Ayurveda & Gut Health

Ayurveda has a very simple health policy. As per Ayurveda, the root cause for most of your ailments is your gut health.

If you can keep your abdomen and related organs healthy, rest assured that your overall health will be good. One medicine that can assure you of good gut health is Ashta Choornam. The health benefits of Ashta Choornam are many, according to Ayurveda.

What is Ashta Choornam

As the name suggests, Ashta Choornam is a powder that has eight ingredients, all herbs being extremely beneficial for a human’s overall health.

Ashta Choornam is an age old Ayurvedic solution for all your abdominal issues. It increases bile secretion thereby aiding digestion and treating appetite loss. Further, it has carminative action which helps in prevention of gas formation and bloating. It is a great to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It treats Ama accumulation and hence can be used as a secondary medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Ingredients of Ashta Choornam

The main ingredients include Black Pepper, Long Pepper, Ginger, Celery Seeds, Rock Salt, White Cumin Seeds, Black Cumin Seeds and Asafoetida.

Medicinal Properties of Ashta Choornam

  • Appetizer
  • Digestive Stimulant
  • Anti-flatulent
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti-hepatomegaly
  • Anthelmintic

Ashta Choornam is mainly used to increase the Pitta in the digestive system. It is mostly used in cases of loss of appetite occurring due to a decrease in the secretion of gastric juices.

A few health conditions where Ashta Choornam may come in helpful are as follows:

Loss of AppetiteIncomplete evacuation – when patient complaints of sticky stool and defecate with mucus content in the stool
AnorexiaConstipation (mainly as described in incomplete evacuation) – due to liver disorders or decrease supply of bile into to the intestine from liver and gallbladder
Intestinal Gas or FlatulenceIrritable bowel syndrome – when patient has loose stools and defecate stool with mucus content
Abdominal heaviness after eatingIrritable bowel syndrome – when patient has loose stools and defecate stool with mucus content
Feeling of abdominal lump mainly due to excess gasBloating
Abdominal pain mainly due to accumulation of gas in the abdomenFatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis)
DiarrhoeaLoose stools


Though the health benefits of Ashta Choornam are many & may be influenced to use it, it is advisable to consult an Ayurvedic physician before any treatment.

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