APATANTRAKARI VATI- Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Apatantrakari vati is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of diseases affecting the brain and nervous system. This tablet contains herbal ingredients only. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.

BENEFITS OF APATANTRAKARI VATI

  • This medicine is used in the management of neurological diseases and their associated conditions.
  • It is popularly used in the treatment of convulsions, epilepsy etc.
  • This tablet balances the vata dosha and helps to regain the proper functioning of nerves and muscles.

INDICATIONS OF APATANTRAKARI VATI

  • Apatantraka and Apatanam-  Different stages of neurological disorders
  • Masthaka bhrama-  Giddiness
  • Tremors
  • Epilepsy
  • Convulsions
  • Hysteria

INGREDIENTS OF APATANTRAKARI VATI

SL NOSANSKRIT NAMEENGLISHLATINQUANTITYACTION
1HINGUAsafoetidaFerula asafoetida2partCarminative
2KARPURAcamphorCinnamomum camphora2partaphrodisiac
3BHANGAMarijuanaCannabis sativa1partThe beneficiary effect on the central nervous system
4KHURASANIAjwainHyoscyamus niger4 partEffective in psychiatric disorders
5TAGARAValeriana wallichi4 partThe beneficiary effect on the central nervous system
6JATAMAMSISpikenardNardostachys jatamansiDecoction Quantity sufficientAction in the central nervous system

METHOD OF PREPARATION

1 part of bhanga, 2 part each of hingu and karpura, 4 part each of khurasani and tagara are grounded well with the decoction of jatamamsi. Finally, tablets are made with a size of 125 mg.

  • Purification of bhanga – washed with water till greenish colour stops oozing out from leaves, later shade-dried

DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA

  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata dosha imbalance.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa, raktha, majja dhatu – action in the brain
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting madhyama roga marga – psychiatric conditions, giddiness, convulsions

DOSAGE AND USAGE

Take 1 to 2 tablets after food twice daily or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

EXERCISES AND YOGA

Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practised in the treatment of many diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – for getting calmness to the mind provide overall health

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                        

  RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOUR

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more salty, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Oil massage on the head before bathing effective in insomnia.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol.

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
  • It is better to avoid by children, lactating women and during pregnancy
  • Improper administration and overdosage leads to side effects
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            Duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of the disease. Before taking medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

    This medicine is not habit-forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.

               CLASSICAL REFERENCE

  • Ayurveda Sara Sangraha

   EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Aswagandha tablet
  • Mukta vati
  • Brahmi vati

             AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Unjha Pharmacy

              RESEARCH PAPERS

  1. Management of chronic pain with Jalaprakshalana (water wash)  Shodhita  (processed)  Bhanga  (Cannabis sativa L.) in cancer patients with deprived quality of life: An open-label single arm clinical trial.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6891996/

2.     Exploring the pharmaco-clinical view on Bhanga (Cannabis sativa linn.): a classical unfamiliar portrayal.

 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322909721_Exploring_the_pharmaco-clinical_view_on_Bhanga_Cannabis_sativa_linn_a_classical_unfamiliar_portrayal

 

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