Musta (Nagarmotha) churna

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1. Properties and possible usage

This medicine is sheeta (Cool) in nature and pacifies Pitta and Kapha. Although its usage is mentioned here, the treatment may differ according to the physical constitution, region, season and other ailments. Hence, take the medicine as advised by the doctor.

Indications Method of taking the medicine Duration
A. Feeling thirsty, feverish and body-ache Add ½ spoon musta churna per litre of water. Boil this water for 5 minutes. Drink only this water when thirsty. 3 to 4 days
B. Nausea, vomiting, loose motions, passing blood through stools Mix ushir churna, musta churna, coriander seed powder and fennel powder in equal proportion. Consume 1 spoon of this mixture in 1 small bowl of hot water, 3-4 times-a-day. 3 to 4 days
C. Heaviness in the body, lack of hunger, cloudy urine, fever, and for purifying blood Mix 1 spoon of musta churna in a small bowl of hot water, drink it 3-4 times-a-day. 7 days
D. Teething fever or some other ailments at this stage, breast-feeding babies who have fever In 1 glass water, add 1 spoon musta churna and boil it. Sieve the mixture and feed the baby small quantities of this water 5-6 times-a-day. 7 days


Vaidya Meghraj Madhav Paradkar

2. Note

For children in the age group of 3-7 years & 8-14 years, the dosage should be ¼ and ½ respectively of that specified above.


3. For better efficacy of powder

Avoid consuming eatables made from maida (refined wheat flour) and besan (Gram-flour) and avoid eating sour, salty, too oily or pungent preparations; Ice-cream, molasses, curds, paneer, cheese; stale-food, eating at an inappropriate time and in excess; going out in the Sun, staying awake at night.


4. Pray to your Deity of worship before taking the medicine

O’ Deity, I am offering this medicine at Your Holy feet and partaking it as Your ‘Prasad’. Let me become disease-free by taking this medicine.

-Vaidya Meghraj Madhav Paradkar, Sanatan Ashram, Ramnathi, Goa. (11.6.2021)

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