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Sudarshan Churna – Ingredients, Benefits, Side Effects – Ayurvedic medicine for Fever

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, Cyperus rotundus, Hareetaki, Dualabha, 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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Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Assistant Professor, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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Comments

  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?
    Thankyou,
    Kaushal

    • 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,
    Keli

    • 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).

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