A Critical Analysis on A Multipotent Drug Chandraprabha Vati-Review Article
Keywords:ChandraprabhaVati, rasapanchakaanalysis, clinical review
ChandraprabhaVati is a very commonly used herbo-mineral preparation in dayto-day practice being efficient in various disorders mostly genitor-urinary ones. Chandraprabha Vati is available in various ayurvedic texts with different preparations and different ingredients. The preparation, described by Sarangdhar Samhita and accepted by AFI, is being taken for a critical review of its properties, actions and its clinical efficacies in different diseases. It is made up of 37 ingredients with Shilajit and Guggulu present in maximum quantity 32 parts each. It is katu (73.38%) tikta (69.78%) in rasa, laghu (76.98%) ruksha (74.10%) in guna, ushna virya (70.50%), katu vipaka (69.06%) and tridosha shamak predominantly Vatakapha shamak (91.37% and 84.89% respectively). This preparation is indicated in Prameha, Mutravahasrotaja vyadhi, Anaha, Shoola, Shwasa, Kasa, Shukradosha, Pandu, Kamala, GudagataVyadhi, Netraroga, Dantaroga, Kushtha and various other diseases as mentioned in different texts. Clinical studies have also proved its efficacy in various diseases. It is antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, renal protective, hepato-protective, effective in jaundice and genitor-urinary diseases like UTI, dysmenorrhoea, PCOD, female infertility, etc. and many diseases are still left to be explored. Chandraprabha Vati is a multifaced drug and can be used in a variety of ailments successfully.