Avipattikar Churna is an Ayurvedic herbal powder mix, used in the treatment of constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, bloating, ascites, obesity etc. It is one of the very effective medicines of Ayurveda.
Avipattikar churna benefits
Amlapittam nihanti aashu – It helps to relieve gastritis very quickly.
Vibandham malamootrayoho – It helps to relieve constipation and difficulty in urination.
Agnimandya – it helps to relieve indigestion.
Prameha – it is used in treating diseases of urinary system.
Durnama nashanam – It is used even in chronic conditions.
In clinical practice, it is widely used in liver disorders and alcoholism.
10 grams of each of
Pepper – Piper nigrum – Fruit
Long pepper – Piper longum – Fruit
Ginger – Zingiber officinale – Rhizome
Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan – Terminalia chebula – Fruit rind
Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan – Terminalia bellirica – Fruit rind
Amalaki – Indian gooseberry – Emblica officinalis Gaertn. – Fruit
Musta – Nut grass – Cyperus rotundus – Rhizome
Vida Lavana – Vida salt
Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes – Fruit
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum – Seeds
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala – Leaves
Lavanga – Clove – Syzygium aromaticum – Flower bud – 110 grams
Trivrit – Operculina turpethum – Root – 440 grams
Sharkara – Sugar – 660 grams
Dose, side effects
Dose: 1 – 5 grams. Suggested to be taken at the starting of meals and in between meals.
Avipattikara Choornam side effects –
In a few, it may cause diarrhoea, watery stools, abdominal pain and dehydration.
Since sugar is added, this product is not recommended for diabetic people.
People with diabetes, hypertension, sensitive stomach, ulcerative colitis, diarrhoea, should exercise caution while taking Avipattikar Choorna.
It is dangerous to take this medicine without prescription from an Ayurvedic doctor.
It is not advisable for pregnant ladies and for children below 12 years, unless a doctor prescribes it.
What to do when diarrhea starts?
Drink plenty of water.
Call your doctor.
Can it be taken along with tender coconut water?
Yes, it can be taken along with tender coconut water. Especially, if your Pitta is high, if you feel excess burning sensation, then tender coconut water is useful.
Other option for relief from burning sensation is, taking it along with half a teaspoon of ghee (clarified butter).
Bhaishajya Ratnavali Amlapitta Chikitsa, 56th chapter, Verse number: 25-29
Original Ayurveda text book reference of this formula –
Use in Prameha
Use of Avipattikar Churan in Prameha:
“Pramehan vimshatin chaiva sarva durnamanashanam”
Hi, 20 types of Prameha is a group of urinary tract disorders. Apana Vata is mainly vitiated in them.
Triphala – best anti oxidant combination.
Musta – one of the most commonly used herbs in urinary tract disorders
Vidanga – useful anti-microbial herb
Ela, Patra – relieves pain and inflammation
Lavanga – anti oxidant
So, all the ingredients are directly or indirectly useful in urinary tract health. Hence, useful in Prameha.
Also, in any condition, including Prameha, where Nitya Virechana (Daily detox / daily purgation) is required, 5 – 10 grams of Avipattikar Churna is administered, as it is mild, usually does not cause twitching abdominal pain and is easier to consume.
However, if the patient is diabetic and has uncontrolled blood sugar levels, it is better to avoid this product, due to sugar as an ingredient.
Companies that manufacture This product are many like – Dabur, Baidyanath, Swadeshi, Baba Ramdev (Divya Avipapttikar Churna) etc.