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Lavangadi Vati: Uses, Benefits, Side Effects & More!

By Dr Anuja Bodhare +2 more

Introduction: 

Ayurveda is an old herbal healthcare system known to promote and restore health. It uses various indigenous herbs and plants that are beneficial in treating multiple disorders. There are multiple forms of formulations, namely, Asava, Arishta, Vati, Ghruta, Taila, Churna, Kwatha, and a few more. In Ayurveda, the medicines prepared in the form of tablets or pills are called gutika or vati. The plant material is dried in shade and powdered to make tablets.1  

 Lavangadi vati is a combination of five herbs that is used as a remedy for cough, asthma and fever.1 It is prepared using the following herbs:  

lavangadi vati ayurvedic herb

  • Clove (Syzygium aromaticum
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum) 
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) 
  • Black catechu (Acacia catechu
  • Acacia (Aqueous extract of Acacia arabica)1 

Nutritional Benefits of Lavangadi Vati: 

The list of nutrients present in Lavangadi vati is as follows: 

  • Alkaloids 
  • Carbohydrates 
  • Flavonoids  
  • Tannins1 

Therapeutic Uses of Lavangadi Vati: 

Lavangadi vati is a herbal preparation widely beneficial for respiratory illnesses like bronchitis, cough, and asthma. Some of the various therapeutic properties of Lavangadi vati are: 

  • Blood purifier2 
  • Appetite and digestion stimulant2 
  • Antioxidant2,3 
  • Antibacterial3,4 
  • Antifungal3,4 
  • Antiviral4 
  • Analgesic5 
  • Anticancer5 
  • Antiseptic4 
  • Antiflatulent6 

I may suggest lavangadi vati if you are looking for a natural way to maintain a healthy blood flow. It contains important natural compounds like eugenol, piperine, and ß-sitosterol. Among them, eugenol might have some special properties that may be beneficial for your health. It may help inhibit the production of thromboxane; a substance involved in blood clotting.

Dr. Siddharth Gupta, MD

Benefits of Lavangadi Vati: 

Benefits of Lavangadi Vati for Food Poisoning: 

  • Lavangadi vati may be used as a remedy for food poisoning caused due to the bacteria like S. aureus, L monocitogenes and B. cereus.
  • The clove in Lavangadi vati is an excellent therapy for fungal spoilage of food caused due to Aspergillus sp., Fusarium sp., Mucor sp., and Microsporum sp.
  • It can destroy the spores of the fungi and inhibit their growth, as seen in studies.5 

Benefits of Lavangadi vati for Respiratory Illness: 

  • Lavangadi vati has been used for respiratory illnesses like asthma, bronchitis, and cough.
  • The clove in Lavangadi vati can reduce inflammation and unblock lung airways in asthma patients.
  • In addition, it can work as an expectorant, which promotes the removal of mucus from the respiratory passages.4
  • Lavangadi vati is also effective to reduce breathlessness and cough.7 

Benefits of Lavangadi vati for Pain relief: 

  • Clove found in Lavangadi vati is well known for its pain-relieving properties.
  • It has been used widely to soothe toothache and anal fissures. Hence, the formulation may be beneficial for sciatica and lower backaches.4 

Benefits of Lavangadi Vati for Fungal Infections: 

  • Studies have been conducted on animal models that prove the efficacy of clove and pepper oil, the primary ingredients of Lavangadi Vati, for vaginitis in rodents.
  • Lavangadi vati is very effective in inhibiting the growth of Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans and Aspergillus fumigatus.
  • Further investigations may prove its efficacy against fungal infection in humans too.3,4  

Benefits of Lavangadi Vati for Viral Infection: 

  • The extract of the cloves used in Lavangadi vati may inhibit viral DNA synthesis.
  • The studies in animal models have proved that it can act against the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV).
  • Studies in humans are needed before it can be used for the treatment of herpes infection.  

Benefits of Lavangadi Vati for Drug-resistant Bacteria: 

Lavangadi vati consists of the extracts of clove and pepper that can inhibit the growth of multidrug-resistant bacteria like Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii and Staphylococcus aureus. Hence, it may be a beneficial remedy for infections caused by these bacteria.3,4 

Also Read: Triphala Ghirata – Uses, Benefits & Side Effects

As a doctor, I find it fascinating that lavangadi vati contains eugenol. This compound may have great potential in protecting your nerves, fighting cancer cells, and possibly reducing allergic reactions. It’s a valuable ingredient that might contribute to the effectiveness of this formulation.

Dr. Rajeev Singh, BAMS

How to Use Lavangadi Vati? 

Lavangadi vati comes in the form of tablets or pills.1 Please follow the course recommended by your physician. 

Your Ayurvedic physician will prescribe you the form and dosage as per your health condition. 

Also Read: Pashanbhed – Uses, Benefits & Precautions

Side Effects of Lavangadi vati: 

 The most common side effects of an overdose of Lavangadi vati are 

  • Jaundice  
  • Respiratory depression 
  • Severe hypoglycaemia 
  • Acidosis 
  • Acute liver injury 
  • Kidney injury8   

Let me introduce you to a few more incredible ingredients found in lavangadi vati. It contains two more compounds: piperine and ß-sitosterol. Piperine may have a wide range of benefits, including its hepatoprotective (liver-protective) activities. On the other hand, ß-sitosterol might offer its own set of advantages, such as its anti-hypercholesterolemic (cholesterol-lowering) property. With these impressive properties, lavangadi vati may become even more beneficial for your overall health.

Dr. Smita barode, BAMS

Also Read: What Does It Mean When You Cough Up Blood: Decoding the Alarming Signs

Precautions to Take with Lavangadi vati:   

  •   Measures must be taken to ensure that the therapeutic dosage limit is not exceeded.8   
  • Since there are no safety studies available for use of Lavangadi vati in pregnant or lactating women, caution must be exercise before use in such persons.  
  • There is lack of safety data for use of Lavangadi vati in children. Please talk to your Ayurvedic physician before giving it to children.  

Also Read: Abhrak – Uses, Benefits & Side Effects

Frequently Asked Questions: 

1) How is Clove oil used in Food Industry? 

Eugenol found in clove oil is an excellent antimicrobial agent used extensively in the food industry to increase the shelf life of fishes. Its antioxidative property makes it an excellent natural preservative.2 

2) Can Lavangadi vati be used for cold? 

Yes, Lavangadi vati is beneficial to soothe the symptoms of a cold. In general, common cold manifests with a mild upper respiratory tract infection that can be effectively managed by clove, the chief ingredient of Lavangadi vati. Clove is an excellent candidate to manage the symptoms of sinusitis, sore throat, cough, sneezing, nasal stuffiness, and discharge.4 

3) Can Lavangadi vati be used for Hair Growth? 

There is no documented evidence on the benefits of Lavangadi vati in hair growth. 

4) Can Lavangadi vati be used as an analgesic? 

The clove extract in Lavangadi vati is an excellent pain killer that has been used to relieve toothache since centuries in Ayurveda. It is also hypothesized that the oral administration of clove oil may effectively relieve neuropathic pain.4,5 

5). Is the clove of Lavangadi Vati used as Insecticide? 

Clove oil can be sprayed in gardens and households to prevent insects. It acts as an organic insecticide.8 

6) Is Lavangadi vati suitable for Children? 

Please do not administer Lavangadi vati to children without a doctor’s prescription. Please consult your paediatrician for recommendations based on your child’s symptoms. 

7) Can pregnant women take Lavangadi vati for Cough? 

Please consult your doctor before taking Lavangadi vati. Please do not take it without a doctor’s prescription. 

8) Can Lavangadi vati be used for Nausea and Vomiting? 

Clove, one of the major ingredients of Lavangadi vati, is beneficial for gastrointestinal complaints. It can help reduce the symptoms of nausea, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain. Further investigations are necessary to prove its efficacy.8 

9) Can overdose of Lavangadi vati cause Kidney damage? 

The overdose of clove, which is one of the primary ingredients of Lavangadi vati, can cause seizures, coma, and tissue injury. In extreme cases, it may also cause damage to the kidneys and liver. The benefits are proven in animal models but require studies in humans.8 

Also Read: Arjunarishta – Uses, Benefits & Side Effects

References: 

1. Dudhal PG Student NM, Wadkar KA, Kondawar MS, Dudhal NM, Lokapure SG, Mane TN. Standardization of marketed ayurvedic formulation: Lavangadi vati. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2022 Mar 1];7(5):1082–5. Available from: https://www.phytojournal.com/archives/2018/vol7issue5/PartS/7-4-608-395.pdf  

2. Saran S, Menon S, Shailajan S, Pokharna P, Churna C, Vati L, et al. Validated RP-HPLC method to estimate eugenol from commercial formulations like Caturjata Churna, Lavangadi Vati, Jatiphaladi Churna, Sitopaladi Churna and clove oil. Journal of Pharmacy Research [Internet]. 2013 Jan [cited 2022 Mar 1];6(1):53–60. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jopr.2012.11.013  

3. Sasidharan Indu, Menon Ambujam Nirmala. Comparative chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of berry and leaf essential oils of Piper nigrum L. International Journal of Biological & Medical Research [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2022 Mar 2];1(4):215–8. Available from:  https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Comparative-chemical-composition-and-antimicrobial-Sasidharan-Menon/1be88ec0bfee2899c9d222d1c5711982430c978a  

4. Dash Deeptimayi. Chemical Constituents and Biological Activities of Clove (Syzygium Aromaticum)). In: An Anthology of Nutraceuticals [Internet]. New Delhi: New Delhi Publishers; 2021 [cited 2022 Mar 3]. p. 39–48. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Atanu-Deb/publication/353932321_An_Anthology_of_Nutraceuticals_Edited_Book/links/611a8d74169a1a010305ed6d/An-Anthology-of-Nutraceuticals-Edited-Book.pdf#page=53  

5. Cortés-Rojas DF, de Souza CRF, Oliveira WP. Clove (Syzygium aromaticum): a precious spice. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine [Internet]. 2014 Feb [cited 2022 Mar 2];4(2):90. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3819475/  

6. Kolhe SR, Borole P, Patel U. EXTRACTION AND EVALUATION OF PIPERINE FROM PIPER NIGRUM LINN. International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2022 Mar 2];2(2). Available from:  

https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/EXTRACTION-AND-EVALUATION-OF-PIPERINE-FROM-PIPER-Kolhe-Borole/7ebfe40a2b018fca2511dd3d85ee9e9adaf051bd

7. Shrawan S, K. S. Dhiman, D. B. Vaghela. AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS – A report of two cases. International Ayurvedic Medical Journal [Internet]. 2014 [cited 2022 Mar 1];2(2). Available from: http://www.iamj.in/posts/2014/images/upload/161_164.pdf  

8. Eugenol (Clove Oil). LiverTox: Clinical and Research Information on Drug-Induced Liver Injury [Internet]. 2019 Oct 28 [cited 2022 Mar 2]; Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK551727/  

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