Ayurveda is the ancient Indian medicine system which recommends various herbs and herbo-mineral medicine for keeping a liver healthy. There are numerous herbs mentioned in authentic Ayurvedic literature for maintaining healthy digestion as well. As in today’s world due to our unhealthy lifestyle and eating habits, digestion and liver health is hugely neglected and negatively affected. Hence, it is very important to take care of the liver and digestion. There are many chemically loaded drugs present in the market for this purpose but they have many side effects as well and do harm your body in the long run. Hence it is a must to avoid drugs and go for natural remedies.


Yakrit plihantak churna is one of the best formulas in Ayurveda for maintaining a healthy liver and digestion. Yakrit means liver and pliha means spleen. Yakrit plihantak churna is formulated to treat the ailments of liver and spleen and helps in maintaining good digestive health as well. It helps in regenerating the damaged cells of liver, clears the accumulated toxins, helps in treating and preventing diseases of liver and spleen. First of all let us see which herbs are used in the preparation of this herbal churna.

  1. Bhumi Amla
  2. Makoy
  3. Katuki
  4. Punarnava
  5. Kaasni
  6. Kalmegh
  7. Bhringraj
  8. Sharpunkha

Yakrit Plihantak Churna

1. Bhumiamla

Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri) is an amazing herb which is grown widely in tropical areas. This wonderful herb helps in reversing the damage of the liver that is caused due to various diseases and infections and managing the disorders of the liver. Bhumi amla possesses antioxidant, hepatoprotective and antiviral qualities which makes it best for treating liver ailments. It also reduces the production of gastric acid and protects the lining of the stomach from the damage that can be caused by too much gastric acid and can form gastric ulcers.

2. Bhringraj

Bhringraj (Eclipta alba) is very well known for the benefits of liver owing to its amazing medicinal properties. This herb is full of antioxidants which prevents the free radicals damage to the liver and also it lowers down the toxic load on the organ and improves the functioning overall. Owing to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, Bhringraj prevents infections and inflammation.

3. Kalmegh

Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata) is one of the best herbs for liver diseases like fatty liver, alcoholic liver disease or hepatitis. It is full of medicinal properties like hepatoprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which helps in protecting the liver from different kinds of ailments, prevents damage caused to the liver by free radicals and also helps in treating inflammation. There is also evidence of Kalmegh being effective in treatment of hepatitis B viral infection.

4. Sharpunkha

Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea) is a widely used and well known herb in Ayurveda. This herb is used in the treatment of liver cirrhosis and splenomegaly. Sharpunkha also helps in maintaining the healthy levels of hemoglobin in the body and in Ayurveda it is well known for its medicinal usage to maintain liver health. Shapunkha besides treating liver ailments also helps in treating diseases of kidneys, spleen, skin troubles etc.

5. Kaasni

Kaasni/Kasani/Chicory (Cichorium intybus) is a medicinal herb that works as liver tonic which helps in managing the disorders of liver like fatty liver, enlarged liver and jaundice. This herb helps in balancing the Pitta dosha and improves metabolism by boosting the digestive fire. Kasani is known for improving the metabolism and liver is the main site of metabolism.

Therapeutic Uses of Yakrit Plihantak Churna

After learning about the major ingredients of Yakrit Plihantak churna you must be knowing now how amazingly this churna can help in treating ailments of liver, spleen and correcting the digestion eventually. Yakrit Plihantak churna can be used in treating fatty liver, alcoholic liver disease, managing diabetes, treating high cholesterol level, gallbladder stones, hormonal imbalances, constipation and Pitta disorders. As vitiation of Pitta disturbs the functioning of liver and also hinders digestion, hence when this amazing herbal churna is taken regularly, it balances the Pitta dosha and restores the function of liver and improves digestion by re igniting the digestive fire. It can be taken after meals ½ or 1 teaspoon full as per the age of the patient with plain water or can be taken as prescribed by your Ayurvedic physician.

There is also Slimolina tea which is very helpful in improving digestion as it stimulates the Agni (Digestive fire). This herbal tea is very therapeutic and has multiple medicinal properties that also helps in reducing the weight in a healthy manner. Slimolina tea also helps in maintaining good metabolism.


I will conclude this article by leaving you people with a choice to either opt for chemically loaded medicines that do harm your body in one way or another or go for the herbal churna or formula which consist of amazing medicinal herbs that are loaded with many natural therapeutic properties. Now that all the details I have mentioned in this article about Yakrit Plihantak churna, you can decide by yourself about what you want to choose. Our mother nature has provided us with all the things that can help in healing our body naturally. It’s just the knowledge which we need to gain about them and Ayurveda provides you with an abundance of it. Go natural, Go healthy! In case of any query kindly visit www.planetayurveda.com

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda Private Limited, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com