Sarpagandha Ghan Vati – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Sarpagandha Ghan Vati is an Ayurvedic medicine, used in the treatment of high BP and lack of sleep. It should only be used under strict medical supervision.

Uses and effect on dosha

Sarpagandha Ghan Vati Uses: It is used in the treatment of lack of adequate sleep, hypertension and dizziness.

Effect on Tridosha: Balances Vata and Pitta

Dose and duration of use

Sarpagandha Vati Dosage:  (375 mg) – 1 tablet at night, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

How long to use: It can be used upto 1-2 month, based on doctor’s advice.

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.

Ingredients and method of preparation

Sarpagandha Ghan Vati Ingredients, How To make? 
Sarpagandha – Rauvolfia serpentine – 10 g
Khurasani yavani – Trachyspermum ammi – 2 g
Jatamansi – Nardostachys jatamansi – 1 g
Bhanga – Cannabis sativa – 1 g
Water for decoction – 8 parts, boiled and reduced to 1/8 part, filtered.
It is further added with fine powder of 1 g of Pippalimoola – Long pepper root – Piper longum
Tablets are prepared.

Side effects

Sarpagandha Ghan Vati Side effects:  
It contains Bhang as ingredient. Hence it should only be taken under strict medical supervision.
It is best to avoid this medicine in children, pregnant and lactating mothers.
Take this medicine only in prescribed dosage for particular time period only.
Over-dosage may cause excessive sleep and low BP (Hypotension)
Store in a cool dry place. Keep out of reach and sight of children.

Reference and manufacturers

Reference: Siddha Yoga Sangraha, Bhrama, Anidra Unmada Adhikara
Manufacturer: Dabur, Baidyanath.

79 thoughts on “Sarpagandha Ghan Vati – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Why my mind is not accepting trustiness in aurvedic products I do not know.Would you like to assure me in details?

  2. recently i saw two documentaries called weed (sanjay gupta),weed 2 (sanjay gupta) ,Run From The Cure(rick simpson): How Cannabis Cures Cancer.i want to use cannabis for my sleeplessness ,stress,back & body pain and mucous,bulging in abdomenal region in my body.i went into stress due to weakness & became jobless.after watching the above documentaries and some more i came to conclusion that bhang can cure my ailments.respected doctor can you tell some good bhang ayurvedic preparations which are licenced to use medicinally.i even sometimes get doubt due to legal restriction do they really include bhang?

    • There are many Cannabis containing Ayurvedic medicines. These medicines are available in Market. But I am restricting myself from mentioning them here, because it will encourage you to take it. These products should only be used under strict medical supervision.
      For sleeplessness, stress, back and body pain, mucus etc. there are countless safe Ayurvedic alternatives which do not contain Cannabis. Why not concentrate there?

  3. I have been taking sarpaghanda on and off for a few years, and it always regulates my pulses and BP. Sleep and dreams also improve. I see an ayruvedic practitioner and an acupuncture physician regularly to monitor, and I’m very happy with this protocol. I take the AyurSpirit brand, which is Dr. Bhapat’s line of herbs. Very pure and concentrated.

  4. Dear sir ,
    Maine 1 saal arjunarishta liya hai anxiety ke liye
    par long term arjunarishta se mujhe orthostatic hypotention ke problem ho gye hai main stand hota hun to heartrate increase ho jate hai main arjunarishta band kar diya hai mere symtoms less ho gye hain par thek nahi ho raha
    Main ab kya karoon?

  5. sir,
    my mother i suffring from high BP, depression,and some times she feel burning in upper portion of abdomin and give her Telvas40 (Telmisartan) one tab daily and serta 50+serta 25 ( Sertraline) one tab daily.
    sir can we give sarpagandha vati along with the above alopatic medicine.
    please suggest me with proper dosage of sarpagandha vati.

  6. it will help you out from your problem. but along with medicines you have to bring changes in food and daily routine. non spicy and non oily food is good, little bit of yoga pranayama and meditation will also help.

  7. hello,
    it may not be actual increase in weight, it might be because of the effect of bhang and jatamamsi which have made you to feel heaviness. this should be taken only for prescribed time duration. please consult your Ayurvedic doctor for any other quieries.

  8. started using sarpagandha churanam for the past 5 days,stoped taking 5 mg amlodec and 2.5 mg my BP is under control 80/115 but heart rate is it ok

  9. Do i need to take sarpagandha vati for life long. my bp is stable it is 120/80. my doctor says that now i dont have high bp. but sometime i get scared that my bp will raise, does it happen.

  10. Hi I am daily consuming alcohol app. 250 to 300 ml. As I stopped drinking, problem is sleeplessness, will this sarpgandha help me

    • Depends on your Blood pressure.

      For further personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

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  11. My edge 43 years working as Engineer 19 years in pvt sector from last 1 year my BP increase 150/100 other reports Blood HB 16 No Sugar Urine Normal ECG normal our doctor B.A.M.S. qualification suggest me to take Tab. surpgandha vati 2 times( 1 Mmorning 1 Night ) & Tab. Gokshuradi vati 1 time Morning .
    Pl suggest me what i do & which brand & what mg tab. useful for me. When i reduce my dose.

    • Hi, both are useful. Please consult the prescribing doctor for the brand.
      Please also note that while taking these Ayurvedic medicines, you need BP checkup regularly to monitor the lowering of BP.

  12. Hello sir,
    Im taking telsartan CT 40 in day and metocard XL 25 at night my BP is always high should I start taking sarpagandha powder and if my BP gets low than should I stop taking powder plz suggest what should I do and my age is 24..

    • In BP management along with allopathic medicines, you need to consult a doctor directly. Because, including Sarpagandha will further lower it and it should not go down too far.
      Consider stopping non veg food, extra spicy salty medicines.
      Please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.

  13. Dear sir my child 4 y 10 months
    Ayurvedic Dr give me to sarpgandhavati for my child epilepsy problem 1 tab bd
    Please suggest me

  14. Sir, beside the BP i have diabetics too, is there any problem using Sarpagandha ; diabetics patients; Can you suggest any Ayurveda tablets for diabetics also.

    • My place kannur – payangadi ; Sir , please advise from which medical store in kannur i can get ; Glymin tablet


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