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Pachakola is group of fine pungent. These five pungents are Pippali, Pippalimula, Chavika, Chitrak and Sonth. Panchakola is good herbal combination for treating Agnimandya. Agni mandya means weakness of digestive power. Digestive power suppression leads to many diseases such as low appetite, indigestion, loss of taste, anorexia, gas etc.
Here is given more about Panchakola Churna such as indication/therapeutic uses, Key Ingredients and dosage.
Key Ingredients of Panchakola Choornam
Equal part of each of following herb
Pippali(Piper longum) & Pippli mula(Roots of Piper longum): The root of this plant is known as Pippali Mula in Ayurveda and its fruits (Spike) are mainly used for Rasayana purpose. Several biological activities like immunostimulatory, anti-ulcer, anti-amebic, anti-oxidant, hepatoprotective and anti-inflammatory activities were reported on the fruit of this plant.
Cavya(Piper chaba): The root is alexiteric;useful in asthma, bronchitis, consumption. The fruit is pungent, thermogenic, anthelmintic, expectorant, carminative, improves appetite and taste and
also useful in asthma, bronchitis, fever, inflammation, piles, pain in the abdomen and at the anus. The fruit has stimulant and carminative properties, and is used in haemorrhoidal affections, Stem is used to alley post-delivery pain in mothers and also useful in rheumatic
pains and diarrhoea
Chitrak root(Plumbago zeylanica): Chitrak consists of dried mature root of Plumbago zeylanica Linn. It is a large perennial subscandent shrub, found throughout India in wild state and occasionally cultivated in gardens. Anti-cholesterol, anti-allergy, anti-inflammatory activity, anti-cancer, liver protective, anti-malarial properties. Powdered bark, root or leaves are used to treat gonorrhoea, syphilis, and tuberculosis and use of the roots boiled in milk as a remedy for inflammation of the mouth, throat and chest.
Sunthi (Zingiber officinale): Ginger is an old herbal medicine. Chinese healers recommended Ginger for different ailments: abdominal bloating, cough, diarrhea, rheumatism. Tibetan medical system considers Ginger to be helpful in treatment of various inflammatory joint diseases.
Uses of Panchakola Churna
Panchakola formulation effectively treats many common digestive system problems. It improves Appetite and digestive strength. This medicine cures abdominal gas, Spleen enlargement, Gulma, Kapha roga, Dyspepsia/Indigestion, Abdominal obstruction, etc.
Panchakola is also effective in curing Respiratory cough, Fever and Anorexia.
Dosage of Panchakola Churna
The recommended dosage of Panchakola Churna is 1-3 grams, twice or thrice a day. The Anupan (fluid vehicle or drink with medicine) for Panchakola Churna is or take as directed by physician.