Eladi Vati or Gutika is polyherbal Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form which is used in treatment of dry cough, throat infections, hiccups, vomiting, cold, fever, dizziness, blood vomiting, abdominal pain etc. Medicines prepared in the form of tablet or pills are known as Vati and Gutika. Eladi Vati contains lesser cardamom, Mulethi, Mishri, Munakka, pippali and other demulcents which make it very effective in upper respiratory and gastric problems. It reduces excessive pitta and soothes throat. It is a natural aphrodisiac and useful in all bleeding conditions. It should be sucked as lozenges in throat infections and hoarseness of voice.
Ingredients of Eladi Vati
Ela (Sukshmaila) (Sd.) 6 g
Patra (Tejapatra) (Lf.) 6 g
Tvak (St.Bk.) 6 g
Pippali (Fr.) 24 g
Sita 48 g
Madhuka (Yashti) (Rt.) 48 g
Kharjura (P.) 48 g
Mridvika (Draksha) (Dr.Fr.) 48 g
Madhu 48 g
Ela/ Elaichi, is known as lesser cardamom in English. It is cool in potency. It is Tridosh-har, digestive, carminative, nutritive, laxative, and expectorant. It has diuretic action and gives relief in urinary disorders. The seeds are useful in asthma, bronchitis, throat disorders, piles, gas, vomiting, digestive disorders and cough.
Tejapatra is the dried mature leaves of Cinnamomum tamala, It is hot in potency. It has Kapha-Vatahar properties. Tejpatta increases Pitta. It cures piles and improves taste. Tajpatta is bitter, sweet, aromatic, anthelmintic, diuretic, carminative and anti-inflammatory. It detoxifies blood, improves appetite and digestion. It is used in Ayurveda for treatment of anorexia, mouth dryness, cough, cold, nausea, vomiting, gas and indigestion.
Pippali is heating, stimulant, carminative, alterative, laxative and useful in cough, hoarseness, asthma, dyspepsia, paralysis etc. Pippali powder is used with honey to treat cough, asthma, hoarseness, hiccup and sleeplessness. It is an alterative tonic.
Draksha (big grapes) Vitis vinifera, has nutritious, sweet, refrigerant, laxative, demulcent, hematinic, hemostatic, cooling and expectorant properties. Draksha is indicated in cough, asthma, bronchitis, affections of eyes and throat, Bright's disease, gout, jaundice, thirst, heat of body, cough, hoarseness and general debility.
Mulethi or Liquorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is extensively used in Ayurveda. Liquorice relieves coughs, sore throats, respiratory problems, abdominal pain and hyperacidity. It is used to prepare cough remedies, skin preparations, and in combination with other plants for the treatment of ulcer. It should not be used in high blood pressure, fluid retention, diabetes and certain other conditions.
Mishri is raw sugar or sugar candy. It consists of lumps of crystal. It has demulcent action and gives energy. It has cooling and aphrodisiac action. Mishri intake increases weight. It reduces Vata/wind inside body. It improves the taste of medicine.
Kharjura or Khajur, obtained from a tall tree found arid parts of the country. It is cool in potency and sweet in taste. It nutritive and gives strength to body. It is Pittahar and Vatahar. Khajur is indicated in treatment of burning sensation, hiccups, fever, cough, bleeding disorders, excessive thirst, and pitta disorders.
Benefits of Eladi Vati
- It has expectorant action.
- It pacifies aggravated pitta-kapha.
- It gives relief in hiccups, dry cough, nausea, vomiting and sore throat.
- It is helpful in chronic bronchitis and hoarseness.
- It soothes the throat.
- It quenches excessive thirst.
- It is herbal and safe to take.
Uses of Eladi Vati
- Chardi (Emesis) Nausea and vomiting
- Hikka (Hiccup)
- Kasa (Cough), Dry cough, Sore throat
- Shvasa (Dyspnoea/Asthma)
- Bhrama (Vertigo)
- Murccha (Syncope)
- Raktapitta (Bleeding disorder)
- Rakta Nishthivana (Blood stained sputum)
- Jvara (Fever)
- Mada (Intoxication)
- Trishna (Thirst)
- Aruci (Tastelessness)
- Parshva Shula (Intercostal neuralgia and pleurodynia)
- Shosha (Cachexia)
- Pliha Roga (Splenic disease)
- Amavata (Rheumatism)
- Svarabheda (Hoarseness of voice)
- Kshata Kshaya (Emaciation due to injury)
- Shukrakshaya (Oligospermia)
- Loss of appetite, Hyperacidity, Gastritis and Abdominal pain
- Burning micturition, dysuria (painful urination)
- Chronic bronchitis
- Bleeding disorders
Dosage of Eladi Vati
1-2 tablets twice a day. It may be sucked or taken with honey.
Please note, the doses of Ayurvedic medicines are not fixed. Exact dose depends on the age, strength, digestive power of the patient, the nature of the illness, the state of the viscera and humours, and the properties of individual drugs.
You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.
This medicine is manufactured by Baidyanath (Eladi Bati), SKM Siddha & Ayurveda (Eladi Gutika), and many other Ayurvedic pharmacies.