Nimbadi Churna is Ayurvedic medicine containing Neem and other herbal ingredients. It detoxifies blood and helps in skin diseases and Vatarakta.
The word Vatarakta is made up of two words Vata (= Wind) and Rakta (= Blood, as this condition arise due to excessively aggravated Vata and vitiated blood (Rakta). Vatarakta (Vatashonita) correlates to gouty arthritis. It is the true crystal deposition disease characterized by pain and swelling of joints. In Ayurveda, treatment of this condition along with other measures involves balancing vitiated Dosha and detoxification.
Nimbadi Churna is bitter tonic, anti-periodic, aperient, Raktaprashodha (blood-purifier) and Pitta-prasamak (keeps the bile in a normal condition). Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
- Synonyms: Nimbadi Choornam, Nimbadi Churnam, Nimbadi Powder
- Reference Text: Bhaishjya Ratnavali, Vataraktadikara: 31-38
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Classical Medicine
- Main Indication: skin diseases
- Dosha Effect: Cooling, Reducing Vata and Pitta
Ingredients of Nimbadi Churna
- Nimba (St. Bk.) 48 g
- Amrita (Guduchi) (St.) 48 g
- Abhaya (Haritaki) (P.) 48 g
- Dhatri (Amalaki) (P.) 48 g
- Somaraji (Bakuchi) (Sd.) 48 g
- Shunthi (Rz.) 12 g
- Vidanga (Fr.) 12 g
- Edagaja (Chakramarda) (Sd.) 12 g
- Kana (Pippali) (Fr.) 12 g
- Yamani (Yavani) (Fr.) 12 g
- Ugragandha (Vacha) (Rz.) 12 g
- Jiraka (Shveta jiraka) (Fr.) 12 g
- Katuka (Rt./Rz.) 12 g
- Khadira (Ht. Wd.) 12 g
- Saindhava lavana 12 g
- Kshara (Yava) (Pl.) 12 g
- Haridra (Rz.) 12 g
- Daruharidra (St.) 12 g
- Mustaka (Musta) (Rz.) 12 g
- Devadaru (Ht. Wd.) 12 g
- Kushtha (Rt.) 12 g
Know the Ingredients
Guduchi, Giloy, Gurch, Amrita, Amritavalli, Madhuparni, Guduchika, Chinnobhava, Vatsadani, Tantrika, Kundalini, Chakralakshanika are Ayurvedic synonyms of Tinospora cordifolia. It is also known as Garo, Galac (Gujarati), Thippateega (Telugu),Amrita, Gilo (Kashmiri), Chittamrutu (Malayalam), Guluchi (Oriya), Gilo (Punjabi), Seendal, Seendil Kodi (Tamil), Siddhilata, Amarlata (Assamese). It is a very important and extensively used medicinal herb of Ayurveda.
Tinospora is a climber and for medicinal purpose the stem of plant is used. Guduchi possess immunomodulatory, heptoprotective, hypoglycemic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, adaptogen, anticancer, immunostimulant, and several other medicinal properties.
It is a Rasayana herb and used to treat many diseases such as general debility, fever, diabetes, dyspepsia, urinary infections, jaundice and skin diseases.
Neem (Azadirachta indica, family Meliaceae) is also known as margosa, nim, nimba, nimbatiktam, arishtha, praneem. It has significant antiseptic, insecticide, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory and Laxative properties.
The active constituents of neem are mainly triterpenoids, sterols, bitter principles nimbin and nimbiol. It is cool, bitter, astringent, acrid and refrigerant.
Neem is useful in tiredness, fever, loss of appetite, worm infestation, vitiated conditions of kapha, vomiting, skin diseases, excessive thirst, leprosy, skin disorders, stomach ulcers, chicken pox, malarial fever and diabetes. It detoxify body.
Haritaki / Chebulic myrobalan / Terminalia chebula, consists of the pericarp of mature fruits of Terminalia chebula Retz. (Fam. Combretaceae). Its synonym in Sanskrit are Abhaya, Kayastha, Shiva, Pathya and Vijaya. The main constituent of Haritaki is Tannins, anthraquinones and polyphenolic compounds.
It is a tonic drug and is good for digestive system. The main therapeutic use of Haritaki is digestive and respiratory ailments. It has all taste except salty (rasa), light (Laghu), rough or dry (ruksa) in properties (Guna), hot (Ushna) is potency (Virya) and pungent (Katu) Vipaka. It balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha. It works on all body tissues. It is a tonic with anti-inflammatory, laxative, astringent, diuretic, carminative, and anthelmintic properties. Haritaki treats intestinal parasites, constipation, diarrhea, gas, cough and diseases of eyes.
Amla (Emblica officinalis) is nutritive tonic of Ayurveda. It is healing and rejuvenating. Its intake gives good eyesight, keeps hair black and helps in better absorption of iron. It is rich source of Vitamin C. Amalki is also known as Dhatri in Sanskrit which means ‘supporter/ sustainer’ and ‘nurse’. So the name Dhatri signifies one that nurse, supports and heals. Dhatri or Amla in Ayurveda, is to treat hyperacidity. Intake of Amla in form of juice or powder gives releif in acidity due to its pitta pacifying and cooling properties. It has laxative properties and hepls in constipation.
Babchi seeds contain an essential oils (0.05%),a non-volatile trepenoid oil, a dark brown resin (8.6%), a pigment (hydroxyflavone), a monotrepnoid phenol(bakuchiol), a brown fixed oil (10%), raffinose, coumarin compounds, albumin, sugar, ash 7.5 % and a trace of manganese. Psoralen and isopsoralen are therapeutically active constituents. It is also useful for treatment of Psoriasis, Leprosy, Intestinal worms.
Bakuchi is very important remedy for leucoderma. It has a powerful action against the skin streptococci. Locally it is very beneficial in the treatment of leucoderma . It dilates the arterioles of body. It use directly act on melanin ( pigment in skin) leading to pigment formation which diffuses into the decolorized leucodermic patches.
Benefits of Nimbadi Churna
- It herbal powder based on Ayurvedic principle.
- It removes toxins from blood.
- It is effective in controlling various skin diseases.
- It is safe to use.
- It helps to heal wounds which are difficult to treat.
- It is good for liver and spleen.
- It prevents occurrence of acne, improves complexion and skin condition.
- It treats pitta problem.
Important Therapeutic Uses of Nimbadi Churna
- Amavata (Rheumatism)
- Carmadala (Exfoliative dermatosis)
- Dadru (Taeniasis)
- Gulma (Abdominal lump)
- Kamala (Jaundice)
- Kandu (Itching)
- Kitibha (Depigmentation)
- Kotha (Urticaria)
- Kushtha (Diseases of skin)
- Kushtha (Patchy leprosy / lepromatous leprosy)
- Pama (Eczema)
- Pandu (Anaemia)
- Pliha (Splenic disease)
- Shotha (Inflammation)
- Shvitra (Leucoderma/Vitiligo)
- Sidhma (Pityriasis versicolor)
- Udara (Diseases of abdomen / enlargement of abdomen)
- Vagina (vaginismus)
- Vatarakta (Gout)
- Vicharchika (Eczema)
- Vipluta Yoniroga (Disorder of vagina)
- Vrana (Ulcer)
Dosage of Nimbadi Churna
- The recommended dosage of medicine is 1 gm to 4 gm.
- It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening.
- It is to be taken with Giloy Kwath /Kadha (Decoction of Giloy) specially in gout, water or honey or with some other fluid vehicle/anupan depending on condition to treat.
- Or take as directed by doctor.
Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings
- It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
- 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.
- Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
Pharmacies Making Nimbadi Churna
You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores. Since it is a classical medicine, it is manufactured by many Ayurvedic pharmacies.
Name of some of the Ayurvedic Pharmacies manufacturing this medicine are given below:
- Vyas Nimbadi Churna 100 grams @ INR 80.00
- Sevasadan Nimbadi Churna
- Nidco Nimbadi Churna
- Sanjeevika Nimbadi Churna
- AVP Nimbadi Choornam
Please note, some pharmacies make Nimbadi Choornum for external use (as a face mask). Do read information given on the packet to know if it for internal or external use.