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Patola Churna is an Ayurvedic formulation obtained from the medicinal herb as prescribed in the ancient texts. This Churna is prepared from the herb Trichosanthes dioica. It is mainly used in the treatment of digestive and heart disorders. It is mentioned in various Ayurvedic texts for the treatment of various severe diseases. According to Master Charak, this churna is beneficial in pruritis, acne, utricaria etc.

This plant is native to the Indian subcontinent and is one of the most important vegetables of this region. The edible part of the plant is fruit.

This Churna is considered a good source of Carbohydrates, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, and B2. It contains other nutrients such as magnesium, copper, phosphorus, iron, and fiber.

It is also a rich source of flavonoids, alkaloids, glycosides, terpenes, sterols, magnesium, chlorine etc.


  • Family: Cucurbitaceae
  • Common Name: Parval
  • Sanskrit Names: Patola, Beejagarbha, Naga Phala, Panduphala, Amrutphala

What Are The Medicinal Qualities Of Patola (Trichosanthes Dioica)?

  • Taste (Rasa): katu (pungent) and tikta (bitter)
  • Qualities (Guna): Light to digest and dry.
  • Vipaka (taste after digestion): Katu (Pungent)
  • Potency: Hot
  • Effect on Tridosha: Balances Kapha and Pitta doshas

What Are The Therapeutic Uses Of Patola Powder

It is mainly used in

  • Cardiac disorders
  • Malabsorption syndrome
  • Chronic fever
  • Anemia
  • Liver disorders such as jaundice
  • Anorexia
  • Diseases related to oral cavity

Uses Of Patola Churna According To Charak Samhita

According to Charak Samhita, this churna is beneficial in curing all types of abdominal disorders including when water starts accumulating in the abdomen, jaundice, anemia, and oedema.

Ingredients Used In The Preparation Of Patola Churna

S. No. Herb Used Latin Name Part Used QTY
1. Patola Trichosanthes dioica Leaves 100 gm

What Are The Benefits Of Patola Churna?

In India, all parts of this plant have been used traditionally for several medicinal purposes since ages. According to Ayurveda, its root has purgative properties. The root has traditionally been used as a tonic, febrifuge, cathartic and used in the treatment of jaundice as well.

1. Hepatoprotective Property

There are various studies which show that Patola Churna shows histopathological protection to the liver cells as evident from various histopathological studies. In the research, it was observed that Patola Churna lowered the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglyceride levels but increased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and phospholipids. Hence, this churna is very beneficial for the patients suffering from various liver disorders. This churna can also be consumed by patients whose liver is damaged by the intake of excess of alcohol.

2. Anti-Diabetic Property

This churna has good hypoglycemic potential along with a high anti-diabetic profile. It possesses the medicinal property for lowering blood sugar level. Therefore, this churna is recommended for diabetic patients

3. Anti-bacterial Activity

Patola Churna possesses anti-bacterial properties against various pathogens such as E.coli, S.aureus, P.aeruginosa, Mycobacterium smegmatis etc.

4. Anti-oxidant Activity

Patola Churna possesses various anti-oxidant properties as it shows free-radical scavenging properties. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C that helps to fight with the free radical molecules which are responsible for aging. Including patola churna in the daily diet can postpone the aging process.

5. Geriatric Care

Patola Churna works wonder for geriatric care as it is having almost all the properties for the elderly i.e.anti-diabetic, anti-oxidant property, cholesterol lowering, hepato-protective and various other properties.

6. Gastroprotective or Anti-Ulcer

Patola Churna significantly increases mucosal glycoprotein and anti-oxidant enzyme levels in gastric mucosa in diabetic patients. It possesses ulcer healing effects as well. It also possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-analgesic activities.

7. Blood Purifier

Patola Churna is quite beneficial for the purification of the blood by regulating Pitta dosha in the body.

8. Boosts Immunity

Patola Churna has the ability to boost immunity as well. It can be used in the treatment of flu, cold, throat problems as it helps in boosting immunity.


Classical Reference of Patola


Half to one teaspoonful of this powder should be consumed along with plain water after meals two times a day.

Who can use Patola Churna?

The persons who are suffering from heart diseases, digestive problems such as hyperacidity, high cholesterol levels, diabetes etc. should use this powder. This churna possesses anti-microbial, anti-oxidant and hepato-protective properties.

Product Info

  • Package Type: Herbal Powder
  • Package Quantity: 100 gm bottle
  • This product is free from chemicals, preservatives, yeast, pesticides, microbes, fillers, starch etc.

Advantages Of Using Patola Powder By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda manufactures the unique herbal formulation as per the ancient Ayurvedic texts as well as quality control measures are also adopted as per the industry standards. Other reasons which make it superior to any other similar products available in the market are:

  • This product contains only pure herbs and no other chemicals or preservatives are used in the preparation of this herbal preparation.
  • The products of Planet Ayurveda give better results as only pure herbs are used.
  • Planet Ayurveda offers quality products at reasonable prices without compromising with the quality.
  • There is no testing of the medicines on the animals.

Side Effects

There are no side effects of Patola Churna. However, pregnant and lactating mothers and children should take this medicine under strict medical supervision. Its higher doses can cause diarrhea and vomiting.