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.

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

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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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  1. Dear Sir,
    Write article related how to change therapy ATORVASTATIN, ATENOLOL, CHLORATRAZINE, FUROSEMIDE, ECOSPRIN, CLOPIDOGREL etc. with ayurvedic medicines.

    For heart patient, I hope you will understand what I want to say. I mean patient dependent on these medicines if want to change pathy with ayurveda and want to take only ayurvedic medicines, then give step-by-step knowledge for them because you have a good sense and you only can write article about that.

    One more thing nowadays patient wants to take ayurvedic treatment, but does not believe on vaidya’s knowledge because he is heart patient, so article of yours will be a good motivation for them.

  2. Dear doc,
    Please suggest measures to change from allopathy to Ayurvedic medicines.
    Could you please provide details regarding Cardim in controlling hypertension, dosage adverse effects etc.

  3. I am 21 years old and having high blood pressure around 150/110. I have started taking Mukta vati, but having the same problem as dizziness and feeling like I am having fever it’s been only 2 dosage, which I have taken. Please advise should I continue it or do I need to take any other medicine. If any other medicine needs to be taken, please advise the name and it should be ayurvedic.

    1. This side effects may occur due to presence of Rauwolfia serpentina (sarpagandha). Now, you require to use Mukta Vati with 125 mg Pana Pishti (kushta zamurd). If this problem persists even after taking Mukta Vati with Pana Pishti, then you should discontinue the use of mukta vati. The other helpful option is Hridayarnava Rasa (Baidyanath) with Arjunarishta.

      You should also correct the diet. For this, you should read this article: Diet for High Blood Pressure. Some home remedies can also help. Read: Home remedies for high blood pressure.

  4. I took Mukta vati for high B.P.. but after five days I feeling uneasyness, Fever, Breathing problem, Nose chockup.Dry Mouth, Head paining. so i requested not to take Mukavati .

  5. I am 37 year old and suffering from High Blood pressure (180/110). I am currently on Allopathy medicine and my blood pressure is under control ranging from 125/85. I started Divya Mukta Vati after reading the comments here (1 tablets twice daily). My observed that my BP fell down to 110/70 within the first week. I immediately contacted my doctor and he advised to reduce the morning allopathy dose from 40 mg to 20. After reducing, the BP is back to 120/80. I have the following questions for you.

    1) Do I have to increase the dosage to reduce the BP even further or continue with the same Mukta vati dosage?

    2) I am feeling very lethargic and sleepy after taking Mukta Vati, which I am taking with water. Is there a solution to this problem?

    1. 1. 2 tablets of Mukta Vati twice daily with milk is appropriate dosage. If you are taking same, then you should not increase the dosage of Mukta vati. However, in such circumstances, one can also taken Jatamansi churna (500 mg), Ashwagandha churna (1000 mg), and Arjuna Ksheer Pak or Ashwagandha Arjuna Ksheer Pak to stabilize the blood pressure at normal levels.

      2. 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 best adjuvant for Mukta vati to reduce side effects of Sarpagandha in it.

    1. There is no drug interaction reported by people who take Mukta Vati and TELMISARTAN together yet.

      However, we recommend keeping at least 3 hours gap between Mukta Vati and antihypertensive allopathic drugs for precautionary purposes.

    1. Most preferably, we suggest taking Mukta Vati with milk to reduce its side effects. Along with water, it may likely to cause nasal congestion, dry mouth etc. These side effects are minimized when it is taken with milk.

    1. 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 more safe with such preparations and likely to prevent and reduce side effects of Sarpagandha preparations including Mukta Vati.

      Almond milk is not suitable adjuvant for such medicines.

  6. A person with high blood pressure of 160/100, after starting this mukta vati what should be the diet he can follows, such as vegetarian food/ non-vegetarian food/ sea food etc. which is preferred as a best to lower the blood pressure.

  7. Hello, Thanks for your advice, please advice have you seen patients getting benefit while taking this medicine. I am taking 2 tablets every morning and evening with water with hardly Amrit vatican. Do I need to take any other medicine like abana? I have high BP and cholesterol.

    1. 1. Mukta vati is beneficial in mild to moderate hypertension.
      2. If you have extremely high blood pressure, you may require other medications as well.
      3. For cholesterol, you may require other medicines.
      4. The best adjuvant for Mukta vati is warm milk.

  8. I have started taking Mukta vati since a month daily one tablet in the morning on empty stomach with water.

    Recently, it is noticed that I feel numbness on both palms early morning at 4 am till I wake up.

  9. Very informative. Thanks for the good work.
    I started Mukta vati yesterday, with water, feeling congestion, feverishness and light headache. Now, I will try with milk. Thanks again.

  10. I take 2.5mg CIALIS daily for BPH, which is very helpful. Can I take Mukta Vati with CIALIS for high blood pressure?

    1. CIALIS contains TADALAFIL. There are no drug interactions reported by people who take Mukta vati and TADALAFIL together. For precautionary, purposes, one should keep 3 hours gap between Mukta Vati and TADALAFIL.

  11. Can Mukta Vati be taken by all dosha’s – Vata Pitta Kapha? What is the maximum age of person can use Mukta Vati?

    1. 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 has 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 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 with cold water.

  12. My confusion is that how long time I have to take Mukta Vati? Do I have to take it lifelong as allopathic blood pressure tab?

    1. Most of patients require lifelong treatment of high blood pressure and it also applies to Mukta Vati. Some patients doing Yoga and Pranayama may reduce the requirement of antihypertensive drugs.

  13. Are there any reasons not to take this medicine for someone who has mild kidney decline? Creatinine = 1.1, GFR = 49.

  14. Namaste. My husband needs to control high pressure. We live in Germany and I need to know where I can buy original Mukta Vati. Do you have any idea? I would thank you very much for an answer.

      1. Review – Patanjali’s DIVYA MUKTA VATI Tablet is very useful for control HBP according to my experience my Blood pressure comes down.

  15. I am taking Mukta Vati with hot milk, but it causes nasal congestion. What should I do? Kindly suggest me.

  16. What does one do if experience numbness in fingers upon waking after using twice a day mukta vati?

  17. Hi, there I wanna ask if Mukta Vati tablets has to be used on empty stomach or after food. Regards ray

  18. I have been asked to check this medication for lowering my chronic hypertension (160/95). Where can I see reference to any clinical study done with this medication?
    Best Regards

  19. I have just started thyroid medication carbimazole 20mg for overactive thyroid. Can I take mukta vati and same time? Thank you.

    1. Interactions between carbimazole and mukta vati are yet unknown and no scientific evidence is available. Therefore, you should keep at least 3 hours gap between these medicines to avoid any possible adverse effect.

  20. I have started Divya Muktavati dose 2 tab morning and 2 Evening. I am having a doubt that my Urine color is changed after started this DMV. Urine color became more reddish or dusty.

  21. I am 49 Yrs. Male. I have been taking Divya Mukta Vati since last 5 months ONCE A DAY. Observation is it reduces my pulse rate to 65 from 74-78-80 previous. I also feel less on energy. My BP is now keeping normal in range 130-85, which was only once for 3-4 days high at 150-100 five months back. I had taken for two months DMV at Twice a day initially. I also feel colder at reduced temp. @ 20 Deg.

    Pls. suggest if to continue the DMV and the dosage.

  22. I was earlier taking Divya Mukta Vati two tablets only in the early morning empty stomach. My BP was 140/90 and sometimes 150 /95. After taking Divya Mukta Vati my BP came down and it remains 120/80 or 120/75.

    After one year when I realized that my BP is now normal, I stopped taking Mukta Vati. For the last one year, my BP remained normal without medicine.

    For the last two days, my BP has increased and it is now 140/100. Please let me know how many tablets I should take in a day.

    Due to this medicine, my nose remained blocked. Earlier I used to take this tablet with warm water. Should I take this medicine with warm milk to avoid nose blockage?

  23. My name is Mr manoj
    I am a clinical scientist. I found my BP 140/90.
    I have started MUKTA VATI tablet from 25-05-2017 in the morning after my 1hr breakfast and night after 1 hr dinner with lukewarm milk.
    Is it ok sir?

      1. Sir nearby no patanjali doctor
        I just was taking 1 tablet twice a day. But within 3 days of dose I got my BP is 125/82. It was stress related BP.
        Sir now I am taking 1 tablet once day in the morning. Is it ok sir?

  24. Sir-
    There appears to be a new formulation called Extra strength in a green box. They have removed the decoctions and increased some of the herbal products. Are you familiar with how well the new product works and in what situations would you use that product instead of the original product in the brown box?
    Thank you-

  25. Sir Is the original in the brown box still available and if so will it continue to be available.
    thanks –
    Richard

  26. Dear sir,
    i have BP Problem last 12 year 170/110 .i am 34 year old man.i am taking allopathy medicie nebistar H and cila heart T TABLETS for BP after taking allopathy medicine my B.P 135/90.But last one week I taken Mukta vati and methi danna twice day my B.P 125/75 ,so I stoped the one medicine Nebistar H AND Taking Mukta vati and methi dana along with cila heart T .Now my B.p 122/76 under control .after some time i should be stop cila heart T( ciniopidine 10 mg and telmistran 40 mg) is possible or not.please suggest me .please suggest for gas problem medicine.

  27. Dear sir ,
    i am 48 years old and having hypertension since 3 years .I am on Metaprolol +telmisartean + cinlidepin tab.My BP is 130 / 90 . I started Tab muktawati 2 tab twice a day, After 8 day i started feeling breathlessness particularly in the night while sleeping . I discontinue TAB muktawati since 6 days. and since 3 days suffering with rhinitis.
    what do you suggest me whether i should stop Muktawati or should i continue ?
    Thanking you.

  28. Dear Doctor,

    I am 57 years old and never suffered any increased blood pressure problems, but suddenly a couple of months ago, I had a severe headache and checked my BP to be 150/100. My allopathy doc suggested that is because of my bad life style. I have brought in moderation in my lifestyle, and even with two weeks of alopathy medicines it dint come down. I consulted Baba Ramdev’s free clinic doc, and he has put me on Mukta Vati, early morning empty stomach. I started taking it early morning with water from 07 Aug , and within a week my BP is back to normal. The side effects as mentioned by you in the previous queries, I am not experiencing. My questions for you are:-

    (a) Does Mukta Vati have any adverse side effects related to sexual dysfunctions? Erection problems etc.?

    (b) Now that the BP is back to normal, can I go off the medicine?

    1. According to my experience you can go off muktavati slowly to reduce dose
      by 4 in a week, 3 in a week, 2 in…. but you have to observe and check your BP time to time. if it comes to normal you can…

  29. Hi,
    I have been taking 300mg irbesartan, 2.5 mg bendroflumethiazide and more recently amlodipin was added to further decrease my blood pressure. It worked a treat, however, I really didn’t like taking so many prescription drugs, so I did my research and ordered some Divya Mukta Vati, I’ve continued with the prescription drugs and have been taking 2 tabs of DMV a day My blood pressure this morning to my amazement was 113/ 60 !, so tomorrow, i’m going to stop the Irbesartan and continue to monitor the effects on my blood pressure and hopefully cut out the drugs altogether eventually, I can’t tell you how amazed I am with the results !!

  30. Sir, I am using muktavati for a quite long time as my BP fluctuates a lot! Muktavati has muktavati pisti and praval pisti which has calcium as a main ingredient now what I fear is Ian diagnosed with a rare syndrome called eagles syndrome which is elongated styloid process and happens bcoz of calcification, now what I doubt is it happened as a side effect of muktavati as it contain calcium ingredients, can you please enlighten me on the same.

  31. Hi: can a liver transplant patient taking anti rejection drugs with high bp take mukavati. Thank you.

  32. Hi sir ,I’m off of Lisinopril by one week and taking Mukta vati by 1 month already. I have nasal congestion since I start on Mukta vati. Can you please tell if there is any other medication for blood pressure besides Mukta vati???

  33. Hi sir,I have taken mukta vati Extra strong with luck worm milk one month.My B.P was conntrol but suffering from nasal consetion so i stop the mukta vati .please suggest another medicine to cutre B.P.

  34. I am getting low libido, Erectlie dysfunction and Less sperm volume due to mukta vati… I am 30 yrs old, unmarried, sufferingfrom anxiety disorders… But mukti vati has worked upon me.

  35. Hi. I had bp 140/90 .. started mukta vati .. two tabs a day . Then reduced to one at night . But yesterday i checked my bp it was 165/70 . What else should i take because upper is high and lower blood pressure is normal.

  36. Namaskar. 15 days ago, I had 167/ 97 BP. Mukta Vati 2 tabs twice a day has brought great control to 120 / 80. I have also started oats meal and reduced salt.
    I am not on any other allopathy medicine.

    So how many days more should I take Mukta Vati? Should it be lifelong or can be stopped after a few months?

    I am 56 years old male.

    1. That’s great. You got good results with it.

      Now, you may reduce its dosage to 3 tablets per day and then 1 tablet per day. Check which dosage is most suitable for you and keep your blood pressure under control. After that, you may have to take Mukta Vati in that dosage on regular basis.

      If you do modification in your diet and include more vegetables, fruits, and salad, it will be more beneficial and may help to stop Mukta vati.

  37. I am taking one Mukta vati twice daily with warm milk still I am suffering from nasal problem. PL suggest alternative tablet.

  38. I am 45 years old, who has been diagnosed with high Bp last year. I am black from African origin. After trying different crap, I have now agreed to take amlodipine 10mg and Perindopril 10mg! The amlodipine though being quite effective is messing up my stomach and system. I have also refused to take diuretics which have started causing me erectile dysfunction.

    BP hangs around 140/90.

    I have started taking Mukta Vati a week ago along with my regular BP medication and beside the nasal congestion, it did not much to BP and last week I even started having palpitations which led me to A&E even.

    I was taking two MV morning and two evening with warm water.

    I have stopped taking both allopathic and MV for three days and palpitations vanished.

    My question is now to know if MV really works and if it would work for me.

    I am desperate to get rid of the western allopathic medicines with their horrible side effects.

    Please help.

  39. I am using supermet XL 25 even after that my BP is not coming under control. Now after start using Divya Mukta Vati, I am suffering lot of chest pain and nasal congestion, but my BP is under limit. What to do please guide.

    1. Try to reduce its dosage and improve your diet. Include 50% salad, fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. It should be very helpful as per our experience.

      If side effects persist after lowering dosage and correcting diet, then you might have to stop it.
      More Guidelines: Ayurvedic Treatment for High BP

  40. Dear Sir,

    I started Mukta Vati on 10 June and stopped my allopathy medicines (Exforge-HCT) from 12 June. For one month my BP was on an average 120/85, but suddenly since yesterday it is 160/90.

    I am bit worried as I dont want to go back on my allopathy medicines.

    I would appreciate your advice on this matter. Your contact number will be a great help.

    Thank you

  41. With every BP allopathy medicine, I get dizziness and headache. Started with Mukta vata extra power 1 tablet morning and one at night but still severe dizziness and headache. If I stop all BP medication, then headache goes but then BP shoots to 140/100.

  42. Dr. Jagdev Singh Ji I hereby inform you that the Mukta Vati is of no use as I am using this Mukta Vati since last 3 months but instead of decreasing or controlling High Blood Pressure it starts rising the Blood Pressure. Hence, I feel it is all fake that the Mukta Vati is produced by Patanjali is for curing the High Blood Pressure. That is why more and more people do not believe in Ayurveda and just stick to Allopathy. I wrote about this no effect of Mukta Vati to Patanjali, but they are not giving me reply. I do not know the reason. To make the people believe in Ayurveda the producer of Ayurveda Medicines be made available with right and effective efficacy.

    Thanks.

    Mohan Ganpat More….

    1. Dear Mohan, we are an information provider and review various natural products based on their ingredients. Here are a few things that might help you figure out what is happening to you.
      1. Mukta Vati does not cure hypertension of its root cause. So, you require to continue it in a similar way as allopathic medicines.
      2. It is only effective in cases of mild to moderate hypertension. If you are suffering from severe hypertension, it might not work.
      3. It must be taken under medical supervision. Sometimes, you may require other medicines too.
      4. This product does not work for everyone.
      5. Ayurveda is based on Tridosha Theory. Ayurveda works awesome if you consider treatment according to Dosha effects.

      1. Thank you Dr. Jagdev Singhji for giving reply to my query. I do claim hereby that you are not responsible for non-effective of ayurvedic medicines for my condition. It is alright that you are an information provider and review various natural products for the health concern. It is the manufacturer (Patanjali) should pay the attention for its product before making any claim that this much would bring the effect of using their medicine. The claim of curing High Blood Pressure is made itself by Hon’ble Baba Ramdevji and not by me. I hereby inform you that I am taking medicine under medical supervision. Even then I am not getting result. Sir, I am a great fan of Ayurveda but get disappointed when the Ayurveda treatment does not give result to me and many other patients and then only one option remains with the patients that to rush to Allopathy which come to help as an immediate relief. Many lacunae are there in Ayurvedic practices which I can’t discuss with you on this forum that will be discussed with you one to one as and when we get opportunity. Anyway thanks once again for your reply and will be remained in touch with
        your forever.

        Mohan Ganpat More,
        9820572430

          1. Respected Dr. Jagdev Singh,

            As you know that I have given test of Dosha on your portal and you have informed me that my prakruti is of Pitta Dosha. You are therefore requested that If Divya Mukta Vati is nor working for me for my High Blood Pressure, what are the other remedies in Ayurveda to eliminate this kind of illness.

            Please reply me at the earliest.

            Thanks,

            Mohan Ganpat More

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