A sizable population worldwide has been reported to suffer from one or more gastrointestinal disorders, which ultimately affects their quality of life. These are disorders with a wide range of symptoms, ranging from dyspepsia to severe carcinomas. Functional dyspepsia (FD), a persisting dyspepsia condition characterized by discomforts such as bloating, early satiety, postprandial fullness, belching, heart burn, indigestion, and epigastric pain has been reported to cause about 10-30% prevalence worldwide. The absence of a safe medication to manage this condition of health is a major challenge in the current scenario.

Ayurveda, the Indian System of Medicine believed to be developed 5000 years ago, has beautifully described a spectrum of diseases that can be related to FD. Functional dyspepsia is regarded as a swatantravyadhi (independent disease), caused by conditions of aggravated pitta (amlapitta) or indigestion caused by aggravated pitta (vidagdhaajeerna). Avipaka (indigestion), utklesa (vomiting), hrthkantadaaha (burning sensation in upper digestive tract), tikthaamlaudgara (burping and sour taste in mouth) have been regarded as the main lakshana(Symptoms).

There is no single reason for the cause of functional dyspepsia. Rather, there may be several reasons for the pathogenesis and the cause may include: ahaara (diet such as carbonated drinks, fatty and fried food), vihaara (lifestyle with lack of timely food intake, lack of proper sleep), manasikabhaava (mental factors such as stress, anxiety, depression, anger etc).

A number of medicinal plants have been mentioned in the Ayurvedic classics for protecting our physical, mental and social well-being. Among them, Hingu (Ferula asafoetida L.) and Ajamoda (Trachyspermum ammi L) are explained exclusively for improving the gut health. Both the herbals are used as spices and kitchen remedy for gut disorders from the ancient period. StomaX™ features the synergistic combination of these spices as Asafin® (A unique delivery form of Ferula asafoetida developed using the green technology, called FENUMATTM) and ajwain extract. StomaX™ helps you to support your digestion, maintain a healthy gut, tackles the abdominal discomforts like bloating, belching etc and improves your quality of life.


Meet the ingredients

Asafin®: An exotic herbal ingredient for gut health

Asafoetida is the oleo-gum-resin obtained from the rhizomes and roots of Ferula asafoetida L. In the ayurvedic classic called Charaka samhitha, HINGU is mentioned as an agroushada (best single drug) for various ailments in the digestive system and as a deepaniya anulomaniya dravya (carminative and antiflatulent drug). It can correct the digestion by increasing the agni (digestive fire), removes the excess intestinal gases and helps in proper expulsion of fecal matters. It is often regarded as the FOOD OF GOD. Modern pharmacological studies have substantiated their beneficial pharmacological effects for brain, liver, heart and gut health; and many scientific reviews are available. It is a popular food additive (flavor) in USA and Europe with GRAS and EFSA approval.

Despite the immense medicinal properties, the unfavourable odour and taste of the oleo gum resin (due to the presence of sulphur compounds) make it unfit for daily consumption. Here comes the importance of the patented FENUMATTM technology – to bind, encapsulate, disperse and hence to convert asafoetida oleo-gum-resin into free flowing, directly compressible, taste-masked ‘natural’ beadlets for easy consumption and better absorption -- Self-emulsifying, sustained-release natural beadlets for safe consumption. Asafin® has been clinically substantiated to reduce dyspepsia symptoms at a dose less than 250 mg/day.


Ajwain (Thymol›5%)

Ajwain or Trachyspermum ammi L –also known as ajamoda, ayamodakam, thymol seeds or bishop’s weed - is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. Fruits are considered as the useful part and they are usually dry-roasted or fried in ghee which allows the spice to develop a more subtle and complex aroma. It is widely used in the cuisine of the Indian subcontinent and also as an important ingredient in herbal medicine for digestive problems from centuries, to support healthy gut and normalize digestion. The active ingredient is identified as thymol and recent researches have shown its action in the gastrointestinal tract.


Why to choose StomaX™?

• A blend of key ingredients of two popularly known kitchen spices in its bioavailable form

• 100% natural, food grade & clean label.

• Patented and clinically substantiated ingredient to manage functional dyspepsia

• Food-grade delivery technology

• Minimized taste and odour

• No artificial / synthetic flavors

• Allergen free


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