Narayana Churna

Narayana Churna is a mixture of 26 types of herbal powder along with 5 types of salt and kshara used mainly in digestive and respiratory system related health problems.

The Ingredients —

  • Yavani — Trachyspermum ammi
  • Hapusha — Sphaeranthus indicus
  • Dhanya — Coriandrum sativum
  • Shathapushpa — Anethum sowa
  • Upakunchika — Nigella sativa
  • Karavi(Krishna jeeraka) — Carum carvi
  • Pippali moola — Pipper longum(root)
  • Ajagandha — Cleome gynandra
  • Shati — Hedychium spicatum
  • Vacha — Acorus calamus
  • Chitraka — Plumbago zeylanica
  • Ajaji(shwetha jeeraka) — Cuminum cyminum
  • Pippali — Piper longum
  • Maricha — Piper nigrum
  • Shunti — Zingiber officinalis
  • Svarnaksheeri — Anicum sumatrense
  • Haritaki — Terminalia chebula
  • Vibhitaki — Terminalia bellirica
  • Amalaki — Emblica officinalis
  • Yava kshara — Alkali(prepared out of yava)
  • Svarjika kshara
  • Paushkaramoola — Inula racemosa
  • Kushta — Saussurea lappa
  • Saindava lavana — Rock salt
  • Sauvarchala lavana
  • Vidalavana
  • Samudra lavana
  • Audbhida lavana
  • Vidanga — Embelia ribes
  • Danthi — Baliospermum montanum
  • Trivrith — Operculina turpethum
  • Vishala — Cucumis trgonus
  • Satala(saptala) — Ophiorrhiza mungos

Indications of Narayana Churna —

Dosage of Narayana Churna —

1 to 3 grams of the Churna one time in a day after meals.

Adjuvants (Anupana) for Narayana Churna —

  • In Ascites — Butter milk
  • In Gulma — Badara Kashaya
  • In Flatulence — Sura
  • In Vataja Roga — Prasanna
  • In Piles — Pomegranate Juice
  • In Fissure in ano — Vrikshamla Juice
  • In constipation — Curds
  • In Ajeerna — Warm water

Side Effects of Narayana Churna —

Heavy dose may induce increased loose stools and gastritis. Use with caution in hypertensive  patients as it contain salt.

Reference : Astangahradayam Udarachikitsa 15: 14- 21.

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