Makardhwaj & Siddha Makardhwaj

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Makardhwaj is an ayurvedic mineral-based preparation used for its aphrodisiac characteristics. It beefs up the body and it is beneficial in almost all types of diseases.  It also enhances effectiveness of other medicines. It is seldom recommended alone. In different diseases, it is given along with different adjuvants.

Ingredients (Composition)

According to ingredients and process involved in preparation, Makardhwaj has three types:

  1. Makardhwaj
  2. Siddha Makardhwaj

Makardhwaj

IngredientsProportion
Shuddha Parad (Purified Mercury)8 Parts
Shuddha Gandhak (Purified Sulphur)16 Parts
Swarna (Gold)1 Part
Processed in Aloe Vera juice and other herbsQ.S.

Siddha Makardhwaj

IngredientsProportion
Shuddha Parad (Purified Mercury)8 Parts
Shuddha Gandhak (Purified Sulphur)16 Parts
Swarna (Gold)4 Part
Processed in Aloe Vera juice and other herbsQ.S.

Note: In Siddha Makardhwaj, Swarna (Gold) quantity is taken four times and other ingredients are taken in same proportion.

Chemical Composition of Makardhwaj & Siddha Makardhwaj

Makardhwaj is an inorganic ayurvedic formulation that mainly contains red sulphide of mercury. Swarna Bhasma (Gold Ash) is also found in uncombined form in Makardhwaj.

Preparation Method

  1. Shuddha Parad and Swarna (Gold) are mixed together and ground/triturated in a stone mortar.
  2. A small quantity of Shuddha Gandhak is added slowly and ground/triturated continuously for several hours. This process continues for 6 to 7 days to add whole Shuddha Gandhak in the mixture and mixing it thoroughly.
  3. Grinding the mixture increases the potency of the Makardhwaj, so mixture can be ground for up to 15 days.
  4. After that, Aloe Vera juice is added and then again ground for 2 days. Other herbal juices or decoctions are also added and ground for another 2 days.
  5. After this process, the mixture will turn uniform consistence having no lustre.
  6. A narrow mouthed glass bottle is wrapped with clay dipped cotton cloth and dried up under sun.
  7. The mixture is added in a pre-wrapped glass bottle.
  8. Now, low, medium and high heat is given to the glass bottle with mixture subsequently for 24 hours on a sand bath or in BALUKA YANTRA. During this process, reddish fumes can be seen inside the bottle.
  9. Now bottle with Makardhwaj is left for several hours for natural cooling.
  10. Makardhwaj gets deposit in the neck of the bottle (inner surface).
  11. Makardhwaj is collected from the neck of the bottle and Swarna Bhasma is found in the bottom of the bottle.

Siddha Makardhwaj Special

Siddha Makardhwaj Special is Siddha Makardhwaj fortified with Swarna (Gold) Bhasma, Mukta bhasma, Swarna Vanga and Kasthuri in following proportion:

Siddha Makardhwaj Special IngredientsQuantity
Siddha Makardhwaj40 grams
Swarna Vanga40 grams
Swarna Bhasma (Gold Bhasma)10 grams
Kasthuri10 grams
Mukta Bhasma10 grams

Note: Siddha Makardhwaj is first prepared with above method, and then taken in above proportion.  Other ingredients are mixed stone mortar (KHARAL).

Chemical Composition of Siddha Makardhwaj Special

Siddha Makardhwaj Special chemically contains red sulphide of mercury, gold ash, tin, pearl calcium etc.

Madhu Makardhwaj

Madhu Makardhwaj is simple Makardhwaj fortified with honey.

IngredientsQuantity
Makardhwaj875 mg
Pure Honey20 grams

Makardhwaj is mixed in above proportion and then ground in stone mortar (KHARAL) for several hours. Then it is preserved in glass bottle. Dosage of Madhu Makardhwaj is around 2 to 4 grams twice daily.

Which Makardhwaj is better?

  1. Madhu Makardhwaj is better than Makardhwaj simple.
  2. Siddha Makardhwaj is better than Makardhwaj. Madhu Makardhwaj can also be prepared using Siddha Makardhwaj.
  3. Siddha Makardhwaj Special is better than all other types – Makardhwaj, Madhu Makardhwaj and Siddha Makardhwaj. It is especially better in men’s problems like impotency, erectile dysfunction etc.

Medicinal Properties

The main medicinal properties of Makardhwaj, Siddha Makardhwaj and Siddha Makardhwaj special are as follows:

  1. Alterative
  2. Cardiac Stimulant
  3. Nervine Stimulant
  4. Digestive Stimulant
  5. Aphrodisiac
  6. Androgenic
  7. Adaptogenic
  8. Analgesic
  9. Antirheumatic
  10. Antimicrobial
  11. Antibacterial
  12. Mucolytic

Ayurvedic Properties

Taste – RASAAll Rasa
Main Quality – GUNAGURU (Heavy), USHNA (Hot), SARA or CHALA (Mobile or Mobility)
Potency – VIRYAUSHNA (Hot)
Therapeutic Effect – PRABHAVARejuvenation & Aphrodisiac
DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)Pacifies mainly VATA & KAPHA
Dhatu (Tissue) EffectAll with different adjuvants – RASA, RAKTA, MAMSA, MEDAS, ASTHI, MAJJA AND SHUKRA
Beneficial for OrgansAll organs with different adjuvants

Therapeutic Indications

Makardhwaj, Madhu Makardhwaj, Siddha Makardhwaj and Siddha Makardhwaj Special are helpful in almost all diseases, but used along with different adjuvants in every disease. A short list of their main indications is as follows:

  1. Erectile Dysfunction
  2. Impotency
  3. Premature grey hair
  4. Wrinkles due to age
  5. Tuberculosis
  6. Bradycardia (abnormally slow heartbeat)
  7. Pneumonia
  8. Chronic cough with excess sputum production
  9. All types of fever (as per ayurvedic fever – JWARA Classification)
  10. Cardiac Asthenia
  11. All types of Debilitating Conditions
  12. Visceroptosis (Enteroptosis)

Dosage & Administration

The dosage of different types of Makardhwaj is different and given as follows:

Makardhwaj Dosage

The general dosage of Makardhwaj (Simple) is as follows.
InfantsCONTRAINDICATED
ChildrenNOT RECOMMENDED
Adults30 to 125 mg *
PregnancyNOT RECOMMENDED
Geriatric (Old age)30 to 125 mg *
Maximum Possible Dosage (per day or in 24 hours)250 mg (in divided doses)
* Twice Daily with appropriate adjuvant

Madhu Makardhwaj Dosage

The general dosage of Madhu Makardhwaj (mixed in honey) is as follows.
InfantsCONTRAINDICATED
ChildrenNOT RECOMMENDED
Adults2 to 4 grams *
PregnancyNOT RECOMMENDED
Geriatric (Old age)1 to 4 grams *
Maximum Possible Dosage (per day or in 24 hours)8 grams mg (in divided doses)
* Twice Daily

Siddha Makardhwaj Dosage

The general dosage of Siddha Makardhwaj is as follows.
InfantsCONTRAINDICATED
ChildrenNOT RECOMMENDED
Adults60 to 250 mg *
PregnancyNOT RECOMMENDED
Geriatric (Old age)60 to 250 mg *
Maximum Possible Dosage (per day or in 24 hours)500 mg (in divided doses)
* Twice Daily with Betel leaf juice, Honey, Ghee, Misri, Butter, Milk Cream etc.

Siddha Makardhwaj Special Dosage

The general dosage of Siddha Makardhwaj Special is as follows.
InfantsCONTRAINDICATED
ChildrenNOT RECOMMENDED
Adults60 to 125 mg *
PregnancyNOT RECOMMENDED
Geriatric (Old age)60 to 125 mg *
Maximum Possible Dosage (per day or in 24 hours)250 mg (in divided doses)
* Twice Daily with Betel leaf juice, Ginger juice, Honey, Ghee, Misri, Butter, Milk Cream etc.

Safety Profile

Safety profile of Makardhwaj and Siddha Makardhwaj or Siddha Makardhwaj special is not well established. The preparation is based on heavy metal, so any medicine containing any type of Makardhwaj should be strictly taken under supervision of ayurvedic doctor. A well-prepared formulation may have lesser chances of heavy metal toxicity, but errors in preparation can lead to dangerous health issues. Therefore, the maximum intake of any type of Makardhwaj should not exceed from 6 weeks.

Side Effects

Some people experience following side effects with Makardhwaj:

  1. High blood pressure
  2. Dizziness, lightheadedness
  3. Restlessness
  4. Burning sensation in the abdomen
  5. Heartburn

Contraindications

All formulations of Makardhwaj have following absolute contraindications:

  1. Kidney diseases especially renal failure, glomerulonephritis, etc.
  2. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  3. Tachycardia (Fast heartbeat)
  4. Aggressive behavior disorders
  5. Early discharge +

+ However, many people take Makardhwaj for early discharge, which is wrong. Early discharge occurs due to excessive stimulation in the mind. Makardhwaj is also a stimulant preparation. It can help in erectile dysfunction and loss of libido, but not in early discharge.

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Questions & Answers (5)

  1. amit says

    What is the adjuvant for erectile dysfunction?

  2. Mandeep says

    Waooo very well explained. I really appreciate it. I have been seeing so many websites from many years aslo read makardwaj topic many times this one is thoroughly explained.

    Thanks

  3. vishal says

    Well explained, Dr. Jagdev Singh.
    The process of making Siddha Makardhwaj Swarna yukt and special is very long and tough. I use to take Siddha Makardhwaj Swarna yukt and found good results as well.
    Please suggest me which company follow the best process as you explained and suggest the company so we can buy the same. I tried unjha, baidyanath, dabur etc. but still looking for best not by brand but by process. Please suggest. Also, tell me special siddha makkar dhwaj swaranyukt. I have never seen this with any brand in market.
    Thanks.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Unfortunately, these formulations with described process are not available in the market. Some Vaidya were preparing themselves for their on patients and not for external sale. Now, we are not in touch with them. We also discontinued this medicine in our clinic. Dabur Siddha Makardhwaj Special also gives good results, which can be tried.

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