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AAM. 2012; 1(3): 102-108

Varieties in Shankha Vati - An Ayurvedic classical formulation for GIT disorders

Naveena Kodlady, Patgiri BJ.

Shankha Vati is a popular classical Ayurvedic formulation, used widely in conditions such as hyperacidity, abdominal pain due to impairment in the digestion, acid peptic disorders, mal-absorption syndrome, haemorroids and constipation etc. In this attempt, a detailed literary search has been done across various Ayurvedic texts and compiled different Shankha Vati with their ingredients, their proportions and attributes. There are 15 different Shankha Vati found across different Ayurveda texts. Shankha bhasma, Trikatu, Hingu, Vatsanabha, Kshara and Lavana are commonly seen ingredients in all most all the the types of Shankha vati.

Key words: Kshara, lavana, Vatsanabha, Paktishula, Amlapitta, Rasaushadhi

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