Hingwastak Churna is very useful herbal powder mix used in the treatment of Indigestion in Ayurveda practice. Hingwastak Churna mainly contains very safe and easily available herbal spices.
Hingu means – Asa foetida, this is the main ingredient.
Ashta means – 8 – indicating that this product contains 8 ingredients.
Churna means powder.
Reference of Hingwastak churna is found in many text books like Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Yoga Ratnakara etc.
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Synonyms, Ingredients, Dosage
Synonyms: hinggastak churna, Hingastak Churna, Hingastak Churan.
Hingavstak churna ingredients
Trikatu – Black pepper, Long pepper and Ginger.
Ajamoda – Ajowan
Saindhava Lavana – Black salt
Shweta Jeeraka, Krishna Jeeraka – Black and white cumin seeds
Hingu – Asa foetida
Ghee – clarified butter
Hingwashtak churna dose – 1 – 3 grams
How to take Hingvashtak choorna?
Hingvashtak churna is mixed with a little ghee (clarified butter) and taken with the first bolus of food, two times a day.
Can Hingvasthak be taken for many months together?
Unless prescribed by Ayurvedic doctor, this medicine is not good for taking beyond 2 months time.
Benefits, Effect on Doshas
Hingwastak choorna benefits?
Improves digestion power.
It is used in the treatment of anorexia, indigestion etc.
It is also used in the treatment of Vata imbalance and Vata related diseases like bloating, joint diseases etc.
It is a good diet supplement in Rheumatoid arthritis.
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Kapha and increases Pitta.
Sanskrit Shloka Verse
Hingwastaka choornam side effects
In some patients, Hingwastak churna may cause stomach irritation.
Since it contains salt, people with high BP, and kidney related diseases should take care.
It is not advised to take the Hingwastak churna without medical advise.
It can be given during lactation period of mother.
It can be given to children in very low doses.
Now-a-days in soft drink shops, people sell Hingastak Soda. It is soda drink added with a teaspoon of Hingastaka Churna. Just because Hingvashtak is added to it, the Soda seller may sell it as a healthier form of Soda.
But, soda can be harmful to the stomach and to the entire body.
Hingastaka negates Soda’s side effects to some extent. So, if one is addicted to Soda drinking, then Hingastaka Soda is better than plain Soda.
40 thoughts on “Hingwastak Churna – Uses, Ingredients, Dose, Side Effects”
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I have read your note on the hingwashtaka churn a. Does it create any problem with a sensitivs intestine. My doctor says I may be having IBS. Can you suggest
Dear Radhakrishnan, It may irritate intestine and may worsen IBS.
Dear Mr Radhakrishhnan, You should take one table spoon Triphala powder after dinner to improve your bowel movements. IBS is a tough nut and you will need to find an expert Ayurvedic doctor to treat your critical ailment. Best of health!
Can small doses of this (half gram) be taken during pregnancy to reduce gas ? If not, what can be a safe medicine to be taken during pregnancy (34 weeks now)?
Hi, only a half gram per day, can be taken during pregnancy to reduce gas.
If one makes this churna mixture at home with all the ingredients excluding the ‘black salt’, would it be okay for someone to take without adverse impact on blood pressure? Or may be there are some other home remedies too for reduction of gas that you’ll be writing about hopefully soon :).
If you exclude black salt, then it would not affect blood pressure. Heeng (Asa foetida) should be fried with ghee, before adding.
half a cup of Buttermilk, to it, add a pinch of asa foetida and black pepper and half a teaspoon of haritaki powder, mix and gulp at night. It is quite good for gas reduction.
I had hing vati pills for the last month continously after my lunch but my periods are getting delayed. Is it normal? or Did I get any problems by Hing Vati ? (I don’t have BP or not Pregnant )
Hello madam, Hing vati is used in the treatment of anorexia, indigestion. And it has nothing due to with periods.
Greeting Doctor I truly enjoy the taste of Hingvastak. I like putting it on different foods I eat. Is it a particular food hingvastak works best with and should the food be eaten before a main course or after. Americans suffer from indigestion often. If I could serve a particular food with it already in it that the family would like I won’t have to fight about the strange things they rather it instead of the wholesome food I cook.
Hi, Usually, with any type of food, Hingwashtak churna is consumed with the first bolus, or just before meals, with equal amount of ghee.
Hello dr. ,
Can lavan vaskar churna or hingwastak taken with water. I am staying away from my home. So i have problems to have butter milk and ghee.
Does Hingwastak churna helps in “Nitya Virechana”?
Hi Sir,shall I take hingwashtak churna for body detoxification after food or before food?Because it is causing gastritis when taking it before food.
It can be tried after food. Remember to take it with ghee.
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Namaste sir, I was on self bodybuilding program with pure vegetarian and natural diet, its recommended to consume 90 gms protein per day thus i had to force eat throughout, which caused persistent stomach bloating after a month, currently am taking hingvashtak 1/4 tsp 3 times daily n chitrakadi vati 1tab at night, endoscopy is normal n diagnosed as non ulcer dyspepsia, Allopathy didn’t work n amrithabindu didn’t work either as it isn’t gastritis, my guess. Pls suggest whether it’s the right way to go.
Sir, in effect on tridosha you have written it balances vata and pitta and increases pitta.
Balances Vata and Kapha and increases Pitta.
Can we mix lavan bhaskr hingvashtk and avipattikar churna and take aftr meals with water??
Hello sir, will Hingwastaka Churnam and Bhaskara lavanam along with Kapardika bhasma cures Antral gastritis. .
My problem is only loss of appetite, no other disease or symptoms and iam 22 years male with only 48 kg which is very less and i really wanted to become fat so please can you share me some medicine that will make me to become fat and also enhance appetite.
Thankyou sir..ill try that.btw before food or after food? And also once or twice a day?
What is the rasa, guna, veerya and vipaka?
Katu Rasa Ushna Veerya, Katu Vipaka.
Is it ok to drink “Hingastaka Soda” prepared in juice shop? they add a spoon of Hingastaka Churna to lime soda. Kindly let me know
Soda can be harmful for the stomach and to entire body.
Hingastaka negates Soda’s side effects to some extent. So, if one is adicted to Soda drinking, then Hingastaka Soda is better than plain Soda.
I am BP and heart patient , I take this Churan when having gas problem, may be once or twice in week. I take very small quantities . Is it OK or I should avoid ELSEcan you give better option. With warm regards
It is fine to continue.
Can take it for ibs
Yes, if there are no internal bleeding lesions and if the patient is not sensitive to spices.
Can it be taken by my daughter who is 15. She gets too much burping, gas and acidity at night. Sometimes feels like stomach is hot at night
Yes, with ghee.
Does hinguastak churna decrese iron absorption?
If it is not possible to fry hingwastock in ghee when away from home, how can it be taken please?
Also I made mine with equal parts of each ingredient… It tastes very salty. Was that correct?
it need not be fried in ghee. It should be just taken along with ghee.
May be you can reduce the amount of asafoetida.