Eladi Churna is an effective Ayurvedic powder mix. Eladi Churna comprises mainly of Indian spices. Eladi Choornam is used in the treatment of digestive complaints of Kapha imbalance.
Eladi Churna is also known as Eladi choornam, Eladi Choorna, Eladi Chooran etc.
Many Ayurvedic textual reference of Eladi Churna is available. But most of the companies manufacture this herbal formula from Kerala Ayurveda text book – Sahasra Yoga
Eladi Choornam ingredients
Nagakesara – Mesua ferrea
Maricha – Black pepper
Pippali – Long pepper,
Ginger, – all in a gradually increasing proportion.
Fine powders of these spices are mixed together and kept inside a container.
Benefits, effect on Doshas
Eladi Churna is traditionally used in the treatment of excessive salivation, anorexia, vomiting, pain abdomen and throat discomfort.
Those who complain of throat irritation and phlegm when they get up in the morning, can take a small pinch of this powder with honey or hot water at night, after food.
For the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis, Eladi Churnam – 20 grams is mixed with 100 ml of Ayyappala Keratailam and applied locally.
Eladi churnam is advised for intake before wine consumption. it helps in better absorption and helps to derive better pleasure from wine. Reference: Ashtanga Hrudaya, Chikitsa Sthana, 7/85.
Effect on Dosha – Balances Kapha and Vata at the level of oral cavity, stomach and intestines. May cause increase of Pitta.
Dose, side effects
Eladi Churna dose – 1 – 3 grams with sugar.
Diabetic people may take it along with water.
Eladi Choornam is advised after food.
Eladi Choornam side effects – People with gastritis and peptic ulcer may feel burning sensation in stomach and increased gastric irritation.
Care should be taken in children and pregnant women.
This Ayurvedic medicine should only be taken after prescription by Ayurvedic doctor.
Eladi Face pack
Eladi churnam is made into a paste with honey and milk. This is applied over the face, left for 10-30 minutes, washed off with hot water. This can be done once a day.
Companies that manufacture Eladi Churna –
AVN, Kottakkal, AVP, Gurukul, Mukthi, Zandu.