Siddha Choornam

Amukkara Choornam

Amukkara Choornam is Siddha Medicine used for the treatment of insomnia, splenomegaly (spleen enlargement), anemia, pruritus, pneumonitis, wheezing, and spasm. It is also beneficial in arthritic disorders including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and backache. It can help to treat leucorrhoea, debility, hiccup, and cough occurring due to the weakness of the lungs.

Ingredients (Composition)

Nattu Amukkara Kizhangu – AshwagandhaWithania Somnifera25.2%
Chukku – Sonth (ginger) – Zingiber Officinale12.6%
Thippili – Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum6.3%
Milagu – Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum3.15%
Elam – Elaichi (Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum1.57%
Sirunagapoo – Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Verum0.79%
Kirambu – Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum0.39%
Sakkarai – Khand (Sugar) – Saccharum Officinarum50%

Medicinal Properties

Amukkara Choornam is likely to have following medicinal properties and pharmacological actions:

  • Nervine Tonic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antitussive
  • Rasayana (Rejuvenating)
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Anti-depressant
  • Immunomodulatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Anodyne
  • Cardioprotective
  • Mild Anti-asthmatic
  • Mild Anabolic effect

Indications of Amukkara Choornam

Amukkara Churnam is indicated in following health conditions:

  • Insomnia
  • General weakness or debility
  • Splenomegaly (spleen enlargement)
  • Anemia
  • Pruritus
  • Pneumonitis
  • Wheezing
  • Spasm
  • Gonorrhea
  • Cough due to weakness of the lungs or due to lung disease

Based on ingredients, it should also be beneficial in following health conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Backache
  • Hiccup
  • Other pain disorders related to musculoskeletal system

Dosage and Administration

The general dosage of Amukkara Choornam is as follows.
Children500 to 1000 mg
Adults1 to 2 grams
Maximum Possible Dosage6 grams Per Day (in divided doses) **
* Twice a day with appropriate adjuvant
Best Time to Take: Before Meal or After Meal
** The maximum dosage of MEDICINE NAME is a general estimate.
Adjuvants: Milk, Honey & Ghee


Purpose of UseAdjuvants
Strengthening, Inducing Sleep & OsteoarthritisMilk or Ghee
Lung diseasesHoney

Safety Profile

Amukkara Choornam is likely to be safe and well-tolerated when taken in recommended dosage under professional supervision.

Side Effects of Amukkara Choornam

There are no side effects observed with Amukkara Choornam.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Amukkara Choornam is not well established for pregnant women.

However, the recommended dosage of Amukkara Churnam does not likely to produce any side effects during pregnancy. But pregnant women should consult a Siddha physician before using Amukkara Churnam.

Amukkara Choornam is likely to be safe to consume by lactating mothers. There are no adverse effects reported with the use of Amukkara Churnam in lactating mothers and breastfeeding babies.


There is no absolute contraindication for Amukkara Choornam.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh is a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist with B.A.M.S. and M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants. He has a wealth of experience in using Ayurveda to treat patients, including the use of herbal medicine and personalized Ayurvedic diets. His passion for spreading accurate and scientific information about Ayurveda and Medicinal Plants led him to create Ayur Times, a trusted resource for those seeking reliable information on the topic. Through his dedicated work, Dr. Singh has helped thousands of patients find relief and improve their health with Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine.


  1. A Siddha doctor suggest me to take Amukara churna for improving the growth of baby. Can a pregnant women take Amukara Churanam?

  2. our doctor suggest to amukara chroonam fot hand shaking. how much quantity will take & can use hot water for the medicine (Adjuvant).

    1. 1. The adult dosage of Amukara churna is about 1/3 teaspoon (2 gram). It should be taken twice or thrice daily.

      2. The best adjuvant for Amukara churna is Ghee or Milk for this purpose.

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