Ashtachurna is a simple Ayurvedic medicine, always a part of my travel kit. It helps improve digestion and the appetite.

What is Ashtachurna?

This is a recipe from Ashtanga Hridayam, mentioned in the treatment of digestive disorders.


  • Dry Ginger
  • Black Pepper
  • Long Pepper
  • Carom Seeds
  • Rock Salt
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Black Cumin Seeds
  • Asafoetida

Gently pound and dry roast the ingredients separately, powder them, sieve and mix. The Ashtachurna is ready!

How to consume?

It is best consumed half to one teaspoon with the first bowl of rice during lunch. You can also have this mixed with my buttermilk recipe.

One last thing, instead of buying this from a brand, make it at home!

Doctor Rekha is a 4th generation Ayurvedic Medicine Doctor (BAMS) living in between Dubai and India who has patients from around the globe who believes that the wisdom of Ayurveda can help everyone lead a happy, heathy and disease-free life.

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