Chitrakadi Vati – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients And Side Effects

Chitrakadi Vati  is a tablet, used in Ayurvedic treatment of anorexia and indigestion. It improves digestion power. It is one of the widely used Ayurvedic tablet. 

Chitrakadi Vati Benefits: It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of anorexia, indigestion and ‘ama’ conditions.
It is used in preparatory procedure of Panchakarma, wherein patient’s digestion power needs improvement.

Effect on Tridosha – balances Vata and kapha. Improves Pitta.

Chitrakadi Gutika dosage:  (500 mg tablet) – 1 – 2 tablets 1 – 2 times a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

Chitrakadi Gutika side effects:
It might not be suitable for people with gastritis.
People with high BP should take this medicine only under medical care, since this medicine contains salt as ingredient.
Over-dosage may cause slight burning sensation in abdomen. Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in cool dry place.

Chitrakadi Vati ingredients, how to make:
10 g fine powder of each of
Chitraka – Lead Wort (root) – Plumbago zeylanica
Pippalimoola – Long pepper root – Piper longum
Yava Kshara – Kshara of Barley – Hordeum vulgare
Swarjika Kshara
Sauvarchala Lavana – Sochal salt
Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt
Vida Lavana – Vida salt
Samudra Lavana – Common salt,
Audbhida Lavana
Shunti – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Hingu – Asa foetida
Ajamoda – Ajowan (fruit) – Trachyspermum roxburghianum
Chavya – Java Long Pepper – Piper chaba
Matulunga Swarasa – Lemon juice OR Dadima rasa – Pomegranate juice – Quantity Sufficient.
The fine powder of above ingredient is triturated with lemon juice or pomegranate juice and a paste is prepared. This is rolled into tablet form, dried and preserved.

Reference:  Charaka Samhita Chikitsa Sthana 15/96-97
chitrakadi vati

Chitrakadi Bati Manufacturers: Baidyanath, Dabur,  Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala.
Divya Pharmacy calls this same product as Divya Chitrakadi Vati.

Expiry date of Chitrakadi gulika: Two years from the date of manufacture. Once after opening the container, it is better to empty it before an year.
Pregnancy and lactation:
Best avoided during pregnancy, due to strong herbs. Can be used during lactation period, for a limited period of time.
Children: Can be used in a very small dose, for a small period of time.

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  1. upender says:

    Hello sir
    my uric acid level is 6.2
    Can i take chandraprabha vati for this.
    Plz suggest for another one if not.

  2. Does this help with IBS

  3. which medicine is better to remove aam from stomach?chitrakadi vati or lavan bhaskar pl help……

  4. Hi Sir, Just need a clarification,

    When should be take Chitrakadi Gutika

  5. I am having frequent ‘ears blockage’ problem, as a result, hearing becomes clogged. Though it is off & on, this time it lasted for two months. When I lie down or get up, I hear put put sound in ears, some times hear echoes of my own voice. As per ENT doctor, nothing wrong in ears. A Vaid Doctor says problem with digestion, so kapha like fluid blocks ears. He suggested Chitrakadi Vati after meals. Another Vaid Doctor suggested Dhanwantari Vati tablets after meals.
    I am confused. Please suggest which one should I take?

    • Please go ahead with Chitrakadi vati tablet for 1 month time. Always consult only one doctor at a time to avoid confusion. Each Ayurvedic doctor’s analysis and prescription varies.

      • Thank you very much for your guidance. I started Chitrakadi Vati – 1 tablet after meals, but my hearing became completely zero after 3 days. I am more confused now. Again met that ENT Dr, she said again ‘nothing wrong with your ears’. Her tablet Ebast-DC also not working. Doctor, please tell me what to do.

        • It is difficult for me to make a judgement. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.

          • Yes Doctor. I would do that. In our area, Arya Vaidya Sala has its own outlet having two Doctors/Vaidyas who provide consultancy to patients and prescribe their own medicines. Any idea how much reliable they & their medicines could be? I am desperate.

  6. manohar says:

    does this medicine help with ibs if not what medicines will help??

  7. Hi Doc

    For how many months it should be taken

    Best Regards

  8. Raj Kumar Verma says:

    I am suffering from gas problem for last 4 year. I consult to many doctors but I was not satisfied with them then one stomach specialist doctor helped me with their medicine he advise me to take this Chitrakadi Vatti also. I want to know in this gastric problem can I take this Vatti or not. Is there any side effects of this Vatti ? Pls advice me. I am still taking it last 3 months.

  9. Hi Sir,I want to take chitrakadi vati to relieve ama dosha and for indigestion. In your video you said that the medicines with kshara should not be used by youngsters before marriage.My age is 23 years.I am going to marry after two years,can i take this medicine for one to two months?Please reply as soon as possible.

  10. Dr.chitrakadi gulika tablet useful for IBS petiont

  11. Hiranand Jaisinghani says:


    • It may increase acidity and colitis in some. Hence, not advisable.

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  12. very good helpful guidance to patients pl cotinue with god blessings

  13. RAVNEET KAUR says:

    I want to detoxify my body in morning .Can i take chitrakadi vati tablet at night after meal ??

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