Agnimukha Churna

Agnimukha Churna is an ayurvedic appetizer and digestive stimulant medicine. It alleviates Vayu. It cures Udavarta (flatulence), Indigestion and Spleen disorders. It stimulates the power of digestion.

The Reference Shloka —

हिङ्गुभागो भवेदेको वचा च द्विगुणा भवेत् |
पिप्पली त्रिगुणा प्रोक्ता शृङ्गवेरं चतुर्गुणम् || ६१ ||
यमानिका पञ्चगुणा षड्गुणा च हरीतकी |
चित्रकं सप्तगुणितं कुष्टमष्टगुणं भवेत् || ६२ ||
एतद्वातहरं चूर्णं पीतमात्रं प्रसन्नया |
पिबेद्ध्ना मस्तुना वा सुरवा कोष्णवारिणा || ६३ ||
सोदावर्त्तमजीर्णञ्च प्लिहानमुदरं तथा |
अङ्गानि यस्य शीर्यन्ते विषं वा येन भक्षितम् ||६४ ||
अर्शोहरं दीपनञ्च शूलघ्नं गुल्मनाशनम् |
कासं श्वासं निहन्त्याशु तथैव क्षयनाशनम् || ६५ ||
चूर्णमग्निमुखं नाम न क्वचित्प्रतिहन्यते || ६६ ||

hiṅgubhāgo bhavedeko vacā ca dviguṇā bhavet |
pippalī triguṇā proktā śṛṅgaveraṃ caturguṇam || 61 || 
yamānikā pañcaguṇā ṣaḍguṇā ca harītakī |
citrakaṃ saptaguṇitaṃ kuṣṭamaṣṭaguṇaṃ bhavet || 62 || 
etadvātaharaṃ cūrṇaṃ pītamātraṃ prasannayā |
pibeddhnā mastunā vā suravā koṣṇavāriṇā || 63 ||
sodāvarttamajīrṇañca plihānamudaraṃ tathā |
aṅgāni yasya śīryante viṣaṃ vā yena bhakṣitam ||64 ||
arśoharaṃ dīpanañca śūlaghnaṃ gulmanāśanam |
kāsaṃ śvāsaṃ nihantyāśu tathaiva kṣayanāśanam || 65 ||
cūrṇamagnimukhaṃ nāma na kvacitpratihanyate || 66 ||

The Ingredients —

  • Hingu — Asafoetida
  • Vacha — Acorus calamus
  • Pippali — Piper longum
  • Sringavera (Shunti) — Zingiber officinale
  • Yavani — Trachyspermum ammi
  • Haritaki — Terminalia chebula
  • Chitraka — Plumbago zeylanica
  • Kushta — Saussurea lappa

The Indications —

The Dosage —

  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon two or three times daily
  • In case of Anorexia or Loss of Appetite — Before meal
  • In cases of Indigestion, Intestinal Gas and Bloating — After a meal
  • Adjuvant — Lukewarm water

The Side effects of Agnimukha Churna —

If it is used by any individual suffering from increased Pitta or aggravated Pitta Dosha, he might experience the following side effects:

  • Heartburn
  • Burning sensation in abdomen
  • Acid reflux
  • Vertigo
  • Burning sensation around anorectal area during or after defecation

The Contraindications —

The people with the following health conditions should not intake Agnimukh Churna:

  1. Heartburn
  2. Acid reflux
  3. Ulcers
  4. Epigastric pain and tenderness
  5. Ulcerative colitis
  6. Bleeding disorders
  7. Bleeding piles
  8. Vertigo

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