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Elādi Cūrṇa

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Elādi Cūrṇa is a powder preparation made with the ingredients in the Formulation composition given below.

Formulation composition

Elā (Sūkṣmailā API) Elettaria cardamomum Sd. 1 part
Lavaṇga API Syzygium aromaticum Fl. Bd. 1 part
Gajakeśara (Nāgakeśara API) Mesua ferrea Stmn. 1 part
Kola majjā (Kola API) Zizyphus jujuba Rp.Fr. Pp. 1 part
Lāja (Śāli API) Oryza sativa Sd. 1 part
Priyaṇgu API Callicarpa macrophylla Infl. 1 part
Ghana (Mustā API) Cyperus rotundus Rt. Tr. 1 part
Candana (Śveta candana API) Santalum album Ht. Wd. 1 part
Pippalī API Piper longum Fr. 1 part

Method of preparation

  • Take all ingredients of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Dry Kola majja in an oven at 500 for 24 h and powder immediately after drying and pass
  • through sieve number 85. Wash, dry and powder all other cleaned ingredients (number 1 to 3 and 5 to 9) individually and pass through sieve number 85.
  • Weigh separately each powdered ingredient, mix together in specified ratio and pass through sieve number 44 to obtain ahomogeneous blend.
  • Pack it in tightly closed containers to protect from light and moisture.[1]


  • Brown-coloured, smooth powder with characteristic odour of Elā, and a spicy, pungent taste. The powder completely pass on through sieve number 44 and not less than 50 per cent pass on through sieve number 85.


  • Store in a cool place in tightly closed containers, protected from light and moisture.

Therapeutic uses

  • Kāsa (Cough), Śvāsa (Asthma).


  • 10 g daily in divided dose.


  • Honey, Sugar.

Physico-chemical parameters

Loss on drying Not more than 10 per cent
Total ash Not more than 7 per cent
Acid-insoluble ash Not more than 2 per cent
Alcohol-soluble extractive Not less than 10 per cent
Water-soluble extractive Not less than 90.0 per cent
pH (1% aqueous solution) 5 to 7