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Ashtanga Lavana Churna – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Ashtanga Lavana Churna  is an Ayurvedic medicine in herbal powder form. It is used in the treatment of indigestion, alcoholism etc. 


Ashtanga Lavana Churna  uses: 

  • It improves digestion.
  • It helps to relieve alcoholism.
  • It cleanses and opens up body channels.

It is an excellent promoter of the power of digestion, and is given to the patient suffering from alcoholism caused by the predominance of Kapha for the cleansing the channels of circulation.
Being diluted appropriately with sweet and sour ingredients, the above mentioned recipe may be added to the preparation of wheat and barley or to different types of meat- preparations to make them exceeding delicious.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta.

Dose and Duration

Ashtang Lavan Choorna Dosage:
3 grams, once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

How long to take?
This medicine can be safely taken for a period of upto 2-4 months.

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

Astang Lavan Churan  Side Effects:
Self medication with this medicine is strictly not recommended. Take this only under strict medical supervision.
Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
Diabetic, hypertensive patients, cardiac patients, obese people, pregnant ladies, lactating mothers and children should take this medicine strictly under medical supervision.
Over-dosage may cause gastritis
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.


Ashtanga Lavana Choorna ingredients and how to make?
10 g fine powder of each of
Sauvarchala Lavana – Sochal salt
Ajaji – Cuminum cyminum
Vrikshamla – Garcinia indica
Amlavetasa – Garcinia pedunculata
Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
Sharkara – Sugar

Shloka- Sanskrit Verse

सौवर्चलमजाजी च वृक्षाम्लं साम्लवेतसम्|
त्वगेला मरिचार्धांशं शर्कराभागयोजितम्||१७७||
एतल्लवणमष्टाङ्गमग्नि सन्दीपनं परम्|
मदात्यये कफप्राये दद्यात् स्रोतोविशोधनम्||१७८||
एतदेव पुनर्युक्त्या मधुराम्लैर्द्रवीकृतम्|
गोधूमान्नयवान्नानां मांसानां चातिरोचनम्||१७९||
sauvarcalamajājī ca vṛkṣāmlaṃ sāmlavetasam|
tvagelā maricārdhāṃśaṃ śarkarābhāgayojitam||177||
etallavaṇamaṣṭāṅgamagni sandīpanaṃ param|
madātyaye kaphaprāye dadyāt srotoviśodhanam||178||
etadeva punaryuktyā madhurāmlairdravīkṛtam|
godhūmānnayavānnānāṃ māṃsānāṃ cātirocanam||179||

Research, Shelf Life and Reference

Research: Efficacy study

Shelf life: Two years from the date of manufacturing. If you have opened the seal of the container, better to finish the medicine within 2 – 3 months.

Reference: Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana 24/177-179
Bhaishajya Ratnavali Madatyaya Chikitsa 15 – 16

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

6 thoughts on “Ashtanga Lavana Churna – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

    • Hello sir,
      Ashta churna helps relieve
      > vata-gulma [abdominal or intestinal lumps/ tumors]
      > Reputed in children’s grahani and diseases caused by evil spirits.
      > It is also used in the treatment of Vata imbalance and Vata related diseases like bloating, joint diseases etc.
      > It is a good diet supplement in Rheumatoid arthritis.

      Ashtanga Lavana churna helps in:
      > improves digestion
      > helps to relieve alcoholism
      > cleanses and opens up body channels


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