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 in use 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.

Benefits, indications, dose

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.

Doctors also prescribe Sudarshan Churna for the treatment of –
Fatty liver changes
Alcoholic liver disorder

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

Can this Churna be given to children on a daily basis?
If you are intending to give it for improving immunity, this product might not be suitable for daily usage for long term. Something like Chyawanprash looks like a better choice.

Ingredients, effect on Doshas

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. The fine powder is mixed uniformly.

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

Side effects, shelf life

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.

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

Sudarshan Ghanvati

It is the tablet prepared from the same ingredients.
Dose of the tablet is 1-2 tablets 2-3 times in a day, before or after food. The shelf life is 3 years from the date of manufacturing.

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse


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

48 comments on “Sudarshan Churna: Ingredients, Benefits, Side Effects

  • shri

    03/11/2011 - 3:07 pm

    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.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      03/11/2011 - 3:38 pm

      Sorry to ask this, but which question?

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  • Kaushal

    12/04/2013 - 8:55 pm

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

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      18/04/2013 - 3:01 pm

      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.

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  • Keli Sheth

    11/05/2013 - 7:51 am

    Dr Hebar,

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

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      11/05/2013 - 10:07 am

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

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      • Keli Sheth

        11/05/2013 - 8:29 pm

        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!

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        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

          11/05/2013 - 10:25 pm

          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.

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          • Gaurav

            09/01/2014 - 11:36 am

            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…

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            • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

              10/01/2014 - 7:02 pm

              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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  • Miss J

    22/05/2014 - 3:11 pm

    Can this be given to infants and small children?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      24/05/2014 - 5:00 pm

      Usually it is not prescribed to children below 3 years of age.

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      • hemal

        15/11/2016 - 7:03 pm

        sir sudarshanghanvati can be taken with peracitamol or combiflame or other this type of medicine?

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  • Sujit

    12/06/2014 - 8:21 pm

    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?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      09/09/2014 - 2:49 pm

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

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  • Sanjay

    25/01/2015 - 11:54 pm

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

    Which medicine is good to prevent such effect.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      14/04/2015 - 5:31 am

      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.

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  • muhdni zungo

    08/03/2015 - 8:05 am

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

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  • KK

    04/05/2015 - 6:28 pm

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

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      04/05/2015 - 10:35 pm

      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)

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  • Srinivas

    30/05/2015 - 7:18 pm

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

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  • Jen

    16/06/2015 - 2:30 am

    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?

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  • Sweet

    11/08/2015 - 9:22 am

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

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  • Snehal Ingle

    05/01/2016 - 5:56 pm

    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.

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  • rahul kaushik

    15/02/2016 - 10:22 pm

    After taking medicine I’m not eatting too nuch

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    • Dr Malini Bhat

      16/02/2016 - 6:30 pm

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

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  • sunil

    05/04/2016 - 5:00 pm

    Can sudarshan churan helps to reduce hyperacidity?

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    • Dr Malini Bhat

      06/04/2016 - 8:03 am

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

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  • Trilion

    03/05/2016 - 9:07 pm

    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?

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  • Dndeora

    08/06/2016 - 4:26 pm

    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.

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    • Dr Malini Bhat

      08/06/2016 - 5:42 pm

      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.

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  • Angie

    22/06/2016 - 1:06 pm

    Can Sudarshan vati be used for HPV infections in females?

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  • Jal

    15/07/2016 - 8:18 am

    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

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  • Oleg

    15/08/2016 - 5:45 pm

    Fit Sudarshanа as a prophylactic against malaria?

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  • Ram

    15/11/2016 - 11:02 pm

    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?

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    19/04/2017 - 10:28 pm

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

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  • Harpal

    04/06/2017 - 5:55 pm

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

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      09/06/2017 - 6:32 pm

      Both are very similar. Mahasudarshan contains more ingredients.

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  • hemali shah

    18/10/2017 - 6:23 pm

    I m 40 yrs old female. With RA since 12 yrs. Can Sudarshan churns help me?

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  • Varsha Patil Gedam

    27/10/2017 - 11:53 am

    hello dr
    pregnancy m sudarshan churna r sudarshan tablet l skte h… safe h

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      29/10/2017 - 5:30 pm

      Sirf 2 weeks tak le sakte hai.

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  • Varsha gedam

    05/11/2017 - 2:28 pm

    Thanku Dr.

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  • nandini

    01/02/2018 - 10:47 pm

    Can sudarshana churna be taken along with amruthothara kwatha for RA. Any better options?

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  • nadeepa vitanachchi

    26/03/2018 - 9:55 am

    Is sudrashana churana good for fatty liver ?

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    04/06/2018 - 5:46 pm

    It can be continued for 4-6 weeks time.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    10/08/2018 - 12:14 pm

    No need to give it on daily basis, without any purpose.

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