The name used for ayurvedic pills are Ayurvedic Bati or Ayurvedic Vati in the ayurvedic system of medicine. It plays a crucial role in the whole treatment process of ayurveda. The making of ayurvedic pills has made treatment more convenient and patients also found it easy to carry and use it whenever required during their busy modern day life.
During the olden days five basic preparations of ayurvedic herbal remedies were used commonly. These basis preparations are considered to be the basic formulations and they are incorporated and used in all modern day preparations and concepts.
The five basic ancient preparations are –
- ·Extracts of herbs and Juice
- ·Churn or paste and powder
- ·Cold Infusion
- ·Hot Infusion or Herbal Tea
After the use of these basic preparations for a long time, gradually requirement of convenient methods arose. This led to the creation of various ayurvedic bati which enhanced the ayurvedic system of medicines and this became a popular remedy in ayurveda.
Preparation of Ayurvedic Bati
Ayurveda Bati is prepared out of paste and powder. The paste and powder is mixed with water or milk or honey or maybe gum or guggulu or jagger or sugar syrup as binding agent. Then the mixture is mixed and pounded using a mortar and pestle to a perfect mixture which is homogeneous. It is then used to make tablets or pills either by hand or semi-automatic or automatic tablet making machines.
Earlier days the size of tablet or bati was based on the sizes of various grains like grams, rice, mustard seed or some beans. The present day tablets range of weight is hardly 750 – 1000 mg in weight.
The advent of modern machines has resulted in large scale production and popularity of these tablets.