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.
Table of Contents
- 1 Ingredients (Composition)
- 2 Pharmacological Actions
- 3 Therapeutic Indications
- 4 Mahasudarshan Churna Benefits & Medicinal Uses
- 5 Mahasudarshan Churna Dosage
- 6 Safety Profile
|Haritaki or Harad (Chebulic Myrobalan) – Terminalia Chebula||1 Part|
|Bibhitaki (Bahera) – Terminalia Bellirica||1 Part|
|Amla – Emblica Officinalis||1 Part|
|Haldi (Turmeric) – Curcuma Longa||1 Part|
|Daruhaldi (Daruharidra) – Berberis Aristata||1 Part|
|Badi Kateri – Brihati (Indian Nightshade) – Solanum Indicum||1 Part|
|Kantakari or Chhoti Kateri (Thorny Nightshade) – Solanum Surattense||1 Part|
|Kachur (Zedoary) – Curcuma Zedoaria||1 Part|
|Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale||1 Part|
|Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum||1 Part|
|Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum||1 Part|
|Piplamool (Long Pepper Roots) – Piper Longum||1 Part|
|Murcha (Mor Bel)||1 Part|
|Giloy (Guduchi) – Tinospora Cordifolia||1 Part|
|Dhamasa (Duralabha) – Fagonia Cretica||1 Part|
|Kutki – Picrorhiza Kurroa||1 Part|
|Pitpapra (Shahtra) – Fumaria Indica||1 Part|
|Kurchi (Kutaj) – Holarrhena Antidysenterica (Pubescens)||1 Part|
|Yashtimadhu (Licorice) – Glycyrrhiza Glabra||1 Part|
|Nagarmotha or Mustak (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus||1 Part|
|Trayamana (Himalayan Gentian) – Gentiana Kurroo||1 Part|
|Netrabala (Sugandha Bala) – Pavonia Odorata||1 Part|
|Pushkarmool (Elecampane) – Inula Racemosa||1 Part|
|Neem – Azadirachta Indica Inner Bark||1 Part|
|Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi||1 Part|
|Indrayava – Holarrhena Antidysenterica Seeds||1 Part|
|Bharangi – Clerodendrum Serratum||1 Part|
|Sahjan Seeds – Moringa Oleifera||1 Part|
|Fitkari Ka Fula||1 Part|
|Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum||1 Part|
|Padmaka – Prunus Cerasoides||1 Part|
|Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album||1 Part|
|Ativisha – Aconitum Heterophyllum||1 Part|
|Bala (Country Mallow) – Sida Cordifolia||1 Part|
|Shalaparni – Desmodium Gangeticum||1 Part|
|Prishnaparni (Indian Uraria) – Uraria Picta||1 Part|
|Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes||1 Part|
|Tagara – Valeriana Wallichii||1 Part|
|Chitrakmool – Plumbago Zeylanica||1 Part|
|Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara||1 Part|
|Chavya (Java Long Pepper) – Piper Chaba||1 Part|
|Patol (Pointed Gourd Leaves) – Trichosanthes Dioica||1 Part|
|Safed Kamal (White Lotus) – Nymphaea Lotus||1 Part|
|Kakoli (White Himalayan Lily) – Lilium Polyphyllum||1 Part|
|Jivaka (Jeevaka) – Malaxis Acuminata||1 Part|
|Rishbhak – Malaxis Muscifera||1 Part|
|Ushira or Khas (Vetiver) – Vetiveria Zizanioides||1 Part|
|Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum||1 Part|
|Vanshlochan (Tabasheer) – Bamboo Manna||1 Part|
|Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala||1 Part|
|Javitri (Mace) – Myristica fragrans||1 Part|
|Talispatra – Abies Webbiana||1 Part|
|Chirayata (Kiratatikta) – Swertia Chirata||26.5 Parts|
|Reference: Sharangdhar Samhita|
- Grind each herb separately to make a fine powder.
- Mix herbs in the provided proportion. If each herb (except Chirayata) is 100 grams, then Chirayata should be 2650 grams.
- Preserve this powder in food-grade plastic jar or glass jar.
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.
Mahasudarshan Churna has following healing properties.
- Neuroprotective (generally in fever)
- Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)
- Diaphoretic (induces perspiration)
Mahasudarshan Churna is helpful in following health conditions.
- Acute Fevers
- Chronic Fevers
- fever of unknown etiology
- typhoid fever
- loss of appetite (linked with fever)
- headache (linked with fever)
- Body aches (linked with fever)
- Cough (linked with fever)
- 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.
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.
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 Pishti||500 mg|
|Vasant Malti Ras Gold (or Jasad Bhasma)||1 tablet (or 125 to 150 mg)|
|Sitopaladi Churna||2 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.
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.
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.|
|Children||500 mg to 2 grams|
|Adults||2 to 4 grams|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||12 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.|
|Adjuvant||With 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.
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.