Top 8 Chitrakadi Vati Uses, Complete Detailed Review 😍

Top 8 Chitrakadi Vati Uses, Complete Detailed Review 🤩

Chitrakadi Vati is an Ayurvedic polyherbal medicine used mainly to treat digestion anorexia constipation abdominal distention abdominal pain etc.

  • Chitrakadi gutika is named so because it has the main active ingredient Chitraka
  • This medicine is very efficient to remove AMA toxins from the body which can cause other disorders, and also helps to prevent the intrinsic ailments
  • In ancient Ayurvedic scriptures, it is mentioned that the chitrakadi Vati tablet is beneficial to increase the digestive fire who are having a low digestive capacity

Chitrkadi Vati Uses

In our daily practice, we have seen therapeutic chitrakadi vati uses in these conditions. 

  1. Indigestion
  2. Anorexia
  3. Flatulence
  4. Constipation
  5. Vomiting
  6. Dysentery
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Abdominal pain

Chitrakadi vati Benefits

Chitrakadi Vati uses in digestion

  • Chitrakadi Vati contains many ingredients one such ingredient is Maricha [piperine]
  • It helps in the production of bile acids from the liver which in return helps the digestion process and absorbs the lipids
  • Maricha is Helpful in the production of saliva and secretions from the stomach and it also activates the engine called salivary amylase
  • It can help to stimulate the pancreatic enzymes and improve digestion
  • In patients who are having poor digestion
  • To improve the appetite
  • To treat anorexia 

Chitrakadi Vati uses as antidiarrheal medicine – 

  • It has shown anti-diarrheal properties Which are seen in scientific research conducted on rats
  • It has maricha which access antimotility, anti secretary and anti-diarrheal activity because of the presence of unique alkaloids in Maricha

Chitrakadi Vati uses As a laxative

  • Studies conducted on lab rats it has shown laxative activity when used in various doses because of the presence of black pepper and long paper
  • It has shown good laxative effects by improving stools[faeces] output in those who are having digestion problems.

Chitrakadi Vati uses in liver health –

  • It has liver Liver protective properties in it because of Chitraka
  • It is helpful in the non-alcoholic fatty liver by reversing the infiltration of fat into the liver.

For the intestine  –

The ginger present in this tablet helps to empty the gastrointestinal products.

Reducing cholesterol –

  • Helps to break down the big fat molecules and makes it easier to digest
  • Prevents the storage of fat in the body
  • It helps to reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the body.

Chitrakadi Vati uses in managing diabetes –

  • The root extract of chitraka has shown Anti Diabetic properties
  • It has shown it can reduce blood sugar levels significantly in studies conducted on rats

Chitrakadi Vati uses in weight loss –

Asafoetida present in the chitrakadi Vati has shown good results in reducing the body weight of diabetes-induced obesity

Other important uses –

  • Immunomodulatory effects -It has good immunity-increasing factors in it by increasing the lymphocytes in the body
  • For ovulation – Chitrakadi Vati has shown good results and can act as a replacement for human chorionic gonadotropin hormone for follicular structure.
  • It has shown anti-inflammatory activity when used extract in experiments by reducing the prostaglandin synthesis


Ayurveda view

  • It helps to improve the Pitta
  • It balances the Vata and Kapha

Chitrakadi Vati Dosage

  • It is a herbal combination formula of Ayurveda medicine 
  • This medicine is strictly consumed under medical supervision
  • Self-medication is not recommended.
  • This medicine is available in 500mg tablet/pill form, which can be consumed in one or two tablets/pills two or three times a day before or after food
  • This medicine can be taken with plain lukewarm water
  • Different Adjuvants like warm water and Dashamularishrta can be used with medicine according to the different health conditions.
  • Keep this medicine in a place where children can’t reach it. 

Chitrakadi Vati Ingredients

  • Chitraka [Plumbago zeylanica]
  • Ajamoda [Apium graveolens]
  • Marich  [Piper nigrum]
  • Chavya [Piper chaba]
  • Pippali root [Piper longum]
  • Ginger rhizome [Zingiber officinalis]
  • Hingu [Ferula Asafoetida]
  • Swarji kshara
  • Yava kshara
  • Sauvarchala lavana
  • Samudra lavana
  • Vida lavana
  • Audbhida lavana

Chitrakadi Vati Side effects

  • This medicine is considered safe for all people
  • Self-medication is not recommended
  • Consuming more than the prescribed dose may cause stomach irritation, loss of appetite, indigestion, belching and a burning sensation, nausea, and vomiting
  • If you want to consume this medicine please consult your doctor for more information and safety.
  • Store In a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.

Interaction with Allopathic medicines

  • Chitrakadi Vati tablet doesn’t interact with allopathic medicines
  • Some medicinal herbs may interact with synthetic compounds of allopathic medicines so consult a doctor for their suggestion.
  • It is recommended to take this medicine under the opinion of a Healthcare provider.
  • We Suggest our patients maintain a 30-minute interval between ayurvedic medicines and western medicines to avoid any unknown interactions.

Interaction with Homoeopathic medicines

This medicine doesn’t interact with homoeopathic medicines, so this medicine can be considered as safe with them.

Interaction with the Health supplements

  • Generally, this tablet/pill is considered as safe with health supplements like multivitamins Omega 3 fatty acids etc.
  • If you are taking more than one health supplement at a time and you want to take this medicine along with it, Consult your doctor for more information
  • Normally we suggest to our patients that if they are taking any health supplements, they should avoid taking both at the same time and maintain a 30-minute interval between the two different medicines

For Pregnant Women

  • This medicine Doesn’t have any bad health effects on pregnant women. More research is needed in this context.
  • Get an opinion from your doctor if you want to consume it.

For Lactating Mothers

  • This medicine can be considered safe for lactating mothers
  • Please consult your doctor for more information and safety.

For Kids

  • This medicine is safe for kids if taken under medical supervision.
  • No research data is available to prove its safety for children.
  • Please contact your doctor for more information.
  • Keep it in a place where kids can’t find it.

Research and references

  1. Article on Chitraka’s therapeutic uses 
  2. Article on Chitraka pharmacological activities 
  3. Article on Chitrakadi vati efficacy in fatty liver disease





Patanjali [Divya]


Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Shala



What is Chitrkadi Vati?

Chitrakadi Vati is a polyherbal Ayurvedic medicine used to treat digestive problems very effectively

What is chitrakadi Vati used for?

It is used to treat digestive problems, and anorexia, to increase appetite, in diabetic patients, in irritable bowel syndrome etc.

Can we take Chitrakadi Vati empty stomach?

Yes, this tablet can be taken On an empty stomach or after eating the food. It depends upon the condition of the patient and this is decided by the doctor.

What are the Side Effects of chitrakadi Vati?

This may induce more burning sensation in persons over having gastritis
In patients who are suffering from hypertension the blood pressure May increase even more

Can I take this medicine during periods?

This medicine contains many ingredients having hot properties
Because of its hot properties, it can make the bleeding even worse

How to use chitrakadi Vati?

Chitrakadi Vati is in tablet form. You can take this medicine with water before or after food as prescribed by your doctor.

Is chitrakadi Vati good for the liver?

Yes, it is very good medicine for the liver, it helps to decrease the fat in the liver. Scientific research has shown It may help the production of digestive engines

When to take chitrakadi vati?

You can take this medicine in the morning and night before or after the food if you have any digestive problems.

Is chitrakadi Vati beneficial in constipation?

Chitrkari Vati has laxative properties that can help to bulk the stools[latrine] and it Can help you with easy excretion.

Chitrakadi Vati Review

  • In our daily clinical practice we use chitrakadi Vati very frequently in almost all patients because in Ayurveda we first make the digestive system work properly then move on to the main treatment.
  • Chitrakadi Vati has shown good results in patients suffering from low appetite, decreased digestive capacity, indigestion, diarrhoea, Diabetic patients with digestive problems, and alcoholic persons who are having liver problems with digestive issues.
  • In maximum cases chitrakadi vati fits perfectly to treat patients, that’s why this is one of the most used Ayurvedic medicines.

So we have positive views on this tablet and we will continue to use this in future also for the required medical conditions.

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