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Sanjivani Vati is classical Ayurvedic medicine with lifesaving property. The main indications of this medicine are Jwar (Fever), Visuchika (Gastroenteritis), Gulma and snake bite. It is also beneficial in common cold, indigestion, stomach ache, worm infestation and cough. Sanjivani Vati is deepan, pachan, anuloman, jwaraghna, Vishaghna, krimighn etc.
Sanjivani Vati contains ten medicinal herbs namely Triphala, Vidanga, Shunthi, Pippali, Vacha, Guduchi, Vatsnabha and Bhallataka. The herbs are mixed together with the help of Gomutra and rolled in the form of Vati (pills/tablets) along with Adraka swaras (ginger juice).
Sanjivani Vati is used in various different ailments such as common cold, cough indigestion, stomach ache, worm infestation etc due to its Vata and Kapha balancing properties. In Sanjiwani vati Triphala is present along with seven other herbs which have Vaat and Pitta pacifying properties. Triphala and ginger are well known herbs beneficial for digestive system. These herbs help to remove body toxins. Also, Vacha, pippali, Shunthi, Bhallatak has causes sweating in body which helps this medicine to cure fever.
Here is given more about this medicine, such as:
- What is Sanjivani Vati?
- What are the ingredients present in Sanjivani Vati?
- What are the uses of Sanjivani Vati?
- What are the side-effects of Sanjivani Vati?
- When not to take Sanjivani Vati?
- What are possible drug interactions?
- What are warnings and suggestions?
- Manufacturer: Baidyanath, Patanjali Divya Pharmacy
- Reference Text: Sharngadharasamhita, Madhyamakhanda Adhyaya 7: 18-21
- Synonyms: Sanjivani Guti, Sanjivani Vati, Sanjeevani Vati, Sanjiwani Vati
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Classical Medicine
- Main Indication: Fever, Cough, Snake bite
- Dosha Effect: Tridoshhara (Sannipathara)
Sanjivani Vati Composition
Ingredients present in this formulation are given below:
- Vidanga (Fr.) 1 Part
- Nagara (Shunthi) (Rz.) 1 Part
- Krishna (Pippali) (Fr.) 1 Part
- Pathya (Haritaki) (P.) 1 Part
- Amala (Amalaki) (P.) 1 Part
- Bibhitaka (P.) 1 Part
- Vacha (Rz.) 1 Part
- Guduchi (St.) 1 Part
- Bhallataka- Shuddha (Fr.) 1 Part
- Visha (Vatsanabha) – Shuddha (Rt.Tr.) 1 Part
- Gomutra Q.S. for mardana
Know the Ingredients
Bhallataka Semecarpus anacardium
Bhallataka, Anala, Bhalli, Vira Vrksa, Agni Vaktraka, Aruskara, Aruska, Tapana, Agni Mukhi And Dhanu Are Sanskrit names of Semecarpus anacardium. Bhallataka has ability to penetrate deeply into the tissues. It increases the appetite and treats conditions caused by weak digestion. It alleviates vata and kapha.
Bhallataka is astringent in taste and pungent in vipaka. It is hot in potency and cures krmi (parasitic infection), udara (obstinate abdominal diseases including ascites), anaha (constipation), sopha (oedema) dumaman (piles), graham (sprue syndrome), vitiated Kapha and Vata, Agnimandya (suppression of the power of digestion), Ama, Jvara (fever) and Gulma (phantom tumour).
Bhallataka is contraindicated in extreme heat, young children, the elderly, during pregnancy and in pitta aggravation.
Bhallataka can cause an allergic rash in pitta constitutions. It can cause itching, burning, excess thirst and a reduction in urine.
While taking Bhallataka it is advised to avoid all spices, heat and pitta aggravating activities.
Vatsanabha or Aconite refers to many species of the genus Aconitum viz., Aconitum ferox Wall., Aconitum napellus Linn., and Aconitum chasmanthum. The roots of all the three plants are extremely poisonous. After their detoxification, they are useful in the treatment of various diseases such as fever, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica and hypertension.
The detoxification process includes svedana (boiling) in dola yantra using Godugdha for 3 h daily for three continuous days, followed by washing with water thrice and drying under sun light. Shodhan reduces the toal alkaloid content.
The therapeutic dose of Shodhit Vatsanabha mentioned in Ayurveda is 8 mg to 16 mg/day.
Aconitum species are poisonous and at higher doses are reported to have cardiotoxic and neurotoxic effects.
Overdosing of traditional Ayurvedic formulations of Vatsanabha may cause hypotension, bradycardia or bidirectional tachycardia.
Triphala is combination of Amalaki, Bibhitaki, and Haritaki and used extensively in Ayurveda for treatment of digestive diseases. It is a tonic for whole body. It is being used in various gastric disorders including intestinal inflammation. It contains vitamin C, linoleic oil, phospholipids and other important nutrients. It is rich source of tannins, which is known to affect the integrity of mucus membrane. Tannins with their protein precipitating and vasoconstriction effects could be advantageous in preventing ulcer development. It is a Rasayana drug and used for detoxifying and tonifying the body.
Triphala pacifies Vata-vikar and cleanses the digestive tract. It aids to elimination and purification. It tones and strengthens digestive tract and promote regular and complete evacuation of the bowels. It helps with the digestion and assimilation of food, improves blood circulation and has anti-inflammatory properties.
It revitalizes the whole body by removing toxins, gas and distension whilst nourishing the nervous system. It is good for anemia, fatigue, candida, cancer, allergies, constipation, diarrhea, yeast infections, indigestion and skin disorders.
Vidang / Embelia ribes Burm / false black pepper, is a medicinal plant with anthelmintic (Krimighna), ascaricidal (kills roundworm), carminative, antibacterial, antibiotic, hypoglycemic, antifertility, antibacterial and febrifuge properties. It is the main herb used in Ayurveda for treatment of intestinal parasites. It is useful in all abdominal disorders, constipation, gas, indigestion, piles etc.
Vidanga has carminative and hepatoprotective activity. It is anthelmintic, astringent, alterative and tonic.
Shunthi and Pippali
Dry ginger is called Shunthi. It tastes (rasa and Vipaka) and hot in effect (Virya). It gives relief in Vata and Kapha and increases pitta. It is carminative, antiemetic and thermogenic. It is useful in indigestion, low appetite, nausea and piles.
Pippali and Shunthi increases Agni (digestive fire) and destroys Ama in the body.
Ayurvedic Action / Karma
- Amapachana: Toxin digester.
- Deepan: Increase appetite.
- Kaphahara: Pacifies Kapha Dosha.
- Krimighna: Anthelmintic.
- Pachana: Digestive.
- Vatahar: Pacifies Vata Dosha.
- Virechak: Virechaka or purgatives causes bowel.
- Vishaghna: Poison-destroying.
- Analgesic: acting to relieve pain.
- Anthelmintic: expel parasitic worms (helminths) and other internal parasites from the body.
- Antibacterial: active against bacteria.
- Germicide: Destroys micro-organism or germs.
- Parasiticide: Kills parasites.
Sanjivani Vati Health Benefits
- It contains Vatsnabha and Bhallataka is useful in snake bite and other poisons.
- It gives relief in fever.
- It helps in Visuchika (gastroenteritis) by treating the Ajirna condition.
- It is a very effective remedy for typhoid fever.
- It is beneficial in fever especially due to Vata Kapha Pradhan fever Sannipat.
- It is Deepan and Pachana.
- It is excellent property to digest and remove Ama Visha from the body.
- It is excellent Sannipathara drug with special action on Vata and Kapha Doshas.
Sanjivani Vati Therapeutic Uses
Sanjivani Vati is useful in Vata and Kapha related disorders. It helps the body to get rid of harmful chemicals and toxins. It reduces phlegm and helps in coryza. Sanjivani Vati gives relief in symptoms of flu such as cough, congestion, headache, watering from the eyes, blockage of the nose, vomiting, chills, fever etc. It also helps in reducing the irritation of the eyes and pain in the muscles of the face.
- Abdominal lump (Gulma)
- Ajirna (Dyspepsia)
- Cold, cough, flu
- Digestive gastroenteritis
- Fever associated with indigestion
- High fever due to vitiation of all doshas
- Normalising colour of the urine
- Sarpadansha (Snake bite)
- Snake bite and other poisons
- Vishuchi (Gastro-enteritis with piercing pain)
Sanjivani Vati Dosage
- The recommended dosage of medicine is 1-2 pills.
- It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening.
- It is to be taken with Ardraka Svarasa, warm water.
- Or take as directed by doctor.
- Ayurvedic medicines containing detoxified, toxic material/ poisonous substances should be taken only under medical supervision.
- It is highly recommended to give this medicine only when prescribed by Ayurvedic doctor.
- Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give same result in another person.
- 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.
- Do check the list of ingredients and their contraindications to avoid any side effects.
- If symptoms do not improve or worsen, consult doctor.
- Specific contraindications have not been identified.
- Avoid in high pitta with heartburn, ulcers and sweating.
- It is not suitbale for long term use.
- It must not be used in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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 same disease.
- This medicine should not be administered to the patients suffering from ulcer in the digestive tract.
- Since it is hot in potency and increases pitta, excess dose may cause burning sensation.
- It increases acidity.
Do check the list of ingredients and their contraindications to avoid any side effects.
- Store in a cool and dry place in tightly closed containers, protected from light and moisture.
- Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
- Keep bottle cap closed after every use.
FAQs About Sanjivani Vati
Is it safe to take Sanjivani Vati?
Yes, it is safe to take Sanjivani Vati in recommended dosage when prescribed by doctor.
What is the Chief Indication of Sanjivani Vati?
The most common Indication is vata-kapha pradhan fever.
What is Effect on Vata-Pitta or Kapha?
- Vata Reducing.
- Pitta Increasing.
- Kapha Reducing.
Does it contain non-herbal ingredients?
How long can I take this medicine?
You may take it for 1-2 months.
What is the Best time to take Sanjivani Vati?
It should be taken after meal. Try to take at same time daily.
Is Sanjivani Vati a habit-forming medicine?
Can I take it during periods?
It can be taken. Avoid during periods, if you feel any effect on bleeding pattern.
Can I take it during pregnancy?
It is hot in potency. So, do not take.
Can a diabetic person take it?
Can I give it to children?
No. It is always recommended to consult doctor to know the exact health issue.
When to consume Sanjivani Vati, empty stomach, before food or after food?
It should be taken after food.