Supari Pak

Supari Pak is an ayurvedic tonic for both women and men, which acts on the reproductive system and helps in the management of both men’s and women’s health conditions. The main action of Supari Pak is observed on the excess secretions due to its astringent action, so it helps to treat leucorrhoea in women and spermatorrhea in men. In addition to this, it is also a nutritive tonic and provides strength to the uterus. Nowadays, it is famous formulation used for the maintenance of the women’s health. It is also called majun supari pak in Unani Medicine.

Supari Pak Ingredients (Composition)

IngredientsQuantity Used for Preparation
Supari (Betel Nut) – Areca Catechu10 Parts
Cow’s Milk160 Parts
Cow’s Ghee8 Parts
Sugar50 Parts
Supari (Betel Nuts) are cut into smaller parts and then washed in water. Leave then for drying under shade and then grind them to make a fine powder. The powder of Supari, milk and ghee are mixed together. Then heat is given to the mixture until it becomes thick. Then Sugar is added and cooked for a few minutes. Then it is removed from the heat and following ingredients are added in powdered form.
Elaichi (Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum1 Part
Nagabala – Grewia Populifolia1 Part
Bala (Country Mallow Root)  – Sida Cordifolia1 Part
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum1 Part
Jaiphal (Nutmeg) – Myristica Fragrans1 Part
Shivlingi – Bryonia Laciniosa1 Part
Javitri (Mace) – Myristica Fragrans1 Part
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala1 Part
Talispatra (Indian Silver Fir) – Abies Webbiana1 Part
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum1 Part
Sonth (dried ginger) Zingiber Officinale1 Part
Ushira or Khas (Vetiver) – Vetiveria Zizanioides1 Part
Tagara (Valeriana Wallichii)1 Part
Mustak (Nut Grass) – Cyprus Rotundus1 Part
Haritaki (Chebulic Myrobalan) – Terminalia Chebula1 Part
Bibhitaki (Beleric Myrobalan) – Terminalia Billerica1 Part
Amla (Amalaki/Indian Gooseberry) – Emblica Officinalis1 Part
Vanshlochan (Bamboo Manna/Bamboo Internal Secretions) – Bambusa Arundinacea1 Part
Shatavari – Asparagus Racemosus1 Part
Shuddha Kaunch Beej (Cow-Itch Plant Seeds Purified) – Mucuna Pruriens1 Part
Munakka  (Raisins) – Vitis Vinifera1 Part
Talmakhana1 Part
Gokshura – Tribulus Terrestris1 Part
Khajoor (Dates)1 Part
Dhania (Coriander)1 Part
Kaseru1 Part
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu or Licorice) – Glycyrrhiza Glabra1 Part
Singhara (Water Chestnut) – Trapa Bispinosa1 Part
Jeera (Cumin)1 Part
Badi Elaichi (Black Cardamom or Nepal Cardamom) – Amomum Subulatum1 Part
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) -Trachyspermum Ammi1 Part
Kushub ke beej1 Part
Jatamansi (Spikenard) – Nardostachys Jatamansi1 Part
Saunf (Fennel Seeds) – Foeniculum Vulgare Seeds1 Part
Methi (Fenugreek) – Trigonella Foenum-graecum1 Part
Vidarikand (Indian Kudzu) – Pueraria Tuberosa1 Part
Safed Musli – Asparagus Adscendens1 Part
Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng) – Withania Somnifera1 Part
Kachur1 Part
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea1 Part
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum1 Part
Chironji (Charoli) – Buchanania Lanzan1 Part
Semal ke beej1 Part
Gajpippali – Scindapsus Officinalis1 Part
Kamal Gatta (Lotus Seed) – Nelumbium Speciosum1 Part
Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album1 Part
Lal Chandan (Red Sandalwood) – Pterocarpus Santalinus1 Part
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum1 Part
The following ingredients can also be added as per individual requirement, but the quantity is not described, so the quantity should be less than 0.1 parts.
Ras Sindoor
Bang Bhasma
Naga Bhasma
Loha Bhasma
Abhrak Bhasma
Kasturi (Deer Musk)
Kapur or Kapoor (Plant Camphor) – Cinnamomum Camphora
Reference: Yoga Ratnakara, VAJIKARANA CHAPTER & BHAISHAJAYA RATNAKAR 6039

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS

Supari Pak has aphrodisiac and astringent properties. It is fertility enhancer in both males and females. It also exerts antioxidant, anxiolytic, and astringent action. In men, it reduces performance anxiety, increases the threshold of stimuli, improves time and overall performance. In women, it nourishes the uterus, reduces pelvic inflammation, and tones uterine musculature.

Medicinal Properties

  1. Astringent
  2. Aphrodisiac
  3. Antibacterial
  4. Antispasmodic
  5. Analgesic
  6. Anti-inflammatory
  7. Anti-fungal
  8. Antioxidant
  9. Adaptogenic
  10. Fertility enhancer
  11. Anxiolytic

Supari Pak Indications

Supari Pak is indicated in following cases:

Women’s Health Conditions

  • Leucorrhoea
  • General Weakness
  • A low backache linked with pelvic diseases
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Recurrent Miscarriage (along with Ashwagandha)
  • Infertility
  • Early aging or premature aging

Men’s Health Conditions

  • Early or Premature Discharge
  • For improving performance
  • Physical Weakness
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Infertility and Oligospermia

Supari Pak Benefits & Uses

Supari Pak is famous ayurvedic medicine used for the treatment of women’s health conditions, especially for the management of leucorrhoea. It contains several ingredients, which have antimicrobial properties. Therefore, it helps to get rid of infections of reproductive organs. In addition, it improves blood circulation to the pelvic organs and Supari Pak containing Loha Bhasma helps to increase hemoglobin level and formation of the blood. It also acts uterine muscles and improves their tone.

Leucorrhoea

Supari Pak has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and astringent properties. It reduces infections of reproductive organs and mitigates the inflammation. It exerts a soothing effect on the mucous membranes and gives relief from irritation, which helps to reduce associated inflammation. Antibacterial and antimicrobial actions of Supari eliminate the bacterial infections. Therefore, it helps to reduce all symptoms of irritation, white discharge, foul odor and other associated symptoms.

Many women with leucorrhoea also have following symptoms:

  • Loss of energy
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue after a little work
  • Headache
  • Pain in legs and feet
  • Low backache
  • Loss of interest in daily activities
  • Laziness
  • Anxiety
  • Vertigo
  • Heaviness in the head

Supari Pak also reduces and eliminates these symptoms along with leucorrhea. In addition to these, it also restores energy and, strength and maintains the optimum health.

One may also require supporting medicines as follows based on the dominating symptoms. In mild cases of leucorrhea, Supari Pak alone can provide good results.

If one has foul smelling discharge, thick discharge or yellowish or greenish discharge, then the following combination works food.

Supari Pak3 grams
Godanti Bhasma500 mg
Praval Pishti500 mg
Mukta Shukti Pishti500 mg
Mukta Pishti125 mg
Arogyavardhini Vati1000 mg
Gandhak Rasayana500 mg
This mixture in given dosage should be taken twice daily for 1 to 3 months depending on the severity. However, it gives awesome results within 1 to 2 weeks, but the long-term use also helps to prevent recurrence of infections and inflammation of reproductive organs. Ultimately, it provides a long lasting cure and precludes the leucorrhea.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

The most common cause of Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is bacterial infections. The antibacterial effect of Supari Pak kills the bacteria and restricts their growth. The anti-inflammatory action reduces inflammation and restores the health of pelvic organs. The antispasmodic action of Supari reduces pain occurring in the lower abdomen and pelvis, and astringent effects reduce unpleasant odor and discharge. When it is given with Ashokarishta, it also helps to regulate the menstrual periods and flow.

Recurrent Miscarriage

According to the ayurvedic point of view, recurrent miscarriage occurs when uterine musculature becomes unable to implant the fertilized egg appositely. It occurs due to the weakness of the uterus and loss of tonicity of uterine musculature. However, its main remedy is Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera), which is given with Misri (sugar) and cow’s milk. For additional supports, Supari Pak is used to tone the uterine musculature and restores its natural functions.

Supari Pak Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Supari Pak is as follows.
Teenager (13 -19 yrs)5 grams *
Adults10 grams *
Maximum Possible Dosage20 grams Per Day (in divided doses)
* Twice a day with Cow’s Milk
Best Time to Take: 1 to 2 hours after meal

Safety Profile

The safety profile of Supari Pak is not well established under modern scientific parameters. Different brands may have variation in ingredients and their quantity according to the classical texts that they follow.

Some brands of Supari Pak may contain Naga Bhasma and Ras Sindoor, Bang Bhasma and Camphor, which may not be suitable for long-term use (i.e. more than 6 weeks). You should check ingredients and consult local Ayurveda physician for appropriate dosage according to ingredients in the Supari Pak.

Supari Pak Side Effects

There is no side effect observed with Supari Pak. If you have experience unease with Supari Pak, kindly leave your valuable feedback in the comments.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Supari Pak acts on the reproductive organs, especially on the uterus. Some ingredients in Supari Pak are strictly contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation, so it should be avoided.

If you are using Supari Pak for infertility, then you should stop it 2 weeks before planning for conception/pregnancy. If you skipped this point, then you should immediately stop it after confirmation of pregnancy. Unknowingly, the short-term use of Supari Pak in pregnancy may not be worrisome, but you should immediately stop it after knowing you are pregnant.

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