Sitopladi is a churna – a blend of dried and powdered herbs that are mixed together to create a homogenous mixture. Included in the blend is long pepper, cinnamon and cardamom – herbs that calm aggravated kapha and vata, break up mucus and rejuvenate the respiratory system.
Sitopladi has properties that allow for the natural expectoration of mucus. It balances both kapha (phlegm), vata (dryness) and the excess heat of pitta (acute irritation and dryness) in the chest, throat and respiratory tract. (1) It has also been shown to support a healthy antioxidant effect (2) and boost immunity in the respiratory tract. (3)
It is common practice to combine sitopaladi with a small amount (1/4 teaspoon) of honey to enhance its transport to the lungs.
Taste (Rasa): Sweet, pungent
Energy (Virya): Heating
Post-digestive quality (Vipaka): Sweet
Quality (Guna): Light, unctuous
Constitution Effect (Dosa): VPK =, P+ in excess
Tissue (Dhatu): Plasma, Blood
Channel (Srotas): Respiratory, digestive
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