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Ayurveda adopts a comprehensive approach that combines yoga, a balanced diet, and specialized Ayurvedic medicines to maintain good health. Ancient Ayurvedic texts have defined in detail these practices and remedies.
This blog turns the spotlight on one such unique, time-tested Ayurvedic remedy – the Baidyanath Sitopaladi churna. Purely herbal and multi-beneficial, Sitopaladi churna is a general tonic especially effective in treating respiratory ailments.
Sitopaladi Churna : Formulation & Ingredients
Ayurvedic medicines are categorized based on their method of preparation. Formulations prepared by grinding dried herbs into fine powder are called Churna. Polyherbal Churna contain two or more herbs, dried and powdered separately before mixing.
Sitopaladi is a polyherbal Ayurvedic churna. The earliest found recipe is from the Sharngadhara Samhita and Madhyama khanda – revered Ayurvedic texts. Sitopaladi originates from Sitopala – a Sanskrit term meaning Misri (sugar or rock candy), the main component in the churna.
Baidyanath’s Sitopaladi Churna stays 100 % true to the ancient formula and preparation method outlined in these ancient texts.
Sitopaladi Churna Ingredients :
- Misri (Sugar or Rock candy) – crystalline sugar – approximately 51%
Provides the following therapeutic actions: demulcent (soothes inflamed mucous lining), cooling; expectorant (thins phlegm and eases its removal). Besides, it enhances the taste.
- Vanshlochan – a silica exuded from the nodes of the female bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris) tree – approximately 26%
Provides the following actions: cooling, expectorant, hemostatic (checks bleeding), diuretic (increases urination, thereby reduces excess fluid), and antitussive (suppresses cough)
- Pippali / Long pepper (Piper longum) – approximately 14%
Provides the following actions: analgesic (reduces pain), anthelmintic (destroys parasitic worms), carminative (expels gas from the digestive tract), and expectorant (thins phlegm and eases its removal)
- Choti Elaichi / Green cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) – approximately 6.5%
The essential oils in cardamom possess healing properties: carminative, nutritive, laxative (relieves constipation), expectorant, and digestive stimulant (supports healthy digestion). It also adds aroma and flavor.
- Tvak / Dalchini / Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) – approximately 3%
Provides the following actions: alterative (favorably alters the course of the disease), analgesic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-rheumatic, carminative, demulcent, digestive, and expectorant.
Each ingredient is separately dried, ground, sieved, then mixed to create the Baidyanath Sitopaladi Churna. Finally, airtight packaging is used to retain the potency of the powdered herbs.
We handle the precious herbs with the utmost care during manufacturing.
The Scientific Evidence
A 2019 research article published on the – GSC Advanced Research and Reviews – website provided the results of phytochemical screening of the Churna. As per the publication, Sitopaladi contains the following bioactive compounds: alkaloids, flavonoids, triterpenoids, resins, saponins, steroids, tannins, and glycosides.
These therapeutic molecules infuse the formula with antitussive (prevents and relieves cough), antimicrobial, antiallergic, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, and immunity-boosting capabilities.
A September 2010 article published on the – International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research – website has documented the antitussive effects of the Sitopaladi churna.
Now that we know what makes Sitopaladi Churna therapeutic, let us take a look at the benefits.
Benefits of Sitopaladi Churna
Sitopaladi is beneficial in several ways. Most importantly, it improves overall health by strengthening the respiratory, digestive, and immune systems. Following are some of the specific health benefits:
Boosts respiratory immunity:
Vanshlochan and cardamom help increase the specialized immune cell (macrophages and white blood cells) count in the blood. These immune cells destroy harmful microbes, controlling their growth and preventing illness. With regular usage, your ability to fight upper respiratory tract illness and chronic ailments improve manifold.
Helps manage chronic cough and bronchitis:
Sitopaladi is a time-tested treatment for managing respiratory problems, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and asthma that cause the mucous lining of the nasal and bronchial passages to become inflamed and itchy. Sitopaladi’s antitussive and anti-inflammatory action soothes and relieves inflammation. Use along with honey to reduce irritation and blockages and get respite from continuous coughing and sore throat
Provides expectorant action:
If taken twice daily with honey, the churna helps treat dry, wet, and productive cough effectively. The Misri component helps loosen phlegm, enabling its easy removal. If racked with continuous night-time coughing, use regularly to get relief without side effects.
Provides antibacterial protection:
Researchers have confirmed Sitopaladi’s action against bacterial strains, such as Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus. Consequently, Sitopaladi churna inhibits bacterial growth, preventing wounds from aggravating.
Helps treat allergic disorders:
Animal-based studies have established Sitopaladi churna’s antiallergic action, making it an excellent herbal solution for conditions, such as allergic rhinitis. Regular use reduces allergic reactions, such as runny nose, constant sneezing, and blocked sinuses.
Promotes healthy digestion:
When used regularly, Pippali and Cardamomum help the gut microbiota flourish, remove parasitic worms, and promote a healthy appetite and digestion. Additionally, the carminative (expelling gas from the digestive tract) properties reduce symptoms like bloating, acidity, flatulence, dyspepsia, etc.
Herbal ingredients (such as Cardamomum) provide anti-aging action. According to studies, carotenoids, flavonoids, and tannins (bioactive molecules in the churna) provide antioxidant action. They slow down cell and tissue degeneration by removing harmful free radicals created during metabolism.
Helps treat anemia:
Sitopaladi helps improve hemoglobin count in the blood, alleviating anemia.
Provides antipyretic support:
The antipyretic (the ability to lower body temperature) nature of the composition is useful in regulating body temperature without causing any kind of discomfort.
Provides a cooling effect:
Misri, the main component, has a demulcent (soothing) and cooling effect on the body that helps relieve burning feet syndrome.
How To Take Sitopaladi Churna
- Half (½) to one (1) teaspoonful
- Twice daily
- Along with honey (Sitopaladi churna + honey is known as Sitopaladi Leha)
- Ideally after food
- Never exceed recommended dosage (too much of anything is counterproductive)
However, the exact dosage depends on various factors, such as age, digestive power, present health conditions, current medications (if any), etc. Besides, Ayurveda suggests various Sitopaladi churna + other Ayurvedic remedy combinations for managing specific ailments.
Therefore, for the best results,
- Consult an Ayurvedic practitioner before use
- And, adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle.
There are no reported side effects of Sitopaladi Churna to date. But, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before use.
Why Baidyanath Sitopaladi Churna?
With 100 plus years of experience, state-of-the-art manufacturing units, and a team of highly qualified Ayurvedic experts, Baidyanath is one of India’s leading Ayurvedic companies.
The Baidyanath range of expertly blended Churnais scientifically and hygienically curated to ensure the highest level of efficacy. Sitopaladi Churna – one of our flagship therapies – is made precisely as suggested by Ayurveda. It supports robust health and effectively manages dry, wet, and allergic coughs.
Buy Baidyanath Herbal Churna online or from the 1,00,000 plus retail outlets across India, and opt for holistic wellness.
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