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Eladi Choornam (Eladi Churna)

  • Eladi Choornam (Eladi Churna) is herbal powder formulation containing Elaichi (cardamom) as a main ingredient. It has different formulations based on ingredients and each formulation has unique benefits and medicinal uses. Generally, all formulations are beneficial for nausea, vomiting, anorexia, excessive thirst etc. ELADI CHOORNAM FORMULATION NO. 1 Ingredient Name Quantity Elaichi (cardamom) 10% Laung (Cloves) 10% Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa 10% Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea 10% Ber (Indian Jujube) fruit pulp 10% Lajja 10% Priyangu 10% Mustak 10% Chandan 10% Kapoor – Cinnamomum Camphora 10% Reference: SAHASRAYOGAM, CHURNA PRAKARANA, ELADI CHURNA (26) Medicinal Properties 1. Antiemetic Therapeutic Indications 1. Nausea 2. Vomiting Benefits & Uses This formulation of Eladi Choornam has antiemetic action. It is specially specified for Kapha, Vata ad Pitta type of vomiting. It has very balanced proportion according to Dosha, so it can be given without consideration of humours. It is generally found effective in vomiting with sour and burning vomitus. It also improves digestion and increases appetite. Dosage & Administration The general dosage of Eladi Choornam formulation No. 1 is as follows. Children 250 to 500 mg * Adults 1 to 1.5 grams * Pregnancy Contraindicated due to presence Kapoor * Twice or thrice a day with honey When to Take: before food Safety Profile The short-term use of Eladi Choornam formulation No. 1 is considerably safe and has no side effects when used in prescribed dosage. If unnatural camphor is added in the formulation, then its higher dosage may cause vertigo and camphor poisoning. ELADI CHOORNAM FORMULATION NO. 2 Ingredient Name Quantity Elaichi (cardamom) 2.4% Dalchini (Cinnamon) 4.7% Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea 7.1% Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) 9.5% Pippali (Long pepper) 12% Sonth (dried ginger) 14.3% Misri (Sugar) 50% Reference: SAHASRAYOGAM, CHURNA PRAKARANA, ELADI CHURNA (29) Medicinal Properties 1. Digestive Stimulant 2. Appetizer 3. Anti-spasmodic 4. Anti-emetic 5. Liver stimulant Therapeutic Indications 1. Excessive Salivation 2. Loss of Appetite 3. Nausea and Vomiting 4. Pleuritic chest pain 5. Throat irritation or discomfort Benefits & Uses The effect of Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 is on KAPHA and VATA imbalance. Excessive Salivation Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 reduces salivation, so it is beneficial in excessive salivation. It helps digesting and eliminating AMA toxins. It works in excessive salivation when patient has any of following condition: 1. Excessive starch intake 2. Infections of oral cavity 3. Enlarged tonsils with white patches 4. White coating on the surface of the tongue 5. Loss of Appetite However, the most common cause of excessive salivation is acid reflux, GERD or hyperacidity, but in such cases, Eladi Choornam may not help well. In such cases, remedies that work on Pitta Dosha should be used. Eladi Churna formulation No. 2 works mainly on Kapha and Vata dosha. Loss of Appetite Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 contains high amount of Sonth, Pippali, Kali Mirch and Dalchini in addition to cardamom. All these ingredients are well known appetizers and digestive stimulant. Nausea and Vomiting Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 is good medicine for nausea and vomiting when vomitus is not sour, but it may be sweet, salty or tasteless. It digests AMA and improves digestion food. It is also effective in vomiting due gastroenteritis or food poisoning. It should not be used in vomiting with sour vomitus, burning sensation, gastritis and epigastric tenderness. Pleuritic chest pain Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 is also used for pleuritic chest pain. It reduces inflammation of pleura and exerts smoothening effect, which reduces chest pain. Dosage & Administration The general dosage of Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 is as follows. Children 250 to 500 mg * Adults 1 to 3 grams * * Twice or thrice a day with water When to Take: After food Safety Profile Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 can cause burning sensation, heartburn, and gastric irritation in some people with PITTA body type or people suffering from GERD, gastritis, ulcers etc.

    ELADI CHOORNAM FORMULATION NO. 3 Ingredient Name Quantity

    Elaichi (cardamom) 4%

    Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea 4%

    Dalchini (Cinnamon) 4%

    Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala 4%

    Talispatra (Indian Silver Fir) – Abies Webbiana 4%

    Vanshlochan (Tabashir) – Bamboo Manna 4%

    Munakka (Raisins) – Vitis Vinifera 4%

    Anardana – Pomegranate seeds 4%

    Dhania (Coriander) 4%

    Kala Jeera (Black Cumin) 4%

    Safed Jeera (White Cumin) 4%

    Pippali (Long Pepper) 2%

    Piplamool – Long pepper Root 2%

    Chavya – Piper Retrofractum 2%

    Chitrakmool – Plumbago Zeylanica 2%

    Sonth – Zingiber Officinale 2%

    Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) 2%

    Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi 2%

    Tintidika – Rhus Parviflora 2%

    Amalvet 2%

    Ajmoda (Celery) 2%

    Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera 2%

    Kaunch Beej (Velvet bean) – Mucuna Pruriens 2%

    Misri (Sugar) 32%

    Reference: Ayurved Sar Sangrah

    Medicinal Properties

    1. Strong Antiemetic Therapeutic Indications 1. Nausea 2. Vomiting 3. Dry mouth or throat 4. Excessive Thirst Benefits & Uses The effect of Eladi Choornam formulation No. 3 is on PITTA imbalance. Dosha action is major difference between Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 and No. 3. Excessive Thirst Eladi Choornam formulation No. 3 helps reducing mouth dryness and reduces excessive thirst. Mainly, PITTA dosha is found in excess in people with excessive thirst. Eladi Choornam formulation No. 3 balances PITTA and reduces thirst. Nausea and Vomiting Eladi Choornam formulation No. 3 has potent antiemetic effects in vomiting with burning and sour vomitus. It reduces nausea and vomiting with PITTA dominance. Dosage & Administration The general dosage of Eladi Choornam formulation No. 3 is as follows. Children 1 to 3 mg * Adults 3 to 6 grams * * Twice or thrice a day with Misri (Sugar) and honey or water When to Take: before food or as required Safety Profile Eladi Choornam formulation No. 3 is considerably safe even from chronic patients suffering with nausea. It can also be used on long-term basis without any side effects

    Dr. Atul Dnyanadeo Sanap

    Mauli Ayurveda chikistalay panchkarma and research center

    D 25 sidhivinayak complex

    Sahayognager

    Beed 9403330067 9890065637

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