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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.

ChitrakadGutika 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

Manufacturers: Baidyanath, Dabur,  Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala.

Divya Pharmacy calls this same product as Divya Chitrakadi Vati.

Expiry date: Two years from the date of manufacture. Once after opening the container, it is better to empty it before an year.
Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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