Pancreatitis Success Story with Ayurvedic Medicine Sankha Vati

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 10 years exp 
September 25, 2018
30 YearsMaleAsian

Medical Condition:

Liver, Pancreas and Gallbladder, Pancreatitis



Type of Outcome:

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Medical History:

A 30 year old male, k/c/0 was suffering from chronic Pancreatitis since 2 yrs. He reached out to me with symptoms of chardi (vomiting) udarshula (pain in abdomen), adhman (abdominal distension), samyak mala pravartan (unsatisfactory motions) for the last 2 days. He had shooting pain that was radiating from mid epigastrium to the Lower mid back. S/0 pancreatic attack. One day previous patient on his work trip, he had  chicken for his meal and also held the urge for defecation (mala vegdharan). Since that night he had the above symptoms as mentioned.


O/E:     Pulse- 98/min regular

BP:                 120/70 mm Hg

Eyes:     No pallor/icterus/cyanosis

Mala:     Ruksha alpa mala pravrutti samyak (small bouts of stools, dry)

Mutra:             Sadaha(burning)

PA:                 Epigastric and umbilical quadrant tenderness.

Percussion: Adhman (tympanic),

BS:                     Present but sluggish

Case Management:

Sankha Vati: An Ayurvedic Medicine for Relief of Pancretitis

Due to.the pain, it was difficult for the patient to sleep at night. He applied hot water bed for fomentation which resulted in plushta dagdha on abdominal skin.

Clinical diagnosis:  Vidagdha ajirna

Chikitsa:             Paachan, anuloman,pitta shaman.

Medication Prescribed:

Phalatrikadi Kwath 10ml muhur muhur.

Shankha Vati 250mg with nimbu swaras every half hour till pain subside

In clinic I gave one tablet for chewing. It immediately relieved his abdomen pain from.severe to moderate. He had a relief from vomiting as well.

Diet advised:  Lemon juice sweetened with khanda sharkara

Next day peya only followed by manda, yavagu, cooked rice and kalpana. Patient came for follow up with full recovery from the above symptoms. I suggested CT scan to assess the condition of the pancreas.

A classical ayurvedic composition with various medicinal benefits: Sankha Vati

Sankha Vati is widely used by Ayurvedic practitioners and is an established formulary of heavy metals, a poisonous herbal drug and some other ingredients. But the formulation of Sankha Vati is made in such a way that it is safe to use and is also taken for studies. There are two names for Sankha Vati in Ayurveda such as Maha Sankha Vati and Sankha Vati. After considering various texts and mentions of Sankha Vati, it was found that this is similar to almost 15 other drugs in Ayurveda.2

What are the ingredients of Sankha Vati?

Sankha Vati is a classical mixture of many ingredients together, and the ingredients are as follows: 1

  • Kshara Of Chincha or Tamarind

  • Panchalavana (five salts)

  • Nimbu Swarasa or Lemon Juice

  • Sankha Bhasma or ashes of Conch Shell

  • Shunti or Ginger

  • Hingu or Asafoetida

  • Maricha or Black Pepper

  • Pippali or Long Pepper

  • Purified Mercury

  • Gandhaka or purified Sulphur

  • Vatsanabha or Aconitum Ferox

How is Sankha Vati made?

Sankha Vati is used in the preparation of different medicines in Ayurveda, and first of all, you need to know how Sankha Vati is prepared for the user. All the ingredients are made as a fine powder and mixed with lemon juice to make a fine paste to prepare tablets and to dry and store it.

Forty-eight gms of powder of each 0f the ingredients are used for the purpose. 

What are the medicinal properties of Sankha Vati? 3

As Sankha Vati is used for different therapeutic purposes, it has some medicinal properties. Sankha Vati is used to treat digestive disorders and also to improve digestion. The medicine is also used to treat different problems like gastritis, vomiting etc. The ingredients used in Sankha Vati is also used in balancing the tridoshas in the body and also relieves burning sensation in the stomach.


  1. Toxicity studies on shankha Vati, Naveen Kodlady 

  2. Varieties of Sankha Vati by Naveen Kodlady

  3. Detail Study Of Maha Shankha Vati: A Literary Review by Mukund B. Bandale and V.A.Biradar