Patanjali Shunthi Churna Usage Details

Patanjali Shunthi Churna is Ayurvedic product from Swami Ramdev’s Divya pharmacy. It is beneficial in Ajirna (Dyspepsia) and Vata Roga.

Patanjali Shunthi Churna is powder of dry ginger. Ginger is a warming spice and cures coldness. It promotes digestion and balances Vata. It is useful in various Vata Roga. Dry ginger is pungent, hot, appetizer, aphrodisiac and cardiac tonic. It alleviates Kapha and Vata. It promotes good voice. It cures vibandha (constipation), anaha (obstruction to the movement of wind in the stomach) and shula (colic pain). Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.

  • Manufacturer: Patanjali Divya Pharmacy
  • Synonyms: Divya Shunthi Churna
  • Availability: Online and at medical stores
  • Type of medicine: Pure Herb
  • Main Indication: Inflammation, Cough, Nausea etc.
  • Biomedical action: Anti-inflammatory, Antiemetic and Digestive
  • Dhatu (tissue): All tissues
  • Srotas (channel): Digestive, respiratory, circulatory
  • Safety Profile: Safe Product
  • Side Effects: There seems to be no side effects.
  • MRP/Price: SHUNTHI CHURNA 100GM @ Rs. 55

Shunthi Churna Composition

Ingredients present in this formulation are given below:

Shunthi or Dry Ginger Powder

About the ingredients

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.

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.

Ayurvedic Properties and Action of Patanjali Shunthi Churna

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

  • 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)

It is Madhur Viapka. Therefore, its long-term effect is anti-inflammatory and nourishing while its initial activity is warm and stimulating to digestion. It blocks inflammatory prostaglandins and thromboxane.

Patanjali Shunthi Churna Ayurvedic Action

  • Amanashak: Destroys toxins or Ama and of the wastes.
  • Arshoghna: Antihaemorrhoidal remedy.
  • Chhardi nigrahana: Antiemetic herb.
  • Deepan: Enkindles the digestive fire.
  • Grahi: Dry the moisture of the body
  • Pachana: Digests Ama but does not increase appetite.
  • Pittavardhak: Increases Pitta.
  • Shitaprashamana: Reduces coldness.
  • Vata-Kaphahar: Pacifies Vata and Kapha.
  • Yogavahi: Catalyst herbs. When mixed with another herb it enhances action.

Biomedical Action of Patanjali Shunthi Churna

  • Anticatarrhal: Remove excess mucous from the body.
  • Anti-inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
  • Antispasmodic: Relieve spasm of involuntary muscle.
  • Appetizer: Improves appetite.
  • Carminative: Preventing the formation or causing the expulsion of flatulence.
  • Cholagogue: Promotes the discharge of bile from the system, purging it downward.
  • Digestive stimulant: promotes digestion.
  • Emmenagogue: Stimulates or increases menstrual flow.
  • Hypotensive: Lower blood pressure.

Shunthi Churna Health Benefits

  • It controls infectious diarrhea by slowing down bacterial metabolism which suppresses toxin production.
  • It corrects the metabolism of the body.
  • It helps in reducing nausea and upset stomachs.
  • It helps to digest fatty foods and break down proteins.
  • It helps to reduce inflammation; hence, it can be used to treat inflammatory disorders such as arthritis.
  • It is also effective in reducing abdominal gaseous distension
  • It is ama-clearing, toxin-digesting and anti-inflammatory.
  • It is antipyretic, analgesic, antitussive and hypotensive actions.
  • It is beneficial in digestive disorders specially hemorrhoids, loss of appetite, tastelessness and flatulence.
  • It is digestive stimulant.
  • It nourishes the Shukra dhatu.
  • It warms the digestive system, increases agni and the secretion of digestive enzymes.

Patanjali Shunthi Churna Therapeutic Uses

  • Ajirna (indigestion)
  • Ama dosha
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis, inflammatory conditions
  • Cough and cold
  • Cough/phlegm, coldness
  • Digestive disorders
  • Dyspepsia
  • Flatulence
  • Gas, flatulence, griping, indigestion
  • Gastric trouble
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Nausea (postoperative, travel sickness)
  • Vata rog (arthritis, rheumatism)

Shunthi Churna Dosage

The recommended dosage of medicine is given below:

  • Adults: 250 mg to 1 grams twice daily after the meals with lukewarm
  • water or milk or as directed by the physician.
  • Children: 125 mg to 500 mg twice daily after the meals with lukewarm water or milk.
  • It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening.
  • It is to be taken with water.
  • Or take as directed by doctor.

Suggestions

  • It is very safe and commonly used in kitchen as a spice. You may also use it in making ginger tea.
  • 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.

Contraindications

  • Ginger should not be used in medicinal dose during pregnancy.
  • It should not be used in gallstones.

Drug Interactions

Please maintain a gap of at least an hour between intake of any allopathic drug and Ayurvedic medicine to avoid drug interaction, if any.

Side-effects of Patanjali Shunthi Churna

  • There are no known side-effects for this medicine.
  • It may reduce the effect of antacids, as it increases gastric secretions.

Warnings

  • Take cautiously in high pitta with heartburn, ulcers and sweating.
  • Take cautiously in high blood pressure, peptic ulcers, gastro-oesophageal reflux and skin diseases with inflammation.
  • It may increase the absorption of allopathic medication.

Storage

  • Store in a cool and dry place in tightly closed containers, protected from light and moisture.
  • Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
  • Keep bottle cap closed after every use.

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