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Chandraprabha Vati

Chandraprabha vati
Chandraprabha Vati is an Ayurvedic preparation in which Chandra means moon and Prabha means glow. It consists of 37 ingredients.
Chandraprabha Vati might be useful in managing various urinary complications. It helps to prevent the formation of toxins and removes them through urine by increasing urine flow. It also helps to remove kidney stones by increasing the production of urine due to its diuretic activity. Chandraprabha Vati might also be used for managing erectile dysfunction due to its aphrodisiac property as it helps maintain an erection during sexual activity. Swallowing Chandraprabha Vati along with milk or water might help manage levels of blood glucose by increasing insulin secretion due to its antidiabetic activity.
As per Ayurveda, Chandraprabha Vati improves digestion related problems such as acidity and indigestion. It is also known to have Balya (strength), Vrsya (aphrodisiac) and Rasayana (rejuvination) properties that helps increasing strength[1-3][5][8].

What is the source of Chandraprabha Vati?

Plant Based

Benefits of Chandraprabha Vati

1. Urinary Tract Infection
Chandraprabha Vati is one of the most useful Ayurvedic medicine for urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infection is described under the broad term of Mutrakcchra in Ayurveda. Mutra means ooze, krichra means painful. Thus, dysuria and painful urination are called Mutrakcchra. In urinary tract infection, Chandraprabha Vati helps to control burning sensation because it has Pitta balancing effect. It increases the urine flow and subsides the symptoms of UTI like burning sensation during urination.
Tips:
a. Take 1 tablet of Chandraphrabha Vati.
b. Swallow with milk or water twice or thrice a day after taking food.
c. Repeat till you get relief from the symptoms of UTI.

2. Male Sexual Dysfunction
Sexual Dysfunction in men can be in the form of loss of libido i.e. having no inclination towards a sexual act. There can also be a low erection time or semen expelled soon after a sexual activity. This is also referred to as ‘early discharge or premature ejaculation. Taking Chandraprabha Vati helps to correct male sexual dysfunction and also improve stamina. This is due to its Vrishya (aphrodisiac) and Balya (strength provider) properties.
Tips:
a. Take 1 tablet of Chandraphrabha Vati.
b. Swallow with milk or water twice or thrice a day after food.
c. Repeat this to maintain sexual wellness.

3. Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common cause of lower urinary tract symptoms in aging men. In Ayurveda, BPH is similar to Vatasthila. In this condition, aggravated Vata gets localized in between urinary bladder and rectum. This produces a dense fixed firm glandular swelling called Vatashtila or BPH. Taking Chandraprabha Vati helps to balance Vata and control the size of the prostate gland. It also helps to reduce the symptoms like painful or frequent urination when used at least one to two months regularly.
Tips:
a. Take 1 tablet of Chandraphrabha Vati.
b. Swallow with milk or water twice or thrice a day after food.
c. Repeat this to manage the symptoms of BPH.

4. Menorrhagia
Chandraprabha Vati is also useful to control the symptoms of menorrhagia. Menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding is known as Raktapradar or excessive secretion of menstrual blood. This is due to an aggravated Pitta dosha. Taking Chandraprabha Vati helps to balance all three doshas especially aggravated Pitta and controls heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia.
Tips:
a. Take 1 tablet of Chandraphrabha Vati.
b. Swallow with milk or water twice or thrice a day after food.
c. Repeat this to manage the symptoms of menorrhagia.

5. Diabetes-induced fatigue
Most diabetic people feel general weakness or fatigue in spite of maintaining a normal blood sugar level. Chandraprabha Vati is useful in reducing the symptoms of fatigue and managing a normal blood sugar level when used as supportive medicine along with the existing treatment. This is because of its Balya (strength provider) property. It also improves immunity to fight secondary infection due to its Rasayana (rejuvenating) nature.
Tips:
a. Take 1 tablet of Chandraphrabha Vati.
b. Swallow with milk or water twice or thrice a day after food.
c. Repeat this to reduce the feeling of weakness.

Precautions when using Chandraprabha Vati

Breastfeeding
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Avoid Chandraprabha Vati during breastfeeding or use it after consulting a doctor.
Pregnancy
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Avoid Chandraprabha Vati during pregnancy or use it after consulting a doctor.

Recommended Dosage of Chandraprabha Vati

  • Chandraprabha Vati Tablet - 1 tablet twice or thrice a day[5].

How to use Chandraprabha Vati

1. Chandraprabha Vati
Take 1 tablet twice or thrice with milk or water after taking light food.

Frequently asked questions

Q. How long can Chandraprabha pills or tablets be taken?

scientific
Modern Science View
Chandraprabha vati tablets are usually recommended for a period of approximately 30-60 days with gradually lowering the dosage form. It is generally advisable to consult your doctor before taking Chandraprabha pills.

Q. Is Chandraprabha Vati good for PCOS?

scientific
Modern Science View
Although enough scientific evidence is not available, Chandraprabha Vati together with other Ayurvedic ingredients may be good of PCOS[4].

Q. Is Chandraprabha Vati good for diabetic patients?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chandraprabha Vati may be useful in managing diabetes. Some of the components of Chandraprabha Vati have blood glucose lowering effect. It also helps enhance the action of insulin and thereby lower triglycerides. Thus, Chandraprabha Vati may be useful in lowering elevated lipid associated with diabetes[3].

Q. Is Chandraprabha Vati good for digestive problems?

ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Yes, Chandraprabha Vati is useful in managing digestive problems like acidity and indigestion. This is because it helps to improve digestion and balance all the three doshas especially Pitta which is responsible for good digestive system.

Q. Can Chandraprabha Vati cause acidity?

ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Generally, Chandraprabha Vati is used to improve digestion and does not cause acidity. But if you already have a history of gastritis or hyperacidity disorder, it is advisable to consult your doctor before using it.

Q. Can Chandraprabha (tablets) Vati tablets be used for erectile dysfunction?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chandraprabha Vati (gulika) might be used for erectile dysfunction due to its aphrodisiac properties. It increases the sexual desire and helps to maintain the erection during intercourse[8].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Erectile dysfunction is a sexual disorder which generally occurs due to an imbalance of Vata dosha. Vata balancing and Vrshya (aphrodisiac) properties of Chandraprabha Vati helps manage erectile dysfunction and improves sexual drive.
Tips
1. Take 1 tablet of Chandraprabha Vati twice daily with water.
2. Repeat it daily until the symptoms get reduced.

Q. Can Chandraprabha vati remove kidney stones?

scientific
Modern Science View
Yes, Chandraprabha vati might help to remove kidney stones due to its diuretic property. It increases the production of urine and eases the passage of kidney stones[6].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Kidney stones occur due to an imbalance of Vata and Kapha dosha that results in the formation of toxins in the body in form of crystals. This might sometimes cause urine retention. Chandraprabha Vati helps to manage kidney stones due to its Vata-Kapha balancing and Mutral (diuretic) properties. It increases urine production and helps in easy passage of kidney stones.

Q. How Chandraprabha vati helps in managing menstrual-related problems?

scientific
Modern Science View
Chandraprabha vati helps in managing menstrual problems like pain, cramps etc due to its antispasmodic property. It relaxes the muscles and relieves spasm and cramps in the abdomen. It also helps to reduce pain associated with menstruation due to its analgesic activity[7].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Menstrual problems like pain, cramps or abnormal bleeding generally occurs due to an imbalance of Vata-Pitta dosha. Chandraprabha Vati helps to manage menstrual problems due to its Vata-Pitta balancing and Rasayana (rejuvenation) properties.

Q. Are Chandraprabha Vati (tablets) beneficial for depression?

scientific
Modern Science View
Enough scientific evidence is not available to support the role of Chandraprabha vati in depression.
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Depression is a condition which occurs due to an imbalanced Vata dosha. Chandraprabha Vati might help to manage depression due to its Vata balancing property. It also maintains overall health of an individual due to its Rasayana (rejuvenation) property.

Q. What are the benefits of Chandraprabha Vati in Knee Osteoarthritis?

scientific
Modern Science View
Although enough scientific evidence is not available to support the role of Chandraprabha vati in Knee osteoarthritis. However, it has an anti-inflammatory property which might help in osteoarthritis[7].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Osteoarthritis is a condition that occurs due to an imbalance of Vata dosha and results in pain and crepitus(crackling) sound from the knees. Chandraprabha Vati might help to manage symptoms of osteoarthritis like pain and crepitus(crackling) sound due to its Vata balancing property. It also helps to maintain overall health due to its Rasayana (rejuvenation) property.

Q. Does Chandraprabha vati helps Vertigo management?

scientific
Modern Science View
Enough scientific evidence is not available to support the role of Chandraprabha vati in Vertigo management.

Q. Can Chandraprabha vati helps in Habitual miscarriage?

scientific
Modern Science View
Enough scientific evidence is not available to support the role of Chandraprabha vati in habitual miscarriage.

References

  1. Weerasekera KR, Wijayasiriwardhena C, Dhammarathana I et al.Establishment quality and purity of “Chandraprabha vati” using sensory characteristics, physiochemical parameters, qualitative screening and TLC fingerprinting.International Journal of Herbal Medicine.2014;2(3):26-29.
  2. Weerasekera KR, Dhammarathana I, Tissera AHM, et al.Anti-inflammatory activity of an ayurvedic herbo-mineral formulation: chandraprabha vati.International Journal of Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Research.2015;2(6):0471-0475.
  3. Wanjari MM, Mishra S, Dey YN et al.Antidiabetic activity of Chandraprabha vati - a classical Ayurvedic formulation.J Ayurveda Integr Med.2016;7(3):144-150.
  4. Dayani Siriwardene SA, Karunathilaka LP, Kodituwakku ND et al.Clinical efficacy of Ayurveda treatment regimen on subfertility with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Ayu.2010;31(1):24-7.
  5. Angadi R.Vati Kapana(Chandraprabha Vati).Text book of Bhaisajaya Kalpana Vijnana.2016:205-207.
  6. Weerasekera KR, Dhammarathana I, Tissera MHA, et al. Evaluation of the Effect of Ayurvedic Herbo-minaral Formulation: Chandraprabha vati on Albuminuria. American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. 2015; 3(5): 300-305. External Link
  7. Sushama B, Nishteswar K. Pharmaco-Therapeutic Profiles of Chandraprabhavati- An Ayurvedic Herbo-Mineral Formulation. IJPBA. 2012;3(6):1368-1375. External Link
  8. Lim PHC. Asian herbals and aphrodisiacs used for managing ED. Translational andrology and urology. 2017;6(2):167-175. External Link
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