Pancha Jeeraka Gudam (Panch Jeerak Pak)

Pancha Jeeraka Gudam (also known as Panch Jeerak Pak) is an ayurvedic medicine used for postpartum diseases, women’s health problems, fevers, infections, phthisis, cough, asthma, anemia, debility and Vata diseases. It is mainly recommended for women after delivery for quick restoration of the health and reducing the postpartum debility and fatigue.

Ingredients (Composition)

Ingredients Quantity
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – Cuminum Cyminum 1 Part
Kalonji (Black Seed) – Nigella Sativa 1 Part
Soya (Dill) – Anethum Graveolens (Anethum Sowa) 1 Part
Saunf (Fennel Seeds) – Foeniculum Vulgare 1 Part
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi 1 Part
Ajmoda – Carum Roxburghianum 1 Part
Dhania (Coriander) – Coriandrum Sativum 1 Part
Methi (Fenugreek) – Trigonella Foenum-Graecum 1 Part
Sonth (dried ginger root) – Zingiber Officinale 1 Part
Pippali (Long Pepper Fruits) – Piper Longum 1 Part
Piplamool (Long Pepper Roots) – Piper Longum 1 Part
Chitrak – Plumbago Zeylanica 1 Part
Hauber (Juniper berry) – Juniperus Communis 1 Part
Vidarikand (Indian Kudzu) – Pueraria Tuberosa 1 Part
Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula 1 Part
Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellerica 1 Part
Amla – Emblica Officinalis 1 Part
Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa 1 Part
Kapila 1 Part
Gur – Jaggery 100 Parts
Cow’s Milk 64 Parts
Cow’s Ghee 8 Parts
All ingredients of Panch Jeerak Pak are mixed together and simmered until the mixture becomes thick, then it is dried and Churna is prepared.

Pharmacological Actions

Pancha Jeeraka Gudam improves appetite, strength, and immunity. It also acts as a uterine detoxifier, so it is given to women after delivery to detoxify the uterus and prevent the postpartum diseases especially fever, infection, and joint pains. It also reduces AMA (toxins) in the body and improves digestive health.

Medicinal Properties

Pancha Jeeraka Gudam has following healing properties.

  • Aam Pachak (Detoxifier)
  • Uterine detoxifier
  • Antispasmodic
  • Appetizer
  • Carminative
  • Digestive stimulant

Therapeutic Indications

Pancha Jeeraka Gudam is used in following health conditions:

  • Postpartum diseases
  • Postpartum debility (Debility after delivery) and fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Infections of female reproductive system
  • Phthisis
  • Common cold
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Productive cough
  • Asthma mainly with wheezing and chest congestion
  • Anemia
  • Vata Diseases

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Pancha Jeeraka Gudam is as follows.
Children 2.5 to 5 grams *
Adults 10 grams *
Maximum Possible Dosage 20 grams Per Day (in divided doses)
* Twice a day with warm water or lukewarm milk
Best Time to Take: 30 minutes before meal or an hour after meal

Safety Profile

Pancha Jeeraka Gudam is considerably safe in the dosage discussed above.

Side Effects of Pancha Jeeraka Gudam

There are no side effects reported with Pancha Jeeraka Gudam.

Pregnancy & Lactation

There is no reliable information available for Pancha Jeeraka Gudam and it also contains ingredients with hot potency, which may not be suitable during pregnancy. Therefore, it should be avoided during pregnancy.

In lactation, it can be used without any issue because it also increases the milk production and improves the quality of breastmilk in addition to other benefits to the mother.

Contraindications

There are no absolute contraindications for Pancha Jeeraka Gudam, but it contains sugar content, so diabetic patients should regularly monitor the blood glucose level and reduces the sugar intake from the other food sources.


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