Lavan Bhaskar Churna – Benefits, Ingredients – Ayurvedic medicine for gastritis

Lavan Bhaskar Churna is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine for gastritis Lavan means salt. Sochal salt and black salts are the main ingredients of Lavan Bhaskar Churna.  It is a traditional Ayurvedic product, having reference in many famous Ayurvedic text books. Its main ingredient is salt.

Lavan Bhaskar Churna is also known by the terms – Bhaskar Lavan Churna, Lavan Bhaskar Choorna etc.

Lavan Bhaskar Churna ingredients –
Souvarchala Lavana – Sochal salt
Vida lavana
Saindhava Lavana – Black salt
Dhanyaka – coriander
Long pepper- fruit, Black pepper and Ginger – together called Trikatu
Long pepper root – Piper longum
Kaala jeera – Black cumin seed – Nigella sativa
Nagakeshar – Mesua ferrea
Taleesapatra – Abies webbiana
Amlavetasa –  Solena amplexicaulis
White cumin – Cuminum cyminum
Dadima – Pomegranate
Cinnamon – Cinnamom zeylanicum
Ela – cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
– Fine powder of the above are triturated with lemon juice.

Lavan bhaskar churna dosage- 3 grams – once or twice in a day before food or after food, as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

It is traditionally advised to be taken along with Butter milk.

Effect of Lavan Bhaskar Churna over Tridosha - Lavan Bhaskar Churna balances Vata and Kapha at the level of stomach and intestines. (gastro intestinal tract)

Lavanbhaskar churna Benefits –
Lavan Bhaskar Churna is traditionally used in the treatment of bloating, gas problem, spleen diseases, hemorrhoids, constipation, fistula, abdominal pain, indigestion, respiratory conditions, cough, cold.

Lavanbhaskar churna side effects –
Higher dose than prescribed may cause stomach irritation and burning sensation.
Since it contains salts, people with hyper acidity, and kidney diseases, who are advised restriction on salts need to take care.

Lavan Bhaskar – 8oz pwd

Companies that manufacture Lavan Bhaskar Churna –
Baidyanath Lavan Bhaskar Churna is quite famous,
Zandu,
Vedik herbs also manufactures it.

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Assistant Professor, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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Comments

  1. I appreciate the posts, which are interesting and informative.
    Keep it up
    Ramesh

  2. Giri Ongole says:

    Sir,
    Which form of salt better suits a BP patient, My mother aged 74 has BP and diabetic too.
    Kindly advise if Bhaskara lavana or Saindha Lavana are good for her.
    She was advised to restrict salt intake as she had undergone procedures for 2 stents.
    Thanks
    Giri

  3. Is there an expiry date for lavan churna

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      If the bottle is opened, better to empty it within 1 – 2 months.
      If it is a sealed air tight container, then its expiry date extends upto 6 months to 1 year from the date of manufacture.
      Because it contains salt, which absorbs moisture, its shelf life is quite less.

  4. Could you give the rasa/guna/virya/vipaka and the effect on agni? Is Bhaskarlavana for people with manda-agni gastritis, or tikshna-agni gastritis?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Rasa – Lavana (salt taste).
      Guna – Ushna, Teekshna (hot, piercing).
      Vipaka – Katu Vipaka – pungent taste conversion after digestion.
      Veerya – Ushna
      It is more useful in Mandagni gastritis. In Teekshna agni gastritis, usually Tikta Pachaka like Guduchi, Nimba etc are used.

  5. Is Lavanbhaskar churna good for people haivng BP, cholestrol etc

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      This churna is best avoided in people with high BP.
      It is beneficial in high cholesterol.

  6. hi,
    i have hypothyrode so ,can i use this baskar lavanachuran?please let me know.

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