SARASWATA CHURNA -Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Saraswata churna is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of psychotic disorders. This powder contains herbal ingredients along with rock salt. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.

BENEFITS OF SARASWATA CHURNA

  • This medicine is effective in psychotic disorders like depression, insanity, epilepsy.
  • Provide overall mental health.
  • It can be administered along with other Ayurvedic medicines as an immune booster.

INDICATIONS OF SARASWATA CHURNA

  • Apasmaram – epilepsy
  • Unmadam – depression/ insanity
  • Mental fatigue
  • Disorders of speech
  • Anxiety

INGREDIENTS OF SARASWATA CHURNA

SL NOSANSKRIT NAMEENGLISHLATINQUANTITYACTION
1BRAHMI Bacopa monnieri1 partBeneficial effect in the brain
2 SHANKHAPUSHPI Convolvulus pluricaulis1 partBeneficial effect in the brain
3KUSHTA Saussurea lappa1 partEffective in skin diseases
4KRISHNA JEERAKA Nigella sativa1 partReduces fever, vomiting
5JEERAKACumin seedCuminum cyminum1 partcarminative
6PATHA Cyclea peltata1 partBalances vata, kapha
7SAINDHAVA LAVANARock salt 1 partCarminative, balances vata, pitta, kapha
8ASWAGANDHA Withania somnifera1 partRejuvenator
9PIPPALILong pepperPiper longum1 partcarminative
10MARICHABlack pepperPiper nigrum1 partcarminative
11SUNDIGinger (dried)Zingiber officinalis1 partcarminative
12AJAMODA (DIPYAKA)ajowanTrachyspermum ammi1 partcarminative

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Above mentioned drugs are taken in equal quantity and finely powdered.

DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA

  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata, pitta dosha imbalance.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa, raktha, majja dhatu – action in the brain
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting madhyama roga marga – psychiatric conditions.

DOSAGE AND USAGE

Take 1 to 3 gms after food once or twice daily along with ghee or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor

EXERCISES AND YOGA

Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practised in the treatment of different diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – cleans the respiratory passage, calms the mind.

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

              RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOUR

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more acrid, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid smoking, carbonated drinks, alcohol

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
  • Improper administration and overdosage may lead to side effects
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            Duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of the disease. Before taking medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

    This medicine is not habit-forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.

                  CLASSICAL REFERENCE

  • Bhaishajya ratnavali

EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Brahmi vati
  • Aswagandha tablet

   AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Baidyanath
  • Zandu

          RESEARCH PAPERS

  1. Effectiveness of Brahmi in various illness
  • A comparative clinical evaluation of saraswata churna and satvavajaya chikitsa (ayurvedic psychotherapy) in the management of geriatric depression

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/296555792_A_COMPARATIVE_CLINICAL_EVALUATION_OF_SARASWATA_CHURNA_AND_SATVAVAJAYA_CHIKITSA_AYURVEDIC_PSYCHOTHERAPY_IN_THE_MANAGEMENT_OF_GERIATRIC_DEPRESSION

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, United States. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your GP before the intake.

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