What is Agnimukh Churna?
Agnimukh Churna is an ayurvedic medicine that is mainly used as the main medicine in retardation and indigestion. A lot of other medicines are present in Agnimukh Churna including vacha, pippali, sonth, ajwain etc.
Agnimukh Churna powder is ushn veerya, meaning that the effect of this powder is hot. This powder reduces phlegm and vayu while increasing bile . It is digestive and lampy, that is, the use of this powder causes lightening of the stomach. Digestion of food is done properly and appetite is felt. It is constipation and gas destroyer and provides benefits in many diseases including piles.
If we talk about the name of Agnimukh Churna, then the word Agni comes in the name of this medicine. Agni here means that the use of this medicine causes gastritis and it helps in digesting food properly.
The effect of this powder is hot. This powder is a bile enhancer, so pregnant women should not take this medicine. If you feel burning sensation in the stomach or while urinating, then reduce the amount of this powder or stop consuming it at all.
Asafoetida (hing) is present in the Agnimukh Churna . Asafoetida is present in our kitchen which we use to avoid gas and chaos in food. Asafoetida is used in other spices, on the other hand, asafetida has medicinal properties which are very beneficial in removing indigestion and gas.
When ginger is dried, it takes the form of dry ginger (Saunth) . Saunth is used in spices like asafetida and it is also used in diseases related to lungs, digestive and respiratory systems. Dry ginger has antioxidant, antiseptic and antiallergy properties.
Pippali that is used by the people mainly in lung infections, contains properties that relieve cough, sore throat and cold. Its effect is hot. Licking the powder of Pippali with honey also provides relief in cough and asthma.
Harad which is also used in myrobalan gives great benefits in the stomach gas, indigestion, lack of appetite, constipation, and acidity
Agnimukh Churna ingredients
|Roasted Asafetida (Hing)||1 Part (12 Grams)|
|Vacha (Sweet Flag) – Acorus Calamus||2 Parts (24 Grams)|
|Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum||3 Parts (36 Grams)|
|Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale||4 Parts (48 Grams)|
|Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi||5 Parts (60 Grams)|
|Haritaki or Harad (Chebulic Myrobalan) – Terminalia Chebula||6 Parts (72 Grams)|
|Chitrakmool – Plumbago Zeylanica||7 Parts (84 Grams)|
|Kuth or Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa||8 Parts (96 Grams)|
|Reference: YOGA RATNAKAR, AJEERNA CHIKITSA, AGNIMUKH CHURNA – 1 – 6|
How to make Agnimukh Churna?
It is very easy to Agnimukh Churna powder and you can make this powder very easily at your home. For this, first of all, bring all the herbs mentioned above.
To make Agnimukh Churna, firstly fry asafetida and grind all the remaining herbs well and sieve with the cloth. After that mix this powder in grinded asafetida and fill this mixture in a plastic or glass jar. This is called Agnimukh Churna.
Agnimukh Churna benefits
Agnimukh Churna has following medicinal properties.
- Digestive stimulant
- Improves feeling to eat food
Agnimukh Churna uses
- Agnimukh Churna is used as the main medicine in appetizer, Indigestion, and Antiflatulent etc.
- Agnimukh Churna powder is helpful in removing constipation and gas.
- It is beneficial in problems like loss of appetite and persistence in the stomach.
- By consuming this powder, gastritis is illuminated and digestive juices are secreted in the right quantity from the liver, which causes proper digestion of food.
- Amadosh is removed by taking this powder.
- The main cause of Amadosh is indigestion, which is overcome by taking this powder.
- This powder removes vata and phlegm while increasing bile.
- The effect of this powder is hot and it increases the bile, so pregnant women should not consume this powder.
- This powder removes problems like lung infection and difficulty in breathing.
Dosage & Directions
Agnimukh Churna Dosage
|Children||500 mg to 1.5 grams|
|Adults||3 to 6 grams|
|Maximum Possible Dosage **||12 grams per day (in divided doses)|
|** The maximum dosage of Agnimukh Churna is a general estimate.|
How to Take Agnimukh Churna
|Doses (how many times should I take it?)||2 times – Morning & Evening|
|Right Time (When should I take it?)||In cases of anorexia or loss of appetite, should be taken before a meal. It should be taken after a meal in cases of poor digestion, abdominal heaviness, and intestinal gas.|
|Adjuvant||With lukewarm water|
|Treatment Duration (How long should I take it?)||1 to 3 weeks or as per doctor’s advice|
Precautions & Side Effects
- There is no harm due to consuming agnimukh churna and no side effects have been observed.
- This powder should be consumed in prescribed quantity and it should be given in small quantity to children.
- The potency of this powder is hot and it is bile enhancer, so pregnant women should not consume this powder.
- Excessive intake may increase bile, irritation in stomach and urine, bleading disorder, mouth ulcers, and ulcer problems.
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