Talisadi Churna is an ayurvedic remedy used for cough and digestive ailment including loss of appetite, anorexia, irritable bowel syndrome. It is also useful in chronic fever associated with respiratory disorder.
|Safety Classification||LIKELY SAFE & WELL TOLERABLE|
|Medicine Type||Churna (Ayurvedic Herbal Powder)|
|Potential Action||Bronchodilatory, Mucolytic, Antitussive|
|Dosage||1 to 3 grams|
|Best Adjuvant||Honey in productive cough & Ghee (Clarified Butter) in dry cough|
|Manufacturers||Baidyanath, Zandu, Dabur|
The main ingredients of Talisadi Churna are Pippali, Sonth, Black pepper and Talispatra. Here is a complete composition.
|Ingredients||Quantity (in %)|
|Abies Webbiana (Talispatra or Indian Silver Fir)||2.21%|
|Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum)||4.42%|
|Sonth – Zingiber Officinale||6.63 %|
|Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum||8.84%|
|Vanshlochan (Tabashir) – Bamboo Manna||4.42%|
|Green Cardamom (Elaichi)||1.33%|
|Misri (crystallized sugar lumps)||70.8%|
Talisadi Churna has following medicinal properties:
- Expectorant (mild)
- Anti-inflammatory (effect appear on respiratory tract)
Talisadi Churna provides relief in following health conditions:
- Common cold
- Chronic bronchitis
- Whooping cough (pertussis)
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Gas or flatulence
- Abdominal distension
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Loss of appetite
Benefits & Medicinal Uses
- Beneficial in Cough.
- Reduces Shortness of Breath.
- Increases Appetite.
- Reduces Gas & Bloating.
Cough Management with Talisadi Churna
Talisadi Churna is effective in both types of cough – Productive and Non-productive cough. Due to high content of Misri (crystallized sugar lumps), it becomes more useful in Non-productive cough.
However, the other ingredients in Talisadi Churna have antitussive, mucolytic and expectorant action, which make it effective in productive cough as well.
In both conditions, a proper use of adjuvant is required.
In dry cough (non-productive cough), one should take it with Ghee and honey mixing in ratio 2:1 i.e. if Ghee is 3 grams then honey should be 1.5 grams.
Myth – 1: Nowadays, many people refuse to take Talisadi Churna with Ghee due to some myths that Ghee will increase their cholesterol level, but current research studies have shown Ghee is healthy fat.
Myth – 2: Second myth is mixing Ghee with Honey in any amount will become poison. Yes, it is true when Ghee and Honey mixed in equal amounts. Mixing Ghee and honey in unequal amount is possibly safe, as Ayurveda science itself recommends it as adjuvant for many ayurvedic medicines.
In productive cough, Talisadi Churna liquefies the thick mucus and helps coughing up the sputum from the lungs due to expectorant action. Due to its antitussive and mucolytic properties, Talisadi Churna reduces sputum production and reduces the already formed mucus in the lungs. Therefore, it clears the lungs and eliminates the wheezing sounds present in such patients. In productive cough, it should be used with honey.
The dosage of Talisadi Churna may vary according to the age, health condition and body weight of the patient. Here is general dosage of Talisadi Churna is given:
|Infants||50 mg per Kg body weight *|
|Children||500 mg to 1 gram *|
|Adults||1 gram to 3 grams *|
* Twice a day with appropriate adjuvant according to the health condition
Safety Profile & Side Effects
Talisadi Churna is LIKELY SAFE & WELL TOLERABLE in most people within the therapeutic dosage of Talisadi Churna described above.
Can people with diabetes take Talisadi Churna?
Talisadi Churna contains around 70% sugar content, which may affect the blood sugar level. So, it is best to avoid it. However, if you have very good control over blood sugar level, you can take it for a few days.