Hinguvachadi Choornam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Hinguvachadi Choornam is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal powder form.  It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of indigestion, bloating and abdominal pain. Hingu means Asa foetida, which is the first ingredient of this product. 

Hinguvachadi Churnam uses:

It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of anorexia, indigestion, sprue and malabsorption syndrome, bloating, abdominal pain.
It is useful to relieve colicky abdominal pain arising due to spasm in internal organs such as urinary bladder.
It is also used in back pain and low back pain.

Effect on Tridosha - Calms Pitta and Vata

Hinguvachadi Churna dosage: 
1 – 3 grams  once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by your doctor.
It is traditionally administered along with buttermilk or warm water.

Hinguvachadi Choornam Side Effects: 
It is best avoided in people with high BP, since it contains salts.
It is best avoided in very emaciated patients and in men seeking treatment for infertility. Because it contains Kshara as ingredient, which causes depleted sperm quality and quantity.
It is best avoided in pregnant ladies and in children.

Hinguvachadi Churnam Ingredients: 
10 grams fine powder of each of
Shuddha Hingu – Asa foetida – fried in ghee
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Vijaya – Terminalia chebula
Pashugandha – Ashvagandha – Withania somnifera
Dadima – Pomegranate – Punica granatum
Dipyaka – Trachyspermum ammi
Dhanyaka – Coriander – Coriandrum sativum
Patha – Cyclea peltata
Pushkara – Inula racemosa
Shati – Hedychium spicatum
Hapusha - Sphaeranthus indicus
Agni – Plumbago zeylanica
Yavakshara – Hordeum vulgare
Svarjikakshara
Saindhava lavana – Rock salt
Sauvarchala Lavana – Sochal salt
Vida Lavana – Bida salt
Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
Pippali – Long pepper – Piper longum
Ajaji – Cumin – Cuminum cyminum
Chavya – Piper chaba
Tintidika - Rhus parviflora
Vetasamla – Garcinia morella

Reference: Ashtangahrudayam Chikitsasthana 14/31-33, The same formula is mentioned in Sahasrayoga

Expiry date: two years from the date of manufacture.

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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