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CHURNAMS

CHURNAMS

by Kottakkal Support November 10, 2019

Churnams, The Traditional Formulations

 

Churnams are single dravyas that are finely ground and strained through a fine sieve. The result is a fine light powder that easily absorbs. Single churnams are combined to make traditional formulations. Churnams are the main components for kashayas, kwathams, arishtams, lehams, oils, and ghritams. Some churnams are produced for internal use while others are for external use only. There are five aqueous extracts known as the pañca kaṣāya.  

 

Pañca kaṣāya – the five aqueous extract

  • Svarasa - fresh-squeezed plant juice (when fresh plant is unavailable dried is used)
  • Kalka - powdered dravya prepared into a paste
  • Kvātha - boiled decoction
  • Hima - cold infusion
  • Phāṇṭa - warm infusion

 

These are the most common methods of preparation but is not limited to these. Generally, kvātha or boiled decoction is utilized for internal churnams, and kalka or paste is utilized for external usage.

 

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