Panchsakar Churna is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal powder form. It is used in treating constipation. This medicine is most commonly used in North Indian Ayurvedic practice. It is named so because all the five ingredients of this product start with the letter ‘sa’
It is used in treating constipation and bloating.
Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Kapha.
1 – 2 grams given along with warm water or milk once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by your doctor.
With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.
Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.
With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.
Higher dose of this medicine may lead to diarrhoea.
People with high BP should exercise special precaution while taking this medicine.
10 g of each of
Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Swarnapatri – Senna leaves – Cassia angustifolia
Shatapushpa – Anethum sowa
Balaharitaki – Unripe fruits of Terminalia chebula
Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt.
Manufacturers and Reference
Reference: Ayurveda Sara Sangraha – Page 589