhapushpi)
- Tinospora cordifolia (Giloy)
- Rauwolfia serpentina (sarpagandha)
- Nardostachys jatamansi (spikenard)
Divya Mukta Vati has following healing properties.
- Mind relaxant
- Mild Anti-inflammatory
Divya Mukta Vati is helpful in following health conditions.
Brain & Nerves
- Mental stress
- Mental agitation
- Emotional trauma
- Insomnia or Sleeplessness
Heart & Blood
- High blood pressure (Hypertension)
Medicinal Uses & Health Benefits
Mukta Vati is beneficial in depression and calm the mental agitation and irritability. Most people suffer with stress-induced hypertension. It is more effective in this case. However, Mukta Vati is also processed with sarpagandha and Jatamansi, which are antihypertensive herbs. Here are some benefits of Mukta Vati discussed for your information.
Depression, Anxiety, Mental stress, Mental agitation or Irritability
All herbs in Mukta Vati have antidepressant, anti-anxiety and anti–stress characteristics. These herbs calm the mind and gives soothing and relaxing feeling to the person. Therefore, it is a good medicine for depression, anxiety, mental stress and agitation.
Insomnia or Sleeplessness
Mukta Vati also induces sound sleep due to the presence of mind relaxant herbs. All herbs including Brahmi, Shankhapushpi, Ashwagandha, and Mukta pishti and praval pisthi have great influence to relax the mind and bringing the good sleep.
High blood pressure (Hypertension)
Obviously, all herbs have some extent of antihypertensive action and stress relieving property, which helps bringing down the elevated blood pressure.
One can start it with one tablet twice a day and continue taking it with milk for a month. If one feels his blood pressure is not under control, he can start or increase the dosage to two tablets twice or thrice a day. In some people, its effects appear within a week and some reported it beneficial after 30 days continuous use.
Dosage & Administration
|The general dosage of Mukta Vati is as follows.|
|Blood Pressure (mm Hg)||Dosage|
|Pre-hypertension (Systolic 120 to 139 & Diastolic 80 to 89)||Not required, dietary changes are suggestible.|
|Hypertension Stage 1 (Systolic 140 to 159 & Diastolic 90 to 99)||1 tablet twice daily.|
|Hypertension Stage 2 (Systolic 160 or higher & Diastolic 100 or higher)||2 tablets twice daily.|
|Hypertensive Crisis (Systolic higher than 180 & Diastolic higher than 110)||Mukta Vati may not work and patient requires emergency treatment.|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||6 tablets Per Day (in divided doses)|
|Note: Dosage can be increased if blood pressure is not reducing with dosage recommended above, but it should not be increased more than the maximum possible dosage per day.|
|Best Time to Take: You can Mukta Vati an hour after meal. For more effectiveness, Mukta Vati can also be taken an hour before meal, empty stomach in the morning, and an hour before breakfast or dinner.|
|Adjuvant: Fresh Water or Cow’s Milk. Lukewarm Cow’s milk is more preferable for reducing the side effects of Sarpagandha, an ingredient in which Mukta Vati is processed.|
Side Effects of Mukta Vati
Divya Mukta Vati is WELL-TOLERATED by most people.
Manufacturer claims that it has no side effect, but it is not true. It is processed with decoction of Rauwolfia serpentina (sarpagandha), which causes nasal congestion in some people. This effect appears at greater extent when Mukta Vati is taken with water.
However, if it is taken with lukewarm cow’s milk, nasal congestion occurs at lesser extent. If nasal congestion persists even if you are taking it with lukewarm cow’s milk, then you should discontinue the use of Mukta Vati.
Many patients have reported following side effects after using it.
- Nasal congestion (most common)
- Dry Mouth (most common)
- Light headedness (common)
- Feeling of lethargy in the morning (less common)
- Breathing trouble at night due to congestion