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Hingwashtak Churna - Benefits, Usage, Indications and Dosage

Reference - Rasatantra Sar (first part); edition 13; 662.

Introduction

Hingvashtak Churna is an ayurvedic formulation which is the combination of several significant ingredients. As the name suggest hing (asafetida) is the major ingredient of this formulation. Hing is known as old Indian culinary ingredient which is enriched with various healthy properties. This formulation is known to treat the problems of digestion.

Ingredients

S. No.Herb UsedLatin Name
1ShunthiZingiber officinale
2PippaliPiper longum
3MarichPiper nigrum
4AjmodaApium graveolens
5Saindhav lavan (Rock salt)
6Jeera ShwetCuminum cyminum
7Jeera SyahCarum carvi
8Shudh HingFerula asafetida

Method of preparation

  • Took all the herbs in equal quantities and mix them.
  • Now grind them to make it in powder form.
  • Churna is ready to use.

Dose

2 to 4 grams with ghee (clarified butter) during food.

Indications

  • Indigestion
  • Weak digestive power
  • Joint disorders like rheumatoid arthritis
  • Anorexia
  • Bloating

Contraindications

  • Stomach irritation.
  • Under medical prescription if suffered from high blood pressure or kidney problems.
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