Sitopaladi is an important Ayurvedic herbal formula. It is popular worldwide due to its various health benefits, including cold, cough and chronic respiratory problems. How should it be taken? Keep reading to learn sitopaladi dosage, sitopaladi side effects, sitopaladi ingredients and more.
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Sitopaladi Ingredients: What Is Sitopaladi?
The main ingredients of sitopaladi churna are as follows.
- Sitopala: rock sugar
- Tooagaksiri: inner white part of bamboo tree, botanical name: Bambusa vulgaris
- Pippali: long pepper, botanical name: Piper longum
- Ela: cardamom, botanical name: Elettaria cardamom
- Dalchini: cinnamon, botanical name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum1
The name sitopaladi includes the first letters of its ingredients: si from sitopala, to from tooagaksiri, pa from pippali, la from ela and di from dalchini. All these words in combination form sitopaladi. Churna means powder.
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Sitopaladi churna (powder) is helpful in cough, cold and chronic respiratory problems. It is useful in tuberculosis. It is helpful in burning sensation of the palms, feet and other parts of the body.
Sitopaladi churna (powder) is helpful in low digestive fire. It is helpful in loss of sensation of the tongue and inability to recognize taste. Sitopaladi churna is helpful when there is pain in the sides.
It is helpful when there is disinterest in food and anorexia.
Sitopaladi churna (powder) is helpful in fever. It is helpful in bleeding from the nose and mouth.1
It is useful in Pitta diseases, especially in hyperacidity. It is also helpful in excessive thirst.2
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According to the Ayurvedic texts, sitopaladi can be prepared as follows.
Take the ingredients of sitopaladi churna in the following quantities. A tola is an ancient weight measuring unit. One tola is approximately equal to 11.66 grams. In the following example, you can interchange tola with ‘parts’.
- Sitopala: 16 tola
- Tooagkshiri: 8 tola
- Pippali: 4 tola
- Ela: 2 tola
- Dalchini: 1 tola
Make a fine powder of all the ingredients together. You can either assemble each ingredient separately and then mix them all together or you can make a powder collectively in one shot. Store the mix in a container.1
Traditionally, the powder is made with the help of a mortar and pastel. The powder is then filtered or sifted with a soft and fine cloth. This process is traditionally called kapad chaan. Store it in an airtight container.
Properties Of Sitopaladi Churna
Sitopaladi is white in color. It has a nice, appealing fragrance. It is madhura (sweet) and katu (bitter) in taste.2
A masha is a unit of measure according to Ayurveda. One masha is approximately equal to 0.97 gm.
Take 1-4 masha of sitopaladi churna.2
Consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner for the appropriate dosage recommendation for you.
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How To Take Sitopaladi Churna
According to the Ayurvedic texts, sitopaladi churna should be taken along with honey or desi ghee, clarified butter.1
Sitopaladi Side Effects
Since sitopaladi contains sugar candy, diabetic patients should not take it.
If someone is allergic to any of its contents that person should also avoid taking sitopaladi churna.
Clinical studies have proven that sitopaladi churna is helpful in treating allergic disorders. Sitopaladi churna possesses anti-histaminic, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties.3
Clinical studies also showed that sitopaladi churna is helpful in relieving migraine.4
1. Sharangdhar Samhita with Hindi commentary, madhyam khanda 6/136-139, page no.-190, by Dr. Brahmanand Tripathi, 2010.
2. Bhaishjya Kalpana Vigyan with Hindi commentary by Aacharya Sidhinandan Mishra, Chaukhamba Surbharti Prakashan, Varanasi,1988.
3. Makhija, Inder K., et al. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports., U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2013, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3807997/.
4.Vaidya, P B, et al. “Response to Ayurvedic Therapy in the Treatment of Migraine without Aura.” Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Jan. 2010, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20532095.