20 January 2014

MAKING SIDDHA MEDICINES KNOWN TO THE PEOPLE - 2. AMUKKURA CHURNAM

Amukkura Churnam is a well known siddha drug. The original text reference of this effective medicine is Therayar Karisal 300.  This unpretentious herbal medicine with just 8 ingredients is very much useful in several disease conditions. This medicine was widely used for its spermatogenesis effect in the treatment of male infertility. Now its usage become vast. This medicine is found to be useful in Parkinsonism and in the management of post fever arthralgia in dengu fever.
 

Ingredients


1. Amukkura - Aswagandha - Withania somnifera ( Withania Root) അശ്വഗന്ധം
2. Chukku    - Sunti  -  Zingiber Officinalis (Dry Ginger) ചുക്ക്
3. Thippali  - Pippali  - Piper longum (Long Pepper) തിപ്പലി
4. Milaku  - Maricha  -  Piper nigrum (Black Pepper) കുരു മുളക്
5. Elam  - Ela  - Elattaria cardamomum (Cardamoms) ഏലം 
6. Lavangam - Lavanga - Syzygium aromaticum (Cloves) ഇലവർങം (ഗ്രാമ്പു )
7. Chirunagapoo - Nagakesara - Mesua nagassarium (Ceylon Iorn wood) ചെറു നാഗപ്പൂ 
8. Sugar

Actions

1. Spermatogenesis
2. Nervine Tonic
3. Enhances sleep in 1-2 hours
3. Effective in erectile dysfunction
4. Reduces pain in rheumatic conditions.







Other Links
1. Standardization of Amukkura, scientific paper.in Indian Journal of Traditional Medicine.
2. Amukkura wiki
3. Management of Chikungunya Through Ayurveda and siddha, Technical report by Central council forResearch in Ayurveda and Siddha.

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