Arogyavardhini Vati or Sarvroghar Vati is a multipurpose use ayurvedic medicine used for treating a wide variety of diseases mainly of the liver, heart, stomach, intestines, teeth, gums, gall bladder, skin etc. It is a polyherbal-mineral formulation classified under the category of Rasa yog, in which minerals are the main ingredients. It’s oldest authentic reference dates back to 11th century. It has been used for centuries with claimed efficacy and safety in the treatment of jaundice, liver disorders and various skin disorders etc.
The word ‘Arogya’ translates to ‘good health’ whereas ‘vardhini’ means enhancer. Thus, Arogyavardhini Vati is an Ayurvedic formulation that promotes or improves good health and eradicatethe diseases. It is categorized under Sarvarogprashamani i.e., remedy for all sorts of ailments. It is described in the texts of Bhaishjyaratnavali (ayurvedic text) for treating yakrit vikar (disorders of liver).
What are the Ingredients of Arogyavardhini Vati?
- Shuddha Parada (Purified Mercury for human use): 10 g
- Shuddha Gandhaka (Purified Sulphur for human use): 10 g
- Lauh Bhasma (Processed Iron for human use): 10 g
- Abhraka Bhasma (Purified and processed Mica for human use):
- Tamra Bhasma (Bhasmafor human use prepared from Copper):
- Haritaki (Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind): 20 g
- Vibhitaki (Belliric Myrobalan fruit rind): 20 g
- Amalaki (Indian gooseberry fruit): 20 g
- Shilajitu (Asphaltum): 30 g
- Guggulu (Gum Resin): 40 g
- Chitra Eranda (Castor): 40 g
- Tikta Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurroa): 220 g
- Juice extract of Nimba (Neem): Fine powders of the above ingredients are ground with the Nimba juice extract, made into paste and tabletted.
(Reference: Rasendrasarasangraha Jwara Rogadhikara 13-105)
Indications: Ayurvedic doctors prescribe Arogyavardhini Vati in the following health conditions:
- Skin diseases
- High cholesterol
- Discoloured patches on the skin
- Fever of unknown origin
- As a liver supportive medicine
- Auto-immune thyroiditis
- Gall stones
- Infectious disorders
- Inflammation of gall bladder
What are the medicinal uses of Arogyavardhini Vati?
Arogyavardhini Vati mainly works on the digestive system. The poor digestion causes formation of ama (toxins) and malabsorption within the system. The production of toxins causes a variety of disorders. Another digestive health issue is constipation. In Ayurveda, it is believed that constipation is the root cause of many disorders. Arogyavardhini Vati works on both these conditions as it improves digestion and corrects the metabolic activities within the system. It is quite effective in constipation as well.
Benefits of Arogyavardhini Vati :
- In Liver Disorders: Arogyavardhini Vati possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. These properties make it suitable for all kinds of liver disorders such as jaundice, fatty liver, edema associated with liver disease, alcoholic hepatitis, viral hepatitis, inflammatory disease of liver etc.
- In Gas, Bloating and Flatulence: Since the herbs used in Arogyavardhini Vati have anti-flatulent action, therefore, it helps in reducing gas formation in the alimentary canal. Hence, it is quite useful in reducing intestinal gas, bloating, abdominal distension etc. Due to the presence of herb Kutki and long pepper, it increases appetite as well.
- In Heart Diseases: Arogyavardhini Vati improves liver functions. Therefore, it reduces cholesterol as well. It also prevents deposition of plaques in the blood vessels and atherosclerosis (hardening of the blood vessels). Therefore, it helps patients with high cholesterol levels and heart disorders.
- In Chronic Constipation: Arogyavardhini Vati helps in providing relief from chronic constipation as well as it provides strength to the intestines due to the presence of Shilajit or Shilajatu in it as one of the ingredients.
- As it improves the functions of liver, it promotes secretion of bile. Bile improves peristaltic movements of the intestine which helps in facilitating the movement of the stools to lower end of the large intestine.
- The intake of Arogyavardhini Vati also helps in improving digestion and facilitates proper absorption of nutrients in the body.
Dosage: It can be taken in dosage of 250 mg to 500 mg twice or thrice a day along with fresh ginger juice, honey, neem juice, water or milk but the maximum dosage of Arogyavardhini Vati should not exceed from 3 grams in a day. This medicine can be safely taken for a period of up to 4-6 months under medical supervision.
Effect on Tridoshas: Balances all the three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
There are no contraindications for Arogyavardhini Vati but it may not be suitable in the following conditions:
- Kidney diseases that include renal failure
- During lactation period
- Arogyavardhini Vati mainly works on Vata and Kapha It can aggravate burning sensation and ulcers in mouth in some cases.
- Over-dosage may lead to skin rashes and toxic symptoms so consult your doctor before taking this medicine.