Balchaturbhadra Churna

Balchaturbhadra Churna is an ayurvedic formulation of four herbs. It is used for treating fever, diarrhea, cough, and vomiting that occur in babies. It is also indicated in indigestion, abdominal distension, and abdominal pain. It also gives relief from common cold and mild breathing trouble. It is an effective solution for the most common children’s problems. Therefore, it is considered as an important medicine in ayurvedic science for infants.

Ingredients (Composition)

Balchaturbhadra Churna contains four ingredients:

Nagarmotha or Mustak (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus25%
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum25%
AtivishaAconitum Heterophyllum25%
Karkatakashringi (Crab’s Claw) – Pistacia Integerrima25%

Balchaturbhadra Syrup also contains these ingredients. The additional ingredient in syrup is sugar and syrup base.

Ayurvedic Properties

VIRYA (Potency)USHNA (Hot)
DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)Reduces Kapha Dosha & Pacifies Vata Dosha
Dhatu (Tissue) EffectRASA, RAKTA

Medicinal Properties

Balchaturbhadra Churna has following healing properties.

  • Antipyretic
  • GRAHI (astringent)
  • Antidiarrheal
  • Antiflatulent
  • Carminative
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antitussive
  • Mucolytic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Anti-inflammatory

Therapeutic Indications

Balachaturbhadra Churna is helpful in following health conditions.

  1. Fever
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Vomiting
  4. Indigestion
  5. Abdominal distension or bloating
  6. Infantile colic and abdominal pain
  7. Common cold
  8. Cough
  9. Problems occurring during teething

Balchaturbhadra Churna Benefits & Uses

Balchaturbhadra Churna is useful in childhood diseases, especially related with digestive system and respiratory system. In addition to its therapeutic benefits, it also improves appetite, digestion, and hepatic functions.

Fever, Common Cold & Respiratory Infections

The most common cause of fever in babies is upper respiratory tract infections. In the most instances, baby has common cold and then he develops fever and sometimes secondary bacterial infection.

Balchaturbhadra Churna is an effective antiviral, antibacterial and anti-cold medicine. Therefore, it helps to treat common cold, fever, and upper respiratory tract infections. For treating these health condition, mother’s milk is an excellent adjuvant.


Balchaturbhadra Churna has antitussive and mucolytic properties. In the most cases, cough starts with dry cough and then it can also develop into wet cough. Dry cough is generally associated with cold and allergy. Wet cough indicates bacterial infections. Balchaturbhadra Churna is effective in both cases. Initially, it treats cold and helps to pacify cough. In wet cough, it acts as mucolytic and reduces wheezing, congestion and then pacifies cough. Its antibacterial action helps to treat underlying bacterial infection.

Poor Digestion & Loss of Appetite

Balchaturbhadra Churna also improves appetite and digestion due to its appetizer and digestive stimulant actions. It increases gastric secretion and stimulates bile secretion from the liver, which helps to increase appetite and stimulates digestion.

Infantile Colic

Balchaturbhadra Churna has antispasmodic action. It gives relief from abdominal cramps by relaxing the abdominal muscles and thus, it provides relief in infantile colic. For the best results, it should be used with fennel water.


The antibacterial and antidiarrheal actions of Balchaturbhadra Churna benefit to reduce infection and frequency of loose stools in babies. Its ingredients, especially Ativisha reduces liquid content of the stools and helps to restore the natural consistency of the stool. In addition, it also kills microbes responsible for diarrhea.

Article Index
1st PageBalchaturbhadra Churna Ingredients, Indications, Benefits & Uses
2nd PageDosage of Balchaturbhadra Churna
3rd PageSide Effects of Balchaturbhadra Churna

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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  1. My child of age 2 years is frequently suffering from cold, cough and fever. Can I give Balachaturbhadra to him? What should be the dosage? What are its side effects? How long it can be given to child for preventing recurrent cold, cough and fever?

    1. 1. Yes, Balachaturbhadra churna can help to prevent and treat recurrent cold, cough and fever.

      2. Read Dosage Here: Balchaturbhadra Dosage
      If you are using it as a preventive medicine, the dosage should be 1/4th of therapeutic dosage listed on dosage page. For example, if your child has weight 12 Kg, the therapeutic dosage is around 200 mg. To prevent recurrent respiratory diseases or fever, you should give 50 mg twice a day or 100 mg once a day.

      3. Read Side Effects Here: Safety & Side effects of Balchaturbhadra

      4. For recurrent infections, it should be given for at least 12 weeks in reduced dosage, as discussed above.

      1. Thank you for your reply. Last question – How to give Balachaturbhadra churna to child? Can we mix it in honey?

    1. Balchaturbhadra Churna has no direct effect on body weight.

      The ingredients of Balchaturbhadra Churna also have an appetizer and digestive actions. They improve digestion and metabolism. In underweight children, the improvement in appetite and digestion may help them to eat more food, which may increase the weight.

      In overweight children, it can also act in the opposite way. It makes the proper use of fats in the body due to action on digestion and metabolism and prevention of the accumulation of fats. According to ayurveda, when the Medha Dhatu Agni (digestive fire that metabolizes fats) increases, it reduces fat in the body and reduces weight. Furthermore, it aids to increase the density and mass of the bones. Because the increase in Medha Dhatu Agni also improves the formation of the bone as per ayurvedic principles. According to ayurveda, obese people have weaker bones. This fact is now also supported by modern research studies.

      Based on these facts, Balchaturbhadra Churna should be beneficial in both cases – underweight or overweight.

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