are preparations comprising of fine powders of drugs and may be
simple or compound. Simple churna consists of only ingredients while
a compound one consists of more than one ingredient.
Ayurvedic system of treatment, churnas are as good as Asavas and
Aristas for the eradication of diseases. The principle of using
Churnas is due to the fact that therapeutic value of most of the
substances is greatly increased when they are reduced to very fine
state of. Subdivision and is particularly notable in the cases of
antacids, protective and adsorbents. They are also easily administrable
especially in the cases of children where they cannot swallow pills,
tablets or capsules.
are prepared from powdered herbs and roots after they have been
completely dried. The efficacy of churnas depends on the use of
fresh and genuine herbs and their careful compounding. This is specially
taken care of in Baidyanath.
in general are taken in empty stomach in the morning. But those
as appetizer are taken after meals while those intended for clearing
the bowels should be taken at the bedtime. Usually Churnas should
be taken with milk, water, ghrita, honey, curd or butter milk as
Anupan vehicle). Where no direction is given water should be used
as anupan or as directed by the physician.
Complete list of Churnas- Agnimukh Churna,
Ashwagandhadi Churna, Avipattikar Churna, Bajrakshar Churna, Bilvadi
Churna, Chandanadi Churna, Chopchinyadi Churna, Deendayal Churana,
Dhatupaustik Churna, Eladi Churna, Gangadhar Churna Br.-B, Hingawashtaka
Churna, Jatiphaldi Churna-B, Lavan Bhaskar Churna, Lavangadi Churna,
Layee Churna-B, Mahasudarshana Churna, Namak Sulemani Churna, Narayana
Churna, Panchsakar Churna, Pradarnashak Churna, Pushyanug Churna
No.1 (K.Y.), Pushyanug Churna No.2 (N.K.Y.), Sarswat Churna, Shatavaryadi
Churna, Sitopaladi Churna, Talishadi Churna, Triphala Churna