Eladi Choornam (Eladi Churna)

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Eladi Choornam (Eladi Churna) is herbal powder formulation containing Elaichi (cardamom) as a main ingredient. It has different formulations based on ingredients and each formulation has unique benefits and medicinal uses. Generally, all formulations are beneficial for nausea, vomiting, anorexia, excessive thirst etc.

ELADI CHOORNAM FORMULATION NO. 1

Ingredient NameQuantity
Elaichi (cardamom)10%
Laung (Cloves)10%
Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa10%
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea10%
Ber (Indian Jujube) fruit pulp10%
Lajja10%
Priyangu10%
Mustak10%
Chandan10%
Kapoor – Cinnamomum Camphora10%
Reference:  SAHASRAYOGAM, CHURNA PRAKARANA, ELADI CHURNA (26)

Medicinal Properties

  1. Antiemetic

Therapeutic Indications

  1. Nausea
  2. Vomiting

Benefits & Uses

This formulation of Eladi Choornam has antiemetic action. It is specially specified for Kapha, Vata and Pitta type of vomiting. It has very balanced proportion according to Dosha, so it can be given without consideration of humours. It is generally found effective in vomiting with sour and burning vomitus. It also improves digestion and increases appetite.

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Eladi Choornam formulation No. 1 is as follows.
Children250 to 500 mg *
Adults1 to 1.5 grams  *
PregnancyContraindicated due to presence Kapoor
* Twice or thrice a day with honey
When to Take: before food

Safety Profile

The short-term use of Eladi Choornam formulation No. 1 is considerably safe and has no side effects when used in prescribed dosage. If unnatural camphor is added in the formulation, then its higher dosage may cause vertigo and camphor poisoning.


ELADI CHOORNAM FORMULATION NO. 2

Ingredient NameQuantity
Elaichi (cardamom)2.4%
Dalchini (Cinnamon)4.7%
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea7.1%
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper)9.5%
Pippali (Long pepper)12%
Sonth (dried ginger)14.3%
Misri (Sugar)50%
Reference:  SAHASRAYOGAM, CHURNA PRAKARANA, ELADI CHURNA (29)

Medicinal Properties

  1. Digestive Stimulant
  2. Appetizer
  3. Anti-spasmodic
  4. Anti-emetic
  5. Liver stimulant

Therapeutic Indications

  1. Excessive Salivation
  2. Loss of Appetite
  3. Nausea and Vomiting
  4. Pleuritic chest pain
  5. Throat irritation or discomfort

Benefits & Uses

The effect of Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 is on KAPHA and VATA imbalance.

Excessive Salivation

Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 reduces salivation, so it is beneficial in excessive salivation. It helps digesting and eliminating AMA toxins. It works in excessive salivation when patient has any of following condition:

  1. Excessive starch intake
  2. Infections of oral cavity
  3. Enlarged tonsils with white patches
  4. White coating on the surface of the tongue
  5. Loss of Appetite

However, the most common cause of excessive salivation is acid reflux, GERD or hyperacidity, but in such cases, Eladi Choornam may not help well. In such cases, remedies that work on Pitta Dosha should be used. Eladi Churna formulation No. 2 works mainly on Kapha and Vata dosha.

Loss of Appetite

Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 contains high amount of Sonth, Pippali, Kali Mirch and Dalchini in addition to cardamom. All these ingredients are well known appetizers and digestive stimulant.

Nausea and Vomiting

Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 is good medicine for nausea and vomiting when vomitus is not sour, but it may be sweet, salty or tasteless. It digests AMA and improves digestion food. It is also effective in vomiting due gastroenteritis or food poisoning. It should not be used in vomiting with sour vomitus, burning sensation, gastritis and epigastric tenderness.

Pleuritic chest pain

Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 is also used for pleuritic chest pain. It reduces inflammation of pleura and exerts smoothening effect, which reduces chest pain.

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 is as follows.
Children250 to 500 mg *
Adults1 to 3 grams  *
* Twice or thrice a day with water
When to Take: After food

Safety Profile

Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 can cause burning sensation, heartburn, and gastric irritation in some people with PITTA body type or people suffering from GERD, gastritis, ulcers etc.


ELADI CHOORNAM FORMULATION NO. 3

Ingredient NameQuantity
Elaichi (cardamom)4%
Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea4%
Dalchini (Cinnamon)4%
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala4%
Talispatra (Indian Silver Fir) – Abies Webbiana4%
Vanshlochan (Tabashir) – Bamboo Manna4%
Munakka (Raisins) – Vitis Vinifera4%
Anardana – Pomegranate seeds4%
Dhania (Coriander)4%
Kala Jeera (Black Cumin)4%
Safed Jeera (White Cumin)4%
Pippali (Long Pepper)2%
Piplamool – Long pepper Root2%
Chavya – Piper Retrofractum2%
Chitrakmool – Plumbago Zeylanica2%
Sonth – Zingiber Officinale2%
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper)2%
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi2%
Tintidika – Rhus Parviflora2%
Amalvet2%
Ajmoda (Celery)2%
Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera2%
Kaunch Beej (Velvet bean) – Mucuna Pruriens2%
Misri (Sugar)32%
Reference: Ayurved Sar Sangrah

Medicinal Properties

  1. Strong Antiemetic

Therapeutic Indications

  1. Nausea
  2. Vomiting
  3. Dry mouth or throat
  4. Excessive Thirst

Benefits & Uses

The effect of Eladi Choornam formulation No. 3 is on PITTA imbalance. Dosha action is major difference between Eladi Choornam formulation No. 2 and No. 3.

Excessive Thirst

Eladi Choornam formulation No. 3 helps reducing mouth dryness and reduces excessive thirst. Mainly, PITTA dosha is found in excess in people with excessive thirst.  Eladi Choornam formulation No. 3 balances PITTA and reduces thirst.

Nausea and Vomiting

Eladi Choornam formulation No. 3 has potent antiemetic effects in vomiting with burning and sour vomitus. It reduces nausea and vomiting with PITTA dominance.

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Eladi Choornam formulation No. 3 is as follows.
Children1 to 3 mg *
Adults3 to 6 grams  *
* Twice or thrice a day with Misri (Sugar) and honey or water
When to Take: before food or as required

Safety Profile

Eladi Choornam formulation No. 3 is considerably safe even from chronic patients suffering with nausea. It can also be used on long-term basis without any side effects.

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