Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects
Chitrakadi Churna is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal powder form.
It is mainly used in the treatment of digestive disorders.
Chitrakadi Churna benefits:
Helps relieve ‘Ama’ – metabolic toxic material in the digestive system.
It balances Kapha, improves digestion power.
Relieves digestion impairment.
Synonyms: Chitrakadi Churna, Chitrakadi Choornam
Effect on Tridosha – Calms kapha
Chitrakadi Churna dosage:
1 – 3 grams along with water, once or twice daily after food or as advised by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is usually given along with honey.
Chitrakadi Churna Side Effects:
In higher doses, it may cause burning sensation and gastritis.
People with gastritis, high BP and Pitta body type need special precaution while taking this medicine.
People with low sperm count better avoid this medicine.
Chitrakadi Churna Ingredients:
It is prepared from
10 grams of each of
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica
Naga – Ginger
Hingu – Asa foetida
Pippali – Long pepper
Pippali Jata – Long pepper root
Chavya – Piper chaba
Ajamoda – Trachyspermum roxburghianum
Maricha – Black pepper
5 grams of each of
Yava Kshara – Kshara of Hordeum vulgare
Sindhu – rock salt
Sauvarchala Lavana – Sochal salt
Samudra Lavana – table salt
All these ingredients are triturated with lemon juice or pomegranate juice and dried, kept in air tight containers.
Sharangdhara Samhita Madhyama Khanda 6/108-110