Avipathi Choornam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Avipathi Choornam is a famous Ayurvedic herbal powder, used in treatment of Pitta imbalance disorders. This product is formulated based on Kerala Ayurveda principles. 

Avipathi Choornam uses:
It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of all types of Pitta imbalance disorders such as gastritis, migraine, excessive burning sensation all over the body, increased thirst and digestion, exhaustion due to sun exposure, sun burn, dizziness etc. It is also useful in treatment of liver disorders such as jaundice. Also good in spider and rat poison.

Avipathy Choornam dose:
1 – 3 grams once or twice  a day, before or after food, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. As per textual reference, it is added with little quantity of honey, made into the form of bolus or small tablet and patient is asked to consume it. Or in hot water.

Avipathi Churnam ingredients:
10 grams of each of
Trikatu – pepper, long pepper and ginger
Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
Ambhoda – Musta – Nut grass (root) – Cyperus rotundus
Krimighna – Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes
Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
Trivrit – Operculina turpethum
Sugar – 100 grams

Side effects: Since it contains sugar, it is not indicated for diabetic people.
Overdosage may cause diarrhoea and stomach ache.
Children, pregnant and lactating mother should seek doctor’s advice before taking this product.

Reference: Sahasrayoga Choorna Prakarana, Astangahridayam.

Original textbook reference – 

avipathy choornam – reference


Manufacturers: AVN, AVP, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala


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  1. Is it ok for constipation

  2. Charanjit says:

    Is it good for treating high pressure in eyes or glucoma

  3. P S Ragesh says:

    sir , it is able to use a person with bleeding ulcer

    • Hi, if you mean bleeding ulcer as in ulcerative colitis, then this medicine is not suited.
      But if it is an ulcer in limbs, due to blood disorder, then this medicine is usually used to induce purgation (Virechana Panchakarma therapy) to balance Pitta.

  4. Sir can v loose weight by using avipathi churnam

  5. what is the difference between avipathikar and avipathi churn…Can BP tablet taking people take avipathikar churn..?

  6. How to consume it for effective weight loss?

  7. Thank you for your information! I have just found your site and it’s very helpful.

    Is there a maximum amount of time I can take this for? An Ayurvedic doctor gave it to me for digestive issues and constipation but I see it is for extra heat in the body as well? Would it help with excessive sweating all over the body? I have had this problem for years and don’t know the cause or cure :-/ Thanks do much for your help, you have a new follower! 🙂

  8. Sir……when I eat this avipathi choornam..I omitted …..what can I dodo next

  9. Can i use 10gm of avipathichoornam .i am having severe constipation. I want immediate passing of motion. I have just taken a black coffee in the evening. If i take it nowcan will i pass motion immediately. Would be greatful for ur immediate advice. Vasudevan

    • sorry for the delay.
      10gm is not an advisible dose. before self medicating please consult your Ayurvedic doctor and you are supposed to take the same dose of choorna decided by him. overdose may result in diarrhoea and stomach ache.

  10. Namaskar. I really like your page, Dr JV Hebbar . Thank you for all your advice and knowledge sharing ☺
    I took Avipathi choorna for Virechana 8gr 1 dose in the morning

  11. I have rashes on body where exposing to sun (arms and fore head). one skin specialist told me that it is due to UV light allergy. Gastric problem is also there. Will this medicine help me? If so how to take it. Please give your advice.

  12. Hi doctor, advice me good medicine for sinus sneezing nose block allergies. I’m eating medicine since 10 no end.

  13. Sir,
    I suffer from very bad acidity. I get burning near my heart and tickling near my heart. (ECG and Echo have confirmed its not cardiac related. )
    Can this product help me reduce my acidity?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello sir, Yes you can use it to reduce acidity.

      Note: Please do consult a ayurvedic physician before taking over the counter medication. Because we all are genetically different with different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many different ways. Hence Standard Ayurvedic Treatments are always individually formulated. And the dosage is taken into consideration seeing several factors which include the age, sex and health of the individual.

  14. I brought this from Kottakkal, I asked them please give any medicine for cleaning Stomach. Then the pharmacist give me AVIPATHI CHURANAM, and he told me to intake this on early morning before breakfast 10gm of AVIPATHI CHURANAM in 1glass or warm water.
    Is it a right dosage?
    Will it make any future side effects?
    Please reply.

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello sir, For cleaning stomach it is normally advised 8 to 15 grams with water night after food.

      Side effects: Heavy dose may induce increased loose stools ( easily manageable by having 1 to 2 glass of buttermilk along with meals), used with caution in diabetic patients as it contain sugar.

  15. To reduce the belly fat, which medicine do i need to take

  16. Hi Dr, I have ulcerative proctitis but it is under control. I have marginally high BP but that’s also under control as I am taking alopathic medicine for both the conditions. But I constantly get this Burning sensation, for which I had been taking omeprozole for long. Can Avipathi choornam be a solution for my burning sensation.

  17. Lekshmipriya says:

    Sir..I am suffering from Seetha pitham.Will Avipathi choornam be effective for curing it ?

  18. Sucheta banerjee says:

    Hi, I am sucheta. I face problems related to gas very often. Moreover, my bowels are not daily cleared satisfctorily.My alopathy doctor has advised me to take a pan 40 in empty stomach everyday. I like to use avipathi choornam. Can you help me please. Will it be useful? Please advise.

    • Yes. half a teaspoon at night, after food for one month time.
      For further personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) – http://easyayurveda.com/consult/

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