Talisadi churna | Thaleesapatradi Churnam for Bronchial Asthma

Talisadi ayurvedic medicine is ver very good for allergic chronic bronchitis as it reduces frequency of asthmatic attacks.

Talisadi Churna is an herbal Ayurvedic medicine in powder form prepared from Talisa Patra, Dry Ginger, Long Pepper, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Green Cardamom, Bamboo manna, and sugar. It is a classical Ayurvedic medicine indicated in treatment of digestive and respiratory problems. It gives relief in frequent dry cough, pain in the chest, headache, hoarseness of voice, bloating, low appetite etc.

It has expectorant, stimulant, and anti-Kapha properties and is good for colds and flu, taken with lime juice or honey. It increases agni in Vata and Kapha conditions.

Talispatradi Churna reduces Vata and Kapha but increases Pitta. As it reduces phlegm, it is useful in respiratory ailments. Due to Pitta increasing qualities, it helps in digestive problems.  Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.

Synonyms: Talishadya Churna, Talisa Patradi Churnam, Thaleesapatradi Churnam, Talisadi Choornam, Talisadi Churna, Talisadi Powder, Talisadi  Choornam,  Talisadi Powder

  1. Availability:  Online and at medical stores
  2. Type of medicine: Classical Medicine
  3. Main Indication: Digestive and Respiratory ailments
  4. Dosha Effect:  Pacifies Vata and Kapha
  5. Dose: 1 gram to 3 grams
  6. Fluid Vehicle: Honey

Ingredients of Talisadi Churna

Talisadya Churna is a creamish white fine powder with pleasant odour and a sweet, spicy and pungent taste. It is made with the ingredients in the formulation composition given below.

  1. Vamsha-rochana (Vamsha) Bambusa bambos S.C. 60 g
  2. Pippali Piper longum Fr. 48 g
  3. Shunti Zingiber officinale Rz. 36 g
  4. Maricha Piper nigrum Fr. 24 g
  5. Talisa Abies webbiana Lf. 12 g
  6. Ela (Sukshmaila) Elettaria cardamomum Sd. 6 g
  7. Tvak Cinnamomum zeylanicum St. Bk. 6 g
  8. Sharkara Cane sugar 384 g

Method of Preparation

  • Take all the ingredients of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Powder separately ingredients numbered 1 to 8 and pass through sieve number 85.
  • Weigh separately each powdered ingredient and mix together in specified ratio. Pass the
  • Churna through sieve number 44 to prepare a homogeneous blend.
  • Pack it in tightly closed containers to protect from light and moisture.

Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed containers, protected from light and moisture.

Know the Ingredients

Vamsalochana/ Vanshlochan/ Bamboo Manna is Ayurvedic name of medicinal tree Bambusa arundinacea.

The siliceous concretion found in the joints of the female bamboo is called Vamsalochana/ Bansa rochana in Sanskrit. It occurs as a bluish white translucent mass. It has sweet, cooling, tonic, expectorant, haemostatic, aphrodisiac, diuretic and anti-cough properties.

It is useful in cough, consumption, asthma, bronchitis, fever etc. It is added in composition of numerous compound prescriptions used for affections of the lungs.

  • Rasa (taste on tongue): Kashaya (Astringent), Madhura (Sweet),
  • Guna (Pharmacological Action): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
  • Virya (Action): Shita (Cooling)
  • Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Madhura (Sweet)
  • Dosha effect: Reduces Vata-Pitta-Kapha, but increases Kapha when taken in excess
  • Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood, nerve
  • Srotas (channel): Respiratory, nervous

Talispaturu or Talispatra, refers to coniferous tree Abies webbiana. The tree is known as Himalayan Silver in English. It is found in the forests of inner Himalaya extending from Afghanistan to

Bhutan at 8000—13,000 feet altitude. The leaves yield a volatile oil and resin.

The leaves have carminative, expectorant and stomachic action and useful for phthisis, asthma, bronchitis, dyspepsia and flatulence. The drug is used in pneumonia, septic conditions of the urinary tract and for haemorrhoids. It gets rapidly excreted through the skin, bronchial mucous membrane and kidneys stimulating them and acting as a diaphoretic and diuretic.

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.

Piper nigrum is added to medicines for drug potentiation. It improves bioavailability of phytochemicals.

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 powder is used with honey to treat cough, asthma, hoarseness, hiccup and sleeplessness. It is an alterative tonic. 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 Maricha increases Agni (digestive fire) and destroys Ama in the body.

Dry ginger (Zingiber officinale) is known as Shunthi and Nagara in Ayurveda. Ginger is also called Viswa Bheshaj, as it is a universal medicine beneficil for everyone in all diseases.

  • Rasa (taste on tongue): Madhura (Sweet), Katu (Pungent)
  • Guna (Pharmacological Action): Laghu (Light), Tikshna (Sharp), Ruksha (Dry)
  • Virya (Action): Ushna (Heating)
  • Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Madhura (Sweet)

Shunthi is hot, light and dry. It warms coldness, is easy to digest and dries wetness. Shunthi treats kapha in the rasa dhatu. Shunthi 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.

Ela / Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), is known as lesser cardamom in English. It is cool in potency. It is Tridosh-har, digestive, carminative, nutritive, laxative, and expectorant. The seeds are useful in asthma, bronchitis, throat disorders, piles, gas, vomiting, digestive disorders and cough.

Mishri/ raw sugar/ candy sugar or Rock candy consist of big white, sweet lumps of crystals. It is obtained by cooling supersaturated sugar solution.

Sugar has demulcent, cooling, aphrodisiac properties. 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.

Ayurvedic Action of Talisadi churna

  1. Deepan: Increase appetite.
  2. Jwarghna: Alleviates fever.
  3. Kapha-Vata har: Remover of the Humor of Kapha-Vata.
  4. Kasa-shvashar: Gives relief in cough and Asthma.
  5. Pratishyayhar: Gives relief in coryza.

Biomedical Action of Talisadi churna

  1. Anti-allergic: Prevents, or relieves an allergy.
  2. Anti-asthmatic: Treat or prevent asthma attacks.
  3. Anticatarrhal:  Remove excess mucous from the body.
  4. Antipyretic/antifebrile/febrifuge: Effective against fever.
  5. Bronchodilator: Causes widening of the bronchi, for example any of those taken by inhalation for the alleviation of asthma.
  6. Carminative: Preventing the formation or causing the expulsion of flatulence.
  7. Diaphoretic: Promote sweating.
  8. Digestive: Digestant.
  9. Expectorant: Promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used to treat coughs.
  10. Expectorant: Promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used to treat coughs.

Health Benefits of Talisadi Churna

  1. It is useful in both digestive and respiratory ailments.
  2. It is very good medicine for allergic chronic bronchitis as it reduces frequency of asthmatic attacks due to its bronchodilator (causes widening of the bronchi) action.
  3. It balances Kapha (phlegm) and Vata (wind) Dosha.
  4. It has Kapha Nissarana (expectorant) action.
  5. It is Swasa-Kasa Nashak (destroyer of cough).
  6. It gives relief in cold-cough, lung congestion, stuffiness, throat disorder and fever due to cough.
  7. It is effective in dry cough (Shushk Kasa) in which cough is not accompanied by phlegm production.
  8. It improves appetite and digestion.
  9. It reduces burning sensation in extremities.
  10. It reduces bloating.
  11. It has antitussive (prevent or relieve a cough) property.
  12. It helps in asthma, wheezing due to cold weather, shortness of breath due to its Broncho dilatory action.
  13. It is anti- cough and expectorant action.
  14. It is given with honey for fevers and ama pachana as well as for coughs, colds, and phlegm.

Therapeutic use of Talisadi Churna

  1. Acute and Chronic Bronchitis
  2. Adhmana (Flatulence with Gurgling Sound)
  3. Ajirna (Indigestion)
  4. Aruchi (Anorexia)
  5. Atisara (Diarrhoea)
  6. Chardi (Vomiting)
  7. Grahani (Malabsorption Syndrome)
  8. Jwar (Fever)
  9. Kasa (Cough), Dry Cough
  10. Pandu (Anemia)
  11. Pliha (Splenic Disease)
  12. Shosha (Cachexia)
  13. Shvasa (Dyspnoea/Asthma)
  14. Zukham (Common Cold) Coryza

Dosage of Talisadi Churna

  1. The recommended dosage of medicine is 1 gram to 3 grams.
  2. It should be taken once or twice a day.
  3. It is to be taken with honey.

Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings

  1. It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
  2. There are no known side effects of this medicine.
  3. Over-dosage may cause slight burning sensation in abdomen.
  4. Avoid during pregnancy.
  5. Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give same result in another person.
  6. 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.
  7. Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
  8. Since it is hot in potency and increases pitta, excess dose may cause burning sensation.
  9. It contains sugar and hence, it is not suitable for diabetic person.

Pharmacies Making Talisadi 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:

  • Baidyanath (Talisadi Churna तालिसादी चूर्ण)
  • Dabur (Talisadi Churna)
  • Shri Dhootapapeshwar Limited (Taleesadi Choorna)
  • Sri Sri Ayurveda (Talisadi Churna)
  • Rasashram (Talisadi Churna) and many other Ayurvedic pharmacies.

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