Avipattikar is an Ayurvedic medicine used for helping in conditions that affect the normal functioning of the digestive and excretory system. Avipattikar contains the herbs amla, behada, black pepper, cardamom, clove, ginger, haritaki, Indian bay leaf, long pepper, nut grass, turpeth, mishri and vidanga. It is thought to neutralize the acid secretion in the gastrointestinal tract and promote the production of digestive enzymes which aid in the absorption of nutrients. Avipattikar possesses strong carminative, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that aid in imbalances related to pitta dosha.
Avipattikar is traditionally used to neutralize the increased acidic contents naturally and is known to be effective in minor heart burn or hyper acidity. It is beneficial in digestive problems including diarrhea, constipation, gastritis, heartburn, indigestion and ulcers. Avipattikar in Ayurveda means to get rid of digestive disorder.It is thought to act as a cleanser for the digestive system and helps in the building of proteins and fats in the body. In addition it also helps to check mild constipation and improve the appetite. It is also indicated to help against the burning sensation in urinary system, make the stool soft and in helping to improve the regularity of bowel. This herbal mixture is also known for its anti-oxidant properties.