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Amrita Bindu is an Ayurvedic medicine containing salt, spices (Piper nigrum, Piper longum and Zingiber officinale), and herbs (Cyperus rotundus, Plumbago zeylanica etc).
This combination is an antioxidant that protects body against free radical induced oxidative damage. It is a useful medicine for digestive diseases and helps in Hyperacidity, Gastric Ulcer, Peptic Ulcer, Duodenal Ulcer, Flatulence, Burning Sensation of chest, Vomiting Sensation, Indigestion.
Here is given more about Amrita Bind such as indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
- Synonyms: Amrit Bindu
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: health food supplement
- Main Indication: Antioxidant inducer and to combat free radical damage
- Dosha Effect: Balances Vata-Pitta-Kapha
- MRP/Price: 120 ml @ Rs 240.00
Key Ingredients of Amrita Bindu
- Each 100ml is prepared out of
- Sunthi Zingiber officinale 3.7gm
- Pippali Piper longum 3.7gm
- Neem Azadirachta Indica 3.7gm
- Apamarg Achyranthes aspera 3.7gm
- Ela Elettaria cardamomum 3.7gm
- Dalchini Cinnamomum zeylanicum 3.7gm
- Maricha Piper nigrum 3.7gm
- Amaltas Cassia fistula 3.7gm
- Ashwagandha Withania somnifera 3.7gm
- Ajmod Apium graveolens 3.7gm
- Shatavari Asparagus racemosus 3.7gm
- Karkatashringi Pistacia integerrima 3.7gm
- Kuchla Strychnos nuxvomica 3.7gm
- Mishri Sugar 30gm
- Navasara sudhi 50 mg
- Chapala 10 mg
- Kapoor Cinnamomum camphora 100 mg
- Honey 10ml
Know the Ingredients
Karpura is also known as Ghanasara, Chandra, Himahva, Himabaluka (Sanskrit) and Natural Camphor (English). It is obtained from the leaves, chipped wood and roots of Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Nees & Eberm. (Fam. Lauraceae) and whole plant of Ocimum kilimandscharicum Guerke (Fam. Lamiaceae) by hydro distillation process.
Karpura is colourless or white crystals, granules or crystalline masses. It has penetrating and characteristic odour and tastes pungent, aromatic, and followed by a sensation of cold. Kapoor has aromatic, bitter, thermogenic, diaphoretic, stimulant, antiseptic, pain relieving, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory activities.
Kapoor is used internally in small quantities for the treatment of colds and gastrointestinal complaints, but potentially neurotoxic if ingested in large doses. In excess it can cause delirium, spasms and respiratory control disturbances. Camphor should not be used during pregnancy.
- Rasa (taste on tongue): Madhura (Sweet), Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter)
- Guna (Pharmacological Action): Laghu (Light), Tikshna (Sharp), Shita (Cold)
- Virya (Action): Shita (Cooling)
- Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Katu (Pungent)
- Chakshusya: that dravya which is beneficial to the eye is known as Chakshusya.
- Durgandhnashak: Bad odour remover.
- Hridya: Beneficial for heart and mind.
- Kasahara: Removes cough.
- Lekhana: Drugs which dry up the body constituents and body secretions. Decrease Kapha and fat and emaciate the whole body.
- Madakarak: Causes intoxication.
- Pachana: Digests Ama but does not increase appetite.
- Shvasahara: Cures asthma.
- Vedanasthapana: Subsides pain, anodynes and analgesics.
- Vrishya: Increases the quantity of semen.
1 – Karpura is indicated in Adyaman (Flatulence with gurgling sound), Agnimandya (Digestive impairment), Amavata (Rheumatism), Aruci (Tastelessness), Atisara (Diarrhoea), Daha (Burning sensation), Dantapuya (Pyorrhoea), Dantashula (Toothache), Jirnapratishyaya (Chronic sinusitis), Kandu (Itching), Kantharoga (Disease of throat), Kasa (Cough), Klaibya (Male impotence), Krim(Helminthiasis/Worm infestation), Kushtha (Diseases of skin), Medoroga (Obesity), Parshvashla (Intercoastal neuralgia and pleurodynia), Sandhishula (Joint pain), Svasa (Dyspnoea/Asthma), Trishna (Thirst), Tvakroga (Skin diseases), Vicarcika (Eczema), Vishavikara (Disorders due to poison), Vishuchika (Gastro-enteritis with piercing pain), Vrikkaroga (Renal disorder).
The recommended doses of Karpura is 125mg to 325 mg.
2 – Mishri / raw sugar / candy sugar or Rock candy consist of big white, sweet lumps of crystals. It is obtained by cooling supersaturated sugar solution.
It has demulcent, cooling, aphrodisiac properties. Mishri intake increases weight and gives energy. It reduces Vata/wind inside body. It improves the taste of medicine. It is indicated in cough, burning in the chest, tastelessness, and digestive disorders. It increases bile secretion and supports digestion. The combination of fennel and Mishri is chewed after meals as mouth freshener.
3 – Trikatu is combination of dry ginger, black pepper and long pepper. It is effective for burning ama (metabolic waste and toxins) which is the prime cause of all disease. It supports better digestion and cures constipation. It stimulates the liver to secrete bile which is vital for fat digestion and absorption. Trikatu is used in treatment of jaundice. It also balances Kapha.
4 – Shunthi (Synonyms: Zingiber officinale, Sukku, Chukku, Aushadha, Muhaushadha, Nagara, Vishva, Vishvabheshaja, Shringavera, Vishva) is dry ginger powder. It is hot in potency and increases pitta and decreases Kapha. It is a digestive stimulant. Ginger is also used to give relief in sea sickness and morning sickness.
5 – Maricha (Marich) is known as Gol Mirch, Kali Mirch or Black Pepper. It is dried unripe seeds of plant, Piper nigrum a perennial shrub. It is pungent (Katu) in taste, hot in potency and pungent after digestion (Katu Vipak). It mainly works on digestive, circulatory and respiratory system. It is expectorant, carminative, antipyretic, anthelmintic and antiperiodic. Black Pepper is useful in difficult breathing, chronic indigestion, obesity, sinus congestion, fever, intermittent fever, cold extremities, colic, cooking spice, cholera, gastric ailments, gas, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, worms, sore throat and cough.
Black Pepper should be taken cautiously in High Pitta and digestive inflammations.
6 – Pippali is known as Pippali, Pipal, Long Pepper and Dried Catkins. It is fruits of a plant Piper longum. It is pungent (Katu) in taste, hot in potency and sweet (Madhur Vipak) after digestion. The main organs on which it works are digestive, reproductive and respiratory. It has analgesic, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, carminative and expectorant properties and is used in treatment of digestive and respiratory ailments such as gas, bloating, distension, digestive weakness, excess phlegm, asthma, bronchitis, colds, coughs and laryngitis. It is also used in rheumatic pain, gout, paralysis etc. as it reduces Vata inside body, gives relief in pain and digests Ama (toxic waste produced in body to incomplete digestion).
Pippali increases Pitta inside body. So people of Pitta nature should use it cautiously. Moreover, the long term and excessive use of Pippali is contraindicated in Ayurveda.
Pippali and Shunthi increases Agni (digestive fire) and destroys Ama in the body.
- Anti-asthmatic: Treat or prevent asthma attacks.
- Anti-inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
- Antioxidant: Neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances. Antioxidant potential of ingredients is in the following order: P. nigrum >P. longum > C. rotundus >P. zeylanica > Z. officinale
- Antiulcer: Tending to prevent or heal ulcers.
- Carminative: Preventing the formation or causing the expulsion of flatulence.
- Expectorant: Promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used to treat coughs.
- Hepatoprotective: Prevent damage to the liver.
Benefits of Amrita Bindu
- It is a salt, spice and herbs mixture.
- It has antioxidant action.
- It improves the digestion and proper assimilation of food.
- It protects against free radical damage of cells.
- It helps in food poisoning and related symptoms like diarrhoea etc.
- It prevents tissue generation.
- It significantly lower levels of free radicals, lipid peroxidation and protein carbonyls significantly.
- It regulates the secretion of acid in the stomach.
- It gives a soothing action to the mucosal membrane.
- It decreases the irritability of the nerves and helps in controlling the over secretion of digestive juices.
- It helps to heal the lacerations, erosions and ulcerations in the intestinal and gastric mucosa.
In one study, Amrita Bindu was tested as a supplement to therapy for a period of 12 months in 36 children suffering from asthma (chronic inflammatory disease with excessive free radical generation in lungs and blood cells). The patients were followed up by monitoring their clinical conditions, therapeutic doses of anti-asthmatic drugs, free radical generation, lipid peroxidation (LPO) and antioxidants in blood.
At the end of 3 months of Amrita Bindu supplementation, the patients had stopped all anti-asthmatic medications and were free from attacks of asthma.
In another study, Amrita Bindu was tested for its effect in maintaining antioxidant defence systems in blood and liver when exposed to a carcinogenic nitrosamine, N-methyl-N’-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG). Amrita Bindu supplementation prevented MNNG induced depletion of the antioxidant enzymes and the scavenger antioxidants glutathione and vitamins A, C and E. Amrita Bindu provides protection against free radical and reactive oxygen species induced tissue lipid peroxidation and the resultant tissue degeneration.
Uses of Amrita Bindu
Amrita Bindu is given in treatment of ulcer (gastric and duodenal), acidity, gastritis, ulcerative colitis and amoebiasis.
- Burning sensation of chest
- Chest burn
- Duodenal ulcer
- Gas trouble
- Gastric ulcer
- GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease (stomach contents leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus)
- Peptic ulcer
- Stomach bloating
- Stomach related problems
- Vomiting sensation
Dosage of Amrita Bindu
- The recommended dosage of Amrita Bindu is 2 ml with 30 ml boiled and cooled water.
- It should be taken thrice a day daily after food.
- The medicine should be taken for three months continuously.
Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings
Since this medicine contains ingredients like kanjiram (Strychnos nux-vomica), navasaram (Ammonium chloride) it is not advisable to consume the product more than the allowed dosage. It may lead to giddiness, fainting, and head ache.
In few cases, there can be slight increase in symptoms like pain and burning sensation. In such case the dose should be reduced till the pain subside.
Amrita Bindu is found to be a very safe medicine which can be used for prolonged periods without any side effects but it is always advised that the medicine should be used in the recommended dosage.
- It may cause stool to turn dark.
- In some cases there is a little weight loss when taken for months.
- It is advisable to take low spice diet during treatment.