Upanaha Choornam – Ingredients, Uses, and Dosage

Upanaha Choornam or Upanaha Churnam is an ayurvedic medicinal preparation in the form of powder. This preparation is used in sudation therapy in vata predominant conditions like pain and stiffness of muscles and joints.

Ingredients of Upanaha Choornam

  1. Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  2. Kinwa (yeast)
  3. Satahwa (Anethum sowa)
  4. Devadaru (Cedrus deodara)
  5. Dhanya (grains)
  6. Gandha dravyas (substances having a pleasant smell)
  7. Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata)
  8. Eranda (Ricinus communis)
  9. Jata/Jatamamsi (Nardostachys jatamansi)

Preparation of Upanaha Choornam

All the above-said ingredients are taken separately and made powder and mixed together.

The ingredients of Upanaha Choornam prepared by Vaidyaratnam Oushadashala are as follows

  1. Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  2. Shatahwa (Anethum sowa)
  3. Devadaru (Cedrus deodara)
  4. Thila (Sesamum indicum)
  5. Sharshapa (Brassica campestris)
  6. Kulatha (Dolichos biflorus)
  7. Mashaparni (Teramnus labialis)
  8. Masha (Phaseolus mungo )
  9. Shali (Oryza sativa)
  10. Truna dhanya/Little millet (Panicm sumatreise)
  11. Agaru (Aquilaria agallocha)
  12. Shweta Chandana (Santalum album)
  13. Hribera (Coleus vettiveroides )
  14. Kusta (Saussurea lappa)
  15. Usheera (Vetiveria zizanioides)
  16. Rasna (Alpinia galanga)
  17. Eranda (Ricinus communis)
  18. Jatamamsai (Nardostachys jatamansi)
  19. Saindhava (Rock salt)

Indications of Upanaha Choornam

  1. Swedana in Vata Vyadhi (for sudation in vata predominant diseases)

Mode of use, Dosage, and Adjuvant

Upanaha Choornam is used for application as poultice mixing it with Oil, vinegar, buttermilk, milk in vata conditions.

It is used as external use only.

Reference:

  1. Astanga Hrudaya Sutra Stana 17/2

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