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The Story Behind Kabasura Kudineer

By Granniez Green Herbs on Sat Nov 21, 2020

Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam is a traditional formulation used by Siddha practitioners for effectively managing common respiratory ailments such as the flu and cold.

Siddha – Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam

Kabasura Kudineer is a well known Siddha medicine that consists of a whopping 15 herbal ingredients, each of them having unique characteristic features of its own. But this Churnam is extensively aimed at boosting the lungs, improving respiratory mechanism, and treating infectious conditions like cough, cold, fever, and other respiratory infections. This Churnam became quite well-known during the times of flu owing to its therapeutic and curative qualities.

The Churnam though in powdered form is generally consumed after infusing it in water and making a decoction or kadha like consistency.

The entire world is on the brink of collapse due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Each country is deploying scientists and doctors to find a cure for COVID-19.

In this situation, the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy), the Government of India, is working towards scientific evidence-based solutions to evaluate Kabasura Kudineer.Kabasura kudineer or choornam possesses strong anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, hepato-protective, anti-pyretic, anti-asthmatic, and immunomodulatory properties. Several studies have disclosed that kabasura kudineer due to its anti-inflammatory properties aids in reducing swelling in the air passages while antibacterial and antipyretic properties ease fever.

The Choornam though in powdered form is generally consumed after infusing it in water and making a decoction or kadha like consistency.

Kabasura Kudineer contains the following 15 ingredients combined in equal proportions of 6.66% of each compound to make the formulation.

  1. Dry Ginger – Zingiberofficinale Rosc (சுக்கு – Chukku)
    Promote digestion and is beneficial in treating asthma and other chronic respiratory ailments.
    Part Used – Rhizome
  2. Long Pepper, Pippili – Piper longum L (திப்பிலீ – Thippili)
    It has the potential to treat indigestion, asthma, and cough.
    Part Used – Fruit
  3. Clove – Syzgium aromaticum (லவங்கம் – Lavangam)
    It has the power to kill bacteria and promote liver health.
    Part Used – Flower bud
  4. Dusparsha – Tragia involucrata (சிருகன்கோரி வேர் – Cirukancori Ver)
    It is used to treat hemorrhoids.
    Part Used – Root
  5. Akarakarabha – Anacyclus pyrethrum (அக்கிரகாரம் – Akkirakaram)
    It is used for healing mouth ulcers, sore throat, cough, and ailments caused due to the worsening of vata dosha.
    Part Used – Root
  6. Kokilaksha – Hygrophilla auriculata (முல்லி வேர் – Mulli Ver)
    A plant highly valued in ayurvedic medicine for treating jaundice, abdominal distention, and urinary infections.
    Part Used – Root
  7. Haritaki – Terminalia chebula (கடுகாய் தூள் – Kadukkai Thool)
    Imbued with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties it facilitates treating sore throat and allergies.
    Part Used – Pericarp
  8. Malabar Nut – Adhatoda vasica (அடதோடை இலை – Adathodai Elai)
    It is used for treating upper respiratory infections and asthma.
    Part Used – Leaf
  9. Ajwain – Plectranthus amboinicus (கர்பூரவள்ளி – Karpooravalli)
    It helps in relieving the common cold and cough.
    Part Used – Leaf
  10. Kusta – Saussurea lappa (கோஷ்டம், கோஸ்பதம், கோட்டம் – Kostam, Kottam)
    A popular herb used in treating gout and respiratory ailment.
    Part Used – Root
  11. Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia (சீந்தில் கொடி – Seenthil Kodi)
    It possesses antipyretic and immunomodulatory effects.
    Part Used – Stem
  12. Bharangi – Clerodendrum serratum (சிறு தேக்கு – Siru Thekku)
    A strong herb used widely for treating allergic rhinitis, asthma, and other inflammatory conditions.
    Part Used – Root
  13. Kalamegha – Andrographis paniculata (நிலவேம்பு – Nilavembu)
    It is used for cleansing and purifying the blood and liver.
    Part Used – The whole plant
  14. Raja Pata – Cissampelos pareira (வட்டத்திருப்பி – Vattathiruppi)
    A potent herb used for curing fever and intestinal worms.
    Part Used – Root
  15. Musta – Cyperus rotundus (கோரை கிழங்கு – Korai Kizhangu)
    This herb eases fever and burning sensation.
    Part Used – Rhizome
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