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Gastrina is proprietary Ayurvedic medicine from Dabur. As the name suggests, it is a herbal medicine for abdominal gas and indigestion. Dabur Gastrina improves digestion, assimilation and has carminative action. It is a hot potency medicine and increases Pitta or secretion of digestive juices. It reduces Kapha and Vata. Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition, and dosage.
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Proprietary
- Main Indication: gas, indigestion, stomach pain
- Price: Dabur Gastrina Tablets 60 tablets @ Rs. 46.00 /-
Ingredients of Dabur Gastrina
Each tablet contains
- Saindhav Lavana 83.34mg
- Shunthi 37.70mg
- Yavani Ajwain 37.70mg
- Chitrakmool 37.30mg
- Chitrak 37.30mg
- Shwet Jeerak 28.30mg
- Maricha 28.30mg
- Krishan Lavan 22.50mg
- Sarjikshar 18.85mg
- Pippali 18.85mg
- Yavakshar 18.85mg
- Shankh Bhasma 18.85mg
- Hingu 15.00mg
- Navsadar 4.73mg
- Nimbu Ras 4.73mg
- Preservative: Methylparaben I.P.
Saindhava namak, sendha namak or Rock salt, is brownish-white crystal salt mined from the underground dry sea beds. It is hot in potency but believed to be more cooling than natural sea salt. Sendha namak is preferred in Ayurveda for the digestive disorders. It stimulates salivation and digestion.
Ajwain or carom seeds are commonly used as a spice in cooking. It is known to everybody as carminative spice. The seeds are hot, dry, and light in nature. They are beneficial in anorexia, indigestion and abdominal gas. Ajwain subdues both Vata and Kapha, improve secretion of digestive enzymes, gives relief in gas and colic and cures problems due to overeating.
Dried ginger is called Shunthi. It is pungent in both the initial and post-digestive tastes (rasa and Vipaka) and hot in effect (Virya). It gives relief in Vata and Kapha and increases pitta. It is carminative, antiemetic and thermogenic. It is useful in indigestion, low appetite, nausea and piles.
Chitrak Plumbago zeylanica reduces Vata and Kapha and increases pitta. It is stimulant, anthelmintic and antiseptic. It is used in Ayurveda for colitis, indigestion, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, gas and intestinal parasites.
Chitrak roots / Chitramoolam is hot in potency. It has anti-inflammatory, digestive, appetite stimulating, Kaphahara, Vatahara and pain relieving property. The main therapeutic use of the roots are in digestive weakness, malabsorption syndrome, piles, abdominal pain and swelling of anus.
Maricha (Marich) is known as Gol Mirch, Kali Mirch or Black Pepper. It is dried unripe seeds of the 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.
Hingu (Asafoetida) is a strongly foetid brownish resinous latex of a tree. It is bitter, acrid, carminative, antispasmodic, expectorant, digestive, and laxative. Heeng is helpful in abdominal gas, colic, indigestion, and anorexia.
Benefits of Dabur Gastrina
- It is an Ayurvedic medicine containing safe natural ingredients.
- It gives relief in gas problem, abdominal discomfort, belching, feeling of fullness and abdominal pain.
- It is safe cure for stomach related diseases.
Important Therapeutic Uses of Dabur Gastrina
Dabur Gastrina is a natural medicine for gas related problems. It gives relief in gas, bloating and flatulence.
- Abdominal gas
- Abdominal discomfort
- Abdominal pain
- Feeling of abdominal fullness (bloating)
The Dosage of Dabur Gastrina
- For adults: 1 to 2 tablets twice a day after meals or as directed by the Physician.
- For children (below 13 years): ¼ of the adult dose
- Side effects, Caution and Warnings
Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects, and Warnings
- In one tablets, there is 105 mg salt. So it should be taken with caution in the high blood pressure, water retention and by those advised to restrict salt intake.
- It is hot in nature, so should be used with caution in summer and by hot temperament individuals and menstruating women.
- As per Ayurvedic principle, hot potency items should not be taken in pregnancy.
- It should be taken only in recommended doses. High doses causes burning sensation.
- Avoid in blisters, dryness and persistent bitter taste in the mouth, red eyes, hot and watery face, inflammation of the body, inflammations of the intestines and high pitta.