Definition - What does Talisadi mean?
Talisadi is a common Ayurvedic formula, used to balance all three doshas. It is based on the same ingredients as Sitopaladi, combined with additional herbs and spices known to intensify heat and stimulate agni (digestive fire).
Found in Ayurvedic texts such as Charaka Samhita and Ashtanga Hridaya, Talisadi has long been used to bolster overall wellbeing, boost immunity and improve respiratory health.
Yogapedia explains Talisadi
Talisadi is comprised of sugar, Pippali, (Piper Longum), Vanshlochan (Bamboo manna), Twak (Cinnamon), Elaichi (Green cardamom), Maricha (Black Pepper), Zingiber (Ginger) and Talisa. To make Talisadi, each of these ingredients is dried into a powder before being mixed together. Talisadi may also come in tablet form, known as Talisadi Guti.
Talisadi can help to:
- Treat the symptoms of coughs, colds and fever
- Burn toxins
- Maintain body temperature
- Improve pulmonary function
- Boost immunity
- Fight inflammation
- Treat anemia
- Improve metabolism
In most cases, Talisadi does not cause any side effects. It is advised to take one teaspoonful with honey, twice per day. Ideally, Talisadi should be consumed after a meal. It should not be consumed in excess, as this can aggravate Pitta.