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Avipattikar Churna: Uses, Benefits, Side Effects and More!

By Dr Rajeev Singh +2 more

Introduction: 

Avipattikar churna is a common ayurvedic formulation that are prescribed to people with gastric problems. It is a multi-herbal medication consisting of 14 different ingredients. It may be used for hyperacidity, indigestion, constipation, piles, anorexia, and urinary retention. 1 

The Avipattikar Churna consists of the ingredients Amla, Bibhitaki, Haritaki, Pippali, Marica, Sunti, Musta, Patra, Lavanga, Elaichi, Trivrt, Vida, Vidanga and Sarkara are powdered, mixed thoroughly and stored in an air-tight container.2 

Properties of Avipattikar Churna: 

In my opinion, Avipattikar Churna might work wonders when it comes to taking care of your stomach. It has some incredible ingredients that can help with stomach troubles. Haritaki, Maricha, and Pippali might protect the stomach lining, while Shunthi may reduce gastric secretions and boosts the stomach’s defence mechanisms. Lavanga may help maintain blood flow and increases protective mucus secretion. Together, these ingredients work wonders in keeping your stomach healthy and avoiding the occurrence of ulcers.

Dr. Siddharth Gupta, B.A.M.S, M.D (Ayu)
  • It may have anti-ulcer properties
  • It may have potential stomach-protective properties.2
  • It may have digestive properties.1

Potential Uses of Avipattikar Churna

I came across a study in which researchers might have found something really interesting! They discovered that when they gave Avipattikar Churna to a group of rats with ulcers, the number of inflammatory cells in their stomach’s protective layer was lower compared to the group that didn’t consume the churna. This is great news because it adds more evidence to support the healing power of Avipattikar Churna.

Dr. Rajeev Singh, BAMS

Potential Uses of Avipattikar Churna for Peptic Ulcer: 

Avipattikar churna may be used as a remedy for pain due to stomach ulcers. It may provide a protective shield to the inner stomach lining. It may work in two ways – by having some potential effect on reducing acid production and by protecting the gastric lining from damage due to stomach acid.1,3,4 However you must consult your doctor for treatment and advice on peptic ulcers.

Potential Uses of Avipattikar Churna for Indigestion: 

Avipattikar churna can be taken to improve digestion. It may enhance the production of digestive juices in the stomach and it may help in the easy digestion of food.1 

Though there are studies that show the potential uses of avipattikar churna in various conditions, these are insufficient and there is a need for further studies to establish the true extent of the benefits of avipattikar churna on human health

Also Read: Kalmegh – Uses, Benefits, Side Effects & Precautions

How to Use Avipattikar Churna? 

Let me tell you a secret, Avipattikar Churna is not just for stomach issues! It might work wonders for other health conditions too. This powerful churna is known to be helpful in possibly managing urinary disorders, loss of appetite, kidney stones, and even diabetes. How does it do it? Well, Avipattikar Churna is packed with a variety of active ingredients that work together to bring you all these benefits.

Dr. Smita Barode, B.A.M.S, M.S.

Avipattikar Churna may usually be recommended by the doctor to be taken after food or between meals.5 

You may consult your Ayurvedic physician for the form and dosage. In addition, we advise you to not replace or quit your current medications with any herbal preparations made from avipattikar churna without talking to a physician or an Ayurvedic doctor.

Also Read: Kanchanar Guggulu – Benefits, Side Effects & Precautions

Side Effects of Avipattikar Churna

Avipattikar churna may not be recommended for consumption by diabetics as sugar is added to the concoction. 

People who are already under medication for conditions such as hypertension, ulcerative colitis and sensitive stomach should restrain caution when dealing with Avipattikar Churna.

Moreover, herbs react differently in different individuals if you experience any side effects, or allergic reactions for avipattikar churna seek immediate medical help from your doctor who has prescribed it to you. They will be the best guide for providing proper treatment to overcome side effects.

Precautions to Take With Avipattikar Churna:

General precautions must be followed as prescribed by an ayurvedic physician. Few precaution to be taken with Avipattikar Churna are

  •  One must take extra precautions while giving it to pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and elderly as they might develop a few harmful reactions in the body.
  • Without consulting a doctor, people should not use avipattikar churna to self-medicate themselves.

Interactions With Other Drugs:

There is not much information available on how Avipattikar Churna interacts with other medications. Hence, you should consult a doctor before taking alum and disclose to your doctor if you take any other medicine or supplement.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

1) What are the Different Uses of Avipattikar Churna? 

Avipattikar churna may help to treat acidity, indigestion, loss of appetite and abdominal pain due to gastritis.1,6 However more studies are needed to confirm the extent to which it may benefit human health.

2) Can I Use Avipattikar Churna for Weight loss? 

Avipattikar churna may help while following weight loss programs as it helps digest food.1 While it may have some effect on digestion, but more studies are required to establish this effect. You must consult a doctor before consuming anything for weight loss.

3) Can I Use Avipattikar Churna for Pitta? 

Avipattikar churna is one of the most widely recommended remedies for Amla pitta (gastritis). Amla pitta is a disease where there are strong symptoms of gastritis.6 However you must not self medicate rather take advice from a qualified doctor.

4) Is Avipattikar Churna effective for GERD? 

Avipattikar churna is recommended for patients suffering from GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder). It may relieve the symptoms of sourness caused due to the backflow of stomach acids in GERD.2 However you must not self medicate, it may be better to get proper consulation with a doctor.

5) Does Avipattikar Churna Help to Treat Anorexia? 

Avipattikar Churna could induce appetite in people suffering from loss of appetite or depression. This may indicate that this herb may have some effect on anorexia. However, the condition is severe and would need proper diagnosis and follow up treatments under guidance of a doctor.2 

Also Read: Mehendi – Uses, Benefits, Side Effects & Precautions

References: 

  1. Zaveri M, Patel V. Gastroprotective effects of Polyherbal Ayurvedic Formulation: An Avipattikar churna. American Journal of PharmTech Research 2011;1. 
  2. Patil S, Shah K Birla SB, Birla BK. Preparation, Quality Control and Stability Studies of Avipattikar churna. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics 2019;9:531–6. https://doi.org/10.22270/JDDT.V9I3-S.2908. 
  3. JCDR – Avipattikar churna, Gastric acid, Peptic ulcer, Pyloric ligation, Ranitidine, Rats n.d. https://www.jcdr.net/article_fulltext.asp?id=3058 (accessed February 2, 2022). 
  4. Gyawali S, Muhammad Khan G, Lamichane S, Gautam J, Ghimire S, Adhikari R, et al. Evaluation of Anti-Secretory and Anti-Ulcerogenic Activities of Avipattikar Churna on The Peptic Ulcers in Experimental Rats. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research : JCDR 2013;7:1135. https://doi.org/10.7860/JCDR/2013/5309.3058. 
  5. Ravte Rohit et al. Evaluation of the efficacy of avipattikar churna in the management of amlapitta. European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.2015;2:245-252; Available at: https://www.ejbps.com/ejbps/abstract_id/232 
  6. Baragi DrPC, Baragi UC. A Critical Review of Disease Amlapitta (Gastritis). Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences 2017;2:167–9. https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v2i1.7507. 

Also Read: Suhaga – Uses, Benefits, Precautions & More

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