Arogyavardhini is a supplement sold for its Ayurvedic potential to improve health and overall well being. Although generally safe, the ingredients used in Arogyavardhini have the potential to cause side effects in some cases.
The ingredients of Arogyavardhini are Amalaki or Indian Gooseberry, Vibhitaki or Terminalia bellerica, Haritaki, Shilajita, Guggulu or Guggul, Chitraka moola, Kutaki or Picrorhiza kurroa and Neem.
Both Guggul and Neem pose the greatest risk for side effects when taken at high doses; however, since the amount of the herbs in Arogyavardhini are not published, it is not possible to know whether the product contains safe quantities.
Both Terminalia and Picrorhiza are considered safe only for short term use, such as a period of three months or less, according to RxList. This means that the longer you take Arogyavardhini, the more likely you are to develop side effects from these two ingredients.
Types of Side Effects
Guggul causes some minor side effects with patients, including stomachaches, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and rashes, according to RxList. Picrorhiza also poses a risk for minor side effects like loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea and rashes.
Neem has the potential to cause kidney damage and is also not safe for use in children, according to Rx List. If you are pregnant, nursing, or have a history of estrogen-dependent cancers, thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis, lupus or diabetes, it may not be safe to take Arogyavardhini due to the risks associated with its ingredients.