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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.

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.

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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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

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