Panchagandha Churna -Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Panchagandha churna is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of diseases affecting the head. This medicine is in the form of herbal powder for external application.

BENEFITS OF PANCHAGANDHA CHURNA

  • This medicine used in the management of diseases of head (Shiras).
  • This type of administration of medicine in Ayurveda known as lepanam.

INDICATIONS OF PANCHAGANDHA CHURNA

  • Migraine
  • Vascular headache
  • Burning sensation of the scalp
  • Insomnia
  • Giddiness

  INGREDIENTS OF PANCHAGANDHA CHURNA

SL NOSANSKRIT NAMELATIN/ ENGLISHQUANTITYACTION
1KACHURA (SHATI)Curcuma zedoaria1 partBeneficiary effect on the digestive system
2DEVADARUCedus deodara1 partReduces pain
3BALASidacordifolia1 partBalances vata dosha
4HINGUFerula asafoetida1 partcarminative
5MUSTACyperus rotundus1 partAntipyretic action
6MANJISHTARubia cordifolia1 partEffective in skin diseases
7USHIRAVetiveria zizanioides1 partAntipyretic action
8KARPURACinnamomum camphora1 partAphrodisiac
9MADHUKAGlycyrrhiza glabra1 partRejuvenator, beneficial effect on eyes
10AMALAKIEmblica officinalis1 partRejuvenator
11KUMKUMACrocus sativus1 partRejuvenator
12SHILAJITAsphaltum1 partrejuvenator
13ROHINIAndrographis paniculata1 part 
14TINTRINISIRATamarindus indicus1 part 
15KUSHTASaussurea lappa1 partEffective in skin diseases
16LAJAOryza sativa1 part 
17JALAColeus zeylanicus1 part 
18JATIPHALAMyristica fragrans1 partbalances vata dosha, action on the central nervous system
19RAKTA CHANDANAPterocarpus santalinus1 partBalances kapha pitta, relieves fever
20CHANDANASantalum album1 partBalances pitta dosha, coolant effect on the body
21SARIVAHemidesmus indica1 partReduces pitta dosha
22RASNApluchea lanceolata1 partBalances  vata
23GAIRIKARed ochre1 partHaematogenic action
24KRISHNA JEERAKANigella sativa1 partReduces fever, vomiting
25SARJAShorea robusta1 partAntimicrobial action
26KANDIVENNA 1 part 
27SANNINAYAKA 1 partAnalgesic property
28KANNARA 1 part 
29AHIPHENAPapaver somniferum1 partAnalgesic property

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 pitta dosha imbalance.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa, raktha, mamsa,asthi,majja dhatu – pain in and around head
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting all roga marga

 madhyama roga marga –headache

DOSAGE AND USAGE

External application of churna on the forehead 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 many diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – for getting calmness to the mind provide overall health

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 salty, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items.
  • Oil massage on the head is advised.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol.

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • This medicine should only administer as per the direction by the physician.
  • Improper administration may lead to side effects
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic treatments?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are using this medicine along with Allopathic treatments.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            Duration of medicinal application on the forehead is based on your stage of the disease. Before using medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

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

EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Shatbindu tailam             used for headache as nasal instillation
  • Anutailam

           AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Kottakkal aryavaidya sala
  • Vaidyaratnam

       RESEARCH PAPERS

  1. Ayurvedic management of insomnia – a case report

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