Vridhivadhika Vati is herbal mineral formulation used in ayurveda for inguinal hernia, intestinal hernia, hydrocele, etc. According to ayurveda, it mainly acts on VATA DOSHA. It also reduces excess KAPHA. Aggravation of VATA DOSHA is likely to play role in development of hernia and hydrocele.

INGREDIENTS

IngredientsQuantity
Shuddha Parad3.23%
Shuddha Gandhak3.23%
Loha Bhasma3.23%
Vanga Bhasma3.23%
Tamra Bhasma3.23%
Kansya Bhasma3.23%
Hartal Bhasma3.23%
Nila Thotha Bhasma3.23%
Shankh Bhasma3.23%
Kapardak (Kapardika) Bhasma3.23%
Sonth (Dried Ginger) – Zingiber Officinale3.23%
Black Pepper3.23%
Long Pepper3.23%
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula3.23%
Amalaki – Emblica Officinalis3.23%
Chavya3.23%
Kachur3.23%
Vaividang3.23%
Vidha ke Beej3.23%
Pipalamool3.23%
Patha3.23%
Hauber3.23%
Vacha (Sweet Flag) – Acorus Calamus3.23%
Elaichi3.23%
Deodara3.23%
Sumudar Namak3.23%
Sendha Namak3.23%
Sambhar Namak3.23%
Vida Namak3.23%
Kala Namak3.23%
Haritaki DecoctionQ.S.
Ref. Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Chapter 43, VRIDHI ROGA CHIKITSA, Vridhivadhika Vati, Verse 76 to 80

THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS

Vridhivadhika Vati is useful in following health conditions:

  1. All Types of Hernia
  2. Hydrocele

DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION

The dosage of Vridhivadhika Vati described in Bhaishajya Ratnavali is about 4 grams, which is not tolerable. The higher dosage produces severe nausea, vomiting, restlessness, reeling sensation and anal fissures. Therefore, 375 mg is maximum tolerable dosage for most people.

The general dosage of Vridhivadhika Vati is as follows.
InfantsNOT RECOMMENDED
Children125 mg *
Adults125 to 375 mg *
PregnancyCONTRAINDICATED
Geriatric (Old age)125 to 250 mg *
Maximum Possible Dosage750 mg (in divided doses)
* Twice Daily with water 2 hours after meal

SAFETY PROFILE

Vridhivadhika Vati contains three emetic substances:

  1. Tamra Bhasma
  2. Kansya Bhasma
  3. Nila Thotha Bhasma

If these ingredients are not well processed, the tendency of side effects of Vridhivadhika Vati increases.

Side Effects of Vridhivadhika Vati

The most common side effects of Vridhivadhika Vati include:

  1. Nausea
  2. Vomiting
  3. Restlessness

If Tamra Bhasma is not well processed and higher dosage of Vridhivadhika Vati is used, then it can also cause:

  1. Reeling sensation (Vertigo)
  2. Anal fissures

Precaution

To reduce side effects of Vridhivadhika Vati, the following measures should be taken.

  1. If vomiting and restlessness occur, then Vridhivadhika Vati should be taken with salted buttermilk or lemon water.
  2. Do not take milk, milk products, coffee, and tea before or after Vridhivadhika Vati.
  3. Do not take any hot beverage up to one hour after taking Vridhivadhika Vati.
  4. Do not take Vridhivadhika Vati before meal or on empty stomach.

In case of constipation, intestinal gas, dull abdominal pain or heaviness in the abdomen, then Arogyavardhini Vati should be used along with Vridhivadhika Vati.

Contraindications

Vridhivadhika Vati should not be given if any patient also has any of following problems:

  1. Bleeding Piles
  2. Anal Fissures
  3. Wilson’s Disease
  4. Ulcer
  5. Ulcerative Colitis
  6. Severe Abdominal Throbbing Pain