Vaishvanara churna For Good Digestion

Vaishvanara churna is very good ayurvedic medicine to boost immunity and digestion. It is also very good for arthritis. Learn about it's ingredients and usage.

Vaishwanaram Choornam is classical Ayurvedic medicine for constipation, bloating, low appetite and impaired digestion. It is composed of Chebulic myrobalan (Detoxificant, Purgative), Dry Ginger (Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Antinauseant), Ajmod (carminative, stomachic, stimulant, cardiac tonic), Carom seeds (Carminative) and Rock salt. Vaishwanara Churna has laxative, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Vaishvanara churna reduces Vata and hence helps in constipation, bloating, heaviess after eating, and other related conditions due to constipation.

In Vaishwanara Churnam, Haritaki is the principle ingredient. Haritaki has laxative effect and used to get relief from constipation. When a person is constipated, he or she suffers from hard stool, retention of feces, obstruction, distension, bloating and low appetite. There are many factors contributing to constipation such as suppressing the urge for defecation, excessive indulgence in dry food habits and physical activities, anxiety, anger, low fiber diet, and dehydration.

Vaishvanara Churna has carminative, laxative and Vata reducing properties and hence it is also indicated in treatment of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis), Gulma (Lump in Abdomen), Arsha (Haemorrhoids), and other Vata Roga.  It contains salt and other spices and is ushna virya (hot in potency). Due to hot potency it reduces phlegm and acts as expectorant and increases Pitta or flow of digestive juice. Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.

  • Synonyms: Vaishvanara Churna, Vaishvanaram Choornam
  • Availability: Online and at medical stores
  • Type of medicine: Classical Medicine
  • Main Indication: Constipation, Low appetite, impaired digestion
  • Dosha Effect: Reduces Vata and Kapha, increases Pitta

Vaishwanara Churnam Composition

Ingredients present in this formulation are given below:

  1. Haritaki Terminalia chebula 12 parts
  2. Shunthi Ginger Zingiber officinalis 5 parts
  3. Ajamoda Trachyspermum roxburghianum 3 parts
  4. Saindhava lavana Rock salt 2 parts
  5. Ajwain Trachyspermum ammi 2 parts

OR

  1. Haritaki Terminalia chebula 12 parts
  2. Shunthi Ginger Zingiber officinalis 5 parts
  3. Ajwain Trachyspermum ammi 5 parts
  4. Saindhava lavana Rock salt 2 parts

How to make Vaishwanara Churnam at Home?

It is a medicinal powder and easy to prepare.

Take 120 grams of Haritaki pericarp, 50 grams of dry ginger, 30 grams of Ajmod and 20 grams each of rock salt and carom seeds.

In case Ajmod is unavailable, then take Carom seeds 5 parts.

Ground all the ingredients separately.

Sieve through a cloth to get a fine powder.

Mix in require amount to get the required powder.

Know The Ingredients of Vaishvanara churna

Haritaki / Chebulic myrobalan / Terminalia chebula, consists of the pericarp of mature fruits of Terminalia chebula Retz. (Fam. Combretaceae), a moderate sized or large tree found throughout India, chiefly in deciduous forests and areas of light rainfall.

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 sweet (Madhur) Vipaka. It balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

  1. Rasa (taste): All but salty, mainly
  2. astringent, bitter
  3. Virya (energy): Heating
  4. Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Sweet
  5. Guna (quality): Light, dry
  6. Dosha effect: Balances Vata-Pitta and Kapha
  7. Dhatu (tissue): All tissues
  8. Srotas (channel): Digestive, excretory, nervous, respiratory

Haritaki 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.

Haritaki must not be used in pregnancy due to its laxative and descending nature.

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 Vata-Kapha. It is an appetizer, digestive stimulant, carminative, expectorant and astringent. In rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis ginger is used as a natural pain reliever and an anti-inflammatory agent.

  • 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)

Ginger contain potent inhibitors against prostaglandin biosynthesizing enzyme (PG synthetase).  Prostaglandins are lipid autacoids derived from arachidonic acid and act upon platelets, endothelium, uterine and mast cells. They both sustain homeostatic functions and mediate pathogenic mechanisms, including the inflammatory response.  Prostaglandins play a key role in the generation of the inflammatory response. Their biosynthesis is significantly increased in inflamed tissue and they contribute to the development of the cardinal signs of acute inflammation. Prostaglandins can cause increased blood flow, chemotaxis (chemical signals that summon white blood cells), dysfunction of tissues and organs and swelling. As Ginger inhibits prostaglandin synthesis and hence gives relief in inflammation.

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.

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.

Ayurvedic Actions of Vaishvanara churna

  • Anulomana: Mild laxative, redirects the flow downwards
  • Deepana: Appetiser
  • Pachana: Toxin digester
  • Rasayana: Rejuvenative

Medical Actions of Vaishvanara churna

  1. Anti-inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
  2. Antioxidant: Neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances.
  3. Aperient: Used to relieve constipation.
  4. cardio-tonic: Tonic for heart.
  5. Carminative: Preventing the formation or causing the expulsion of flatulence.
  6. Expectorant: Promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used to treat coughs.
  7. Laxative: Tending to stimulate or facilitate evacuation of the bowels.
  8. Tonic: Restore or improve health or well-being.

Vaishwanara Churnam Health Benefits

  1. It helps to Improve digestion.
  2. It helps to clear bowel movements.
  3. It gives relief in Heaviness of stomach.
  4. It helps in lack of appetite.
  5. It gives relief in constipation.
  6. It detoxifies and cleanses body.

Vaishwanara Churnam Therapeutic Uses

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Bloating
  3. Constipation
  4. Haemorrhoids
  5. Lump in Abdomen
  6. Rheumatoid arthritis
  7. and other Vata Roga

Vaishwanara Churnam Dosage

The recommended dosage of medicine is 1-3 gram.

It can be taken once or twice a day, before meals.

The adjunct / Anupan, which is an administered along with or just after the medicine to enhance its therapeutic action, for this medicine is given below:

  • Curd water (Dahi ka paani)
  • Chach (Takra)
  • Gau Ghrita
  • Hot water

Or take as directed by doctor.

Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings

  1. Vaishvanara churna is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
  2. It should be taken only in recommended doses. High doses may cause burning sensation and irritation.
  3. Vaishvanara churna should not be taken during pregnancy.
  4. Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give same result in another person.
  5. 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.
  6. Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
  7. Please maintain a gap of at least an hour between intake of any allopathic drug and Ayurvedic medicine to avoid drug interaction, if any.
  8. Do not use many different medicines for the treatments of same disease.

Pharmacies Making Vaishwanara Churnam

You can buy Vaishvanara churna 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:

  • Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala Vaishwanara Churnam
  • Pankajakasthuri Herbals India Vaishwanara Churnam
  • Kairali Products (Vaishwanara Churnam), Arya Vaidya Sala Vaishwanara Churnam
  • AVP Vaishwanara Choornam
  • Vaidyaratnam Vaishwanaram Choornam
  • and many other Ayurvedic pharmacies.

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