AROGYA VARDHINI VATI

INTRODUCTION

Arogya vardhini vati or as colloquially termed Arogya vardhini Gulika or Arogyavardhini rasa or Sarvroghar vati is a potent MAGICAL HERBAL remedy used for treating many diseases mainly related to heart, liver, stomach, intestine, gall bladder, skin, teeth and gum. The drug has been mentioned in Rasaratnasamucchaya in the context of Kustha(skin disorder) and in Bhaishyajyaratnavali in the context of Yakritvikara (liver disorder).The meaning of the term Arogyavardhani indicates which can destroy all the diseases and promotes health. Rasaratnasamucchaya mentioned that Arogyavardhini vati as Sarvarogaprashamani (can specify all type of disorders). This traditional formulation of Ayurveda is using for centuries with claimed efficacy and safety in treatment of jaundice and other liver and skin disorders. It is used for leprosy, fever, oedema, obesity, jaundice and other hepatic disorders. The drug is also good for lack of appetite, indigestion and irregular bowls, liver disorders and skin diseases.

WHICH TYPE OF RASA AUSHADI IT IS?

It is KHALVI RASA.

NOTE – Khalvi Rasa: Mercury and sulphur and / or other herbal or mineral / metal ingredients are ground together in a mortar to produce a finely powdered drug. Since the mercury and other ingredients of the formulation are grinded in a mortar, known as ‘Khalva’ as per the terminology of Ayurveda, the formulation is known and classified as ‘Khalvi Rasa’.

WHY IS IT CALLED AROGYA – VARDHINI VATI?

The word ‘arogya’ signifies ‘good health’ whereas ‘vardhini’ stands for ‘improver’, i.e. an ayurveda formulation that can completely eradicate diseases and improve or promote good health.

Time and again, this herbal remedy is widely mentioned in the ancient ayurvedic texts of Rasaratnasamucchaya for the treatment of kustha i.e. leprosy and also prized as Sarvarogaprashamani i.e. a remedy for all sorts of ailments.

SYNONYMS

Arogya vardhini vati

Arogya vardhini Gulika

Arogyavardhini rasa

Sarvroghar vati

Preparation Of AROGYA VARDHINI VATI

Haritaki –  Terminalia chebula – Dried fruit rind – 1 part

Bibhitaki – Terminalia bellerica – Dried fruit rind – 1 part

Amalaki  – Emblica officinalis – Dried fruit rind – 1 part

Shuddha shilajatu- Asphaltum – Processed black bitumen – 3 parts

Shuddha guggulu – Commiphora wightii – Gum resin of guggulu shrub – 4 parts

Chitraka moola – Plumbago zeylanica linn – Dried root of leadworts plant – 4 parts

Katuka (kutaki) – Picrorrhiza kurroa – Dried rhizome of herbal plant – 22 parts

Shuddha rasa – Parada Purified mercury – 1 part

Shuddha gandhaka – Purified sulphur – 1 part

Lauha bhasma – Iron – Ash compound – 1 part

Abharaka bhasma – Mica Ash compound – 1 part

Tamra bhasma – Copper Ash compound – 1 part

Bhavana dravya –

Nimba vrksha dala rasa – Azadirachta indica – juice of neem leaves – as much as juice required to bind the above drugs.

Method of preparation –

Take shuddha parada and shudha gandaka in a clean khalwa yantra and appropriate kajjali is prepared.

To it, all the remaining ingredients (except shudha guggulu and shudda silajatu) are added and the trituration is continued to obtain a homogeneous mixture.

Mean while shudda guggulu and shudda silajatu are taken in a stainless steel vessel along with required quantity of water.

When both these drugs completely melt, the blend is added to the khalva yantra containing the homogenous drug mixture of all other drugs.

The mixture is now triturated with ‘nimba vrksha dala rasa’ for two days to roll the pills of 1 rajakola (badara phala of bigger variety; roughly 6 gms).

The pills are dried in shade and stored in air tight containers for further therapeutic use.

The pills will be blackish in colour with tikta rasa and rasayana gandha.

DOSE –

One pill (6 gms) is administered once or twice daily.

Note – The dosage mentioned in the verse is ‘rajakola – phala’ (bigger variety of badara phala), which is considered roughly half tola (6 gms).

Author of “rasayoga sagara”(Pandit Hariprapanna Sharma) mentions it as ‘ksudrakola phala’ (badara phala smaller variety) which will be roughly 1 gram.

ADJUVANT

It is always administered along with honey or any decoction prepared from kusthaghna dravya.

HOW TO TAKE AROGYA VARDHINI VATI?

Take a pill with water or honey or any anupana that the doctor has suggested. It just simple as taking any other usual tablet.

Effect On The Doshas:

The host of natural ingredients in this magical formulation increases its therapeutic value as it effectively balances the tridoshas, viz., Vata (air), Pitta (digestion) and Kapha (earth and water).

Can a PITTA PREDOMINENT PERSON USE THIS?

Yes, any dosha predominance person can use it. This medicine or formulation basically balances the doshas in our body. So yes a pitta predominant person can use it.

Is it safe to use arogya vardhini vati?

Ayurveda and Ayurveda formulations are known for less side effects when compared to allopathy/modern medicine. Taking arogya vardhini vati would only help in improving your health causing no side effects on the body. So it is safe for humans to consume it for stipulated period of time told by the doctor.

INDICATIONS –

It is indicated in mandala kustha and all other 18 types of kustha roga.

It is also useful in vataja – pittaja – kaphaja – swanswja – sannipataja jwara.

This medicine is administered from 5th day of fever onset.

What is the price of arogya vardhini vati?

Always the price depends on the pharmaceutical company that is preparing the particular formulation. But the basic price that it starts from would be approximately around  Rs150 and depending on the company the price might increase too.

BENEFITS –

This medicine is a good digestive, appetizer, health promoter, cardio – tonic and brings down ‘meda dhatu’.

It acts as mild laxative and does deha – suddhi.

With different adjutants this medicine can be effectively used in all the disease conditions.

This medicine was formulated by Acharya Nagarjuna.

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