Gandhak Vati – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients And Side Effects

Gandhak Vati  is a tablet, used in Ayurvedic treatment of indigestion. It contains herbal and mineral ingredients. Hence should only be taken strictly under medical supervision. 

Gandhak Vati benefits: It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of indigestion. It helps to improve digestion power.

This medicine is most commonly used in north Indian Ayurvedic practice.
Effect on Tridosha – balances Vata and Kapha and improves Pitta

Gandhak Vati dosage: 1 – 2 tablets 1 – 2 times a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

Gandhaka Vati side effects:
It contains heavy metal ingredient.
It is best to avoid during pregnancy, lactation and in children.
Over-dosage may cause slight burning sensation in abdomen. Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in cool dry place.

Gandhaka Bati ingredients, how to make:
Shuddha Parada – Purified and processed Mercury – 24 g
Gandhaka – Purified and processed Sulphur – 48 g
Shunti – Ginger (rhizome) – Zingiber officinalis – 48 g
Lavanga – Clove – Syzigium aromaticum – 48 g
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum – 48 g
Saindhava – Rock Salt – 144 g
Suvarchala Lavana – Sochal salt – 144 g
Chanaka – Chick pea  / Bengal gram –  Cicer arietinuin Linn – 96 g
Mulaka Kshara – Radish – Raphanus sativus – 96 g
Nimbuka swarasa – Lemon juice extract – quantity sufficient.

The fine powder of above ingredients is triturated with lemon juice and tablets are rolled.

eference:  Bheshaj Ratnavali, Agnimandya Rogadhikara 56 – 62

Manufacturers: BACFO Pharmaceuticals (India) Ltd

Expiry date: Five years from the date of manufacture. Once after opening the container, it is better to empty it before an year

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