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.
|Nila Thotha Bhasma||3.23%|
|Kapardak (Kapardika) Bhasma||3.23%|
|Sonth (Dried Ginger) – Zingiber Officinale||3.23%|
|Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula||3.23%|
|Amalaki – Emblica Officinalis||3.23%|
|Vidha ke Beej||3.23%|
|Vacha (Sweet Flag) – Acorus Calamus||3.23%|
|Ref. Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Chapter 43, VRIDHI ROGA CHIKITSA, Vridhivadhika Vati, Verse 76 to 80|
Vridhivadhika Vati is useful in following health conditions:
- All Types of Hernia
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.|
|Children||125 mg *|
|Adults||125 to 375 mg *|
|Geriatric (Old age)||125 to 250 mg *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||750 mg (in divided doses)|
|* Twice Daily with water 2 hours after meal|
Vridhivadhika Vati contains three emetic substances:
- Tamra Bhasma
- Kansya Bhasma
- 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:
If Tamra Bhasma is not well processed and higher dosage of Vridhivadhika Vati is used, then it can also cause:
- Reeling sensation (Vertigo)
- Anal fissures
To reduce side effects of Vridhivadhika Vati, the following measures should be taken.
- If vomiting and restlessness occur, then Vridhivadhika Vati should be taken with salted buttermilk or lemon water.
- Do not take milk, milk products, coffee, and tea before or after Vridhivadhika Vati.
- Do not take any hot beverage up to one hour after taking Vridhivadhika Vati.
- 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.
Vridhivadhika Vati should not be given if any patient also has any of following problems:
- Bleeding Piles
- Anal Fissures
- Wilson’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Severe Abdominal Throbbing Pain