Khadiradi Vati (Gutika) herbal ayurvedic remedy applied for mouth ulcer, other diseases of teeth, gums, tongue, pharyngitis (sore throat) and throat.
Khadiradi Vati is basically an oral antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, and expectorant. Must be used to cure sore throat and tonsillitis or infections of tonsils.
|Ingredients||Quantity (Percentage)||250 mg Tablet Contains|
|Khadira Saar (Kattha) – Catechu (Acacia Catechu Extract)||50%||125 mg|
|Javitri (Mace)||12.5%||31.25 mg|
|Kankol (Sheetal Chini or Kabab Chini) – Cubeb (Tailed Pepper) – Piper Cubeba||12.5%||31.25 mg|
|Bhimseni Kapoor – Natural Camphor – Cinnamomum Camphora||12.5%||31.25 mg|
|Supari – Areca nut||12.5%||31.25 mg|
Khadiradi Vati formulation is different from brand to brand and preference of manufacturer, Patanjali is a reputed and trusted brand in India other reputed brands are Baidyanath and Zandu, but it must contain Khadira Saar – Catechu as main ingredients. Various ayurvedic Granths describes a number of formulation, a standard formulation is provided here.
PHYTOCHEMISTRY (CHEMICAL COMPOSITION)
The major ingredient of Khadiradi Vati is Catechu it contains Flavonoid.
- CATECHUIC ACID
- PROTOCATECHUIC ACID
These active principles of Catechu exert a significant antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect in the oral cavity and on other parts of the body.
Khadiradi Gutika has following healing properties.
- Antiseptic (appears in the oral cavity)
- Emollient (Soothing Effect On Throat)
Khadiradi Vati is helpful in following health conditions.
- Laryngitis (Hoarseness or Loss of Voice)
- Mouth Ulcers
- Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
- Tonsils Infections
- Toothache (rarely used)
- Cough (especially due to throat irritation)
Khadiradi Vati Benefits & Medicinal Uses
Khadiradi Vati is useful in controlling throat irritation.
Benefits and medicinal uses are as follows:
Laryngitis (Hoarseness or Loss of Voice)
The anti-inflammatory and soothing action of Khadiradi Vati reduces inflammation of larynx (voice box). It provides a clear voice and reduces hoarseness by reducing irritation and swelling of the vocal cord.
If hoarseness is caused by overuse, then Ashwagandha Churna or Ashwagandha extract should also be used with milk in addition to Khadiradi Vati.
Sitopaladi Churna, Yashad (Jasad) Bhasma and Gandhak Rasayan with honey should also be used with Khadiradi Vati for quick relief.
Mouth Ulcers & Stomatitis
Khadiradi Vati reduces pain and burning sensation associated with mouth ulcer. It reduces inflammation of mucus membranes, which gives relief in Stomatitis. For best results, Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) should also be used in such condition.
Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
In combination with Sitopaladi Churna, Yashad (Jasad) Bhasma and Gandhak Rasayan, taking Khadiradi Vati provides quick relief in the sore throat by its emollient (soothing) action. In addition to this, Khadiradi Vati also inhibits the growth of bacteria, which may be a cause of sore throat.
Tonsillitis & Tonsils Infections
Khadiradi Vati may not alone work in tonsil infections, so it is used along with Sitopaladi Churna, Yashad (Jasad) Bhasma and Gandhak Rasayan. However, it helps reduce irritation, pain and inflammation of the tonsils.
Dosage & Administration
Khadiradi Vati is actually used as lozenges. The general dosage of Khadiradi Vati is as follows.
|Children||1 Tablet (twice or thrice daily)|
|Adults||1 Tablet (4 to 6 times a day)|
It is POSSIBLY SAFE for a short duration.
Khadiradi Vati contains Natural Camphor, camphor can lead to derived from the Camphor tree. May lead to severe side effects.
The common side effects with high doses of camphor are:
- Abdominal pain
If any of these symptoms appear, one should immediately stop taking Khadiradi Vati and seek immediate medical attention. The chronic side effects may include:
Khadiradi Vati should not be used for a longer period or more than 7 days continuously.
What are the major ingredient of Khadiradi Vati?
Catechu it contains Flavonoid.