Avipathi Choornam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Avipathi Choornam is a famous Ayurvedic herbal powder, used in treatment of Pitta imbalance disorders. This product is formulated based on Kerala Ayurveda principles. It is also available in tablet form, called Avipathi tablets.


Avipathy Choornam uses:
It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of all types of Pitta imbalance disorders such as gastritis, migraine, excessive burning sensation all over the body, increased thirst and digestion, exhaustion due to sun exposure, sun burn, dizziness etc. It is also useful in treatment of liver disorders such as jaundice. Also good in spider and rat poison.
It is used for purgation therapy for balancing high Pitta during autumn season. 

Can it be used in people with disorders related with Pitta associated with Vata Dosha?
Yes, it can be used. Along with Pitta expulsion, this medicine also restores normal movement of Vata in proper direction, especially in small and large intestines.

Ayurvedic doctors may also use this medicine for the treatment of 
Gall bladder stone, slug
Sluggish liver functions
Weight loss therapy


Avipathi Churnam ingredients:
10 grams of each of
Trikatu – pepper, long pepper and ginger
Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
Ambhoda – Musta – Nut grass (root) – Cyperus rotundus
Krimighna – Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes
Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
Trivrit – Operculina turpethum
Sugar – 100 grams

Sanskrit verse, reference

Original textbook reference – 

avipathi choornam – reference

Reference: Sahasrayoga Choorna Prakarana, Astangahridayam.

Dose, duration of use

Avipathi Choornam dose:
1 – 3 grams once or twice  a day, before or after food, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. As per textual reference, it is added with little quantity of honey, made into the form of bolus or small tablet and patient is asked to consume it. Or in hot water.

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.

One shot high dose of Avipathi churnam:
Some Ayurvedic doctors may prescribe this in a higher dose of 10-30 grams as one shot dose. This is done to detoxify and cleanse the stomach and small intestines. This can cause diarrhea with 10-15 bouts. Such a therapy can only done if your Ayurvedic doctor has recommended. Or else, it can cause severe complications.

How long to take this medicine?
Usually it is advised for a short period of 1-4 weeks time only.

Manufacturer, side effects

Manufacturers: AVN, AVP, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, Nagarjuna – Avipatthi Choornnam (Avipatthikara Choornnam)

Side effects: Since it contains sugar, it is not indicated for diabetic people.
Overdosage may cause diarrhoea and stomach ache.
Children, pregnant and lactating mother should seek doctor’s advice before taking this product.

16 thoughts on “Avipathi Choornam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

    • Hi, if you mean bleeding ulcer as in ulcerative colitis, then this medicine is not suited.
      But if it is an ulcer in limbs, due to blood disorder, then this medicine is usually used to induce purgation (Virechana Panchakarma therapy) to balance Pitta.

    • Is there any weight loss form already make using those ingredient that you advive s we can use . Can we buy it already make? If not if we make it ourself then how?
      Thank you for your knowledge and your kindness.

  1. Dr Herbbar I would like to know SUJAYA question, Difference between avipathikar and avipathi choorna.. if there is. Thank you


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