Avipathi choornam in Ayurveda

Avipathi choornam is the best purging medicine in all pitta diseases and even in normal subjects. It is best known for curing over-acidity and constipation. Its name itself suggest that it is harmless and is safe to use in different pitta disease. The main speciality of this medicine is that it can strengthen the Agni without aggravating pitta. The formulation Avipathi choornam is taken from the text Sahasrayogam, Choorna prakarana.

Therapeutic use: 1-2 tsp./5-10 gms. Once in the morning or at night, or as directed.

This churna is indicated in following disease-

Mutrakruchra, Jwara, chardi, Kasa, Shosha, Bhrama, Kshaya, Taapa, Paandu, Mandagni, Vishavikara, and All pittajanita rogas

Description of  the ingredients.

Sanskrit Name Botanical name Family name Part used

 

Quantity Used
Sunthi Zingiber officinale.Roxb. Scitaminae Rhizome 1 Part
Maricha Piper nigrum.Linn Piperaceae Fruit 1 Part
Pippali Piper longum.Linn Piperaceae Fruit 1 Part
Tvak Cinnamomum zeylanicum.Breyn Lauraceae Bark 1 Part
Ela Elettaria cardamomum.Linn. Scitaminae Seed 1 Part
Patra Cinnamomum tamala.Buch.Hann Lauraceae Leaf 1 Part
Mustaka Cyperus rotundus.Linn Cyperaceae Rhizome 1 Part
Vidanga Embelia ribes.Burm Myrsinaceae Fruit 1 Part
Amalaki Emblica officianalis.Gaccrtn Euphorbiaceae Fruit 1 Part
Trivrit Operculina turpenthum.Linn Convolvulaceae Root bark 8 Part
Sugar Sacchrum officinarum.Linn Poaceae Sugar 16 Part

 

Ancient text related to Avipathi choornam-

Vyoshatrijaatakaambhodakrimighnaamalakaistrivrit ||

Sarve samaa samasitaa kshudrena gutikaa krutaa |

Mootrakruchrajwarachardikasashoshabhramakshaye ||

Taape paandvaamayealpeagnau shastaa sarvavisheshu cha |

Avipathirayam yoga prashasta pittaroginaam ||

                         AHKS-2 Virechana Kalpaadhyaya

 

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