Chitrakadi Churna

Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Chitrakadi Churna

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
Swarjika Kshara,
Yava Kshara – Kshara of Hordeum vulgare
Sindhu – rock salt
Sauvarchala Lavana – Sochal salt
Vida lavana
Samudra Lavana – table salt
Romaka salt

All these ingredients are triturated with lemon juice or pomegranate juice and dried, kept in air tight containers.

Chitrakadi Churna


Sharangdhara Samhita Madhyama Khanda 6/108-110