What is Avipattikar Churna (Powder)?
Avipattikar Churna is one of the most effective Ayurvedic formulations for treating ailments that affect the normal functioning of the digestive and excretory systems. It helps to control the acid secretion in the gastrointestinal tract and boost the production of digestive enzymes which aid in proper digestion.
It is beneficial in treating gastritis, hyperacidity, burning ache due to excess acid, anorexia, indigestion, piles, and urinary problems.
This Churna is mainly prescribed to treat ailments caused by an imbalance of Pitta dosha. These ailments are either result of a sedentary lifestyle, a lack of physical activity, or unhealthy eating habits.
Avipattikar Churna is helpful in reducing excessive heat caused by an imbalance of Pitta dosha and delivers a cooling effect inside the body.
This Churna consists of the ingredients like Bibhitaki, Amla, Haritaki, Sonth, Pippali, Black pepper, Musta, Ela, Patra, Clove, etc., which are powdered and mixed thoroughly.
What Are The Ingredients (Composition) of Avipattikar Churna?
Ingredients (Composition) of Avipattikar Churna are as under:
|Common Name of the Ingredient||Scientific Name of the Ingredient||Proportion of the Ingredient|
|Lavanga (Clove)||Syzygium Aromaticum||8.33%|
|Shunthi (Sonth or Dry ginger)||Zingiber officinale||0.83%|
|Black Pepper||Piper Nigrum||0.83%|
|Long pepper (Pippali)||Piper longum||0.83%|
|Amla (Amalaki or Indian Gooseberry)||Emblica Officinalis||0.83%|
|Bahera (Vibhitaka or Bibhitaki)||Terminalia bellerica||0.83%|
|Mustaka (Nut Grass)||Cyperus Rotundus||0.83%|
|Patra (Tejpatta or Indian bay leaf)||Cinnamomum tamala||0.83%|
|Ela (Cardamom)||Elettaria Cardamomum||0.83%|
|Misri (candy sugar – crystallized sugar lumps)||—||50%|
What are the Medicinal Properties of Avipattikar Churna?
This Churna has the following medicinal properties:
- Digestive Stimulant
- Mild Diuretic
What are the Therapeutic Indications of Avipattikar Churna?
Avipattikar Churna can be helpful in the following health conditions:
- Kidney Stones
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty in Micturition
- Chronic Gastritis
- Urinary Problems
- Chronic Kidney failure
- Nephrotic Syndrome
- Uremia (raised blood urea level)
What are The Uses and Benefits of Avipattikar Churna (Powder)?
1) Avipattikar Churna Benefits for Indigestion
Avipattikar Churna is an excellent formulation that improves digestion and is helpful in treating problems related to indigestion. This Churna boosts the production of digestive juices in the stomach and it helps in the easy digestion of food.
According to Ayurveda, indigestion is termed Agnimandya, and it occurs due to Pitta dosha imbalance. Its imbalance causes Mand Agni (low digestive fire), and when the consumed food is left undigested due to Mand Agni, it leads to the formation of Ama (toxins in the body because of improper digestion). This means Agnimandya (or indigestion) is the state of an incomplete process of digestion of the ingested food.
Avipattikar Churna is one of the best Ayurvedic formulations for the treatment of issues related to indigestion. Due to its Deepan (appetizer) and Pachan (digestion) properties, it helps to digest the Ama and thus is beneficial in the management of indigestion. This Churna also helps to balance the Pitta dosha.
2) Avipattikar Churna Benefits for Acidity
Acidity refers to a raised stomach acid level. This occurs when food is not properly digested or when Ama (toxic remains) is produced inside the body, and this aggravates Pitta dosha.
A Pitta imbalance hampers the digestive fire, resulting in improper digestion and Ama formation. This Ama accumulates in the digestive tract, resulting in hyperacidity. This may also lead to heartburn, a disorder characterized by a burning feeling in the chest.
Rechana (laxative) and Pitta dosha balancing properties of Avipattikar Churna are helpful in reducing acidity. It functions as a cooling agent by regulating acid production within the body.
3) Avipattikar Churna Benefits For GERD
Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) irritates the lining of the food pipe due to the backflow of stomach acid which causes a sour taste, heartburn, chest pain, and throat pain.
Avipattikar Churna provides symptomatic relief from GERD by ensuring the unidirectional passage of food from the stomach to the intestines. Thus, this Churna provides relief from uneasiness and pain experienced in instances of heartburn.
4) Avipattikar Churna Benefits for Constipation
Constipation is a condition when bowel movements become less frequent and stools become difficult to pass. In constipation, the individual faces difficulty in emptying the bowels completely or passes out hard and dry stools.
According to Ayurveda, the aggravation of Vata dosha is the cause of constipation. In the large intestine, Vata Dosha is aggravated by some factors and causes constipation. Some of these factors are:
- Drinking too much coffee or tea
- Consuming junk food
- Sleeping late at night
- Having high-stress level
Due to aggravated Vata dosha, the intestines become dry because of Vata’s Rooksha (dry) quality. This causes dryness of feces (Mala) and constipation.
Due to its Rechana (laxative) and Vata-balancing properties, Avipattikara Churna aids to relieve constipation.
5) Avipattikar Churna Helps to Fight Inflammation
The potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Avipattikar Churna reduce inflammation and combat free radical damage. Thus, this Churna aids to alleviate swelling and pain.
Its potential to reduce the symptoms of swelling and pain is also helpful in regulating bladder movement. Its usage is specifically helpful for those suffering from difficulty in urinating due to an enlarged prostate or swollen tissue.
6) Avipattikar Churna Benefits for Obesity
The build-up of Ama (toxic remains) in the form of fat due to indigestion may also lead to obesity. Sometimes, constipation may also lead to an imbalance of Meda Dhatu which further results in obesity.
Avipattikara Churna can be helpful along with other remedies used to treat obesity. Due to its Pachan (digestive) and Deepan (appetizer) properties, this Churna aids to reduce fat accumulation in the body. It is also helpful in treating constipation owing to its laxative (Rechana) property.
7) Avipattikar Churna is Beneficial in Loss of appetite
According to Ayurveda, due to Mand-Agni (low digestive fire), the consumed food may not be digested properly, resulting in the accumulation of Ama. This may lead to Aruchi (anorexia or loss of appetite). This condition may result in the imbalance of the three Doshas (i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha).
There are also some psychological causes that lead to improper digestion of food, resulting in insufficient production of gastric juice and thus causing anorexia or lack of appetite.
Due to its Pachan (digestion) and Deepan (appetizer) properties, regular consumption of Avipattikar Churna will help in digesting Ama, and thus proper digestion of food. Moreover, it also aids in balancing the three doshas.
8) Avipattikar Churna Benefits for Kidney Health
Studies have proven that Avipattikar Churna reduces the risk of UTI and renal (kidney) problems by encouraging kidney function.
Avipattikar Churna is highly effective in eliminating kidney stones and inhibits oxalate deposition which further aids in getting rid of urine salts like oxalates and calcium. This Churna when used along with Hajrul Yahood Bhasma can give promising results in kidney stones.
This Churna has anti-inflammatory action, which is more visible in the kidneys. It is helpful in treating all types of nephritis including glomerulonephritis, interstitial nephritis, and tubulointerstitial nephritis by reducing inflammation of kidneys, glomeruli, tubules, and interstitial tissue.
9) Avipattikar Churna Benefits for Piles
Due to the sedentary lifestyle of today, piles have become a widespread concern. Chronic constipation is the major cause of piles.
This causes the imbalance of all three doshas, particularly Vata dosha. When Vata is aggravated, it lowers the digestive fire, leading to chronic constipation. It may then cause swelling and pain in the anal area, which if neglected or left untreated can lead to piles.
Avipattikar Churna has a laxative (Rechana) property that helps in getting relief from constipation.
Due to its pain-relieving, and Vata & Pitta Dosha balancing properties, intake of this Churna may aid in relieving piles.
10) Avipattikar Churna is Beneficial in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
According to Ayurveda, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is termed Grahani and is caused by an imbalance of Pachak-Agni (digestive fire). This condition is followed by indigestion, diarrhea, stress, and other emotional issues.
This is also a condition that causes accumulation of Ama in the body, and thus, mucus is often seen in the feces of the patient. This undigested food may cause frequent bowel movements after eating food, where the fecal consistency is sometimes hard and sometimes it is loose along with mucous.
Avipattikara Churna is used in IBS (Grahani) to digest Ama (toxins in the body because of improper digestion).
Due to its Pachan (digestion), Deepan (appetizer), and Rechana (laxative) properties, this Churna aids in the proper digestion of food.
What Are The Side Effects of Avipattikar Churna?
Avipattikar Churna is generally well tolerable and safe when used according to the advice of your doctor.
Side Effects of Avipattikar Churna in Excessive Dosage
However, the excess dosage of Avipattikar Churna can cause the following side effects:
- Abdominal cramps
- Abdominal pain
- Due to the presence of sugar in Avipattikar Churna, diabetes patients should consult their doctor before consuming this Churna.
- People who are already taking medicines for conditions like ulcerative colitis, hypertension (high BP), and sensitive stomach should also consult their doctor before consuming this Churna.
This Churna can worsen the stomach pain, and thus is contraindicated in stomach pain.
Other contraindications of Avipattikar Churna are:
- Abdominal cramps
- Epigastric tenderness
What is the Dosage of Avipattikar Churna?
The general dosage of Avipattikara Churna may vary between 2 to 3 grams one to two times a day and should preferably be taken after meals.
Depending upon the age, the severity of the disease, and the condition of the patient the effective therapeutic dosage of Avipattikar Churna may vary from person to person.
Its maximum dosage should not exceed 12 grams in a day.
This Churna is consumed with appropriate adjuvant (like coconut water, lukewarm water, honey, and ghee in unequal amounts) depending on the cause of the condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this Churna additive in nature?
No, this Churna isn’t additive in nature.
Does Avipattikar Churna cause drowsiness?
No, this Churna does not cause dizziness or drowsiness; hence you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery after its consumption.
How do you take Avipattikar Churna?
This Churna can be taken before or after meals.
For getting relief from hyperacidity, take this Churna before meals twice a day with plain water.
And to get relief from constipation, take this Churna after meals twice a day with lukewarm water.
1) Evaluation of Anti-Secretory and Anti-Ulcerogenic Activities of Avipattikar Churna on The Peptic Ulcers in Experimental Rats
2) STUDY ON CLINICAL EFFICACY OF AVIPATTIKAR CHOORNA AND SUTASEKHAR RASA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF URDHWAGA AMLAPITTA
This article is intended for informational purposes only. Any information associated with this article should not be considered a substitute for prescriptions suggested by local healthcare professionals.