Achieving Good Gut Health The Ayurvedic Way

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Bilwadi Churna is one of the most well-known Ayurvedic medicines to improve overall digestive function and health. It helps alleviate numerous acute and chronic gastrointestinal conditions such as-

The potent herbs in this formulation help calm the hyperactivity in the gut and provide the necessary nutrition to make up for the lost nutrients caused by loose bowels. 

Ayurvedic doctors, medical professionals, and healthcare experts increasingly prescribe this cannabis-based medicine to their patients because of its quick and efficacious action on the system, along with its incredible safety profile. 

Let us dive deeper into Bilwadi Churna’s composition and discover what makes this ayurvedic medicine therapeutically beneficial for gut health.

Ingredients of Bilwadi Churna

Bilwadi Churna consists of the following vital ingredients:

  • Bilwa magaj/Bael (Aegle Marmelos or Wood Apple)

Bilwa magaj/Bael is the prominent ingredient in the Bilwadi Churna and the plant that gives the formulation its name. This fruit is rich in nutrients like proteins, vitamins C and B, beta carotene, dietary fibers, fats, and minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and copper. 

Numerous studies over the years have indicated the wide-ranging pharmacological properties of this plant. Bael exhibits anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial characteristics that help alleviate bacteria-induced cholera and diarrhea, along with its associated infections, by lowering the buildup and concentration of harmful bacteria in the gut. 

Bael’s laxative properties help prevent constipation because its fiber adds bulk to the stool and promotes bowel movement. Its juice can balance the levels of mucosa and oxidative stress in the digestive tract to control gastric ulcers. Its antioxidants help protect the heart and reduce cholesterol levels.

Its fruit stimulates the digestive enzymes to improve digestion. It is rich in anti-inflammatory compounds called tannins that help reduce inflammation in the gut and manage conditions like IBS and IBDs. 

These tannins, combined with mucilage fluid secretions of the fruit, reduce the production of gastric acid in the stomach and the consequent damage to the stomach lining, thus, preventing ulcer formation.

  • Bhanga/Vijaya (Hemp Plant or Medical Cannabis)

A revered herb in Ayurveda, Vijaya is one of the most effective herbs for alleviating digestive disorders and improving gut health. It contains over 100+ active compounds called cannabinoids, among which THC and CBD remain the most notable. The ECS plays a vital role in gut health and balance. 

It regulates the body’s inflammatory responses, among other vital bodily functions, thus influencing the development of inflammatory gut conditions like IBS and IBD. Out of the ECS’s cannabinoid receptors, the CB2 receptors are highly concentrated in the immune system. A 2021 study indicates that over 70-80% of the immune cells lie in the gut!

Thus the hemp plant activates the gut’s CB2 receptors and significantly reduces inflammation.  It affects the body’s immune response, reduces hyperactivity, and prevents the production of pro-inflammatory compounds like cytokines and chemokines. As a result, it provides patients relief from IBDs, IBS, and other inflammatory health conditions.

The hemp plant also activates the CB1 receptors concentrated in the brain and balances the gut microbiome through the gut-brain axis. This helps improve overall digestive health and function and prevents gut health issues from arising in the future.

  • study found that Vijaya triggered the production of ghrelin in the body, the hormone responsible for hunger. It also affected the brain’s regions responsible for hunger and caused them to sense the hormone and respond to it. This makes it beneficial for patients with chronic illnesses experiencing appetite loss.
  • A Canadian study showed that over 91% of the patients had significant improvement in IBD symptoms with the use of Vijaya. It alleviated abdominal pain in 83.9%, abdominal cramping in 76.8%, and diarrhea in over 28.6% of the patients.
  • Patients consuming Vijaya were seen to have 30% lower odds of suffering from constipation.
  • Another 2020 study indicated that the hemp plant’s interaction with the ECS allows it to alleviate IBS and decrease inpatient healthcare utilization of the patients.
  • Mochrasa/Shalmali (Bombax Malabaraicum, Bombax Ceiba, or Salmalia Malabarica)

Mochrasa is a therapeutically important herb used in various Ayurvedic medicines. It has various bioactive compounds like flavonoids, tannins, and phenols. 

It exhibits strong antioxidant, analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial, immunomodulatory, hypotensive, anti-lipidemic, and anti-hemolytic activities, making it an effective medication for all forms of gut infections and painful conditions. 

Mochrasa also helps in managing conditions like dysentery and diarrhea and helps protect the ulcerated areas of the gut.

  • Sunthi/Sounth (Dry Ginger Powder)

Besides providing a distinct aroma and taste to numerous dishes in Indian cuisine, Sounth powder has various benefits for the gut. This powder, derived from the dried roots of the ginger plant, acts deep on the tissue level and shows effective digestive, carminative, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and rejuvenating properties. 

It helps manage conditions like indigestion, obesity, gas, bloating, acidity, nausea, vomiting, as well as bacterial infections in the gut. In addition, being a natural analgesic, it can alleviate abdominal and colic pain. Dry ginger is absorbent and hence, incredibly useful for IBS and diarrhea.

  • Dhataki (Woodfordia Fruticosa)

Dhataki is another potent Ayurvedic herb that helps improve the bulk of feces and is thus beneficial in alleviating issues like dysentery, diarrhea, piles, etc. It further balances the three doshas and boosts gut immunity.

  • Dhanyaka /Dhania (Coriander)

Dhanyaka is a revered culinary herb with incredible nutritional value. It is a rich source of essential minerals like copper, zinc, iron, manganese, magnesium, and other nutrients like proteins and vitamins C and K. It alleviates gut issues like diarrhea, gastric, nausea, abdominal pain, bloating, discomfort, etc. The dietary fibers in the herb are excellent sources of antioxidants. This allows the herb to regulate the production of digestive hormones and stimulate liver function. 

Dhanyaka further alleviates blood sugar levels, increases metabolism, reduces bad cholesterol levels, and promotes good cholesterol in the system. Consequently, it helps with the regulation of healthy body weight as well as a healthy cardiovascular system.

  • Saunf (Fennel)

Ayurveda doctors and nutritionists alike love Saunf because of its indispensable medicinal properties. It stimulates the production of digestive juices and enzymes to improve digestion. Its anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties help with constipation, indigestion, flatulence, and bloating. 

Saunf consists of various minerals, antioxidants, organic compounds, and vitamins like C, E, and K. Its dietary fibers help regulate and suppress appetite and prevent craving and overeating, thus improving metabolism and promoting weight loss. It also improves vitamin and mineral absorption to reduce fat storage. 

By aiding digestive movement, Saunf allows for the easy passage of food through the digestive tract without any excessive gas buildup. Its anti-microbial properties prevent the buildup of harmful gut bacteria that may otherwise cause infections.

The above ingredients combine to create an invaluable formulation for digestive fire. Find out more about leveraging the immense therapeutic benefits of Bilwadi Churna and its right dosage for relieving gut health issues by reaching out to Hempstreet and getting the right medical consultation from the best Ayurvedic doctors.


Hempstreet is India's first and largest research to retail player in the medicinal cannabis space with a network of 60,000 ayurvedic practitioners across the country.

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