Insol-N Tablets
  • INSOL-N is the drug of choice in keeping the blood sugar at normal level in ‘Non insulin-dependent diabetes’.
  • Also found useful in ‘Insulin-dependent diabetes’, as it reduces the daily requirement of insulin dosage.
  • Does not cause hypogly caemic. It enhances the body lesistance (what of raises)
  • Reduces the chances of possible complications of diabetes like Diabetic Gangrene, Diabetic Neuropathy, Diabetic Retinopathy and the Vascular disease like Atherosclerosis.

INSOL-N Tablet creates a new dimension in the treatment of DIABETES. Being a research product INSOL-N is a combination of more than forty anti-diabetic herbs, six ‘bhasmas’ and Shilajith. It keeps the blood sugar at normal level and due to the presence of various bhasmas, it raises the body resistance which is usually lowered in diabetics which in turn makes them less susceptible to other infections. INSOL-N is absolutely safe and there is no risk of hypoglycemic coma.

  • INSOL-N is the drug of choice in keeping the blood sugar at normal level in ‘Non insulin-dependent diabetes’ . Even in ‘Insulin-dependent diabetes’, INSOL-N is found useful as it reduces the daily requirement of insulin .
  • Above all, the chances of possible complications of diabetes like Diabetic Gangrene, Diabetic Neuropathy, Diabetic Retinopathy and Vascular disease such as Atherosclerosis will be significantly reduced by regular usage of INSOL-N.

Diabetes Mellitus has been described in ancient ayurvedic texts under the name ‘Prameha’. They have also explained in-detail the etiology for the disease and various herbal remedies for the same. The ayurvedic seers were aware of the genetic susceptibility and environmental factors responsbile for the disease.

According to the Modern Science, Diabetes Mellitus is a clinical syndrome characterised by hyperglycemia due to absolute or relative deficiency of Insulin. Lack of Insulin affects the metabolism of carbohydrate, protein, fat, water and electrolytes. If this state persists for long time, permanent and irreversible functional and structural changes in the cells of the body lead to the so-called complications of diabetes which affect the eye, the kidney and the nervous system.

Ayurveda, which advocates the holistic approach to the disease and advises the treatment in totality, plays an important role in controlling the blood sugar level at normal and preventing the complications of diabetes mellitus.

Insol-N, an ayurvedic medicine prepared by Muniyal Ayurvedic Research Centre, and tested on thousands of patients is one such medicine to treat Diabetes Mellitus, which has been clinically proved to rejuvenate the cells of Pancreas, hence helping the patient to live a healthy normal life.

INSOL-N has undergone intensive research work:

  • A research work carried out at Manipal University has confirmed that Insol-N reduced HBA1 C level among diabetic patients by 40% within 3 months. Average blood sugar level is also reduced considerably. The study has established highly significant satisfactory level of patients, confirming that Insol-N tablets improve quality of life among diabetics.
  • A post-graduate from Mangalore University in his research work induced diabetes or rats by injecting ‘Alloxan’ which destroys pancreas and subsequent administration of INSOL-N produced following results:
    a) INSOL-N brings down the blood sugar to normal level within a short period.
    b) Glycogen and protein levels in the tissues of the heart, liver and kidney are raised to normal level.
    c) Lipid, cholesterol and tissue phosphates are brought down to normal level.
    d) INSOL-N regenerates Beta cells of Islets of Langerhans of pancreas which secret body Insulin. The researcher got his M.Phil for the above work.
  • Another post-graduate from Mangalore University has done Ph.D on INSOLI-N. An article was published in the souvenir released during the National Seminar on the role of Indigenous drug on diabetes mellitus held at Madras under the president ship of Dr. Sam G.P. Moses, Member, WHO Panel on Diabetes.

Although diabetes is a disease with a very ancient history and has been extensively studied, its safe and truly satisfactory treatment continues to elude us. The incidence is increasing even in hither to less affected areas like developing countries and rural populations, where the prohibitive cost of currently followed treatment cannot be sustained.. As part of community health planning strategy, the search for locality available low cost medicine is on. As mentioned earlier there exist many scattered reports of orally used hypoglycemic drugs, based on both laboratory and clinical observations, but follow up is inadequate.

Muneks Tablets - An Anti-cancer Product
  • Ancient Answer for Abnormal Cell Division
  • Muneks has anabolic and cyto-protective action, protecting vital organs like liver and kidneys
  • Reduces toxic effects of chemotherapy and aids fast recovery
  • Anxiolytic, anti-stress activities along with anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer activities contribute to the overall effect.
  • Studies have proved that Muneks has significant anti-tumor property as it stops and regresses tumor growth and is non-toxic even in high dosage.
  • Experimental studies have proved that Muneks has effective anti-tumor activity against Dalton Cell lymphoma
  • Clinical studies have indicated Muneks as effective in preventing metastasis
  • Muneks enhances natural killer cell activity, tumor necrosing factors and antibody dependent cytotoxicity
  • Muneks enhances body immunity.
  • Prevents tissue damage and acts as a free radical scavenger.
  • Stops the progress of tumor growth and also helps to regress the tumor growth.
  • In addition to this it also improves general health of the individual.

Muneks is a combination of more than 50 anti-carcinogenic herbs, minerals and bhasmas prepared according to the description given in the ancient texts of Ayurveda. The preliminary reports are quite promising and encouraging. It has been taken up for trial by several prestigious institutions. One such study has reached the conclusion that Muneks has significant anti-tumor property, and found to be non-toxic at high doses.

This is a very potent formulation formed by combining a number of herbo-mineral drugs and developed after extensive research work. Some of the ingredients in the formulation showed very good immuno-modulatory activity. They enhance natural killer cell activity and also Tumor Nursing factors and anti-body dependent cellular cyto-toxicity (ADCC) syngeneric BACB/C mice, bearing tumor.

Some ingredients have anabolic and cyto-protective activity, proving their action in protecting the vital organs like liver and the kidneys. Other ingredients showed antioxidant effects where they acted as potent inhibitors of lipid peroxide formation and scavenger of hydroxyl and superoxide radicals in vitro. Anxiolytic, anti-stress activities of certain ingredients along with anti inflammatory and antiulcer activities contribute to the overall effect of the formulation.

Heartogen Tablets
  • A safe and effective cardio protective found very effective in all types of cardiac problems like Mild Hypertension, Tachycardia, Angina Pectoris, Cardiac Arrhythmais, Dyspnoea.
  • HEARTOGEN improves the contractility of heart.
  • HEARTOGEN reduces platelet adhesion.
  • HEARTOGEN regulates serum lipids.
  • Clears blocks in the coronary arteries, thus improving coronary blood supply.
  • Improves blood circulation to heart and strengthens heart muscles.
  • Can also be used as a supportive therapy along with allopathic drugs in all types of cardiac ailments.
  • Developed by making use of ‘Hridya’ herbs mentioned in Ayurveda which keep Prana Vayu, Sadhaka Pitta and Avalambaka Kapha present in the heart, in perfect balance, thereby protecting the heart.

Cardiovascular disease is a silent- killer of a major portion of urban population. Cardiovascular diseases are presenting the leading cause of death in developed countries accounting for 70-75% of total deaths. The cost of this disease in terms of human suffering and material resources is enormous. Fortunately many advances in research to find out the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiac diseases are progressing rapidly.

A heart attack is the first recognized sign of heart disease in 20-40 % patients. All the major cardiovascular risk factors greatly contribute to coronary diseases. Coronary heart disease (CHD) affects the blood vessels of heart and also other major organs like the brain (cerebrovascular disease), kidneys and extremities. CHD is the most common of heart diseases and the single most important cause of death in developed countries. The causes of CHD are multifactorial and include smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, etc. Therefore, prevention of these causative factors plays an important role in the management of CHD.

In the last few years there have been revolutionary changes in treating cardiac diseases. Heartogen is a herbo-mineral formulation that can be safely used as a long-term prophylactic therapy in cardiac disease.

  • Acute oral toxicity studies proved that Heartogen is free from toxicity even at a dose of 6,000mg/kg wt. which is the maximum possible dose.
  • It was evaluated for its cardio-protective action which established that Heartogen acts through the inhibition of apoptosis (cell death) and oxidative damage. It enhances the resistance of myocardial membrane structure against the iso-proterenol induced myocardial damages. The latest study provides evidence for protective effects of Heartogen on myocardium in experimentally induced myocardial infarction (major heart attack).
Herbotrim Tablets - For lipid-cholesterol control
  • Accelerates the fat metabolism naturally and reduces the accumulation of fat in the adipose tissues.
  • Protects the patient from the complications of obesity like diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteo-arthrosis, hypercholestremia, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, atherosclerosis, stroke, angina pectoris, coronary heart disease, gall stones.
  • Prevents fatty infiltration of vital organs.

HERBO-TRIM is the result of intensive research work.

  • Experimental studies have proved highly significant reduction of Total Cholesterol, LDL, Triglycerides, atherogenic index and increase in HDL, indicating promising results of Herbotrim as hypo-cholesteremic drug.
  • Histopathology of hyper-cholesteremic rat indicates lesion with abnormal overlying endothelium and desquamation. Observation of tissues also showed cholesterol deposits and fatty infiltration. Herbotrim treated rats showed neither infiltration and cholesterol deposit, nor desquamation indicating good protection.
  • Acute toxicity study carried out as per Globally Harmonized system has proved the tablets as absolutely safe even at high doses.
Importance of treatment of Obesity

Abnormal accumulation of fat in the stores of adipose tissue throughout the body is called Obesity. Obesity is the most common nutritional disorder in affluent society. Obesity requires constant emphasis, not only because of the excess mortality it carries, but also because of numerous complications such as diabetes mellitus. It reduces the efficiency of those affected and it is frequently associated with emotional and other psychological disturbances.

Athero-sclerosis is another major complication associated with obesity. Elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides are known to cause athero-sclerosis. The risk of IHD is also more in obese patients. Hence the therapy for atherosclerosis & other complications should aim at reducing the obesity & the lipid contents of the blood.

Studies have shown that a reduction in plasma cholesterol does infect reduce the risk of myocardial infection. Some ancient herbs like Guggulu, Shilajith, when combined with other herbs, and when used along a proper Ayurvedic diet, cause a significant reduction in body weight and also reduction in lipid content of the blood. The treatment of obesity has been described in ancient ayurvedic classics and Muniyal Ayurvedic research centre, with the extensive study based on ancient classics has formulated ‘Herbotrim’ for the treatment of obesity.


Body weight is tightly regulated and a small change in the energy balance is all that is required to cause weight gain. Daily excess of 100 (a small chocolate bar or one chapathi) would result in 4 kg weight gain in one year. Even modest weight loss of 10% is clinically beneficial.

Mechanical Disability: Flat Feet and Osteoarthrosis of the knee, hips & lumbar spine are more in obese patients.

Metabolic Disorders: Obesity may be associated with an elevated level of cholesterol & triglycerides in the blood. Obese are more prone to develop Gall-Stones. Association of obesity and diabetes mellitus is well established. Govt afflicts the obese more commonly than others.

Cardiovascular Disorders: Obese persons suffer from hypertension more commonly than those of normal weight, along with Artherosclerosis, Angina Pectoris and Cardiac Failure.

  • A single drug for both hypo and hyperthyroidism
  • Supports the normalization of T3/T4 levels, supports the thyroid’s ability to properly absorb iodine, and supports the activity of a number of important thyroid enzymes.
  • Corrects basal metabolic rate
  • Useful to relieve the associated conditions like anemia, general debility, weight variation, mood swings etc.
  • Reduces thyroid swelling
  • Acts as immune modulator hence beneficial in auto immune thyroiditis
  • Supportive therapy in antibiotic resistance
  • Possesses immunomodulatory, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties
  • Excellent remedy for Prostate Gland enlargement
  • Stimulates phagocytosis
  • Increases the level of antibody-forming cells and also specially sensitized T lymphocytes
  • Useful in upper respiratory tract infection like tonsilitis and pharyngitis
  • Safe, devoid of chemicals and can be used as supportive to antibiotic therapy.
  • Proved by scientific research studies for the treatment of varieties of skin diseases.
  • It is a herbomineral product having anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulatory activities.
  • Indications: Kushtha (chronic skin diseases), Shvitra (vitiligo and leucoderma), Kandu (pruritis) and Dushta Vrana (infected chronic ulcers)
  • Improves non-specific and acquired immunity; deficiency of which is seen in HIV infections.
  • Helps in preventing opportunistic infections.
  • Useful in delaying the progress of disease.
  • Acts as an anti-oxidant.

Muniojus is a research product containing more than 70 herbo-mineral ingredients, which are selected and formulated in such a way as to act at different levels of the body. Most of the ingredients in the formulation have proven immuno-modulatory activity. Some of them are potent immuno-stimulators; thereby improving non-specific and also acquired immunity; deficiency of which is seen in HIV infections.

Various research works carried on some of the ingredients of the formulation show that these are effective in reducing disease progression, increase CD4 cell count, improve host resistance and probably reduce viral load. Some ingredients have proven antiviral activities and are found to be useful in delaying the progress of disease.

This product has been sent for trial to several institutions in India and abroad, and the initial reports are very promising.

  • HERBADICT protects the vital organs of the body like Liver, Kidney and Brain cells from the toxic effects of Alcohol and Drugs.
  • HERBADICT repairs the damages done to the vital organs of the body by Alcoholism and Drug abuse.
  • HERBADICT enhances will-power and memory power.
  • HERBADICT induces natural sleep pattern
  • HERBADICT helps to overcome from Alcoholic and Drug addiction.
  • Acclaimed by Alcoholics Anonymus Association (AAA)

Drug addiction is not only a personal problem but a social problem as alcoholism results in different adverse manifestations in the individuals involving multiple systems. A person may suffer from alcoholic liver diseases, peripheral neuropathy, etc. An addict, even though he wishes to quit alcohol, his willpower and determination may not be strong. Considering all these factors an attempt was made to prepare a special formulation which has multi-dimensional effects.

This medicine protects liver and other vital organs from the ill-effects of alcohol. It counteracts the withdrawal effects and also provides mental stability to quit alcohol or other drugs by its psychotropic effects. No doubt, this drug is a boon for individuals who are the victims of drug abuse.

  • Prevents bone degeneration
  • Supports building up bone tissue naturally
  • Useful for women during menopause
  • A general tonic for children and elderly people
  • All the ingredients of the product are rich in natural bio-available calcium
  • Acts as anti osteoporotic, analgesic and anti inflammatory. Hence, useful in osteo arthrosis, osteoporosis and in calcium deficiency
  • Indications – Sandhigata Vata, Asthikshaya, Bhagna
  • A potent hepato-protective.
  • Repairs the liver damage caused by alcohol and toxins.
  • Improves liver function, thereby stimulating normal digestion and metabolism.
  • Useful in viral hepatitis.
  • Muniliv Tablets are designed and developed by judicially combining classical and scientifically validated herbs with hepato-protective, anti oxidant, anti-inflammatory, immune modulatory and anti-viral properties.
  • Effective in respiratory disorders like allergic bronchitis, allergic rhinitis, tropical pulmonary eosinophilia, whooping cough & Bronchial asthma in children.
  • Quickly controls acute cough.
  • Relieves cough of varied aetiology.
  • Increases general resistance to infection.
  • Reduces susceptibility to cough.
  • Exerts antiseptic properties.
  • Relieves anxiety due to its CNS depressant action Controls epileptic seizures.
  • Also elevates depressive condition by acting through D2 receptors.
  • Improves immediate memory sign, reduces mental fatigue and systolic blood pressure.
  • Very effective medicine for neuromuscular diseases like Parkinsonism, epilepsy & cerebral palsy.
  • A powerful anti-depressant.
  • Very effective in relieving stammering.
  • Useful in curing hemi-plegia, memory loss.
  • Can be giving as a brain tonic for school going children.
  • Processed with various medhya rasayana drugs.
  • Fortified with shilajith and various bhasmas.

Most of the diseases are considered to be psychosomatic. A perfect mind body balance is given due importance in Ayurveda. It is essential to develop an effective remedy for psychiatric and psychosomatic diseases pertaining to nervous system, which are considered difficult to treat. But, Ayurveda is treating such disorders successfully since a very long time. On the basis of Ayurvedic principles and research studies, highly effective drugs have been selected and a formulation useful in epilepsy, anxiety disorder and neuromuscular disease is prepared. This drug was also found to be very useful as a brain tonic in children.

Action of the formulation:
  • Relieves anxiety due to its CNS depressant action Controls epileptic seizures.
  • Also elevates depressive condition by acting through D2 receptors.
  • Improves immediate memory sign, reduces mental fatigue and systolic blood pressure.
  • Supportive therapy for dialysis patients
  • An excellent preparation for the diseases of genito-urinary tract
  • Excellent remedy for Prostate Gland enlargement
  • Improves functions of the kidney
  • Helps in the disintegration and elimination of urinary calculi
  • Normalizes the uterine function and acts as uterine tonic
  • General tonic for both male & female
  • Relieves Hyper Acidity syndrome naturally.
  • Found very effective in Duodenal ulcer, Peptic ulcer and Gastritis, unlike other antacids which only suppress the symptoms, leaving the disease to aggravate and necessitating surgery.
  • Munaacid, a combination of several rare medicinal herbs and bhasmas acts on the causative factors and thereby cures Hyper Acidity Syndrome completely.
  • A major breakthrough in the treatment of Amoebiasis
  • Useful in curing the following conditions: Chronic Diarrhoea, Amoebic Dysentery, Intestinal & extra-intestinal amoebiasis Bacillary Dysentery, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Tropical Sprue
  • Provides anti-amoebic & anti-bacterial activities
  • Exceptionally good remedy in Chronic Dysentery and severe Diarrhoea
  • Absorbs Toxins from Alimentary canal
  • Aids Digestion by Stimulating Liver
  • Reduces pain & inflammation naturally and permanently.
  • Acts on the causative factors of the disease.
  • Does not create gastritis on prolonged usage, during the treatment of Rheumatism & Arthritis.

Even after so many advances in modern medicine diseases pertaining to joints such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), gouty arthritis, still remain potential problems. Especially the autoimmune disorders like RA have no curative treatment in modern medicine. Incidences of joint diseases like RA and OA still remain high in the community, disabling the patients. Now it is well understood that, autoimmune disorders like (RA), metabolic diseases (Gout) and degenerative diseases (OA) can be effectively controlled only by Ayurvedic medicines.

There are various drugs and formulations mentioned in this regard in our classics. Experimental studies on different arthritic models and clinical evaluations are successfully carried out. Considering all these research works and classical references, the drugs have been selected to prepare an excellent formulation, MUNIPYRIN, for various arthritic conditions which really give wonderful result.

Possible mechanism of action of Muniprin in rheumatism and arthritis:

Usually the white blood cells help the body to fight against harmful bacteria and viruses. On some occasions the immune system fights against the healthy body tissues. For Example, in Rheumatism & Arthritis, where blood cells accumulate at the joints and fight against the healthy tissues, resultant of which there will be inflammation and pain. MUNIPYRIN corrects this kind of misbehavior of the body’s immune system and reduces pain and inflammation naturally and permanently without causing any side effects.

  • For external use in musculo skeletal and neurological disorders
  • Relieves pain and inflammation due to sprains, strains, tendonitis, capsulitis and bursitis
  • Relieves pain and stiffness quickly on application
  • Reduces arthralgia and joint inflammation effectively in arthritis
  • Eminent Doctors World over unanimously agree that an Ayurvedic medicine is the only hope in liver disorders.
  • An effective hepato-protective; protects the Liver against various Hepatotoxins.
  • Corrects liver dysfunction.
  • Promotes appetite and growth.
Tablets & Syrup - A Safe and Effective Uterine Sedative and Tonic
  • Drug of choice in Menopausal syndrome
  • Helps to avoid Hysterectomy
  • Effective in dysmenorrhoea, menorrhagea, metrorrhagea, leucorrhoea
  • Can be safely administered during pregnancy & post-partum period
  • For menopausal syndrome & neuromuscular diseases
  • As food supplement during pregnancy
  • Stops bleeding from piles
  • Heals fissure & fistula quickly
  • Relievs pain
  • Useful supplement with Munipile Tablets
  • For external application, before and after bowel movement
  • Stops bleeding from piles
  • Heals fissure & fistula quickly
  • Relievs pain
  • Useful supplement with Munipile Tablets
  • For external application, before and after bowel movement
  • For nutritional disorders, general debility, convalescence and loss of appetite.
  • Can be used as a daily health supplement.
  • Regularizes bowel habits.
  • Improves physical fitness and mental alertness.
  • Enhances the body immune system.
  • Rejuvenates failing sexual function.
  • An excellent geriatric tonic
  • For chronic respiratory problems, constipation and loss of appetite
  • Hiranya Praash is a patented, safe, natural rejuvenative with the power of gold. 24 karat gold is processed with selected organic, bio-active herbs by using patented techniques
  • Administration of pure gold for infants is the traditional practice since thousands of years in India. It is a well established, evidence based fact that this practice builds up natural immunity, providing excellent protection against a variety of illnesses.
  • Very useful health supplement in chronic ailments
  • Pure gold is processed with various herbs as per Indian classics and converted into easily absorbable form
  • Protects children against diseases & builds up immunity naturally
  • Improves vigor and vitality, and acts as an aphrodisiac
  • Safe and effective in all ages
  • Slows down degenerative process in old age
  • Powerful memory booster
  • Acts as anti-oxidant
  • Adults & Children: 4 drops once a day
  • Infants (below 2 years): 2 drops once a day

“Comparative evaluation of efficacy of use of Munident and toothbrush with toothpaste on salivary streptococcus mutans count and gingival health of children- an invivo study ”


Aim – Dental caries is a multifactorial disease which has a deleterious effect on the oral cavity . Improper oral hygiene habits is a cause for the same . The aim of this study was to compare the antibacterial efficacy of Munident , an ayurvedic dentrifice with commercially available toothpaste .
Material and method-  A total of 40 students of the age group 9-12 years who were resident of Bala Yeshu Nilaya Bhavan , Mangalore were chosen .They were divided into two groups .Group 1 (control group ) and group 2 ( study group) . The DMFT scores noted and divided into two groups consisting of 20 students each . Group I was instructed to brush using toothpaste and toothbrush and group II was instructed to brush using munident and toothbrush and their gingival bleeding index was noted pre and post rinse . Also salivary streptococcus mutans count was noted pre and post rinse .The results obtained were subjected to statistical analysis .

Results – the herbal dentrifice showed better efficacy in comparison to toothpaste
Conclusion – Usage of herbal dentrifice has similar antibacterial effect as conventional toothpaste . Hence the practice of using dentrifice with natural ingredients should be encouraged.
Key  words – Munident, toothpaste ,toothbrush.


Dental caries is one of the most common infectious microbial diseases of the world since ages .It has an increased incidence in the recent years due to varied changes in lifestyle habits. Caries is avoidable by simple inexpensive and easy to practice personal hygiene habits . Most effective is the tooth brushing habit 1.Toothpaste is a paste or gel dentrifice used with a toothbrush as an accessory to clean and maintain the aesthetics and health of our teeth promoting oral hygiene . Presently we are using a lot of commercial toothpaste which contains many chemical compounds like sodium lauryl sulfate which is harmful to gum. An alternative option to this is chewable tablets  2.

An upsurge of herbal products in various catalogues of fast moving consumer goods is evident . Ayurveda Science is one of the great legacies of Indian antiquity . Since last two decades , the interest in alternative medical system is increasing in all over the world . Ayurveda the way of life is getting attention not only from the common people of country but from the global scientific community also.Ayurveda laid a great deal of emphasis upon the preservation and promotion of positive health , which is the primary objective , whereas prevention and cure of disease only secondary 3.Traditional medicine is the sum total of knowledge , skills and practices based on theories , beliefs and experiences indigenious to different cultures that are used to maintain health as well as to prevent , diagnose , improve or treat physical and mental illness .

In Ayurveda , dental health ( danta swasthya in Sanskrit ) is held to be very individualistic , varying with each persons constitution ( prakriti) and climatic changes resulting from solar , lunar and planetary influences (kala- parinama) 4.

Mechanical plaque removal is one of the most accepted methods of controlling plaque and gingivitis. But it is expected that less than one-third of the population can effectively perform mechanical plaque removal. Several chemical preventive agents have beneficial effects in the control of plaque and to reduce or prevent oral disease. Hence, various chemical formulations were tried in dentifrices. Chemicals, mainly triclosan and chlorhexidine, have been added in mouth rinses and dentifrices to prevent plaque and gingivitis.

Our aim of work – To evaluate the use a toothpowder, Munident made  of purely natural ingredients which does not contain any chemical compounds or artificial colours, sweetners , preservatives that harm our tooth as well as buccal cavity.


The study was initiated after obtaining  consent from the orphanage and ethical clearance from the institute (IEC/Rev/25/2015-2016) .40 healthy children in the age group of 9- 12 years were selected from Bala Yeshu Nilaya orphanage of Mangalore city .The study and treatment protocol was explained in detail to the parents and the child and informed consent was obtained for the same .


1.  Systemically healthy subjects.
2. Atleast 3 restored/decayed and/or missing teeth(dmft/DMFT)


1. Children who cannot expectorate completely.
2. Children who could not brush their teeth on their own.
3. Children with a history of taking antibiotics 3 months prior to and during the study period.
4. Children undergoing orthodontic treatment or with an intraoral prosthesis.
5. Presence of any intra oral pathology.
6. Medically compromised children.

They  were selected based on the inclusion criteria and divided into two groups .The gingival bleeding index was noted prior to collection of saliva using periodontal probe .Each tooth was divided into four parts – Disto facial papilla, Midfacial papilla , Mesiofacial papilla , entire lingual gingival margin and scored according to Gingival index ( Loe and Silness, 1967 ).


Simplified(OHI-S index) Index was described by John C Greene and Jack R Vermillion in 1964.
Instruments: mouth mirror and explorer.
Teeth selected:16,11,26,36,31,46.
Surface examined:
4 posterior and 2 anterior teeth,buccal surface of selected upper molar and lingual surface of selected lower molar.

Criteria for classifying debris:
Score 0-  no debris or stains.
Score 1-  soft debris covering not more than 1/3rd of the tooth surface, or  presence of extrinsic stains without other debris regardless of surface area covered.
Score 2- soft debris covering more than 1/3rd , but not more than 2/3rd of exposed tooth surface.
Score 3- soft debris covering more than 2/3rd of exposed tooth surface.
Criteria for classifying calculus.
Score 0-  no calculus present.
Score 1- supragingival calculus covering not more than 1/3rd of the exposed tooth surface.
Score 2- supragingival calculus covering more than 1/3rd but not more than 2/3rd of the exposed tooth surface or the presence of individual flecks of subgingival calculus around the cervical portion of the tooth or both
Score 3- supragingival calculus covering more than 2/3rd of the exposed tooth surface or the continuous heavy band of subgingival calculus around the cervical portion of the tooth or both.
OHI-S  score for each individual is calculated by,the debris and calculus scores are totaled and divided by the nimber of tooth surfaced scored.
Average of each individual debris and calculus i.e simplified debris index (DI-S) and simplified calculus index(CI-S) will be scored from range of 0-3.
Good- 0.0 – 0.6
Fair- 0.7-1.8
Poor- 1.9-3.0
Sum of the DI-S and CI-S will give the OHI-S values ranging from 0-6.
Good- 0.0 – 1.2
Fair- 1.3-3.0
Poor- 3.1-6.0

The children in the first group were asked to brush dialy using toothbrush and toothpaste which was provided to them . The children in the second group was asked to brush with munident which is available in the form of a tablet . The children were instructed to crush the tablet and add two drops of water and use it with tooth brush for a month .

A base-line non-stimulated whole salivary sample (2 ml) was collected in the morning    by  -asking the patient to drool passively into a sterile plastic bottle for 5 minutes. Subjects were informed in advance not to eat or drink (except water) one hour before saliva collection to minimize possible food debris and stimulation of saliva. The samples collected in sterile bottles will be carried in the ice box containing ice (used as transport media).The. Samples were tested for the number of colony forming units for Streptococcus Mutans using Mitis Salivarius Bacitracin agar.

Laboratory procedure

The sample was vortexed to uniformly mix the saliva and media using a Cyclo mixer. Using an inoculation loop (standard loop with 4mm diameter) 10?L of the vortexed sample was streaked in duplicate on Mitis Salivarius Bacitracin agar selective for Streptococcus mutans. Themitis salivarius agar plates were incubated in aerobic conditions for 48hrs at 37 degree Celsius in an incubator.The plates were opened after 48 hrs. The counts were made of colonies with morphologic characteristics ofstreptococcus mutans (0.5 mm raised convex undulated.

colonies of light blue color with rough margins, granularfrosted glass appearance)4 on the plates using a magnifying lens and were expressed as number of colony forming units (CFU) per/ml of saliva (Figure 1). Semiquantitation of the number of colonies was done by multiplying the actual colony count with 1×103 as the sample was diluted one thousand times (1:5 dilution). The Baseline scores were noted.

The statistical analysis used was paired t test to assess the gingival bleeding index and streptococcus mutans count was assessed using Mann Whitney U test .
RESULTS- A total of 40 children participated in the study . At baseline Group 1 had had a mean Streptococcus mutans count of 73800 counts/ml and group II  75608counts /ml. When Man whitney U test was performed, the p value was not significant. Hence it can be inferred that the statistic difference was not significant. (Table 1)
The gingival bleeding index in group 1  pre rinse was  1.8050 using toothpaste and using munident was 1.5450, p value (0.008) has significance. (Table 2 ) The gingival bleeding index post rinse  was 1.6700 using toothpaste and 1.4300 using munident , p value (0.009) has significance .


Dental caries being a multifactorial disease process requires a multimodal approach to treatment and control. The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of herbal dentrifice in control of plaque and gingivitis . The study compared a herbal toothpowder Munident with a standard control. Both Munident and toothpaste were found to be useful in effectively reducing the Streptococcus Mutans  count  and gingival bleeding index score after usage for 30 days.
By comparing the change score between the two groups, it can be said that the difference in score of Munident  group was slightly more than that in positive control group, but the difference between the two groups was not statistically significant (P>0.05) and thus superiority cannot be claimed. However, it can be said that Munident  was as effective as that of positive control group in reducing score of Streptococcus mutans and gingival index. The strength of the study was its randomized controlled design.

Constituent herbs and their medicinal uses
Composition Each 500mg . Tablet contains
Santalum album : 30 mg    antimicrobial , antioxidant 6
Prunus cerasoides :30 mg    astringent 7
Veteveria zizanoides : 30 mg    relieves bad odour 8
Rubia cordifolia :20 mg    anti inflammatory 9
Woodfordia fruticosa : 20 mg    Astringent 10
Cyperus rotundus : 20 mg    antibacterial
Glycerrhiza glabra : 10 mg    Antiulcer , anti-inflammatory 12
beriberis aristata : 20 mg    Antibacterial, antifungal , antiviral, antioxidant 13
Mimosa pudica : 20 mg     Emetic and tonic property 14
Symplocos racemosa : 20 mg    Analgesic , antibacterial  anti-inflammatory activity 15
Curcuma longa : 20 mg    Anti-infalmmatory , antioxidant , antitumour , antibacterial , antiviral 16
Cinnamomum zeylanium : 20 mg    Anti fungal, antibacterial ,antiparasitic 17
Nardostachys jatamansi : 20 mg    Reduces hyeractivity , restlessness and aggresivness in hyperactive children 18
Acorus calamus : 20 mg    Sedative , laxative ,diuretic , carminative19
Aquilaria agallocha : 10 mg    Cleanses wounds20
Syzgium aromaticum :20mg    Analgesic , anthelmintic21
Jasminum officinale : 10 mg    Antiseptic , anti-inflammatory 22
Cinnamomum camphora : 30 mg    Antiseptic 23
Rock salt : 20mg    Improves taste24
Mukta shukti bhasma: 50 mg    Relieves abdominal colic , gastritis 25
Catechu     Flavoring agent 25

The drawback of the study was that it was done in relative small sample size and thus it was not powered to show a statistically significant difference between the two groups. Using natural medicines to cure various diseases has become an increasing trend. Herbal medicine has made significant contribution to modern medical practice . the practice of using natural products should be widened  to reduce the side effects and to ensure a good oral hygiene .
India being a country where use of  traditional medicine is accepted widely  . The practice of using dentrifice like Munident which is made of natural ingredients should be encouraged  keeping the potential benefits in mind .Publicity of its use using appropriate media would benefit the general population by giving more confidence in the ancient practices , thus preventing tooth decay and loss.


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  • Crushable Ayurvedic Tablets for Complete Oral Hygiene
  • Start your day with 70 herbs instead of chemicals.
  • Cures Gingivitis, Bleeding, Swollen, Spongy, Painful Gums & Pyorrhoea.
  • Cures Painful, Shaky, Aching, Hypersensitive teeth & prevents Dental Caries
  • Cures Mouth & Throat ailments like Stomatitis, Glossitis, Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis, Halitosis.
  • Cures Oral Mucosal lesions like Aphthous Ulcer, Leukoplakia.
Lavanamla Katu Choorna
  • As per medical advice Cardiac, Diabetic & Hypertensive patients have to avoid salt in their food, which makes it tasteless.
  • Muniyal Salt is a safe, dietary ayurvedic salt supplement having added therapeutic value.
  • It protects heart, pancreas and kidneys from the toxic effects of normal salt, hence, it is also recommended for healthy individuals.
  • Muniyal Salt is to be used like normal salt in cooking
  • Relieves stress & strain.
  • Induces natural sleep.
  • Traditionally prepared hair oil which prevents alopecia, insomnia, premature grey hair, dandruff, induces natural sleep pattern and keeps the mind fresh cool and alert throughout the day.
  • Disinfects, cleanses and heals chronic infected ulcers
  • Quickly heals fresh wounds
  • Excellent for healing burn injuries
  • Indications- Sadyovrana, Dushtavrana, Nakhadanta Kshata, Nadivrana, Visphota, Dagdhavrana

1An Ayurvedic First Aid Kit containing remedies for common ailments like cold, cough & sore throat, dysentery, loss of appetite in children & adults, pain & inflammation, an Ayurvedic tooth powder in crushable tablet form for complete oral hygiene and above all, a hair oil which induces natural sleep pattern, prevents insomnia, dandruff, premature greying of hair.
Take home a collection of more than two hundred and fifty rare medicinal herbs traditionally converted into valuable Ayurvedic remedies which take care of the physical & mental health of the whole family

Each Home Remedy Kit contains:
  • Munistamine Tablets : A safe & effective remedy for Allergic Bronchitis, cold, & cough.
  • Munipayn Tablets : A safe and effective remedy for Rheumatism & Arthritis.
  • Munident Crushable Tablets : Keeps Mouth Fresh throughout the day.
  • Koshtha Shuddhi Tablets : Exceptionally good remedy for chronic dysentery and severe diarrhoea.
  • MUNILIV Tablets : Corrects liver dysfunction, promotes, appetite and growth.
  • PRASHANTH Hair Oil : Prevents premature graying of hair, stops hair fall, induces natural sleep patterns, keeps mind fresh and cool throughout the day.
  • SNANA Choorna: Bathing powder which removes dead skin and helps the skin pores to breathe freely.
Classical Medicines
  • Abhraka Bhasma
  • Godanti Bhasma
  • Haratala Bhasma
  • Kapardika Bhasma
  • Kasisa Bhasma
  • Naga Bhasma
  • Rajatha Bhasma
  • Sanka Bhasma
  • Suvarna Bhasma
  • Tamra Bhasma
  • Trivanga Bhasma
  • Vanga Bhasma
  • Pravala Bhasma
  • Muktashukti Bhasma
  • Loha Bhasma
  • Ajamodadi Churna
  • Avipattikara Churna
  • Dashamoola Kwatha Churna
  • Gandharvahastadi Kwatha Churna
  • Hingvastaka Churna
  • Punarnavastaka Kwatha Churna
  • Pushyanuga Churna
  • Sitopaladi Churna
  • Talisadi Churna
  • Triphala Churna
  • Ashvagandha Churna
  • Yashtimadhu Churna
  • Chandraprabha Vati
  • Mandoora Vataka
  • Arogyavardhini Gutika
  • Gandhaka Rasayana
  • Laghu soota Vati
  • Kankayana Gutika
  • Abhayadi Modaka
  • Lavangadi Vati
  • Chitrakadi Vati
  • Goksuradi Guggulu
  • Kaishora Guggulu
  • Kanchanara Guggulu
  • Laksa Guggulu
  • Mahayogaraja Guggulu
  • Saptavimsatika Guggulu
  • Rasnadi Guggulu
  • Simhanada Guggulu
  • Trayodashanga Guggulu
  • Triphala Guggulu
  • Vatari Guggulu
  • Vyoshadi Guggulu
  • Yogaraja Guggulu
  • Saptanga Guggulu
  • Ekanga Veera Rasa
  • Kamaduga Rasa (Mouktika Yukta)
  • Mrityunjaya Rasa
  • Navayasa Loha
  • Samirapannaga Rasa
  • Shirashuladri Vajra Rasa
  • Sootashekara Rasa
  • Mallasindhura
  • Punarnavadi Mandura
  • Rasakarpura
  • Rasasindhura
  • Swarnavanga
  • Tribhuvanakeerti Rasa
  • Anandbhairava Rasa
  • Hinguleshvara Rasa
  • Rasamanikya
  • Saptamrta Louha
  • Amrtaprasha Ghrta
  • Brahmi Ghrta
  • Dhanvanthara Ghrta
  • Kalyanaka Ghrta
  • Mahakalyanaka Ghrta
  • Panchagavya Ghrta
  • Saraswata Ghrta
  • Panchatikta Guggulu Ghrita
  • Satpala Ghrta
  • Triphala Ghrita
  • Sukumara Ghrta
  • Panchamrita Parpati
  • Rasa Parpati
  • Swarnamalini Vasanta Rasa
  • Brhat Vata Chintamani Rasa
  • Maha Vata Vidhvamsana Rasa
  • Makaradhwaja
  • Brhat Chandrodaya Makaradhwaja
  • Kumarakalyanaka Rasa
  • VasantaKusumakara Rasa
  • Agastya Haritaki Rasayana
  • Aswagandhadi Leha
  • Bharangi Guda
  • Chyavanaprasha
  • Citraka Haritaki
  • Brahma Rasayana
  • Drakshavaleha
  • Haridra Khanda
  • Kantakari Avaleha
  • Kushmanda Rasayana
  • Kushmanda Avaleha
  • Kutajavaleha
  • Shatavari Guda
  • Madhusnuhi Rasayana
  • Manibhadra Guda
  • Trivrt Leha
  • Gandhakadya Malahara
  • Kampillaka Malahara
  • Kitibhari Malahara
  • Dashanga Lepa
  • Doshagna Lepa
  • Balarista
  • Dashamularista
  • Draksharista
  • Jirakarista
  • Mustakarista
  • Parthadyarista
  • Rohitakarista
  • Saraswatharista
  • Vidangarista
  • Lohasava
  • Pippalyadyasava
  • Punarnavasava
  • Rodhrasava
  • Sarivadyasava
  • Srikhandasava
  • Vasakasava
  • Bhunimbadi Kwatha
  • Dashamula Kwatha
  • Manjishthadi Kwatha
  • Pancha Tikta Kwatha
  • Pathyadi Kwatha
  • Rasna Erandadi Kwatha
  • Rasnadi Kwatha
  • Sahacharadi Kwatha
  • Varundi Kwatha
  • Anu Taila
  • Asana Bilvadi Taila
  • Brhat Masa Taila
  • Candana Bala Laksadi Taila
  • Dhanwantara Taila
  • Gandharvahasta Taila
  • Jatyadi Taila
  • Kottam Chukkadi Taila
  • Maha Vishagarbha Taila
  • Mahanarayana Taila
  • Pinda Taila
  • Sadbindu Taila
  • Sahacharadi Taila
  • Shudda Bala Taila
  • Irimedadi Taila
  • Brhat Saidhavadya Taila

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