Talisapatradi Vatakam – Ingredients, Uses, and Dosage
Talisapatradi Vatakam or Taaleesapatra Sitaavatakam is an ayurvedic medicinal preparation in the form of powder. It’s also available in the form of tablet and granules. It is used in treating Vomiting related to Vata-Kapha, grahani, chest pain, fever, stomach ache, cold, cough, asthma, etc…
Ingredients of Talisapatradi Vatakam
- Talisapatra (Abies spectabilis) – 1 pala (48 gms)
- Chavika (Piper mullesua) – 1 pala (48 gms)
- Maricha (Piper nigrum) – 1 pala (48 gms)
- Krishna/Pippali (Piper longum) – 2 pala (96 gms)
- Pippalimoola (root of Piper longum) – 2 pala (96 gms)
- Shunti (Zingiber officinale) – 3 pala (144 gms)
1.Twak (Cinnamomum verum) – 1 karsha (12 gms)
2. Ela (Elattaria cardamomum) – 1 karsha (12 gms)
3. Patra (Cinnamomum tamala) – 1 karsha (12 gms)
4. Nagakeshara (Mesua ferrea) – 1 karsha (12 gms)
- Usheera (Vetiveria zizanioides) – 1 karsha (12 gms)
- Guda/jaggery (Saccharum officinarum) – 540 gms
Preparation of Talisapatradi Vatakam
All the ingredients are taken crushed and made powder separately. Then all the powders mixed together by taking in specified quantity. Then this is rolled into pills and stored for use.
Indications of Talisapatradi Vatakam
- Vata shleshmaja chardi (vomiting related to Vata-Kapha)
- Grahani (a type of digestive disorder)
- Parshwa shoola (pain in the flanks)
- Hrudroga (cardiac diseases)
- Jwara (fever)
- Shwayathu (edema)
- Pandu (anemia)
- Gulma (abdominal tumor)
- Panatyaya (alcoholism)
- Arshas (hemorrhoids/piles)
- Praseka (excessive salivation)
- Pinasa (running nose)
- Shwasa (breathing difficulties)
- Kasa (cough)
Mode of usage, Dose, and Adjuvant
In general, it is advised 5 to 12 gms once or twice in a day or as directed by the physician for internal administration.
Talisapatradi Vatakam should be consumed along with Madya (alcoholic preparations like asava/arishta), Yusha (soup), mamsa rasa (meat soup), arishta (medicated fermented liquid), mastu (supernatant liquid of curd), peya (thin gruel) or paya (milk) according to the conditions.
If there is obstruction of feces then instead of shunti Abhaya (Terminalia chebula ) has to be used as it is one of the best anulomaka (helps in the free downward movement of feces).
If there is vomiting because of pitta sharkara/sugar has to be added four times than the mentioned quantity.
or the powders are cooked with guda (jaggery)/sharkara (sugar) and rolled into pills and used. As this comes in contact with fire it is easily digestible.
- Astanga Hrudaya Chikitsa Stana 10/16-21