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Mehantak Vati is an Ayurvedic medicine. It is useful in the management of Meha Roga. Meha Roga includes obstinate urinary diseases including diabetes. Mehantak Vati checks the urinary tract infections, controls micro and macrovascular complications of the kidney and checks the blood loss that occurs through the urinary tract.
Prameha (chronic urinary disorders; ‘Pra’ means excess and ‘Meha’ means to pass urine so ‘Prameha’ means disease in which excess urine is passed). In Ayurveda, twenty different types of Prameha are described and they have put under Vataj, Pittaj and Kaphaj category according to Dosha. Madhumeha (‘Madhu’ means sweet and ‘Meha’ means pass urine) is a subtype of Prameha. It is classified under the Vata dosh category.
Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition, and dosage.
- Manufacturer: Unjha
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Ayurvedic Medicine
- Main Indication: Urinary Problems
Ingredients of Mehantak Vati
UNJHA AYURVEDIC PHARMACY Mehantak Vati Composition
Each Pills Contains
- Vanslochan (Bambusa Araudinacea) 10%
- Purified Shilajit 10%
- Gum mastagi roomi (Pistacia lentiscus) 10%
- Isas (Boswellia Serrata) 10%
- Ral (Shorea Robusta) 10%
- Chanakdab (Piper cubeba) 10%
- Elaychi (Elettaria Cardamomum) 10%
- Haldar (Curcuma Longa) 10%
- Sughandhio varo (Vetiveria Zizanoides) 10%
- Excipients Q.S
Know the Ingredients of Mehantak Vati
Vamsalochana / Vanshlochan/ Bamboo Manna is an Ayurvedic name of medicinal tree Bambusa arundinacea.
The siliceous concretion found in the joints of the female bamboo is called Vamsalochana/ Bansa rochana in Sanskrit. It occurs as a bluish-white translucent mass. It has sweet, cooling, Tonic, expectorant, hemostatic, aphrodisiac, diuretic and anti-cough properties.
It is useful in cough, consumption, asthma, bronchitis, fever, etc. It is added in the composition of numerous compound prescriptions used for affections of the lungs.
- Rasa (taste on the tongue): Kashaya (Astringent), Madhura (Sweet),
- Guna (Pharmacological Action): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
- Virya (Action): Shita (Cooling)
- Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Madhura (Sweet)
- Dosha effect: Reduces Vata-Pitta-Kapha, but increases Kapha when taken in excess
- Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood, nerve
- Srotas (channel): Respiratory, nervous
The gum resin of Pistacia lentiscus or Mastic Tree is known as Mastagi, Roomi Mastagi, Mastaki or Gum mastagi roomi. The chief components of resin are the triterpenes mastic acid, isomastic acid, oleanolic acid, and tirucallol. It is ulcer protective, carminative, stimulant, expectorant, and diuretic. The amaroids and essential oil are astringent and aromatic. It is mainly used in Unani medicine and entered into Ayurvedic medicine after the 16th century, for cough, asthma, dysuria, dysmenorrhoea.
The resin of Boswellia serrata is known as Salai/Salai guggul and has been used as incense in religious and cultural ceremonies and in medicines since time immemorial. Salai Guggul possesses monoterpenes, diterpenes, triterpenes, tetracyclic triterpenic acids and four major pentacyclic triterpenic acids i.e. βboswellic acid, acetylβboswellic acid, 11-ketoβboswellic acid, and acetyl11ketoβboswellic acid. Gum resin extracts have been traditionally used in folk medicine for centuries to treat various chronic inflammatory diseases.
Shorea Robusta is known as Sakher, Sakhu, Sal, and Salwa. The tree yields an oleoresin called Sal Dammar or Bengal Dammar (Dhup, Guggal, Laldhuna Ral). The resin exuded from the tree is used for dysentery, weak digestion, gonorrhea and as an aphrodisiac.
Cubeb (Piper cubeba) is indigenous to Indonesia and is cultivated in Sri Lanka, India, and Malaysia. Cubebs are the fruit of Piper cubeba. The fruit is harvested when still green and dried in the sun. The chief constituents alpha- and betacubebenes (11%), copaene (10%), cubebol (10%), delta-cadinene (9%), humulenes. Cubeb is used in the treatment of the urinary tract diseases, flatulence and stomach complaints, headaches (dizziness), chronic bronchitis, to increase libido and for poor memory. Piper cubeba is used for inflammation of the mucous membrane of the urogenital tract.
Ela / Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), is known as lesser cardamom in English. It is cool in potency. Elettaria cardamomum seeds are aromatic and used for appetizing property in various food preparations. Medicinally, it has anti-emetic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-spasmodic, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, cooling, stimulant, carminative, digestive, stomachic, Tridoshahara, nutritive, laxative, expectorant, and appetizing properties. The seeds are useful in asthma, bronchitis, throat disorders, piles, gas, vomiting, digestive disorders, and cough.
Chewing of cardamom seeds helps in many common ailments of the digestive system. Cardamom seeds Powder is used alone in the treatment of symptoms resulting from excess heat or acidity in the body system. When mixed with other ingredients it shows enhanced effects in treating vomiting, loss of appetite, indigestion, gastric irritation, nausea, burning sensation, thirst, giddiness, burning urination, bad smell from the mouth, etc.
Haridra (also known as Rajni, Nisha, Nishi, Haldi, Haladhi, Turmeric) consists of the dried and cured rhizomes of Curcuma longa Linn. It mainly contains essential oil and curcumin. Haldi has significant antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, the liver protecting and chemopreventive effects (inhibition of tumor formation, promotion, progression and dissemination in many animal models). It works effectively in degenerative diseases with an inflammatory or oxidative basis like type 2 diabetes, arthritis, heart diseases, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Vetiveria zizanioides /Ushira is densely tufted perennial grass. The root is of the plant are a cooling, bitter, alexiteric, stomachic, astringent and used in the burning sensations, bilious fevers, sweats, foul breath, thirst, strangury, ulcers, diseases of the blood. The root is cooling to the brain, bitter, soporific and useful in spermatorrhoea, headache, diseases of the blood. It is regarded as stimulant, diaphoretic, stomachic and refrigerant. The infusion of the roots is used as a tonic and emmenagogue.
Ayurvedic Action of Mehantak Vati
- Dahashamak: Gives relief in the burning sensation
- Pramehnashak: Treats Prameha
- Vrishya: Increases the quantity of semen
Benefits of Mehantak Vati
- It works on urinary and reproductive organs.
- It balances Kapha and Vata Dosha.
- It helps in urinary disorders.
- It is a cooling and gives relief in the burning sensation.
- It pacifies Vata and Kapha.
Important Therapeutic Uses of Mehantak Vati
- Recurrent Urinary tract infection
- Macro and microhematuria (Presence of blood in the urine).
- Different types of Nephropathy (disease or damage of the kidney)
- Urgency and frequency of urine
- General disability
The Dosage of Mehantak Vati
- The recommended dosage of medicine is 1 to 2 tablets.
- It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening.
- It is to be taken with water.
- Or take as directed by a doctor.
Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects, and Warnings
- This medicine is to be taken under medical supervision.
- It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
- 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.