Ayurveda Medicine

Avipatikar Churna (Best Carminative , Antacid)

Avipatikar is the best powder ayurvedic medicine for digestive system. The main ingredients are as

  1. Shunthi                                zingiber officinale                                            12.9mg
  2. Marich                                  piper nigrum                                                      12.9mg
  3. Pippali                                   piper longum                                                     12.9mg
  4. Haritaki                                 Terminalia chebula                                          12.9mg
  5. Bibhitaki                               Terminalia belerica                                          12.9mg
  6. Amalaki                                Emblica officinalis                                             12.9mg
  7. Musa                                     Cyperus rotundus                                            12.9mg
  8. Bida                                       Sodi chloridum                                                  12.9mg
  9. Vidanga                                Embelia ribes                                                     12.9mg
  10. Ela                                          Elettaria cardamomum                                  12.9mg
  11. Tamalpatra                         Cinnamomum tamala                                     12.9mg
  12. Lavanga                                Syzygium aromaticum                                    143mg
  13. Trivut                                    Operculina turpethum                                   286mg
  14. Sharkara                              Saccharum officinalis                                      429mg

Methods of Preparation

All the herbs are made into fine powder and mixed together to make a homogeneous mixture.


Rasa (taste) Bitter, pungent, astringent

Virya (energy) Cooling

Vipaka (post digestive effect) Sweet

Guna (quality) Light, dry’

Dosa (effect) Pitta-Vata

Dhatu (tissue) Plasma, blood , muscle

Srotas (channel) Digestive, excretory

Ayurvedic Action:

Dipana Enkindles the digestive fire

Pachana Digestive

Pittasamana Pacifies pitta

Pittasodhana Clears pitta from the body

Amlapittanasaka Clears acidity

Virechana Laxative for pitta

Anulomana Redirects rebellious vata downwards

Biomedical Action

Carminative, antacid, laxative, cholagogue, antiemetic, neuralgic


Gastrointestinal tract Avipatikar churna is a useful laxative for pitta aggravation with heat, thirst and constipation. It mildly purges the bowel carrying inflammatory acid toxins out of the intestines. In signs of nausea, hiccups, belching and vomiting, pachaka pitta is being pushed upwards. Avipatikara ability to direct apana vata downwards alleviate such discomfort. It directly treats the cause of pitta digestive problems by balancing the digestive fire.

Acidity It is specific remedy for reducing acid and burning in the stomach and chest region. It pacifies tiksnagni or a digestive system that is too intensely active. It is the guiding formula for signs of acid regurgitation, a sour taste in the mouth, undigested food, thirst and other bilious symptoms.

Headaches pain behind the eyes, at the side of the head, on the temples and in the forehead are signs of pitta aggravation due to disturbance of the digestive fire. Avipatitikara churna flushes this downwards.


  • Aloe vera juice as acarrier to soothe the mucus membranes
  • Licorice and satavara for ulcers
  • Kaishor guggul for inflammation caused by pitta leaving its site in the small instestine and causing hot swellings.

Contraindications : Pregnancy

Dosage : 2-5gm three times  per day


  1. Trikatu enkindles agni
  2. Triphala cleans the intestines and clears acids
  3. Musta reduce pitta
  4. Vidanga clears pitta and is a mild laxatives use rhubarb root instead if vidanga cannot be used
  5. Ela and tamalpatra reduce acidity. Use funnel instead of tamalapatra if it is unavailable
  6. Lavanga increases the digestive fire without aggravating pitta
  7. Trivut is the main herb in this formula and purges the bowel. Sugar is cooling and clear acid. Take with warm water to prevent griping from aggravated vata.

About the author

Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari

Experienced holistic doctor, healer, teacher, and writer
Specialized in Ayurvedic detox (Panchakarma)
Trained in India and Nepal, the original lands of Ayurveda
Graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) from the Institute of Medicine at Tribhuwan University in Kathmandu.
Professional member of Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA)
Owner of Sunshine Ayurveda

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