Panchagandha Churnam is a classical Ayurveda medicine in powder form. It is used in the treatment of Pittaja mano vikaras. It is also known as Panchagandhadi Choornam.
Ingredients of Panchagandha Churnam:
Kachura – Spiked ginger lily – Curcuma zedoaria – It has anti-bacterial, anti- inflammatory activities.
Amalaki – Indian gooseberry – Embelica officinalis
Manjista – Indian madder – Rubia cordifolia – Beacause it mitigates Pitta, it is useful in diseases of the tissues where Pitta is involved.
Yasti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra – It has anti-depressant compounds and it is a good brain tonic.
Daru – Himalayan cedar – Cedrus deodara – It has anti-ulcer, anxiolytic, anti-convulsant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Shweta chandana – White Sandalwood – Santalum album – It relieves burning sensation.
Rakta chandana – Red Sandalwood – Pterocarpus marsupeum – It is specially used in Pitta disorders.
Vedhi – Ferula asafoetida
Rohini – Picrorhiza kurroa – It improves digestion and metabolism.
Krishna jeeraka – Black Cumin – Nigella sativa
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata
Sariva – Indian sarsaparilla – Hemidesmus indicus
Kumkuma – Saffron – Crocos sativus
Sarja – Shorea robusta
Indu/karpura – Camphor – Cinnamomum camphora
Varivaha/musta – Nut grass – Cyperus rotundus – It is digestive and improves digestion strength.
Balamoola – Sida cordifolia – Country mallow – It improves strength and immunity.
Jala/hribera – Pavonia odorata – Coolant, bitter tonic, anti-inflammatory, blood purifier, anti-pyretic etc.
Ushira – Khas Khas grass – Vetiveria zizanioides – It is a coolant, but yet aids in digestion. It is used in treating fever, dysuria, burning sensation etc.
Kusta/Amaya – Indian costus root – Saussurea lappa
Ahiphena – Poppy Seeds – Papaver somniferum
Gairika – Red ochre
Jatiphala – Nutmeg – Myristica fragrans – It is a appetizer and improves digestion strength.
All the above ingredients are taken in equal quantity, powdered separately & mixed together in desired quantity.
Indication of Panchagandhadi Churnam:
Bhrama – Giddiness
Burning sensation on head region
Pittaja unmada – Insanity
Vat-pittaja shiroroga – Headache
Jwara – Fever
Murcha – Delusion
It is tridoshahara in nature.
Direction for use of Panchagandhadi Churnam:
It is rubbed into butter milk or milk and dehydrated & applied over the head.
Equally effective when it is made into a paste with equal quantity of Amalaki churna in diluted butter milk and applied thick over the crown.
Side effects of Panchagandhadi Churnam:
There are no recorded side effects with this medicine.
For external application only.
Manufacturer: Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala Pharmacy.
Presentation:Pack of 50 g.
Shelf life: 2 years from the date of manufacture, but once opened it should be used within 2 – 4 months.