Sudarshan Churna: Ingredients, Benefits, Side Effects

Sudarshan Churna is an Ayurvedic medicine. It is a mix of many herbal powders. It is traditionally used in the treatment of fever. It is used in India since many centuries.  Sudarshan Churna is also known as Sudarshan Choornam, Sudarshana Choorna, Sudarshana Churna etc.

Kirata Tikta – Swertia chirata – a potent antiviral herb is the main ingredient of Sudarshan Churna.  Apart from it, this highly effective product contains many antiviral and antibacterial herbs such as Giloya, turmeric, neem, Parpata, etc.

Sudarshana Churna benefits – 
Traditionally Sudarshana Churna is used in the treatment of fever originating from all the three doshas, chronic fever. It is one of the widely used Ayurvedic medicine for fever.

It is also good for liver, spleen.

Sudarshan Churna  dose –
3 – 6 grams with Aurvedic kashayams, or warm water.

Sudarshana Churna ingredients – 
Kaleeyaka (Santalum album), turmeric, Deodar, Acorus,
Musta – Cyperus rotundus,
Hareetaki – Terminalia chebula
Duralabha, Karkatashrungi,
Kantakari, Ginger, Trayamana, Parpata, Neem, long pepper root,
Balaka, Shati, Pushkaramoola (root of Inula racemosa), Long pepper,
Murva, Kutaja, Licorice, Drumstick seeds, Kutaja seeds,
Asparagus, Daruharidra (Berberis aristata),
Rakta Chandana, Padmaka, Sarala, Usheera, Cinnamon Saurashtra,
Shalaparni, Ajowan, Ativisha, Bael bark, black pepper, Tejapatra, Amla, Giloya, katuki, Chitraka, Patola leaves, Prishnaparni. Kirata Tikta is taken equal to all the above herbs. Fine powder is mixed uniformly.

Shelf life – 2 years. If the jar is opened, it should be finished within two months.

Effect on Tridosha – Sudarshan Churna helps to achieve Tridosha balance.

Sudarshana Churna  side effects – There are no known side effects of this product. However, this product should be used under medical supervision. This product should not be used as a home remedy for fever.

This product is also used in children by Ayurvedic doctors.

Companies that manufacture Sudarshan Churna –
Dabur, Dindayal, Gurukul kangri, UAP, Zandu.

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  1. i know all the names you mentioned. My father (though not a ayu doc) is knowledgeable in ayurveda.That is how I learnt about ayurved.And i know about it.
    BTW, you hvnt answered my question.

  2. Kunwar Singh says:

    Dear Dr Hebbar,

    Taking Sudarshan Churna becomes very difficult for people suffering from fever due to its strong bitter taste whereas Sudarshan Ghanvati in tablet form made by Zandu is more potent and all time better since it is easier to swallow. Sudarshan Ghanvati is a unique herbal combination that can be used for all kinds of infections and fever. A detailed history about Sudarshan Ghanvati given below will help a large number of people to understand its effectiveness in treating their sufferings from all types of infections and fever:

    Health Benefits of Sudarshan Ghanvati (By Zandu)

    Sudarshan Ghanvati contains 53 bitter ingredients in number. Chiraita (Swertia chirata) is the main herb. It has capacity to even threat fever associated with symptoms as Dyspepsia (indigestion and digestive disorder causing heartburn and nausea) and Anorexia Fatigue (loss of appetite). It is an ultimate and definite remedy for Pyrexia (high temperature and repeated fever) and all types of infections.

    The whole plant is used medicinally but the root is rich in active principles. It is bitter in nature and it has been used in Ayurveda for a long time as bitter tonic, anthelmintic (to expel intestinal parasites and worms) and antipyretic (to reduce fever). Swertia chirata is also recognized by British and United States Pharmacopoeias. Unlike most other medicines of this class, it does not constipate the bowels but tends to produce a mild laxative effect. It promotes the flow of bile. In gastrointestinal disorders, it is used to boost digestion. It is equally effective in controlling blood sugar and lowering higher levels of cholesterol and triglyceride.

    It helps to restore healthy digestion and strengthens digestive system. It balances all three doshas (vata, pitta and kapha) and thus builds strong immunity against allergens and infections. It provides valuable protection against fever causing factors like viral and parasitic infections.

    In Ayurvedic treatment, Sudarshan Ghanvati is very commonly recommended formula as a preventive remedy against various types of mild to moderate fever primarily associated with cough, cold, allergy, flu, swine flu, indigestion and diarrhea. It stimulates the liver, promotes blood detoxification and tones up the digestive system. It strengthens immune system to protect body from various infections.

    It is totally effective as a preventive remedy in epidemic of malarial and viral fever, chronic low grade fever, low immunity, allergies and chronic respiratory infections.

    To treat all types of fever, take two tablets after meal and cover your body with extra linen. Allow your body to sweat profusely and when it happens, the fever subsides giving a good sense of relief. Repeat the same treatment if fever returns back.

    Take care and remain blessed with good health!

    Best regards,
    Kunwar Singh

  3. Hi Dr Hebbar,
    Can this be taken on a daily basis? What are the recommendations for t diabetic people?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      This can be taken upto a limited period. For a maximum, it can be taken for 2 – 3 months, only if your doctor permits.
      Diabetic patient can take this after food.

  4. Keli Sheth says:

    Dr Hebar,

    Can this be taken as an antibacterial agent for few weeks with any adverse reaction?
    Thank you,

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It can be taken for 6 – 8 weeks. It has got potent antiviral and mild antibacterial effect.

      • Keli Sheth says:

        I appreciate your prompt response. What Ayurvedic medicine would you recommend for its (their) antibacterial action and how long could it (they) be taken?
        Thanks you so much!

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Adult dose is – 1 – 2 teaspoons two times a day after food with lukewarm water.
          Can be taken for 1 – 2 months.
          Note: Better to consult a healthcare professional, than self medication.

          • As Keli asked above, I would also like to know ayurvedic medicines/herbs that have particularly potent *antibacterial* effect, for example those that can be taken in place of allopathic antibiotics (like *-mycin/*-cillin/etc…) for bacterial infections (of course will discuss with doctor before taking them), e.g. tooth infection, etc…

            • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

              Have to admit that nothing as strong ac mycins and cillins exist in Ayurveda. however, neem, Kiratatikta, Patola, Guduchi, Gokshura, Kantakari, garlic, Cinnamon, Clove are a few potent antibacterial herbs. (not a complete list).

  5. Can this be given to infants and small children?

  6. Dr. Hebbar,

    Sometimes Sudarshan Churna powder is found to have heavy metals like Lead, Mercury, Arsenic. How do we know who to buy from to make sure it’s safe?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, as per textual reference, both Sudarshana and Maha Sudharshana churnas do not contain any heavy metal ingredients.

  7. Bishnu Paudel says:

    I am so thin man can i take mahasudarsan churna with kasis bhasma ..i found in internet sudarsan churan abd kasis bhasma mixed 1 and 16 garm it improve gain is true? Pls suggest

  8. I am staying Africa and have have Problem of typhoid fever.

    Which medicine is good to prevent such effect.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, there are many supportive medicines for typhoid that can be tried – such as Sudarshan Choorna, Amrutarishta, Amrutottara Kashayam, Panchatikta kashayam tablet etc. But these should only be used as supportive medicine along with mainstream medication. Please consult your Ayurvedic docotr directly.

  9. muhdni zungo says:

    hi dr.!,
    can sudarshan churna by zandu be taken alongside other medicines?

  10. Dr. Hebbar – Is it safe to take sudarshan churna during pregnancy?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, it can be taken only if the doctor has prescribed directly. It is better to restrict its usage to not more than 15 days (in my opinion)

  11. Srinivas says:

    Hi Sir, is there any medicine to prevent febrile convulsions in ayurvedic for 3 years children?

  12. Hello, and will this churna help in case of unquality food poisoining? and I bought Narasimha rasayana for health problems, but I read in the web that those rasayanas are with ghee butter and in case this ghee is not held properly I need to have smth in hand..I live in Russia and I found reviews in the internet some people got stomach troubles becasue of rasayanas probably attributable to bad storage of a rasayana..I wanted to know what to take in case it happens..doctors in Russia say mahasudarshan it so?

  13. Hi,
    I live in Canada. I got sudarshan ghanvati tablets when i visited india last November. Do they have expiry dates?

  14. Snehal Ingle says:

    Plz let me know any medicine for fever in kids above 5. I tried giving sudarshan ghanvati 2 tab twice nut no improvement seen, he usually has cold cough . unwillingly I had to depend on ibugesic n meftal p , plz suggest remedu for fever also cold cough. Thanks.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, nowadays, communicable diseases such as malaria and typhoid are rampant. Hence, for fever in kids, it is best to consult a doctor directly and undergo necessary blood tests as per the doctor’s advice.

  15. rahul kaushik says:

    After taking medicine I’m not eatting too nuch

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      During fever the metabolism rate will be less that is the reason people tend to eat less when they have fever.

  16. Sudarshan ghanvati has been recommended for my teenage child’s acne. Will it help? Any side effects? And how long can it be used for? Thanks.

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Yes madam, It will help. It helps in Blood purifying thus, helping reduce acne. Do take it as the doctor has prescribed.

  17. Can sudarshan churan helps to reduce hyperacidity?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello sir, Sudarshan Churna is used in the treatment of fever originating from all the three doshas, chronic fever.

  18. Trilion says:

    Hello Dr,

    I was wondering if this could be used and made into a facial mask to treat acne.

    Do you think it would help?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, it can be very useful as a facial mask. Try the mask on a small patch of skin, just to check if your skin is allergic to any of its content.

  19. Hello Dr.
    Can you suggest some medicine to rwduce obessity. 26yr age all clinical reports including thyoride ok. Quite active but iverweight by 30 kgs. Pl suggest some medicine.

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello, Depending on your body type, the medication varies. It is generally recognized that no two persons are exactly alike, scientifically speaking, nor do they react alike, and a diet or drug that agrees with one may disagree with another. Various factors like body, constitution, age, gastric fire, morbid tendency the treatment is based. Do consult a physician for the treatment and dietary plan.

  20. Can Sudarshan vati be used for HPV infections in females?

  21. Can it be giving n to 3 yr and 9 months old kid…if yes what should be the dose of tablet?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, but the dose depends on disease. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.

      • Thanks for reply. He has a phlegm stucked in his throat and had a fever around 102 degree F. N that’s because he is breathing with mouth sometimes. His age is 3 yr n 9 months. Pls suggest me dose of tablet as I am outside India and no Ayurvedic doc.near by. Thank you

  22. Fit Sudarshanа as a prophylactic against malaria?

  23. I am searching for a medicine named panchasakha chuna of gita bhavan
    but it’s not available anywhere .can anyone guide me where will I get it?

  24. can i taka sudarshan churna to help with chest congestion?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      The cause of chest congestion needs to be evaluated first. If it is due to cough, cold, asthma etc, then it is useful.

  25. Hello sir,thanks for your website, whats the difference between sudarshan ghan vati and mahasudarshan vati,thanks

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