Sitopaladi Churna is one of the very easy-to-make Ayurvedic herbal powder mix. It is one of the best and widely used Ayurvedic medicines for cough, even for kids.
Sitopaladi Churna ingredients – Sitopala – Sugar candy powder – 16 parts Vamshalochana (Inner white light part of bamboo tree) – 8 parts Pippali (long pepper) – 4 parts Ela (Cardamom) – 2 parts Twak (Cinnamon) – 1 part.
Sitopaladi Choorna – method of preparation Fine herbal powders of the above herbs are taken in the said proportions mixed thoroughly. Kept in air tight container.
Sitopaladi Churna benefits – Sitopaladi Churna is an Ayurveda product, used in the treatment of respiratory diseases, cough, burning sensation in palms and feet, low digestion power, loss of sensation in tongue, pain in abdomen, flanks, anorexia, fever, bleeding from nose.
Sitopaladi Choorna dose – usually given in varied dose of 1 – 3 grams two or three times a day, before or after food.
Half a teaspoon of Sitopaladi Churna is given along with half a teaspoon of ghee and a teaspoon of honey. It is even given with anyone of honey and ghee.
Sitopaladi Churna for kids – Sitopaladi Churna is quite safe for kids. But care should be taken. It should be always given after consultation with doctor.
Sitopaladi Churna side effetcs – It is generally devoid of any side effects. But it may worsen gastritis in a few patients, especially if given before food. This herbal powder mix is not ideal for people with diabetes.
Shelf life – If the jar containing powder is not opened, shelf life is 2 years. Once after the seal of the jar is broken and the Churna needs to be finished before two months.
Can Sitopaladi Churna be used continuously for one year?
I do not recommend using it for one year. At least, you will have to give one month gap after every 2-3 months of usage, based on your doctor’s advice. Because of its hot potency, try to avoid it during summer or during those seasons where you have good digestion and respiratory health.
Companies that manufacture –
Almost all the Ayurvedic companies manufacturing traditional herbal medicines prepare this. Example – AVP, AVN, Kottakkal, Baidyanath, Dabur Sitopaladi Churna.
Reference: Many text books have mentioned this Ayurvedic medicine for cough – Sharangdhara Samhita, Gada Nigraha, Yoga ratnakara, Bhaishajya Ratnavali etc. Original reference is from Charaka Chikitsa Sthana, Rajayakshma chapter.
सितोपलां तुगाक्षीरीं पिप्पलीं बहुलां त्वचम्|
अन्त्यादूर्ध्वं द्विगुणितं लेहयेन्मधुसर्पिषा||१०३||
चूर्णितं प्राशयेद्वा तच्छ्वासकासकफातुरम् |
sitopalāṃ tugākṣīrīṃ pippalīṃ bahulāṃ tvacam|
antyādūrdhvaṃ dviguṇitaṃ lehayenmadhusarpiṣā||103||
cūrṇitaṃ prāśayedvā tacchvāsakāsakaphāturam |