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Kshudhakari Bati is polyherbal Ayurvedic medicine useful in treating digestive disorders. Kshudhakari Bati is combination of digestive spices with Sugar, Salt and Tankan. It has carminative and anti-spasmodic properties. The main ingredient of this medicine is lemon juice, Sendha namak, Cumin seeds, and trikatu. This medicine is manufactured by Baidyanath.
Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
- Manufacturer: Baidyanath
- Synonyms: Kshudhakari Bati
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Classical Medicine
- Main Indication: Tastelessness, indigestion, abdominal pain, sour belching, flatulence & gas.
- Dosha Effect: Reduces Vata and Kapha, increases Pitta
Ingredients of Kshudhakari Vati
This is palatable medicine containing lemon juice, Sendha Namak, Ghee, Sugar, Dry Ginger, Black Pepper, Long Pepper, Black Cumin, White Cumin, Shuddha Tankan, Akarkara and Nibu Sattva.
All ingredients are ground and rolled into tablets of 375 mg.
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 digestive disorders. It stimulates salivation and digestion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lemon juice is a cooling agent and is used for vomiting, appetizer and for indigestion. Its juice with sugar is taken for biliousness and vomiting. Lemon juice mixed with ginger juice, honey and rock salt is used for loss of appetite.
Cumin seeds are carminative/expels or prevent gas, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic/gives relief in spasm, astringent/constricts blood tissues and promotes healthy digestion and assimilation. They have antimicrobial, antidiabetic, antiepileptic, antifertility, anticancer and immunomodulatory properties.
Cumin seeds are used in the treatment of mild digestive disorders, diarrhea, indigestion, low appetite, gas, flatulence, colic, dyspeptic headache and bloating. They are basically used for gastrointestinal, gynecological and respiratory disorders.
Tankan, Suhaga, Sohaga, Tinkal, SodiumBiborate, Sodium Borate, Biborate of Soda are common names of Borax. Tankana (Na2B4O7 10H2O) is composed of boric acid and soda. It exists as crystalline tough masses or in the form of translucent irregular masses, and when exposed to air it becomes opaque. Borax is purified by being steeped for a night in Kanjika (whey) and dried in the sun.
It has astringent, local sedative and antiseptic action on local application. Internally it is given in case of Vata and Kapha roga. It has emmenagogue action and given to induce periods.
Pellitory is commonly reffered as Akarkara, Akarkara, Aakarkarabh, Aakallak, Akarkare. The roots of Anacyclus pyrethrum has a slight aromatic smell, and a persistent, pungent taste, exciting a tingling sensation, and a remarkable flow of saliva. When a piece of root is chewed for few seconds, there is a feeling of heat in the mouth soon followed by pricking sensation in the tongue and lips. It has powerful stimulant properties.
Ayurvedic Action / Karma
- Amadosha-hara: Removes toxins
- Anulomna: Takes vata / wind downward, mild laxative.
- Deepan: Enkindles the digestive fire.
- Kaphahara: Pacifies Kapha Dosha.
- Lekhana: Drugs which dry up the body constituents and body secretions. Decrease Kapha and fat.
- Mukhasodhana: Purification of mouth.
- Pachana: Digests Ama but does not increase appetite.
- Ruchikarak: Improve taste.
- Vatahara: Pacifies Vata Dosha.
- Vatanulomana: Takes Vata / wind downward, mild laxative.
- Antispasmodic: Relieve spasm of involuntary muscle.
- Carminative: Preventing the formation or causing the expulsion of flatulence.
- Digestive: Aids or promotes the digestion of food.
Benefits of Kshudhakari Vati
- It is a salt, spice and herbs mixture.
- It alleviates gas, bloating, and spasms.
- It assists digestion.
- It balances Vata and Kapha Dosha.
- It gives relief in abdominal pain.
- It has antioxidant action.
- It improves the digestion and proper assimilation of food.
- It increases metabolic processes.
- It increases Pitta.
- It is good for digestive system due to its carminative, antiflatulence, and laxative properties.
- It stimulates appetite.
Important Therapeutic Uses of Kshudhakari Vati
- Abdominal gas with upward movement
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of taste
- Upward Movement of Vayu / Udavarta
Dosage of Kshudhakari Vati
- The recommended dosage of medicine is 2-4 tablets.
- It can be taken two or three times a day, as required.
- It does not require any vehicle and should be chewed.
- Chewing of medicine helps in production of saliva and supports better digestion.
Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings
Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give same result in another person.
Exact dose depends on the age, strength, digestive power of the patient, the nature of the illness, the state of the viscera and humours, and the properties of individual drugs.
- It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
- It is hot in potency. Do not take in pregnancy.
- Keep away from the sight and reach of children.