Avipattikar Churna and Avipathi Choornam are both Ayurvedic medicines in herbal powder form. Both have a similar set of ingredients. But there are substantial differences between them, in terms of indication, method of administration and so on.
Avipattikar Choorna is mentioned in Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Amlapitta Chikitsa 25-29.
Avipathi Choornam is mentioned in Sahasra yoga Choorna yoga prakarana.
Use in practice
Avipattikar is used in Ayurvedic treatment in North India.
Avipathi is used more commonly in South India, since Kerala Ayurveda practice is based more on Sahasra yoga.
Avipattikar is used in treating a wide variety of disorders, which range from gastritis, urinary tract disorders, constipation and so on.
Avipathy is used in treating Pitta imbalance disorders such as burning sensation, gastritis, migraine, etc.
Avipattikar Churna is administered just before food and in between food.
Avipathi Choornam is administered before or after food. It is mixed with little quantity of honey, made into a tablet or soft small ball and then it is administered to the patient.
Effect on Tridosha
Avipattikar Churna is targeted towards all the three dosha.
Avipathi choornam is targeted mainly to achieve Pitta balance.
Avipattikar Churna an Ayurvedic herbal powder mix, usually used in the treatment of constipation. It is one of the very effective medicines of Ayurveda.
Ingredients in Avipattikar Choorna
There are twenty types of Prameha is a group of urinary tract disorders. The downward wind, Apana Vata is mainly vitiated in them. All the ingredients are directly or indirectly useful in urinary tract health. Hence, it is useful in Prameha.
Also, in any condition, including Prameha, where daily detox / daily purgation, Nitya Virechana is required, 5 – 10 grams of Avipattikar Churna is administered, as it is mild, usually does not cause twitching abdominal pain and is easier to consume.
Bhaishajya Ratnavali Amlapitta Chikitsa 25-29.
There are many companies that manufacture this product, such as: Dabur, Baidyanath, Swadeshi, Baba Ramdev (Divya Avipapttikar Churna), Dhanvantri and so on..
Benefits of Avipattikar churna
In clinical practice, it is widely used in liver disorders and alcoholism.
1 – 5 grams. Suggested to be taken at the starting of meals and in between meals.
Side effects of Avipattikara Choornam
It may cause diarrhoea, watery stools, abdominal pain and dehydration with a few people.
If the patient is diabetic and has uncontrolled blood sugar levels, better to avoid this product, due to the sugar ingredient.
People with diabetes, hypertension, sensitive stomach, ulcerative colitis, diarrhoea, should exercise caution while taking Avipattikar Choorna.
It is dangerous to take this medicine without prescription from an Ayurvedic doctor.
It is not advisable for pregnant ladies and for children below 12 years, unless a doctor prescribes it.
Ingredients in Avipathi Churna (Sahasra Yoga)
with the proportion of Clove (lavanga), trivrit and sugar being different in the two medicines