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Mukta Vati explained

Updated on December 9, 2011

Around this herbal remedy was quite a fuss for some time. Primary because it is Ayurveda herbal remedy and present day medicine is not on very good terms with eastern medicine.

It is advertised as a miracle blood pressure cure.

I am not trying to tell if you are to drink that herbal remedy for what it claims it does. I am only trying to explain what does it have inside.

You will decide for yourself if you need it.

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) | Source

Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) is one small shrub with very strong aroma. It does have

  • strong tonic abilities on CNS,
  • accelerates blood flow to peripheral circulatory system
  • Natural antibiotic.
  • Calms nerves

Those tonic abilities are proven. Other (from Ayurveda folklore) abilities claimed that Gotu Kola prolonged the Tai-chi master Li-Ching Yuen life to above 190 years. Whether this is true or not ... we don't know.

Frankly, I don't know why a tonic and a CNS stimulant will be beneficial for a high blood pressure. But still - black tea tend to help in hypertension too. In small doses.

Convolvulus (Bindweed)
Convolvulus (Bindweed) | Source

Convolvulus Pluricaulis (Bindweed):

Fact 1: No wikipedia article about this.

Fact 2: Ayurveda uses only.

Fact 3: Invasive weed.

Claims: Calms the nerves. Nerve tonic. Anti anxiety. Removes stress.

I have no idea what this herb really does. Cannot find a respectable source in the Internet that has made investigation on it. Nothing is written in my archive too. The plant is native only to India. So I suppose this will be "unknown" ingredient 1.

Arjun Tree (Terminalia arjuna)
Arjun Tree (Terminalia arjuna) | Source

Terminalia Arjuna bark (Arjun tree):

Mild analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties are observed in trial over mice. But this trial is done with an oil extract from the leaves of the Arjun tree. They are harmless, some moth species larvae are eating them and produce fine silk.

What exactly does the bark of this tree do?

I don't know.

But still - Birch tree bark is mild diuretic. While birch leaves are green and bitter (and useless).

So if Arjun tree bark does have the properties of it leaves - this herbal ingredient will remove pain and clean the body from inflammatory processes. And this can be beneficial for hypertension. (inflammation often retains body fluids).

Onosma Bracteatum (Sedge): The herb claims to be used as

  • tonic
  • diuretic and
  • spasmolytic.

Good for Hypertension? Yes! Can we confirm the claims? No!

This will be "unknown ingredient 2"

Tinospora Cordifolia (Guduchi):

It is tested to help in hay fever. Turns also to be a good hepatoprotector.

Not exactly good for hypertension, but when having that many herbs in one capsule - I think it is good to have hepatoprotector.

After all, those herbs need to be matabolised and excreted. Liver protection is good.

Indian Ginseng (Withania somnifera)
Indian Ginseng (Withania somnifera) | Source

Root from Withania Somnifera (Indian ginseng):

Another tonic. This one quite stronger than the first two.

It stimulates the Thyroid gland and claims to also help against tumors.

Good for high blood pressure? Hell no!

High levels of Thyroxine are not good for blood pressure. Maybe the tonic properties of this herb are not that strong, and in small doses It will be beneficial.

Seeds from Celastrus Paniculatus (Black oil plant): This in short is "unknown ingredient 3". Native in India only. Don't have records of this plant at all.

And the root from Inula Racemosus is "unknown ingredient 4".

So ...

Should you try this tonic? By all means! It will give you energy and will remove pain and anxiety. But use it as a tonic. Not as a BP medicine.

Will it help you to normalize blood pressure? According to testimonials - yes. After one year of use.

But if you ask me - having more energy will simply make you move more and embrace your life to the fullest. And this is good.


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      20 months ago

      When I was in India I met Baba Ramdev and told him about my H ignore B P and other things like tremor and he told one of his top vaidyas ( Ayurvedic Doctor) one of the med was Mukta Vati. I took it for 2 years , B P remained the same no change, also my tremors got worse. I stopped taking Mukta Vati. My tremors have decreased. This is not a tonic of any kind. Even for anxiety it does not work.

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      Stoill Barzakov 

      23 months ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      Okay, Silver Fox. Can you explain how exactly this herbal complex can reduce PERMANENTLY your blood pressure if you eat a lot, move too little, have stressful job and drink coffee and red wine every day? Add big sodium intake (e.g. Eat a lot of salt) and explain how exactly a herbal remedy will battle this (generally, this is how the western world's cubicle workers live).

      I am curious, explain please. I will make a fortune selling Mukta Vati in Europe. And "Big Pharma" won't stand a chance.

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      Silver Fox 

      23 months ago

      Worked for me as well within days. It lowered it within 48 hours by almost 20 points. I initially took 2 tablets twice a day but have now reduced to 1. I will soon stop it altogether as the information I read is that it can stay low once corrected. This is not an option with pharma options which target permanent use.

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      3 years ago

      Amazing how these aggressive jackasses show up every time someone has something honest to say about Mukta Vati. Coupled with all the unbelievably positive reviews elsewhere, one can easily make the deduction that someone has paid off an army of fake reviewers, reviewers like "Karol" that could use a lesson in civility and tact. This supplement is far too overreaching in screwing with neurotransmitters. Better off experimenting with the ingredients singly than messing with Mukta Vati. It's not worth the side effects and ripples caused elsewhere in your body.

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      simon norton 

      4 years ago

      i have been on allopathic meds for five years.

      i have been unable to work, they have destroyed my hormones im impotent low gonadotrophin. i have tremors and shakes low dopamine.

      they brought my blood pressure down so fast i had a stroke.

      i am now drug free and thinking about a return to work , no longer dizzy my blood pressure is in the normal range ,all because of mukti vati.

      i don't care if there is scientific studies they are generally based on stats that can prove any thing or start out assuming a standard deviation.which is a flawed model

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      Stoill Barzakov 

      5 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      True Karan. I don't know everything.

      Regarding ayurvedic herbs - not at all.

      From what I researched about Mukta Vati though - it's not a blood pressure complex of herbs.

      Not at all. Just a mild tonic.

      Prove me wrong, paste links to articles that prove those herbs in combination can lower blood pressure (or just normalize) and I will apologize.

      Otherwise, we are just talking.

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      5 years ago

      first you don't know about maximum herbs yourself.go and spend more years for ayurveda.. Because it really works. I personally tried it. Alopathic drugs just control symptoms but ayurveda heals...

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      Stoill Barzakov 

      5 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      Your blood pressure is normal because you work out, lost weight and don't abuse salt.

      Please, be polite. This herbal remedy is a tonic, not a BP medicine.

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      5 years ago

      What you wrote is a bullshit. I don't care what ingredients does it have. It works. My blood pressure was 180 over 80. After couple days it dropped to 135/70. I've never taken any chemistry to treat my blood pressure. Right now I work out, don't use salt at all and lost weight. That's all you have to do.


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