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

Pathadi churna is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of skin diseases. This powder contains only herbal ingredients. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.

BENEFITS OF PATHADI CHURNA

  • This medicine used in the management of chronic diseases like chronic skin diseases, chronic wounds.
  • As per Ayurvedic classics this medicine balances vata, pitta and kapha dosha.

INDICATIONS OF PATHADI CHURNA

  • Kushta – skin diseases
  • Vrana – chronic wound
  • Vidradhi – abscess
  • Sopha – swelling

INGREDIENTS OF PATHADI CHURNA

SL NOSANSKRIT NAMEENGLISHLATINQUANTITYACTION
1PATHA Cissampelos pareira  1 partBalances vata, kapha
2PIPPALIMULALong pepper rootPiper longum1 partcarminative
3PIPPALILong pepperPiper longum1 partcarminative
4HARIDRA curcuma longa1 partAntibacterial action
5NIDIGDHIKA Solanum xanthocarpum1 partEffective in respiratory diseases
6SUNDIGinger (dried)Zingiber officinalis1 partcarminative
7CHITRAKAMThe root of leadwortPlumbago zeylanica1 partCarminative
8MUSTA Cyperus rotundus1 partAntipyretic action
9JEERAKA(AJAJI)Cumin seedCuminum cyminum1 partcarminative
10GAJAPIPPALI Piper chaba1 partCarminative

METHOD OF PREPARATION

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

DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA

  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata, pitta and kapha dosha imbalance.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa, raktha dhatu – skin diseases
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting bahya roga marga – skin diseases

            DOSAGE AND USAGE

Take 1to 3 gms after food twice daily 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
  • Avoid smoking, junk foods and 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
  •    Taken by children, lactating women and during pregnancy only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor
  • 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

  • sahasrayoga

EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Kaisore guggulu
  • Panchathikta guggulu ghrita

  AVAILABLE BRANDS

  RESEARCH PAPERS

1.     A Comprehensive Review on Therapeutic Potentials of Patha (Cissampelos pareira Linn.) from Classical Texts of Ayurveda

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317276952_A_Comprehensive_Review_on_Therapeutic_Potentials_of_Patha_Cissampelos_pareira_Linn_from_Classical_Texts_of_Ayurveda

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