Amritamehari Churnam

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Amritamehari Churnam is an antidiabetic and antihyperglycemic medicine used in Ayurveda. It normalizes the blood glucose level, stimulates insulin release from the beta cells in the pancreas and prevents diabetic complications. Furthermore, it reduces low-density cholesterol and improves overall lipid profile. It also helps to reduce symptoms of diabetes. It mainly reduces polyuria (excessive urination) and glycosuria (excess sugar excretion in the urine).

Ingredients (Composition)

Amritamehari Churnam contains:

Giloy (Amrita) – Tinospora Cordifolia16.66%
Gurmar (Gudmar or Meharimula) – Gymnema Sylvestre50%
Amalaki Churna – Emblica Officinale16.66%
Haldi Churna (Turmeric Powder)16.66%

The main ingredient of Amrita Mehari Churna is Gurmar, which is well-known anti-diabetic herb. Other herbs in the formulation are supportive herbs that help to enhance the antidiabetic action of Gurmar.

Ayurvedic Properties

Gurmar is the main ingredient of Amritamehari Churnam, which mainly demonstrates its therapeutic actions. Other herbs act supportive remedies. Therefore, it tends to more

RASA (Taste)Mainly KATU (Pungent), TIKTA (Bitter)
VIRYA (Potency)Mainly USHNA (Hot)
VIPAKA (Resultant)KATU (Pungent)
DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)Pacifies Kapha Dosha & Vata Dosha and Detoxifies Pitta Dosha
Organs EffectPancreas, Intestine
Main IndicationDiabetes

Medicinal Properties

Amritamehari Churnam exhibits the following medicinal properties:

  1. Anti-diabetic
  2. Antihyperglycemic
  3. Antioxidant
  4. Insulin sensitizer
  5. Pancreas stimulant

Therapeutic Indications

Amritamehari Churnam is good to start when patient has pre-diabetic condition. It helps to prevent the development of diabetes mellitus in them.

Main Indications

Here is a list of its main indications:

  1. Pre-diabetes
  2. Diabetes Mellitus
  3. Polyuria (excessive urination) – if it is due to diabetes
  4. Glycosuria (excess sugar in the urine)
  5. Dyslipidemia & Hyperlipidemia

Other Indications

Obviously, the main indication of this formulation is diabetes mellitus, but it can also be beneficial in other health conditions. Based on ingredients, Amritamehari Churna can also help in the following health conditions:

  1. Loss of appetite
  2. Constipation
  3. Jaundice
  4. Cardiac Weakness

Amritamehari Churnam Benefits & Uses

Amritamehari Churnam acts on pancreas. It stimulates pancreatic action and improves the release of insulin. However, there are number of mechanism through which it becomes beneficial in diabetes. Let’s start discussion on them in detail:

Diabetes Mellitus

Gymnema Sylvestre is the main ingredient of Amritamehari Churnam that exerts antidiabetic and antihyperglycemic actions. This action is attributed to its potential to

  1. reduce update of glucose in the small intestine
  2. stimulate the release of insulin from the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas
  3. improve glycolysis
  4. improve glycogen synthesis

Other ingredients in Amritamehari Churna also support these actions. However, this medicine is good for people suffering from pre-diabetes, and diabetes mellitus with fasting blood glucose level less than 160 mg/dl. In the most cases, people may also require additional ayurvedic medicines including Vasant Kusumakar Ras, Yashad Bhasma, Shilajit etc.

Amritamehari Churnam also helps to reduce the excretion of sugar in the urine, so it helps to treat glycosuria.

In case of polyuria, it is used along with Shilajit or Chandraprabha Vati.

Diabetic Complications

Amritamehari Churnam prevents diabetic complications. It has protective action against sugar induce cataract due to presence of Gymnema Sylvestre. It also has cardioprotective, nephroprotective, and Neuroprotective properties. Therefore, it helps to prevent diabetic neuropathy, kidney disease or nephropathy, and other complications.

Dyslipidemia & Hyperlipidemia

Dyslipidemia is a condition of abnormal amount of lipids in the blood. It includes hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol level), elevated triglycerides, and elevated low-density lipoprotein. Ingredients of Amritamehari Churnam also helps to treat Dyslipidemia. This churna lowers serum cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. The antihyperlipidemic action is attributed to Gymnema Sylvestre and other ingredients also play an important role for supporting this action. Overall, it increases fecal excretion of cholesterol, acidic steroids, neutral sterols, and cholic acid-derived bile acid.

Amritamehari Churnam Dosage

The dosage of Amritamehari Churnam of is given below:

Children (Below 5)50 to 100 mg per Kg body weight
Children (Above 5)1 to 3 grams
Adults3 to 6 grams
Maximum Possible Dosage18 grams Per Day (in divided doses)

How to Take

How many times should I take?2 to 3 times a day
When should I take?30 minutes before meal

Adjuvants

Amritamehari Choornam can also be consumed with lukewarm water. Some adjuvants enhance the its therapeutic potential.

The best suitable Adjuvant for Amritamehari Churnam is Nisakathakadi Kashayam. If a patient has polyuria or urinary problem associated with diabetes, then Dhanwantharam Kashayam is an appropriate adjuvant and Shilajit or Chandraprabha Vati is the best supportive medicine. In case of diabetic ulcers, Nimbadi Kashayam is the best suitable adjuvant.

Safety Profile

Suitability acc. to Body Type (Prakriti)Mostly suitable for people with Vata Body Type and Kapha Body Type
Suitable for Vikriti Dosha (Use)Increased or aggravated Vata Dosha and Kapha Dosha
Unsuitable for Vikriti Dosha (Don’t Use)Increased or aggravated Pitta Dosha
Shelf Life2 Years from The Date of Manufacture
Expiration Date (after opening)Best to consume within 3 months

Amritamehari Choornam is Likely Safe & Well Tolerated in the most people when above points are considered wisely and taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.

Side Effects of Amritamehari Churnam

There are no side effects reported with Amritamehari Churnam.

Contraindications

There are no absolute contraindications for Amritamehari Churnam.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Amritamehari Churnam is not well established for pregnant women and lactating mothers. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Amritamehari Churnam during pregnancy and lactation.

Manufacturer & Brands

  1. Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal (AVS)
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2 Comments
  1. Rubi says

    is Amritamehari Churna safe for kidney patient? Our doctor prescribed it 1/2 teaspoons. Is it right dosage for kidney patient?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Amritamehari Churnam contains very safe ingredients. Some of its ingredients are commonly used in food. So, kidney patient can also take it without any worry.

      The prescribed dosage is also correct. Just trust your doctor.

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