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

Hinguvachadi churna is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of indigestion and associated complaints. This medicine contains herbal ingredients and rock salt. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.


  • This medicine is popularly used in the management of abdominal diseases.
  • It is effective in improving digestive power


  • Constipation
  • Digestive problems
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Abdominal colic
  • Cough
  • Breathing difficulty


1CHITRAKAMThe root of leadwortPlumbago zeylanica1 partcarminative
2PIPPALILong pepperPiper longum1 partcarminative
3MARICHABlack pepperPiper nigrum1 partcarminative
4SUNDIGinger (dried)Zingiber officinalis1 partcarminative
5AJAMODA (DIPYAKA)ajowanTrachyspermum ammi1 partcarminative
6CAVYALong pepperPiper chaba1 partcarminative
7HINGUAsafoetidaFerula asafoetida1 partcarminative
8HARITAKIChebulic myrobalanTerminalia chebula1 partrejuvenator
9VACHASweet flagAcorus calamus1 partThe beneficiary effect in the brain
10SAUVARCHALA LAVANASochal salt 1 partCarminative, balances vata
11SAINDHAVA LAVANARock salt 1 partCarminative, balances vata, pitta, kapha
12VIDA LAVANABlack salt 1 partBalances kapha and vata
13SWARJIKA KSHARASodium bicarbonate 1 partCarminative
14YAVA KSHARAKshara of barleyHordeum vulgare1 partRelieves complications associated with constipation, bloating, abdominal fullness
15JEERAKACumin seedCuminum cyminum1 partcarminative
16PATHA Cyclea peltata1 partBalances vata, kapha
17TINTIDIKA Rhus parviflora1 part 
18VETASAMLA Garcinia morella1 part 
19MUNDI Sphaeranthus indicus1 partEffective in indigestion
20KACHURA (SHATI)  Curcuma zedoaria1 partBeneficiary effect on the digestive system
21DHANYAKAcorianderCoriandrum sativum1 partBalances tridosha
22AJAGANDHA Cleome viscosa1 part 
23DADIMA Punica granatum1 partEffective in digestive problems
24PUSHKARAMOOLA Inula racemosa1 partEffective in respiratory diseases
25HAPUSHA Juniperus communis1 partBalances vata, kapha


Above mentioned drugs are taken in equal quantity and finely powdered. Hingu fried in ghee at first then powdered.


  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata dosha imbalance.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa dhatu – indigestion
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting Abhyanthara roga marga – indigestion, abdominal fullness


            Take 3 to 5 gm before or after food twice daily along with buttermilk or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.


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 mind (mental stress aggravates digestive problems)

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.


  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, lukewarm water, gruel
  • Avoid smoking, carbonated drinks, alcohol
  • Avoid consumption of heavy diet at bedtime.


  • This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
  •  Taken by children, lactating women and during pregnancy only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor.
  • 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

  • Ashtanga hridaya – gulma chikilsa

                     EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Vaiswanara churna
  • Lasuna ksheera
  • Ashta churna

                      AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Kottakkal Arya vaidya sala
  • Kerala ayurveda
  • Nagarjuna 

                 RESEARCH PAPERS

  1. Pharmacognostical and phytochemical evaluation of vacha rhizome (acorus calamus linn.) – a research article


  • Ferula asafoetida: Traditional uses and pharmacological activity


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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