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: 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.
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.
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.