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Lasunadi vati or Gutika is polyherbal Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form which is used for treating dyspepsia, diarrhea, and gastroenteritis. Lasunadi vati has carminative, laxative, stomachic and stimulant properties. This medicine is manufactured by many Indian companies like Dabur, Jiva and many more.
This medicine is very helpful in disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. It has carminative action and hence excellent for gas. It improves appetite, digestion, and assimilation and reduces Ama dosha.
Ama is the unmetabolized waste that is not utilized by the body. It is sticky, heavy, viscous, slimy, unctuous, wet, cold, sweet and is the root cause of most of the diseases in the body, resulting from excess Vayu or Kapha (or both). Ama Dosha in the body causes blockage of the channels, mucus congestion, loss of strength, lack of movement and reverse flow of Vata, accumulation of wastes, oedema, low digestive fire, bloating, constipation, itchy anus, thick tongue coating, sluggish and slippery pulse, lack of enthusiasm and stagnation in the tissues. Ama is decreased in the body by intake of foods which are pungent, hot in potency and pungent after digestion (Katu Vipak). Spices such as garlic, dry ginger, black pepper, long pepper, etc. burn the Ama (Ama-Pachana). Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition, and dosage.
- Reference Text: Vaidya Jiwan
- Synonyms: Lasunadi Vati, Lasunadi Bati, Lahsunadi Vati
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Classical Medicine
- Main Indication: Digestive Problems, Abdominal Distension, Gas, Colic, Indigestion, Poor Appetite
- Dosha Effect: Decreases Vata and Kapha, increases Pitta
Lashunadi Vati Composition
Ingredients present in this formulation are given below:
- Ingredients of Lasunadi vati
- Lashuna (Bl.) 1 Part
- Jiraka (Shveta jiraka) (Fr.) 1 Part
- Saindhava lavana 1 Part
- Gandhaka – Shuddha 1 Part
- Shunthi (Rz.) 1 Part
- Maricha (Fr.) 1 Part
- Pippali (Fr.) 1 Part
- Ramatha (Hingu) (Exd.) 1 Part
- Nimbu rasa (Nimbu) (Fr.) Q.S. for Bhavana
Know the Ingredients
Lashuna, Rasona or Garlic or Allium sativum–Bulbus belong to plant family Liliaceae. It is used in Ayurveda for Vata and Kapha. It is Pitta vardhak and increases heat inside the body. Garlic is a cold remedy as it reduces cough. It is given in case of slow digestion but it is suggested not to use garlic in case of emotional stress and excessive heat.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, sweet
- Guna (quality): Heavy, unctuous, penetrating
- Virya (energy): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent
- Dhatu (tissue): All tissues
- Srotas (channel): Digestive, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive, mental
It has proven carminative, vermifuge, vasodilator, expectorant, anticholesterol, antibacterial/antifungal action.
Garlic is contraindicated in Pregnancy due to hot and sharp qualities, bleeding, and hyperacidity. It is overly stimulating and therefore is also contraindicated in premature ejaculation and spermatorrhoea.
Hingu (Asafoetida) is a strongly foetid brownish resinous latex of a tree. It is bitter, acrid, carminative, antispasmodic, expectorant, digestive, and laxative. Heeng is helpful in abdominal gas, colic, indigestion, and anorexia.
Hing is contraindicated in High pitta, inflammatory conditions of the liver and brain and pregnancy.
Trikatu is a combination of dry ginger, black pepper, and long pepper. It is effective for burning Ama (metabolic waste and toxins) which is the prime cause of all disease. It supports better digestion and cures constipation. It stimulates the liver to secrete bile which is vital for fat digestion and absorption. It also balances Kapha. It clears mucus from the stomach and lungs.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent
- Virya (energy): Heating
- Vipak (post-digestive effect): Pungent
- Gunna (quality): Light, dry
- Dosha effect: VK-, P+, can aggravate V in excess
- Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood, muscle, fat
- Srotas (channel): Digestive, respiratory, fat, eliminatory
Trikatu stimulates sluggish Agni. It is helpful in Vishamagni (irregular appetite, variable hunger, bloating, indigestion, intestinal cramps, constipation, dry stool, gas.) and Mandagni (slow digestion, heaviness after a meal, sluggish bowels, bulky stool, feeling cold, sweet craving, stimulant craving). It is indicated especially in low digestive activity with sluggishness, bloating, abdominal pain and flatulence due to high kapha or vata. It also helps in conditions of poor nutritional assimilation due to parasites, a leaky gut or low enzyme secretions.
Saindhava namak, sendha namak or Rock salt, is brownish-white crystal salt mined from the underground dry sea beds. It is hot in potency but believed to be more cooling than natural sea salt. Sendha namak is preferred in Ayurveda for digestive disorders. It stimulates salivation and digestion.
Jirak or Cumin seeds are used in the treatment of mild digestive disorders, diarrhea, indigestion, low appetite, gas, flatulence, colic, dyspeptic headache and bloating. They are basically used for gastrointestinal, gynecological and respiratory disorders.
Lasunadi vati Ayurvedic Action / Karma
- Amadosha-hara: Removes toxins
- Anulomna: Takes vata / wind downward, mild laxative.
- Deepan: Enkindles the digestive fire.
- Kaphahara: Pacifies Kapha Dosha.
- Pachana: Digests Ama but does not increase appetite.
- Ruchikarak: Improve taste.
- Vatahara: Pacifies Vata Dosha.
- Vatanulomana: Takes Vata / wind downward, mild laxative.
Biomedical Action of Lasunadi vati
- Anti-cough: Reduces cough.
- Antispasmodic: Relieve spasm of involuntary muscle.
- Carminative: Preventing the formation or causing the expulsion of flatulence.
- Digestive: Aids or promotes the digestion of food.
- Digestive: Digestant.
Lashunadi Vati Health Benefits
- It is a salt, spice and herbs mixture.
- It alleviates gas, bloating, and spasms.
- It improves metabolism.
- It improves appetite, digestion, and assimilation.
- It stimulates healthy and unobstructed peristalsis.
- It balances downward moving energies.
- It helps in flatulence, bloating, indigestion and abdominal pain.
Lasunadi Vati Therapeutic Uses
Lasunadi Vati is mainly indicated in indigestion (heaviness, gas formation, constipation or loose motion).
- Abdominal distention
- Abdominal pain
- Agnimandya (Digestive impairment)
- Ajirna (Dyspepsia)
- Ama Dosha (metabolic waste and toxins)
- Atisara (Diarrhoea)
- Diarrhoea and vomiting
- Gastroenteritis (infectious diarrhea with inflammation in the stomach and small intestine)
- Gulma (Abdominal lump)
- Heaviness, gas formation, constipation or loose motion
- Intestinal colic
- Loss of appetite
- Low metabolism
- Shula (Colicky Pain)
- Vataroga (Disease due to Vata Dosha)
- Vishucika (Gastro-enteritis with piercing pain)
Lashunadi Vati Dosage
- The recommended dosage of medicine is 300 mg to 1 gram or 1-4 tablets.
- It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening.
- It is to be taken with warm water after the meal.
- Or take as directed by a doctor.
Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects, and Warnings
- It is a very safe medicine to take. It is just a mixture of spices and salt.
- It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
- It should be taken cautiously, (in very low dose, if taken) in pregnancy, high pitta, and hyperacidity in the stomach.
- It contains salt, and hence not suitable for people suffering from high blood pressure and kidney related disorders.
- Over-dosage may cause a burning sensation in the abdomen.
- It should not be taken by people on a restricted sodium diet.
- It increases Pitta and hence may cause acidity and gastric irritation.
- Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give the same result in another person.
- The 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.
- Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
Please maintain a gap of at least an hour between intake of any allopathic drug and Ayurvedic medicine to avoid drug interaction, if any.
Do not use many different medicines for the treatments of the same disease.
Pharmacies Making Lashunadi Vati
You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores. Since it is a classical medicine, it is manufactured by many Ayurvedic pharmacies.
Name of some of the Ayurvedic Pharmacies manufacturing this medicine is given below:
- Baidyanath Lashunadi Bati
- Dabur Lasunadi Vati
- Zandu Lashunadi Vati
- and many other Ayurvedic pharmacies.