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Avn Ashta Choornam

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Avn Ashta Choornam

Avn Ashta Choornam

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Description:Ashta Churnam is a herbal powder used in digestive tract problems. It contains very safe and easily available herbal spices. Ashta means – 8 – indicating that this product contains 8 ingredients. Churna means powder.

Uses of Ashta Churnam:

  • First rate in vata-gulma [abdominal or intestinal lumps/ tumors]
  • Easily cures stomach ache, indigestion, loss of appetite and grahani [irritable bowel syndromes, colitis etc]
  • Reputed in children’s grahani and diseases caused by evil spirits.
  • 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.

Ingredients of Ashta Churnam:
Each 10 g prepared out of-
Trikatu (Zingiber officinale, Piper longum, Piper nigrum)- 1.250 g
Ajamoda (Carum roxburghianum)- 1.250 g
Saindhava lavana- 1.250 g
Jeerakadvaya – 1.250 g – Black cumin and white cumin seeds
Hingu (Asafoetida)- 1.250 g.
The above ingredients are powdered separately and mixed together in specified quantity.
It is also known as Hingwashtak churna.

Dosage of Ashta Churnam: 2-5 gms.

How to take Ashta Choornam? 
It is mixed with a little ghee (clarified butter) and taken with the first bolus of food, two times a day.

Shatpala or Sukumara Ghrita with meals
Or in butter milk boiled with dry ginger and curry leaves before meals.

Shelf life: 

  • 1 year from the date of manufacturing. 
  • Once opened it should be finished within 2-4 months.

Ashta Choornam side effects: 

  1. In some patients, Hingwastak churna may cause stomach irritation.
  2. One patient complained of developing boils on face and head, 4 days after starting to take it. Because it contains spices like black pepper, ginger and long pepper, in people with high Pitta, it can cause boils and skin disorders with burning sensation.
  3. This is the reason, it is prescribed along with ghee. Ghee balances down Pitta.
  4. Since it contains salt, people with high BP, and kidney related diseases should take care.
  5. It is not advised to take the Hingwastak churna without medical advise.
  6. It can be given during lactation period of mother.
  7. It can be given to children in very low doses.