Mahasudarshan Churna

Mahasudarshan Churna is an antipyretic medicine used in ayurveda. It is a main ayurvedic medicine for the management of all types of fevers. It reduces AMA (toxins) and helps to fight off fevers and infections. In all types of fevers, AMA blocks the micro-channels in the body. Maha Sudarshan Churna unblocks these channels and increases sweating, which helps to reduce fever.

Furthermore, Mahasudarshan Churna also has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral actions, which enhances the efficacy of other anti-infection medicines and reduces the severity of different bacterial and viral infections.

Mahasudarshan Churna is used to treat all types of acute and chronic fevers, fever of unknown etiology, malaria, typhoid fever, loss of appetite, headache, respiratory infections, jaundice, debility, cough and breathing difficulties linked with fever, etc.

Ingredients (Composition)

Haritaki or Harad (Chebulic Myrobalan) – Terminalia Chebula1 Part
Bibhitaki (Bahera) – Terminalia Bellirica1 Part
AmlaEmblica Officinalis1 Part
Haldi (Turmeric) – Curcuma Longa1 Part
Daruhaldi (Daruharidra) – Berberis Aristata1 Part
Badi Kateri – Brihati (Indian Nightshade) – Solanum Indicum1 Part
Kantakari or Chhoti Kateri (Thorny Nightshade) – Solanum Surattense1 Part
Kachur (Zedoary) – Curcuma Zedoaria1 Part
Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale1 Part
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum1 Part
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum1 Part
Piplamool (Long Pepper Roots) – Piper Longum1 Part
Murcha (Mor Bel)1 Part
Giloy (Guduchi) – Tinospora Cordifolia1 Part
Dhamasa (Duralabha) – Fagonia Cretica1 Part
Kutki – Picrorhiza Kurroa1 Part
Pitpapra (Shahtra) – Fumaria Indica1 Part
Kurchi (Kutaj) – Holarrhena Antidysenterica (Pubescens)1 Part
Yashtimadhu (Mulethi) – Glycyrrhiza Glabra1 Part
Nagarmotha or Mustak (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus1 Part
Trayamana (Himalayan Gentian) – Gentiana Kurroo1 Part
Netrabala (Sugandha Bala) – Pavonia Odorata1 Part
Pushkarmool (Elecampane) – Inula Racemosa1 Part
Neem – Azadirachta Indica Inner Bark1 Part
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi1 Part
Indrayava – Holarrhena Antidysenterica Seeds1 Part
Bharangi – Clerodendrum Serratum1 Part
Sahjan Seeds – Moringa Oleifera1 Part
Fitkari Ka Fula1 Part
Vacha1 Part
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum1 Part
Padmaka – Prunus Cerasoides1 Part
Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album1 Part
AtivishaAconitum Heterophyllum1 Part
Bala (Country Mallow) – Sida Cordifolia1 Part
Shalaparni – Desmodium Gangeticum1 Part
Prishnaparni (Indian Uraria) – Uraria Picta1 Part
Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes1 Part
Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii1 Part
Chitrakmool – Plumbago Zeylanica1 Part
Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara1 Part
Chavya (Java Long Pepper) – Piper Chaba1 Part
Patol (Pointed Gourd Leaves) – Trichosanthes Dioica1 Part
Safed Kamal (White Lotus) – Nymphaea Lotus1 Part
Kakoli (White Himalayan Lily) – Lilium Polyphyllum1 Part
Jivaka (Jeevaka) – Malaxis Acuminata1 Part
Rishbhak – Malaxis Muscifera1 Part
Ushira or Khas (Vetiver) – Vetiveria Zizanioides1 Part
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum1 Part
Vanshlochan (Tabasheer) – Bamboo Manna1 Part
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala1 Part
Javitri (Mace) – Myristica fragrans1 Part
Talispatra – Abies Webbiana1 Part
Chirayata (Kiratatikta) – Swertia Chirata26.5 Parts
Reference: Sharangdhar Samhita

Preparation Method

  1. Grind each herb separately to make a fine powder.
  2. Mix herbs in the provided proportion. If each herb (except Chirayata) is 100 grams, then Chirayata should be 2650 grams.
  3. Preserve this powder in food-grade plastic jar or glass jar.

Pharmacological Actions

Mahasudarshan Churna mainly has antipyretic and detoxifying actions. It digests AMA and reduces the toxins in the body. It detoxifies the body and reduces blockage of channels, which induces sweating and reduces fever.

Dosha Karma

Regardless the Dosha, Mahasudarshan Churna can be used in all types of cases. It is Tridosha Shamak i.e. it balances Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha, and Kapha Dosha.

Medicinal Properties

Mahasudarshan Churna has following healing properties.

  1. Antipyretic
  2. Detoxifying
  3. Neuroprotective (generally in fever)
  4. Antimalarial
  5. Anti-typhoid
  6. Anti-viral
  7. Anti-microbial
  8. Cardioprotective
  9. Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)
  10. Anti-hepatomegaly
  11. Anti-splenomegaly
  12. Hepatoprotective
  13. Spleno-protective
  14. Appetizer
  15. Antihyperglycemic
  16. Antioxidant
  17. Antipruritic
  18. Diaphoretic (induces perspiration)

Therapeutic Indications

Mahasudarshan Churna is helpful in following health conditions.

  1. Acute Fevers
  2. Chronic Fevers
  3. fever of unknown etiology
  4. malaria
  5. typhoid fever
  6. loss of appetite (linked with fever)
  7. headache (linked with fever)
  8. Body aches (linked with fever)
  9. Jaundice
  10. Anemia
  11. Cough (linked with fever)
  12. Common cold (initial stages when discharge is watery)

Mahasudarshan Churna Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Mahasudarshan Churna is an effective and safer alternative to manage fever. It reduces AMA in the body and eliminates the toxins, which is an ideal treatment for fever. In infections, when a person has a fever, then helps to reduce fever and when a person does not have a fever, it helps to prevent fever. In combination with Praval Pishti, it provides good results for lowering fever.

Acute Fever

Mahasudarshan Churna reduces fever. In acute fever, it can be used in dosage of 2 grams and repeated at the interval of 4 hours. In combination with Praval Pishti and Brahmi Vati Gold or Sutshekhar Ras Gold, it provides best results to manage fever and prevent body aches resulting from fever.

Chronic Fever

Some people suffer from a low-grade fever and experience unusual fatigue and body ache. In such fever, the patient also suffers from laziness, loss of appetite, physical debility, incomplete evacuation, irritability, and pain in the legs. In such case, it should be used in dosage of 1 gram 3 times a day with warm water. For getting best results, the following combination should also be used with honey twice daily.

Praval Pishti500 mg
Vasant Malti Ras Gold (or Jasad Bhasma)1 tablet (or 125 to 150 mg)
Sitopaladi Churna2 grams

This approach is also very effective for managing Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO). Sodium Bicarbonate (125 to 250 mg) is also added in Maha Sudarshan Churna to reduce constipation and improve appetite in patients with chronic fever.


Along with other antimalarial medicines such as Tribhuvan Kirti Ras, Mrityunjay Ras, Vishav Tap Harn Ras, Mahajwarkush Ras, Malaria Vati, Laxmi Narayan Ras, Amritarishta, etc., Mahasudarshan Churna helps to manage fever effectively. In malaria, when a person has a fever, then it helps to reduce fever and when a person does not have a fever, it helps to prevent fever.

Typhoid Fever

Along with other medicines like Tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum), Sanjivani Vati, Sutshekhar Ras Gold, Kasturi Bhairav Ras, Praval Pishti etc., Maha Sudarshan Churna helps to manage fever. When patient get relief from typhoid fever and it recurs due to poor dietary habits or ill lifestyle, then Maha Sudarshan Churna is also useful. In the recurrence, its hot infusion is used in ayurveda.

Common Cold

In common cold, when a patient has sneezing, watery discharge, and nasal discomfort, Mahasudarshan Churna is a good remedy for a quick relief. Additionally, Black Pepper Powder should also be taken in dosage of 500 mg thrice daily with honey.

Mahasudarshan Churna Dosage

The general dosage of Mahasudarshan Churna is as follows.
Children500 mg to 2 grams
Adults2 to 4 grams
Maximum Possible Dosage12 grams Per Day (in divided doses)

How to Take Maha Sudarshan Churna

Doses (how many times should I take Mahasudarshan Churna (MC))3 times a day (it can be repeated up to 6 times if you are taking a lower dosage, but the total dosage should not exceed 12 grams per day.)
Right Time (When should I take MC?)Regardless the time, you can take it anytime whenever you have a fever. It should be repeated at the interval of 6 hours for getting best results.
AdjuvantWith lukewarm water

Mahasudarshan Churna should be taken with warm water in the dosage described above in the table. It should be repeated 3 times a day for best results.

Safety Profile

Mahasudarshan Churna is likely safe. It can be taken by children, pregnant women and adults suffering from fever. However, it alone might not provide relief from infections, so you also may need other medicines to fight infection. Consult an ayurvedic physician for a proper management of fever and infections.

Side Effects of Mahasudarshan Churna

Mahasudarshan Churna has a bitter taste. However, it does not cause any side effects, but due to its bitter taste, some sensitive people feel nausea or vomit it out. This side effect is very temporary. A bitter taste lasts for a few minutes in the mouth.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Mahasudarshan Churna is likely safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The best suitable dosage for pregnant women and lactating mothers is around 2 grams 3 to 4 times a day until fever.


There are no absolute contraindications for Mahasudarshan Churna.

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  1. patients are suffering from pain in feet and other joint after chicken- Gunia. Does this medicine has any effect. If there is any other medicine, please guide.

    1. Yes, It should work. You can use Maha Yograj Guggulu along with Maharasnadi kwath for best results.

  2. My 81 years old father is diabetic and has had fever since March 24. On April 3 he was diagnosed with bacteremia (bacterial infection of blood) by Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and UTI. Tests also showed distended prostrate and high PSA. After much use of antibiotics from March 24 including strong intravenous antibiotics from April 3 to April 9, his urine culture is now sterile BUT HIS FEVER PERSISTS. THIS IS TROUBLING. It is not high, it goes up till 101 degrees C, but has been advised to take paracetamol if it crosses 100. He was asked to discontinue the intravenous antibiotics on April 9 but has been prescribed milder antibiotics for next 2 weeks and a medicine for prostrate.

    My 3 questions
    1) Can my father safely take Mahasudarshan Churna along with his antibiotics?
    2) Will there be a reaction between the antibiotics he is taking and Mahasudarshan Churna?
    3) Could his fever be the result of overdose of antibiotics?

    Would appreciate a quick response.
    Thank you.

    1. 1. Mahasudarshan Churna can be taken along with antibiotic therapy. Many physicians are using traditional or ayurvedic medicines with modern medicine.

      2. There no information available for interactions between antibiotic and Mahasudarshan Churna. So, you should keep a minimum 3 hours gap to stay on safer side.

      3. Antibiotic overdose can cause fever, chest pain, convulsions etc. However, it’s not our expertise to provide better information on allopathic medicines, so you should consult allopathic physician for more detail.

  3. Dr. Jagdev Singh
    Thank you for your quick reply & for suggesting there be a gap between antibiotic intake and the churna. Mahasudarshan churna sounds like an amazing medicine for fever and detoxification, it even fights anemia I believe, so it will help my father as his haemoglobin which was 12.7 six months back fell to 8.5 after antibiotic therapy, but is now steadily rising.

    Thanks again.

    1. Ayurveda has different approach to treat cancer of any organ. It includes dosha assessment, body type analysis, current health condition, symptoms and contributing factors – especially dosha aggravation, etc. Treatment may also vary depending on various factors in different individuals. However, some medicines will remain common. These medicines include Heerak Bhasma, Swarna Bhasma and Mukta Pishti.

  4. I suffer from chronic fever and frequent infections. I tried Mahasudarshan churna and it really helps me. How long can Mahasudarshan churna be taken for? Does it need to be stopped for a break and started again?

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