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Bilwadi Churna Ingredients, Benefits, Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

Bilwadi Churna

Bilwadi Churna is an ayurvedic medicine that is used for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), colitis, diarrhea, and dysentery. It has digestive stimulant and astringent actions. So, it helps to improve digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive enzymes. Its ingredients including Saunf, Hingu, Dhania, and Sonth improve metabolism and increase the bioavailability of nutrients from the food.

Bilwadi Churna reduces abdominal discomfort in IBS. In IBS, it reduces loose stools. It is the best medicine for IBS if the patient has more tendency toward loose stools than constipation. Generally, it is prescribed along with Panchamrit Parpati.

Bilwadi Churna Ingredients

Bilva (Indian Bael) – Aegle Marmelos 1 Part
Mochras – Bombax Malabaricum 1 Part
Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale 1 Part
Hing – Hingu (Asafetida) – Ferula Assa-Foetida 1 Part
Dhania (Coriander) – Coriandrum Sativum 1 Part
Saunf (Fennel Seeds) – Foeniculum Vulgare 4 Parts
Reference: Siddha Yoga Sangraha

Pharmacological Actions

Bilwadi Churna acts as GRAHI (astringent). So, it absorbs the excess liquid content from the intestines. Thus, it reduces the frequency of loose stools. Ingredients in Bilwadi Churna also improves digestion and metabolism. Therefore, it prevents elimination of undigested foods too.

Medicinal Properties

Bilwadi Churna has following healing properties.

  1. GRAHI (astringent)
  2. Antimicrobial, antibacterial
  3. Antidiarrheal
  4. Digestive stimulant
  5. Antiflatulent
  6. Carminative
  7. Antispasmodic
  8. Antihemorrhagic (checks bleeding)

Ayurvedic Properties

The important ayurvedic property of Bilwadi Churna is its GRAHI (astringent) action. In addition, it detoxifies Pitta Dosha, pacifies Vata Dosha and reduces Kapha Dosha. It can be used in all patients without consideration of a specific Dosha. However, it is likely to more beneficial for people who have loose stools. Therefore, it might not be suitable for a person with irritable bowel syndrome, who is more prone to constipation than loose stools.

Therapeutic Indications

Bilwadi Churna is helpful in following health conditions.

  1. Diarrhea
  2. Dysentery
  3. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  4. Colitis

Bilwadi Churna Benefits & Medicinal Uses

The major benefits of Bilwadi Churna are attributed to its digestive stimulant, carminative, antispasmodic and astringent actions. It acts to improve the functions of stomach, intestine, and liver. Here are some important benefits and medicinal uses of Bilwadi Churna:


Bilwadi Churna benefits in both acute and chronic cases of diarrhea. Especially, it is an effective remedy for chronic diarrhea. It has astringent actions and absorbs the liquid from the intestine. As a result, it reduces the frequency of diarrhea.

In diarrhea, it can be used alone or in a combination with Kutajghan Vati or Kutajadi Vati and Ras Parpati. In the chronic cases of diarrhea, it provides superior results when used in combination with Panchamrit Parpati.


Bilwadi Churna contains Aegle Marmelos seed. Aegle Marmelos fruit pulp and seeds contain a bioactive substance known as a lectin. Lectin is effective against shigella bacteria. As a result, it helps to treat Shigella Dysenteriae Infection (Bacillary Dysentery). (1, 2)

Other ingredients also have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and astringent action, which also help to reduce the intensity of symptoms. These ingredients also have antispasmodic action, which helps to alleviate abdominal pain and cramps.

Above all, Bilwadi Churna is an excellent ayurvedic medicine for dysentery.

Furthermore, Bilwadi Churna is used in combination of Haritaki Churna (roasted with cow’s ghee) or Isabgol and Saunf Ark (Fennel Distillate) for getting the best results in dysentery.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Bilwadi Churna is a good remedy for Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It helps a patient with the following symptoms:

  1. Violent episodes of loose stools or diarrhea
  2. Abdominal pains or cramps
  3. Gas or bloating
  4. Abdominal discomfort
  5. Soft and liquid stool
  6. Poor digestion
  7. Sticky and hard to flush stool or mucus in the stool

However, Bilwadi Churna alone may not be probably work in all cases of IBS. Therefore, it is used in combination with the following medicines:

  • Panchamrit Parpati, Dashmoolarishta, or Hingvastak Churna if Vata Dosha dominates
  • Panchamrit Parpati if the patient also has hyperacidity or heartburn
  • Sutshekhar Ras or Praval Panchamrit and Lodhrasava if Pitta Dosha dominates
  • Swarna Parpati if mind involves or if the patient has inflammatory bowel disease
  • Dugdha Vati and Kutajarishta if the patient has edema


There are several causes of colitis (inflammation of the colon). Bilwadi Churna is effective in all cases. However, it is used along with Vanshlochan, Praval Pishti, Mukta Pishti, and Swarna Parpati or Swarna Bhupathi Ras or Hemagarbha Pottali Ras for getting the best results in colitis.

Next Page: Dosage (How to Take Bilwadi Churna)

Article Index
1st Page Bilwadi Churna Ingredients, Properties & Indications
2nd Page Dosage (How to Take Bilwadi Churna)
3rd Page Side Effects of Bilwadi Churna & Safety Profile

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