The word literally means churna
' powder '. A churna is a powder of
dried fruit, herbs or other
plant substances. Depending on the
recipe is this powder sometimes with fresh
juices from the same plant moistened, in
Sun-dried and ground up again.
The number of ingredients can to Western
concepts very large; churna's with such a
Sixty ingredients are not exceptional.
Generally a churna with
water. Depending on the Constitution
of the patient or the composition of
This sometimes happens with the churna ghee
(clarified butter), honey or milk.