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Arogyavardhini vati or gutika is Ayurvedic medicine which is used to treat jaundice, liver and skin disorders. It has multi ingredient formulation and contains minerals along with herbs. Arogyavardhini vati contain amla, harad and bahera which have laxative action and helpful in detoxifying body. This herbal combination is helpful in curing constipation, indigestion and skin diseases. It also contain many other herbs that have cholagogue (promotes discharge of bile), liver protecting and liver stimulant action.
Composition of Arogyavardhini Vati
It is a herbo-mineral-metallic formulation or Ras aushadhi of Ayurveda. The main ingredient of Rasa aushadi is Parada Bhasmas (calx) along with the other components. Parad or mercury is used only after proper purification which is done by Shodhana, Mardana (grinding), Swedana(vapourising), Prakshalana (performing frequent ablutions), Galana (straining fluids) etc. The processings detoxify mercury and bring about the physical and chemical changes in the drug, thus enhance their therapeutic efficiency.
Given below is complete list of ingredients that are used to prepare this medicine.
- Shuddha Rasa or Parad (purified mercury) 1 part
- Shuddha Gandhaka (purified sulfur) 1 part
- Lauha (iron) Bhasma 1 part
- Abhraka (mica) Bhasma 1 part
- Tamra Bhasma 1 part
- Terminalia chebula (Haritaki) 2 part
- Terminalia bellerica (Bibhitaka) 2 part
- Emblica officinalis (Amalaki) 2 part
- Silajatu-Suddha Asphaltum 3 part
- Guggulu Shuddha Commiphora wightii 4 part
- Chitrakmula chal churna 4 parts
- Katuki Picrorrhiza kurroa churna 18 parts
- Bhavana dravya leaf juice of Azadirachta indica (Nimba) Quantity sufficient
Method of preparation
First Kajjali of Shuddha parad and Shuddha gandhaka, is prepared. Then other metallic and herbal ingredients are added and mixed well. This is triturated with neem swaras for 2 days and pills are rolled.
Therapeutic use of Arogya vardhini Vati
Arogya vardhini Vati is indicated in all varieties of kustha. It is effective medicine to treat hepatitis, jaundice, liver disorders, prameha and various skin disorders. It has anti-oxidant and liver protecting properties. It cures skin diseases, fever (vataj, pittaj, kaphaj, sannipata), given strength to heart, reduces obesity, improves digestion and assimilation of nutrients. Arogya vardhini Vati protects cells from free radical damage and improves health.
Arogya vardhini Vati reduces high cholesterol and lipid levels. This is a useful medicine for chronic indigestion and constipation.
Dosage of Arogya vardhini Vati
1 to 3 tablets (250 to 750mg) to be taken in the morning and evening or as directed by the Physician.
Caution:To be taken under medical supervision only.
Manufactured by Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan, Patanjali Divya Pharmacy, Dabur, Sandu