Ivy’s Mukta Vati:

High Blood pressure, or hypertension, is known as a silent killer. If it is not addressed, it can wreak widespread damage on the body, resulting in heart attacks, strokes, kidney ailments and many other disorders. Ayurveda describes high blood pressure as the imbalance between the Vata (Air & Space) & Pitta (Fire) doshas. Ayurveda provides natural remedies that aim to correct this imbalance and control hypertension by eliminating its underlying causes. Ivy’s Mukta Vati is an ayurvedic medicine made of a mixture of herbs that is widely used for the treatment of hypertension. Recent research done by the Central Drug Research Institute has demonstrated the efficacy of this uniquely powerful herbal formulation. The main advantage of using this herbal treatment, however, is that it has absolutely no side effects and can be safely used as a natural remedy for high blood pressure.

 

The herbal constituents of Ivy’s Mukta Vati include:

 

Gotu Kola/ Brahmi (Centella Asiatica) plant

Gotu Kola has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for centuries. This rejuvenative herb is recommended for nervous disorders like epilepsy, senility and premature aging. It also improves the blood flow and strengthens the veins and capillaries. This herb also works wonders in healing of wounds and is an effective treatment against varicose veins, urinary tract infections, combating stress and depression and improving the reflexes of the body.

 

Aloe Weed/ Shankhpushpi (Convolvulis Pluricalis) plant

A perennial herb and found primarily in India, this plant is known to calm the vata and pitta dosha. By correcting the imbalance of the two doshas, Shankhapushpi helps restore a sense of calm and peace in the body, reducing anxiety and providing stress relief. All these factors can help reduce high blood pressure and reduce risk of heart diseases. This herb is a known brain tonic along with having anti-hypertensive effects. 

 

Arjuna/ Terminalia Arjuna bark

The bark of the Arjuna tree has been traditionally used in Ayurveda for the strengthening of the cardiovascular system, making it ideally suited to treat angina and hypertension. The anti oxidants found in this herb help control the level of LDL (bad) cholesterol and boost the promotion of HDL (good) cholesterol. It also helps in proper contraction of the heart, relaxes heart muscles and is known to tone up the circulation.

 

Fresh Water Pearl Powder / Mukta Pishti

This Ayurvedic medicine is prepared by grinding the pearls found in fresh water and has been used for treatment of diarrhea, acute mania and depression.  Pearl Powder is known as a heart tonic and facilitates the circulation of blood, supporting the circulatory system and helping to the body to relax with the ease with which blood flows around the body.

 

Climbing Staff Tree/ Jyotishmati (Celastrus Paniculatus) seeds

The oil of this tree is widely used to correct the imbalance between the kapha and vata dosha of the body. Jyotishmati helps calms the body, reduces stress and anxiety, indirectly lowering blood pressure. It is known as a brain tonic and is used for hones basic mental functions such as memory and awareness. It is held to increase the intellect and improve concentration. There is a long history of the use of this herb in the treatment of Alzheimer’s.

 

Indian Elecampane Root / Pushkarmool (Inula Racemosa): Root

Pushkarmool is a powerful herb in Ayurveda and is known for its wide use in the treatment of coughs, pain in the chest, difficulty in breathing and other respiratory ailments. It improves the efficiency of oxygen absorption and reduces pressure on the pulmonary artery. This helps the heart pump blood more easily, in turn, oxygenate the muscles. It is also a known and powerful blood purifier.

 

Winter Cherry Root/ Ashwaganda (Withania Somnifera): Root

This herb, also referred to as Indian ginseng, is generally used to boost the body’s immune system after a long illness. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, meaning that it helps your body to adapt to changes in the environment. This involves anti-inflammatory properties quicker and better from the effects of stress, anxiety, and fatigue. It promotes a calm state of mind, and it is grounding for the nerves and the mind, both of which help to restore balance to the Vata and Pitta doshas and render it remarkably effective for reducing the symptoms of hypertension and high blood pressure.

 

Gulancha Tinospora / Guduchi (tinospora cordifolia): Stem

This vine has properties of blood purification, which help cleanse the liver of the accumulated toxins. This helps increase the vata dosha and helps in blood circulation. It also possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, making it an effective treatment for joint pain and inflammation such as artritis and gout.

 

Sedge / Sweet Flag (Acorus Calamus): Leaf

The leaves of this plant are generally used as a digestive tonic, a sedative, and a diuretic. Sedge also has the ability to dilate the blood vessels and reduce congestion in the sinuses and lungs, and generally respiratory difficulties. By facilitating blood flow and breathing, this helps the body to relax on a more fundamental, sometimes unnoticeable level, which is very beneficial for those suffering from hypertension. Many researchers have stated that this plant has numerous pharmaceutical benefits related to the cardiovascular system.