Narikel Lavan – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Narikel Lavan is an Ayurvedic medicine, in powder form.  It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of gastritis and related abdominal pain and burning sensation. This medicine is most commonly used in North Indian practice. Narikela means coconut, which is the main ingredient of this medicine. 

Benefits

It is used in treatment of gastritis, acidity and abdominal pain.
It is used in the management of cholecystitis.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Pitta.

Dosage


1 – 2  grams given along with ghee, once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by your doctor.

It is usually administered with a pinch of long pepper.

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.

Side Effects


In higher doses, it may cause burning sensation and loose motion.
It is not ideal to use this medicine in people with excessive tiredness, emaciation and who are underweight.
Care should be taken while administering this medicine to people with high BP.

Ingredients


Narikela – Coconut – Cocos nucifera
Lavana – Rock salt

Method of preparation


Coconut is made a hole in the top. It is filled with rock salt. Wrapped with cloth and burnt in open air. After complete burning, the wrapping and the external shell is removed. The burnt kernel and the salt is powdered and collected.

Caution

Since this absorbs moisture readily, it is more prone to get spoilt quickly. Hence it should be preserved in air tight container.

Reference and Manufacturers


Bhaishajya Ratnavali  Shoolaroga Chikitsa 30/69-70

Manufacturers:
Impcops
Sri Sri Ayurveda Pharmacy

Proprietary Ayurvedic medicines with Kala Namak as ingredients:
Amlycure DS oral drops
– manufactured by Aimil Company. It is mainly used in the treatment of anorexia and indigestion Diseases.

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