Sanjivani Vati is an Ayurvedic medicine which ignite the digestive fire and helps the liver to get rid of all the mid-way metabolites from the system, thus it helps in burning of accumulated metabolites. Due to the predominance of Vatsanabha (Bachchnag), it is somewhat hot, and works to increase sweating and urination. Due to these properties, this vati helps in expelling fever through sweat and urine in the stage of fever.
Sanjivani Vati is a major anti-toxic Ayurvedic medicine. Sanjivani Vati is used to eliminate venom from snake bites.
10 gm fine powder of each of
Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes
Nagara – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis
Krishna – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula
Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia bellirica
Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Guduchi – Indian Tinospora (stem) – Tinospora cordifolia
Bhallataka – Semecarpus anacardium
Vatsanabha – Aconitum ferox
Gomutra – cow urine – Quantity Sufficient.
The fine powder of herbs is triturated with cow urine, paste is prepared, dried and tablets are made.
Sanjivani Vati reduces Ama Dosha and Kapha Dosha and pacifies Vata Dosha. It might increase pitta dosha.
The medicinal uses of Sanjeevani Vati are attributed to the following medicinal properties:
• Ama Dosha Eliminator (Aam Pachak).
• 1 tablet once or twice a day is traditionally the dose to treat digestive problems.
• 2 tablet once or twice a day is traditionally the dose to treat gastro enteritis
• 3 tablet once or twice a day is traditionally the dose to treat snake bite
• 4 tablet once or twice a day is traditionally the dose to treat chronic fever.
It is traditionally advised along with fresh ginger juice and water.
• Manages Fever
Sanjivani Vati is also used to cure different types of fever but it is very useful in typhoid fever. It helps in curing fever that comes due to seasonal infections or abdominal distension.
• Treats Urinary Diseases
It is beneficial in urinary diseases like urinary incontinence. It also works to clear urine.
• Improves Digestion
Indigestion occurs when there is a disturbance in the digestive system due to overeating or eating without appetite, or by eating contaminated food, which causes abdominal pain , heaviness in the stomach, thin and undigested diarrhoea, passing urine in small amounts and Vomiting (vomiting) etc.
• Treats common Cold and Cough
It manages symptoms of common cold and cough and helps in removing phlegm accumulated in lungs.
• Snake Bite
It is used in treatment of snake bite. It has antivenin properties, which reduces the risk and symptoms of snake poison.
• Helps in Depression
It is effective in the management of depression, insomnia symptoms by having a calming and soothing effect on the body which aids in sleep induction.
Side Effects –
As Sanjivani vati might increase pitta dosha. So, it is not suitable for patients with aggravated and increased pitta dosha.
If it is taken by such people, it can cause the following side effects:
• Acid reflux.
• Burning sensation in the abdomen.
• Dry cough
Sanjivani Vati is likely unsafe during pregnancy. So, you should not take it. The safety profile of Sanjivani Vati is not well established for lactating mothers.
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