Eladi Churna – Ingredients, Benefits, Side Effects And Dose

Eladi Churna is an effective Ayurvedic powder mix. Eladi Churna comprises mainly of Indian spices. Eladi Choornam is used in the treatment of digestive complaints of Kapha imbalance. 

Eladi Churna is also known as Eladi choornam, Eladi Choorna, Eladi Chooran etc.

Many Ayurvedic textual reference of Eladi Churna is available. But most of the companies manufacture this herbal formula from Kerala Ayurveda text book – Sahasra Yoga

Eladi Choornam ingredients – 

Ela (Cardamom), Cinnamon, Nagakesara, Pepper, Long pepper, Ginger, – all in the gradually increasing proportion.

Fine powders of these spices are mixed together and kept inside a container.

Eladi Churna benefits – 

Eladi Churna is traditionally used in the treatment of excessive salivation, anorexia, vomiting, pain abdomen  and throat discomfort.

Those who complain of throat irritation and phlegm when they get up in the morning, they can take a small pinch of this powder with honey or hot water at night, after food.

Effect on Dosha – Balances Kapha and Vata at the level of oral cavity, stomach and intestines. May cause increase of Pitta.

Eladi Churna dose – 1 – 3 grams with sugar.

Diabetic people may take it along with water.

Eladi Choornam is advised after food.

Eladi Choornam side effects – People with gastritis and peptic ulcer may feel burning sensation in stomach and increased gastric irritation.

Care should be taken in chlidren and pregnant women.

This Ayurvedic medicine should only be taken after prescription by Ayurvedic doctor.

Companies that manufacture Eladi Churna – 

AVN, Kottakkal, AVP, Gurukul, Mukthi, Zandu.

एलात्वक् नागकुसुम तीक्ष्णकृष्ण महौषधम् ।
भागवृद्धं क्रमाच्चूर्ण निहन्ति समशर्करम् ।
प्रसेकारुचि पार्श्वार्ति छर्दि कण्ठामयापहम् ॥ सहस्रयोग
elātvak nāgakusuma tīkṣṇakṛṣṇa mahauṣadham |
bhāgavṛddhaṃ kramāccūrṇa nihanti samaśarkaram |
prasekāruci pārśvārti chardi kaṇṭhāmayāpaham || sahasrayoga
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  1. can eladi churna used as face pack?

  2. On my face i am having numerous small and big pimples or you may say number of dane. which leaves spots also I heard about Eladi churan applied on face may help. I am also having Thyroid problem hypo. please give help advice

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Dear madam, In the name of the eladi churnam 2 preparation are available in the market one is from the Astangahradayam reference (Eladi gana churna) containing 27 ingredients (but few of the ingredients are not available)it can be used externally aswell as internally indicated for skin and related complaints. second preparat Eladi churnam from the reference of Sahasrayogam indicated for digestive system related complaints. Most of the Eladi churna Kerala pharmacy preparation based on Astangahradayam Eladi gana.
      It is the second preparation mentioned here. Method of use: For external application sufficient quantity of powder mixed with milk or oil and applied over the skin. For internally ½ to 1 teaspoon of powder along with buttermilk two or three times a day before or after food as directed by the physician.
      Warning: Do not take this product without the consent of your Ayurvedic Physician.

  3. Sir,

    Sir, I can use kumkumadi tailam for face ,eladi choornam as face pack then eladi oil daily
    Can I use kumkumadi oil for face and eladi choornam as face pack and eladi oil daily

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