Vat Vidhwans Ras – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Vat Vidhwans Ras is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet or powder form. It is used in the treatment of neuritis, colic pain,  etc. This medicine contains heavy metal ingredients, hence should only be taken under strict medical supervision.

Uses

  • It is used in the treatment of neuritis, abdominal colic, malabsorption syndrome and gynaecological disorders.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta.

Dosage

250 mg once or twice a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is traditionally administered along with honey, ghee, butter etc.

How long to use: It can be used upto 1 – 2 months based on doctor’s prescription.

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.

Side Effects

Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous, since it contains heavy metal ingredient.
Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
Over-dosage may cause sever poisonous effect.
It is best avoided in pregnancy, lactation and in children.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.

Contents

Vat Vidhwans Rasa ingredients, how to make:
10 g fine powder of each of
Shuddha Parada – Herbal purified Mercury
Shuddha Gandhaka – Herbal purified Sulphur
Naga Bhasma – Lead Calx
Vanga Bhasma – Tin Calx
Loha Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Iron
Tamra Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Copper
Abhraka Bhasma – Purified and processed Mica
Kana – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Tankana Bhasma – Borax
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
Shunti – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Shuddha Vatsanabha – Purified Aconitum ferox
Quantity sufficient of water decoction or juice extract of following for grinding.
Trikatu kwatha – water decoction of pepper, long pepper and ginger.
or Triphala kwatha – water decoction prepared from
• Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula
• Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia bellirica
• Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
Chitraka – Lead Wort (root) – Plumbago zeylanica
Bhringaraja – Eclipta alba
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Nirgundi – Vitex negundo
Arka – Calotropis procera
Tamalaki – Phyllanthus niruri
Chandrashura – Lepidium sativum
Nimbu Swarasa – Lemon fruit juice extract
Fine powder of ingredients are mixed, ground with each of the liquids for three times and dried to prepare a homogeneous powder.

Reference

Yogaratnakara Vatavyadhi Chikitsa 468 – 469, AFI Vol 1 20:45

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