Nimba means neem, which is the main ingredient. Nimbadi churna is a mixture of 19 types of herbal powder along with salt, kshara etc.  It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment for skin diseases, gout etc.

  • It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of skin diseases, gout, leukoderma, skin eruptions, psoriasis,  urticaria, eczema, vitiligo, psoriasis, swelling, liver and spleen disorders.
  • It heals chronic non-healing wounds, as in case of diabetic wounds
  • It heals non healing in case of ulcers rheumatoid arthritis
  • It is used in spleen disorders
  • It relieves joint inflammation caused due to rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It improves skin texture and complexion, if used for one month time.

Dose :  2 to 4 grams, twice daily before or after food before or after food as directed by physician. Adjuvent( Anupana): Along with guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) decoction.

Side effects: Heavy dose may induce mild gastric irritation, Used with caution in hypertensive  patients as it contain salt. Special care is required while administering this medicine in men undergoing treatment for infertility. Because it contains Kshara as an ingredient

Ingredients:

SI No Sanskrit name Botanical Name/ Common name Quantity
1 Nimbi Azadiracta indica 4 Parts
2 Amritha Tinospora cordifolia 4 Parts
3 Abaya(haritaki) Terminalia chebula 4 Parts
4 Dhatri(amalaki) Emblica officinalis 4 Parts
5 Somaraji(bakuchi) Psoralea corylifolia 4 Parts
6 Shunti Zingiber officinalis 1 Part
7 Vidanga Embelia ribes 1 Part
8 Edagaja(chakramarda) Cassia tora 1 Part
9 Kana(pippali) Piper longum 1 Part
10 Yamani(yavani) Trachyspermum ammi 1 Part
11 Ugragandha(vacha) Acorus calamus 1 Part
12 Jeeraka Cuminum cyminum 1 Part
13 Katuka Picrorrhiza kurroa 1 Part
14 Khadira Acacia catechu 1 Part
15 Saindava lavana Rock salt 1 Part
16 Yava kshara Alkali(prepared out of yava) 1 Part
17 Haridra Curcuma longa 1 Part
18 Daruharidra Berberis aristata 1 Part
19 Mustha Cyperus rotundus 1 Part
20 Devadaru Cedrus deodara 1 Part
21 Kushta Saussurea lappa 1 Part

Method of preparation: The above ingredients are powdered separately and mixed together in specified quantity.

Shelf life period: Around 6 month.

Reference : Bhaishajyaratnavali vataraktachikitsa prakarana 27 / 28-35.

Ayurvedic properties of Nimbadi churna:

Roga karma: Vatarakta, shwithra, audumbara kusta, kota, charmadala, sidma, pama, vipluta, kandu, vicharchika, dadrumandala, kittiba, amavatha, ama shotha, udara, pliha, gulma, pandu, kamala, kandu and vrana.

Dosha karma: Tridoshahara, especially kaphapittahara.

Agni karma: Deepana, pachana.

Other karma: Raktadushtihara, lekhana and srothoshodana.

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