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Pittashamak Vati is a proprietary herbomineral Ayurvedic medicine from Ayurveda Rasashala. It is prepared from Sutashekhar Ras Sada/without gold, Gairika and Shankha bhasma which are Triturated with Kantakari, Vasa, and Giloy.
Sutashekhar Ras Sada, is a well-known Ayurvedic medicine for hyperacidity. Gairika is red ochre. Chemically, it is an oxide of Iron (Fe2O3). It has reddish brown color. In Ayurveda, gairik is used in combination of other ingredients in the treatment of bleeding disorders, hiccups, vomiting, burning sensation and abdominal diseases. Shankha bhasma is obtained from conch-shell (Gastropoda, Class: Mollusca). It mainly consist of magnesia and antacid and anti-ulcer properties. It is used in the treatment of ulcers, dysentry, dyspepsia, indigestion and jaundice.
Pittashamak Vati is used in the treatment of Pitta vikar such as hyperacidity with vomiting, heartburns, headache, vertigo, etc. the literal meaning of pittashamak is one which equalizes Pitta. Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition, and dosage.
What is Pitta?
In Ayurveda, Pitta pertains to fire and water elements and governs metabolism.
- It is situated between the stomach and the smaller intestine and cooks all food and drink.
- It is hot (ushna), light (laghu), quickly penetrating (Saram), liquid (Dravam), slightly viscid (Sneha), active
- (Teekshna), slightly foul smelling (Visrum).
- Pitta is the source of all internal heat including digestion, hunger, thirst, intelligence, imagination, understanding, memory, etc. Its main function is to produce heat.
- The imbalance of Pitta causes burning sensation in the body, hyperacidity, sleeplessness, erratic digestion, constipation or diarrhea, vomiting, etc.
- Excess of salty and acidic food can vitiate pitta.
- Astringent, sweet and bitter fruits and vegetables balances Pitta (e.g. patola, amla, honey, ghee).
Ingredients of Pittashamak Vati
Each Tablet 250 mg Contain Approx
- Sootashekhar sadha 166.60 mg
- Shudha gairik 41.66 mg
- Bhavana ringani (Solanum xanthocarpum)
- Adulsa (Adatoda Vasica)
- Gulvel (Tinospora cordifolia)
- Excipients Q.S.
Uses of Pittashamak Vati
- Hyperacidity (excessive acid in the gastric juices causing discomfort) with Vomiting
- Heartburns (acid indigestion, is a burning sensation in the chest, just behind the breastbone or in the epigastrium, the upper abdomen)
- Vertigo (sensation of whirling and loss of balance),
- Persistent severe vomiting leading to weight loss and dehydration
The Dosage of Pittashamak Vati
- 1 to 2 Tablets twice or thrice a day with milk or lime juice with sugar or as directed by a physician.
- Please note, the doses of Ayurvedic medicines are not fixed. 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.
Ayurvedic medicines containing detoxified, toxic material/ poisonous substances, heavy metals should be taken only under medical supervision.
You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.