Raja Pravartini Vati (Kasisadi Vati)

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Raja Pravartini Vati (also spelled as Rajah Pravartini Vati and called as Kasisadi Vati) is an ayurvedic medicine used for the treatment of women’s health problems. It main effects appear on uterus and ovaries. It is likely to stimulate the ovulation and corrects the ovarian functions. It also promotes the menstrual discharge due to its emmenagogue action. It is helpful in the treatment of amenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, dysmenorrhea associated with light menstruation or scanty periods and backache during menstruation. It is beneficial when patient feel outflow obstruction during menstruation.

Ingredients (Composition)

IngredientsQuantity
Elwa (Musabbar)  – Aloe Vera (Indian Aloe) Extract1 Part
Roasted Hing (Asafetida) – Ferula Assa-Foetida)1 Part
Shuddha Tankan (Tankan Bhasma)1 Part
Shuddha Kasis (or Kasis Bhasma)1 Part
Ghritkumari Ras – Aloe Vera JuiceQ.S.
Reference: BHAISHAJYA RATNAVALI, CHAPTER 67, YONIVYAPAD, VERSE 58-60

Pharmacological Actions

Raja Pravartini Vati as given in BHAISHAJYA RATNAVALI is USHNA (Hot) potency. Ingredients in it possess potent emmenagogue action and promote the menstrual flow by releasing the flow obstruction in menstruation due to increased Kapha and aggravated Vata. It pacifies Kapha Dosha and Vata Dosha, but it increases Pitta Dosha.

Medicinal Properties

  • Emmenagogue
  • Carminative
  • Antispasmodic
  • Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)
  • Mild Anodyne
  • Mild Laxative
  • Uterine detoxifier

Therapeutic Indications

  • Amenorrhea
  • Oligomenorrhea
  • Dysmenorrhea associated with light menstruation or scanty periods
  • A backache during menstruation associated with poor menstrual flow

Raja Pravartini Vati Benefits & Uses

The main action of Raja Pravartini Vati to increase the menstrual flow and eliminate the flow obstruction caused by increased or aggravated Kapha and Vata Dosha, according to ayurvedic principles.

Amenorrhea & Oligomenorrhea

Raja Pravartini Vati induces menstruation and promotes menstrual flow. Its ingredients like Kasis and Asafetida possess potent emmenagogue property. This action also helps to treat Oligomenorrhea. For best results, it should be given with Kumaryasava.

Raja Pravartini Vati should be started in Amenorrhea in a dosage of 500 mg twice daily and given until patient gets the period. When a patient gets the period with a proper flow, then it should be stopped for 10 days and then again it should be started. This should be repeated for at least 3 to 6 months to normalize the menstrual cycle.

Dysmenorrhea

Raja Pravartini Vati should only be given when the patient has no Pitta conditions associated, but it should be given when the main cause is Vata and Kapha Dosha. In such cases, the patient feels menstrual flow obstruction and discomfort during the menstrual period with a scanty period or light menstruation. It has anti-spasmodic action and emmenagogue property, so it promotes menstruation and relieves the pain.

If the patient has Pitta symptoms like burning sensation with increased menstrual flow or heavy bleeding and other pitta conditions, then Sutshekhar Ras with Praval Pishti is more beneficial for treating dysmenorrhea.

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Raja Pravartini Vati is as follows.
Amenorrhea500 mg twice daily
Oligomenorrhea250 to 500 mg twice daily
Dysmenorrhea250 to 500 mg twice daily
Endometriosis250 mg twice daily for 3 months (should be stopped during periods if flow is good and restarted again after 10 days from the first day of period.)
Maximum Possible Dosage1000 mg Per Day (in divided doses)
* Twice a day with warm water or Gorakhmundi Kwath (decoction)
Best Time to Take: An hour after food

Safety Profile

Raja Pravartini Vati should be taken in recommended dosage under professional supervision. The high dosage or unwise use of Raja Pravartini Vati, it may cause side effects as discussed below.

Side Effects of Raja Pravartini Vati

  • Heavy menstruation
  • Heartburn
  • Burning sensation in the abdomen
  • Abdominal tenderness

These side effects appear only if used unwisely without consideration of Dosha. It is contraindicated if the patient has Pitta body with visible symptoms or signs of increased or aggravated pitta.

Q&A about Rajahpravartani Vati

How many days should use Rajahpravartani Vati to get menstrual periods?

In most cases, the patient gets menstrual periods within 2 to 4 weeks of its regular use. The course with Rajahpravartani Vati should be repeated 3 to 6 times to regulate the menstrual cycle.

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