Lavana Bhaskara Churna

Lavan means salt and bhaskar is sometime referred to as brilliant and many other times it is used as another name of sun. So, even if you are not much into ayurveda, the name of this ayurvedic formula is giving you an idea of what it is about. Lavan bhaskar churna is something made of salt and carrying the immense power of healing. This comes straight from the interpretation of the name, and in reality, lavan bhaskar churna contain many more useful and beneficial ingredients.

Lavan Bhaskar Churna is an ayurvedic medicine  used for abdominal ailments. It improves appetite and reduces gas formation in the intestine. It helps in the treatment of loss of appetite, abdominal distension, spleen enlargement, hemorrhoids, malabsorption syndrome, indigestion, constipation, and rheumatism.

The Reference Shloka —

पिप्पली पिप्पलीमूल धान्यकं कृष्णजीरकं |
सैन्धवञ्च विडञ्च पत्रं तालीशकेशरम् ||
एषांद्विपलिकान् भागान् पञ्च सौवर्चलस्य |
मरीचाजाजिशुण्ठीनामेकैकस्य पलं पलम् ||
त्वगेले चाद्ध् भागे च समुद्रात् कुडवद्वयम् |
दाडिमात् कुडवञ्चैव द्वे पले चाम्लवेतसात् ||
एतच्चूर्णीकृतं श्लक्ष्णं गन्धाड्यममृतोपमम् |
लवणं भास्करं नाम भास्करेण विनिर्मितम् ||
जगतस्तु हितार्थाय वातश्लेष्मामयापहम् |
वातगुल्मं निहन्त्याशु वातशूलानि यानि च ||
तक्रमस्तुसुरासीधुशुक्तकाञ्जिकयोजितम् |
जाङ्गलानाञ्च मांसेन रसेन विविधेन च ||
मन्दाग्नेरश्नतो नित्यं भवेदश्वेव पावकः |
अर्शांसि ग्रहणीदोषं कुष्टामयभगन्दरान् ||
हृद्रोगमामदोषञ्च विबन्धानुदरे स्थितान् |
प्लिहानमश्मरीं चैव श्वासकासोदर क्रिमिन् ||
विशेषतः शर्करादीन् रोगन्नानाविधांस्तथा |
पाण्डु रोगांश्च विविधान्नाशयत्यशनिर्यथा || B R 10/79-87

pippalī pippalīmūla dhānyakaṁ kr̥ṣṇajīrakaṁ |
saindhavañca viḍañca patraṁ tālīśakeśaram ||
eṣāṁdvipalikān bhāgān pañca sauvarcalasya |
marīcājājiśuṇṭhīnāmekaikasya palaṁ palam ||
tvagele cāddh bhāge ca samudrāt kuḍavadvayam |
dāḍimāt kuḍavañcaiva dve pale cāmlavetasāt ||
etaccūrṇīkr̥taṁ ślakṣṇaṁ gandhāḍyamamr̥topamam |
lavaṇaṁ bhāskaraṁ nāma bhāskareṇa vinirmitam ||
jagatastu hitārthāya vātaśleṣmāmayāpaham |
vātagulmaṁ nihantyāśu vātaśūlāni yāni ca ||
takramastusurāsīdhuśuktakāñjikayojitam |
jāṅgalānāñca māṁsena rasena vividhena ca ||
mandāgneraśnato nityaṁ bhavedaśveva pāvakaḥ |
arśāṁsi grahaṇīdoṣaṁ kuṣṭāmayabhagandarān ||
hr̥drogamāmadoṣañca vibandhānudare sthitān |
plihānamaśmarīṁ caiva śvāsakāsodara krimin ||
viśeṣataḥ śarkarādīn rogannānāvidhāṁstathā |
pāṇḍu rogāṁśca vividhānnāśayatyaśaniryathā || BR 10/79-87

The Ingredients of Lavana Bhaskara Churna —

  1. Samudra Lavana — Sea Salt
  2. Sauvarchala lavana
  3. Vida lavana
  4. Saindhava lavana — Rock salt
  5. Dhanyaka — Coriandrum sativum
  6. Pippali — Piper longum
  7. Pippali moola — Piper longum (root)
  8. Krishna Jeeraka — Nigella sativa
  9. Tejpatra — Cinnamomum tamala
  10. Nagakesara — Mesua ferrea
  11. Talisa — Abies webbiana
  12. Amlavetasa — Garcinia Pedunculata
  13. Maricha — Piper Nigrum
  14. Jeeraka — Cuminum cyminum
  15. Vishwa(Shunti) — Zingiber officinalis
  16. Dadima — Punica granatum
  17. Twak — Cinnamom zeylanicum
  18. Ela — Elettaria cardamomum
  19. Lemon Juice

Indications of Lavana Bhaskara Churna —

  • Gulma — Phantom tumors
  • Colic Pain
  • Piles
  • Sprue Syndrome
  • Kushta — Skin diseases
  • Fistula in ano
  • Heart diseases
  • Abdominal diseases caused by Ama
  • Spleen disorders
  • Urinary calculus
  • Asthma
  • Kasa — Cough
  • Instestinal Parasites
  • Gravels in the urinary tract
  • Different types of Anemia

Medicinal Uses and Benefits of Lavana Bhaskara Churna —

  1. In Intestinal Gas — It is administered along with Arogyavardhini Vati and Lasunadi Vati. The antiflatulent action of various ingredients of Lavan Bhaskar reduces flatulence, gas formation and distension due to it.
  2. Pain in chest — In some cases, gas accumulates in the abdomen and patient experience pain in the chest. In such case, Lavan Bhaskar Churna along with Arogyavardhini Vati and Chiruvilwadi Kashayam is more beneficial and useful.
  3. Indigestion — Many people have complaints about the belching with the taste of eaten foods, difficulty to digest food, abdominal heaviness, etc. In such cases, Lavan Bhaskar Churna is highly beneficial. It can be used along with warm water 30 minutes before a meal with warm water and immediately after a meal with buttermilk.

Dosage of Lavana Bhaskara Churna —

  1. Children — 1 to 2 grams
  2. Adults — 2 to 3 grams

When to take — Twice a day with Water or Buttermilk. Before food or After Food as directed by physician.

Side effects of Lavana Bhaskara Churna —

There are no side effects observed with Lavan Bhaskar Churna.

Contraindications of Lavana Bhaskara Churna —

Lavan Bhaskar Churna contains a high content of salt, so it may result in increase intake of sodium. Therefore, it should not be consumed by people on salt-restricted diet or with elevated serum sodium levels.

Reference —

  1. Sharangadhara madhyamakhanda 6/138 – 144
  2. Bhaishjya Ratnavali 10/ 79-87

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