Lavan Bhaskar Churna Benefits, Ingredients, Dose, Side Effects

Lavan Bhaskar Churna is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine for gastritis. Lavan means salt. Sochal salt and Sea salts are the main ingredients of Lavan Bhaskar Churna.  It is a traditional Ayurvedic product, having reference in many famous Ayurvedic text books. Its main ingredient is salt.

Lavan Bhaskar Churna is also known by the terms – Bhaskar Lavan Churna, Lavan Bhaskar Choorna etc.

Shloka Sanskrit verse

Ingredients, Dosage

Samudra lavana – Sea salt – 96 grams
Souvarchala Lavana – Sochal salt – 60 grams
Vida lavana – Black salt – 24 grams
Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt – 24 grams
Dhanyaka – coriander – Coriandrum sativum – Fruit – 24 grams
Trikatu – 3 medicinal spices
Long pepper – Piper longum – Fruit – 24 grams
Black pepper – Piper nigrum – Fruit – 24 grams
Ginger – Zingiber officinale – Rhizome – 12 grams
Long pepper – Piper longum – Root – 24 grams
Kaala jeera – Black cumin – Carum carvi – Fruit – 24 grams
Patraka – Cinnmomum tamala – Leaves – 24 grams
Nagakeshar – Mesua ferrea – Stamens – 24 grams
Taleesapatra – Abies webbiana – Leaves – 24 grams
Amlavetasa –  Solena amplexicaulis – Fruit – 24 grams
White cumin – Cuminum cyminum – Fruit – 12 grams
Dadima – Pomegranate – Punica granatum – Dried seed – 48 grams
Cinnamon – Cinnamom zeylanicum – Stem bark – 6 grams
Ela – cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum – Seed – 6 grams.

Method of Manufacturing

Powdered salts are roasted to remove the moisture content. Rest of the ingredients are powdered separately and mixed together along with salts.Then triturated with lemon juice.

Lavan bhaskar churna dosage-
3 grams – once or twice in a day before food or after food, as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.
It is traditionally advised to be taken along with Butter milk.

Benefits, Effect on Tridoshas

Lavanbhaskar churna Benefits
Lavan Bhaskar Churna is traditionally used in the treatment of abdominal bloating, gas problem, spleen diseases, hemorrhoids, constipation, fistula, abdominal pain, indigestion, respiratory conditions, cough, cold.

Is it useful to gain weight?
It is not useful to gain weight. However, if the appetite is low and that is causing weight loss, then it is prescribed for a period of few weeks to improve appetite.

Effect of Lavan Bhaskar Churna over Tridosha
Lavan Bhaskar Churna balances Vata and Kapha at the level of stomach and intestines. (gastro intestinal tract)

Side effects

Lavanbhaskar churna side effects –
Higher dose than prescribed may cause stomach irritation and burning sensation.
Since it contains salts, people with hyper acidity, and kidney diseases, who are advised restriction on salts need to take care.


Companies that manufacture Lavan Bhaskar Churna –
Baidyanath Lavan Bhaskar Churna is quite famous,
Vedik herbs also manufactures it.

Difference between Lavanabhaskara and Lavangadi Churna

Lavangadi is used in treating diarrhoea, dysentery, ulcerative colitis, bloating and abdominal colic, fever and indigestion. Read more about it here
Lavanabhaskar is used for treating abdominal bloating, gas problem, spleen diseases, hemorrhoids, constipation, fistula, abdominal pain, indigestion, respiratory conditions, cough, cold.

46 comments on “Lavan Bhaskar Churna Benefits, Ingredients, Dose, Side Effects

  • Ramesh

    12/12/2011 - 6:31 pm

    I appreciate the posts, which are interesting and informative.
    Keep it up

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  • Giri Ongole

    23/10/2013 - 1:21 pm

    Which form of salt better suits a BP patient, My mother aged 74 has BP and diabetic too.
    Kindly advise if Bhaskara lavana or Saindha Lavana are good for her.
    She was advised to restrict salt intake as she had undergone procedures for 2 stents.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      03/11/2013 - 8:02 pm

      Hi, she can use Saindhava Lavana or common salt in very small quantities.

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  • Nevil

    30/01/2014 - 9:57 pm

    Is there an expiry date for lavan churna

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      30/01/2014 - 10:31 pm

      If the bottle is opened, better to empty it within 1 – 2 months.
      If it is a sealed air tight container, then its expiry date extends upto 6 months to 1 year from the date of manufacture.
      Because it contains salt, which absorbs moisture, its shelf life is quite less.

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  • Bhaswati Bhattacharya

    11/02/2014 - 11:10 am

    Could you give the rasa/guna/virya/vipaka and the effect on agni? Is Bhaskarlavana for people with manda-agni gastritis, or tikshna-agni gastritis?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      29/04/2014 - 10:41 pm

      Rasa – Lavana (salt taste).
      Guna – Ushna, Teekshna (hot, piercing).
      Vipaka – Katu Vipaka – pungent taste conversion after digestion.
      Veerya – Ushna
      It is more useful in Mandagni gastritis. In Teekshna agni gastritis, usually Tikta Pachaka like Guduchi, Nimba etc are used.

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  • APS

    19/02/2014 - 5:47 am

    Is Lavanbhaskar churna good for people haivng BP, cholestrol etc

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      01/04/2014 - 10:46 pm

      This churna is best avoided in people with high BP.
      It is beneficial in high cholesterol.

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      • ASN Murthy

        01/09/2016 - 7:44 pm

        Sir, If high BP candidates use the lavana bhaskar is safe or not

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  • Kumar

    06/09/2015 - 10:15 pm

    Dr. It’s been 4 months that I got of jaundice. One of my uncle suggested this as I am having gas problem and burning sensation. Is it advised to take this?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      07/09/2015 - 10:50 pm

      Assuming that the jaundice has been cured, you can take this.

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  • Aniruddha Bandyopadhyay

    27/01/2016 - 11:18 pm

    How can chat with you online or contact via email personally?I need it desperately.

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  • arja P

    30/05/2016 - 10:52 am

    is lavan bhaskar churna used for removing aam from stomach?

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    • arja P

      30/05/2016 - 10:43 pm

      thanks for to use it for removing aam?

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      • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

        01/06/2016 - 11:19 pm

        1 teaspoon, 2 times a day after food with a cup of warm water or buttermilk, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor for 2 – 6 weeks time.

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  • Sushant Gupta

    12/07/2016 - 11:30 pm

    Is it safe to use lavana bhaskar churns for gastric trouble during pregnancy period.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    11/10/2016 - 11:39 am

    Homeopathy, Ayurveda both are very good. Because of your grandma’s age, it is very difficult to advice online. Please consult a local doctor.

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  • Vikash sharma

    12/12/2016 - 10:13 pm

    Sir I am having little obesity and problem of constipation wether this laavn bhaskar churna is good as remedy of both

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  • r k singh

    06/02/2017 - 12:37 pm

    Sir, which churna is better for gas and bloating- lavanbhaskar or hingwastak? i am confused in selecting.

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  • Santosh

    14/02/2017 - 11:49 pm

    Not seen such nice article ever in my life. Further, doctor has given such a nice explanation to each and every questions from all the audiences.

    Thank you very much for such a dedication.

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  • sudhir

    21/07/2017 - 12:03 pm

    Pls explain the difference between lavan bhaskar and hingwashtak churna

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  • Atul Sarmah

    16/08/2017 - 10:49 pm

    Can look use Lavant bhaskar churns along with triphala churna for treatment of constipation

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  • Asha

    21/08/2017 - 3:25 pm

    Thanks Sir..

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  • Neha

    27/10/2017 - 9:51 pm

    Is lavanbhaskar is good for hard constipation.and I want to loose weight.this churns is good or not lavanbhaskar.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      30/10/2017 - 1:53 pm

      Lavan bhaskar is good for both the purposes.

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  • Azim Shamshad

    30/10/2017 - 10:55 pm

    My mother is diabetic and she has hypertension..
    Can she take Lavan bhaskar once a while…. When she indigestion problems

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      08/11/2017 - 3:19 pm

      Once in a while is fine to take.

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  • Suheb

    09/11/2018 - 8:33 pm

    Can Lavan Bhaskar be taken for mucus in stool.

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  • Ramya

    19/02/2019 - 2:27 pm

    Namaskaram Sir,
    Can we use Baskaran lavanam to 3years old kid, if yes how to use?

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  • Veependra Singh

    09/04/2019 - 2:48 pm

    Sir, can we take lavanbhaskar churna before food.

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  • Jayita Chatterjee

    02/10/2020 - 12:27 am

    Sir, my Dad is suffering from sodium imbalances(low sodium level). Is Lavan Bhaskar Churna good to increase his sodium level? Please can you suggest any other way to increase the sodium level?

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  • Latha

    20/03/2021 - 12:28 pm

    Cane we recommend lavan Bhaskar churna for correction of low sodium levels of blood in aged people. 81 yrs

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    30/04/2021 - 12:46 pm


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  • Gargee

    09/05/2021 - 9:17 am

    Can lavan bhaskar churna treat food allergies?

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