Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine

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.

Ingredients

Divya Mukta Vati contains following ingredients.

IngredientsQuantity
Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) – Mandukaparni46 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 Pishti6 mg

The mixture of above ingredients is further processed with decoction prepared from following herbs.

  1. Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola)
  2. Convolvulus pluricaulis (Shankhapushpi)
  3. Tinospora cordifolia (Giloy)
  4. Rauwolfia serpentina (sarpagandha)
  5. Nardostachys jatamansi (spikenard)

Medicinal Properties

Divya Mukta Vati has following healing properties.

  1. Antidepressant
  2. Anti-hypertensive
  3. Anti-stress
  4. Anti-anxiety
  5. Mind relaxant
  6. Antioxidant
  7. Mild Anti-inflammatory
  8. Adaptogenic
  9. Sedative
  10. Anticonvulsant

Therapeutic Indications

Divya Mukta Vati is helpful in following health conditions.

Brain & Nerves

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mental stress
  • Mental agitation
  • Irritability
  • 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 Dosage6 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.

Key Points

  • Mukta Vati does not cure hypertension of its root cause. So, you require to continue it in a similar way as allopathic medicines.
  • It is only effective in cases of mild to moderate hypertension. If you are suffering from severe hypertension, it might not work.
  • It must be taken under medical supervision. Sometimes, you may require other medicines too.
  • This product does not work for everyone.
  • Ayurveda is based on Tridosha Theory. Ayurveda works awesome if you consider treatment according to Dosha effects.

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.

  1. Nasal congestion (most common)
  2. Dry Mouth (most common)
  3. Light headedness (common)
  4. Feeling of lethargy in the morning (less common)
  5. Breathing trouble at night due to congestion

FAQs

Can Mukta Vati be taken by all Dosha’s – Vata Pitta Kapha?

However, Mukta Vati is an almost balance formulation, so it can be taken by people with any Dosha, but as we observed it exerts slightly hot action in the body. Because herbs with cool potency have less potential as compared to herbs with hot potency and the quantity of Praval Pishti and Mukta Pishti is insignificant in this formulation. Therefore, it is actually more beneficial for people primarily with the dominance of VATA and KAPHA.

Vata People should take it with warm milk and KAPHA people should take it with warm water. Pitta people are likely to observe side effects like restlessness, lightheadedness, dry mouth, and vertigo. In such cases, it should be taken with lukewarm milk or cold water.

Could vegan people take the Mukta vati with coconut milk or almond milk?

Mukta vati also has some side effects like dry mouth, nasal dryness, nasal congestion, difficulty in breathing, etc.

Cow’s Milk helps prevent and reduce all these symptoms. Coconut milk or coconut water is likely safer with such preparations and likely to prevent and reduce side effects of Sarpagandha preparations including Mukta Vati.

Almond milk is not a suitable adjuvant for such medicines.

Can I have to increase the dosage to reduce the BP?

2 tablets of Mukta Vati twice daily is the appropriate dosage. If you are taking the same, then you should not increase the dosage of Mukta vati. Other herbs can help in lowering blood pressure include Jatamansi churna (500 mg), Ashwagandha churna (1000 mg), and Arjuna Ksheer Pak or Ashwagandha Arjuna Ksheer Pak. These can help to stabilize the blood pressure at normal levels.

I am feeling very lethargic and sleepy after taking Mukta Vati. Is there a solution to this problem?

Mukta Vati causes lethargy and sleepiness due to Sarpagandha. Taking Bacopa Monnieri – Brahmi (500 mg) with water can reduce these effects. Secondly, Mukta Vati should not be taken with water. Warm milk is the best adjuvant for Mukta vati to reduce the side effects of Sarpagandha in it.

Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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