Sitopaladi Churna

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Sitopaladi Churna is a classical ayurvedic medicine beneficial in a variety of disease relating to respiratory system, digestive system and immune system. Most commonly, it is used as base for several remedies beneficial in respiratory diseases. The main function of Sitopaladi Churna is restoration of natural functions of respiratory, digestive, immune and several other systems of the body. The main action appears in respiratory troubles. It can work alone in management of cough, chronic fevers and debility after chronic diseases.

Sitopaladi Churna Ingredients

IngredientsQuantity (%)310 Grams Powder Contains
Misri (crystallized sugar lumps)51.61%160 grams
Vanshlochan25.81%80 grams
Piper Longum – Long Pepper (Pippali)12.90%40 grams
Elettaria Cardamomum – Green Cardamom (Elaichi)6.45%20 grams
Cinnamomum Zeylanicum – Cinnamon – Dalchini3.23%10 grams

Chemical Composition

Based on composition, Misri is sugar, Vanshlochan contains silica and other ingredients contain some phytochemicals. Long Pepper contains Piperine.

Medicinal Properties

Sitopaladi Churna has following healing properties.

  1. Antitussive
  2. Immunomodulatory
  3. Anti-inflammatory
  4. Antimicrobial – Antibacterial
  5. Adaptogenic
  6. Antacid
  7. Antiulcerogenic
  8. Appetizer and Digestive Stimulant
  9. Antioxidant
  10. Mild Antiviral
  11. Bronchodilator
  12. Carminative
  13. Demulcent
  14. Detoxifier
  15. Febrifuge
  16. Tonic

Clinical Pharmacology

All ingredients present are immunomodulator. Long pepper and cinnamon also act as Bioenhancer. Piperine in the long pepper is most studied for its bioavailability enhancer action. Cardamom seeds have potent antioxidant action by increasing the level of glutathione. According to ayurveda, Misri has strengthening action and pacifies VATA and PITTA. Vanshlochan also has same functions.

Therapeutic Indications

Sitopaladi Churna is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Cough
  • Tuberculosis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Rickets
  • Debility
  • Delayed Milestones
  • Lack Of Physical Strength
  • Acidity
  • Chronic Gastritis
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Heartburn
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Loss of appetite
  • Ulcer

Benefits & Medicinal Uses

The detailed benefits and medicinal uses of Sitopaladi Churna are given underneath:

Cough

Ingredients in Sitopaladi Churna have antitussive and anti-inflammatory properties. In many cases, it works well alone without any additional remedy. It is also beneficial in cough during pregnancy. However, cough may have several causes, but ayurveda divides it into main five categories:

Cough CategoryProminent Characteristics
VATAJA KASADry Cough, Aggravation at night, Minimal Mucus, Mucus color can be gray or black
PITTAJA KASAYellow or greenish color mucus, Indicates chest infections, moderate mucus production
KAPHAJAKASAProductive cough with large amount of mucus production, chest congestion, wheezing,  cloudy and white mucus, sticky mucus
KSHATAJA KASACough due to injury
KSHAYAJA KASAAssociated with chronic diseases

Sitopaladi Churna is actually beneficial in all types of cough, but adjuvants can be different as follows:

Cough CategoryMost Suitable Adjuvants
VATAJA KASA5 grams Ghee + 2.5 grams Honey
PITTAJA KASA5 grams Honey + 2.5 grams Ghee
KAPHAJAKASA5 grams Honey
KSHATAJA KASA250 mg Praval Pishti + 5 grams Ghee + 2.5 grams Honey
KSHAYAJA KASAAshwagandha or Licorice with milk

These are the main adjuvants. According to underlying cause of cough, one may require other medications.

Sore Throat

Sitopaladi Churna along with Gandhak Rasayana, Yashad Bhasma and Praval Pishti is beneficial in sore throat.

RemediesDosage (Twice Daily)
Sitopaladi Churna2 grams
Gandhak Rasayana500 mg
Praval Pishti250 mg
Yashad Bhasma25 mg
Honey1 tsp.

The above combination is a potent antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Therefore, it is mostly effective in Strep throat (streptococcal infection).

However, strep throat or bacterial infections are less common, viral infections like cold or flu are most common causes of sore throat. In such case, following combination of Sitopaladi churna is proved effective.

RemediesDosage (Twice Daily)
Sitopaladi Churna2 grams
Giloy Sat500 mg
Praval Pishti250 mg
Yashad Bhasma25 mg
Honey1 tsp.

In addition to this combination, chewing fennel seeds (Saunf) several times a day is also best treatment for reducing symptoms like scratchy sensation in the throat, pain in the throat and Hoarse or muffled voice.

Tonsillitis

Sitopaladi Churna is recommendable in inflammation of the tonsils or swollen tonsils. The following combination reduces symptoms like sore throat, swelling, inflammation, tender lymph nodes of neck and difficulty swallowing.

Ayurvedic Remedies for TonsillitisQuantity
Sitopaladi Churna2 grams *
Gandhak Rasayana500 mg *
Praval Pishti250 mg *
Yashad Bhasma100 mg *
Loknath Ras100 mg *
Honey1 tsp. *
* Twice or Thrice Daily as per severity of tonsillitis

This combination also works against viral and bacterial infections causing tonsillitis. If patient has recurrent tonsillitis, then Vasant Malti Ras (Gold) or Swarna Malini Vasant Ras (150 mg) should be taken along with above combination. According to our experience with above combination and Vasant Malti Ras (Gold), they can also help prevent surgical removal of tonsils and treat the condition without surgery. In case of recurrent tonsillitis, treatment duration with these remedies should be minimum 3 months.

Asthma

However, Sitopaladi Churna is not a potent medicine for asthma, but it has role to reduce inflammation, swelling of airways and mucus production. It works well in following combination in the management of asthma.

RemediesDosage (Twice Daily)
Sitopaladi Churna2 grams
Inula Racemosa – Pushkarmool250 mg
Hyoscyamus Niger – black henbane – Khurasani Ajwain50 mg
Honey1 tsp.

This combination also works as potent bronchodilator, reduces phlegm, wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing.

Tuberculosis

Sitopaladi Churna has bacteriostatic effect on tuberculosis mycobacterium. Therefore, Sitopaladi Churna plays a supportive role in the management of T.B. especially when symptoms initially appear. It may not be greatly beneficial in advanced stages of Tuberculosis as compared to Swarna bhasma and Vasant Malti Ras, but it can provide symptomatic relief in following symptoms when used along with potent antitubercular medicines:

  1. Cough (especially dry cough)
  2. Coughing up blood
  3. Fatigue
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Night sweats
  6. Low-grade fever
  7. Restlessness
  8. Debility or weakness

Note: If patient has cough, then according to type of cough as explained in cough section, the suitable adjuvants should be used along with Sitopaladi Churna.

Chronic Fevers

Sitopaladi Churna along with Jasad Bhasma and Praval Pishti is useful in chronic fevers. It has mild febrifuge effects when given with Praval Pishti, but the main role of Sitopaladi Churna is to digest the toxins that cause the fever and helps the body to eliminate them.

Many patients with low-grade fever suffer from fatigue, restlessness, loss of appetite and debility. Sitopaladi Churna is a drug of choice in such cases. The following combination is helpful in chronic fever and low-grade fevers.

RemediesDosage (Thrice Daily)
Sitopaladi Churna2 grams
Praval Pishti250 mg
Yashad Bhasma25 mg
Honey1 tsp.

This Sitopaladi mix should be used for at least 4 weeks continuously.

Debility after Typhoid Fever

The combination described in chronic fevers is also a drug of choice in debility that occurs after typhoid fever. It provides strength to the body, increases elimination of residual toxins and improves metabolism in the body.

Low Immunity & Recurrent Infections

Sitopaladi churna contains potent immunomodulatory ingredients, which enhances non-specific immunity. Therefore, children with recurrent upper respiratory tract infections can get benefits from it.

RemediesDosage (Twice Daily)
Sitopaladi Churna500 mg
Pure Honey1/2 tsp.

The above combination when used for at least 3 months is sufficient to increase immunity and decrease the tendency of recurrent infections in children. However, adding 1 to 5 mg Swarna Bhasma and 10 mg Jasad Bhasma in above combination increases its immunomodulatory potential at a greater extent.

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Sitopaladi Churna is as follows.

Infants100 to 250 mg *
Children500 to 1000 mg *
Adults2 to 4 grams *
Pregnancy1 to 3 grams *
Geriatric (Old age)1 to 3 grams *
Maximum Possible Dosage

(per day or in 24 hours)

12 grams

(in divided doses)

* Twice a day with appropriate adjuvant

Best Adjuvants

The best suitable Adjuvants for Sitopaladi Churna according to diseases are as follows:

Health ConditionAdjuvants
Dry cough (VATA & PITTA)5 grams Ghee + 2.5 grams Honey
Productive Cough (KAPHA) – If patient can easily cough up sputum5 grams Honey + 2.5 grams Ghee
Productive Cough (KAPHA) – If patient feel difficulty in expectoration5 grams Honey
RicketsPraval Pishti + Abhrak Bhasma + Mukta Pishti + Godanti Bhasma with milk
Weakness in PregnancyPraval Pishti + Abhrak Bhasma + Mukta Pishti with milk
Acidity, Gastritis or UlcerPraval Pishti + Licorice (Mulethi)

Safety Profile

Sitopaladi Churna is LIKELY SAFE in most people in the dosage described above.

Side Effects

There are no side effects observed with the use of Sitopaladi Churna. It is generally one of most safe ayurvedic medicines.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Sitopaladi Churna is also LIKELY SAFE for pregnant women and lactating mothers when used under the supervision of ayurvedic physician.

FAQs

What is sitopaladi churna?

Sitopaladi churna is an ayurvedic herbal powder used for respiratory diseases such as cough, asthma and other diseases such chronic fever, loss of appetite, indigestion, sore throat, throat irritation or burning sensation and tuberculosis.

What are ingredients of sitopaladi churna?

Sitopaladi Churna contains following ingredients:

Common NamesQuantity in percentage
Mishri51.61%
Vanshlochan25.81%
Long pepper12.90%
Green Cardamom Seeds6.45%
Cinnamon3.23%

What are the benefits of sitopaladi churna?

Sitopaladi churna is safe ayurvedic medicine effective in the treatment of acute and chronic cough. With various adjuvants, it can be given in both productive and non-productive cough.

Some of health benefits and uses of sitopaladi churna include:

  1. It is an effective bronchodilator.
  2. It is an expectorant and helps to reduce phlegm formation in the respiratory tract.
  3. It eases in breathing in patients suffering from asthma.
  4. It provides strength to the body and it can be used as general body tonic.
  5. It stimulates appetite and helps in anorexia nervosa.
  6. It stimulates digestion, so it is used in ayurveda to cure indigestion, especially in which PITA type humor is involved.
  7. It is also beneficial in sinus congestion and infective sinusitis.
  8. It reduces inflammation of nose, respiratory tract and lungs.

Can we use sitopaladi churna for kids?

Yes, sitopaladi churna can be used for kid’s respiratory problems such as cough, congestion and breathing troubles.

In cases of kids, it is also beneficial in rickets, debility, delayed milestones and lack of physical strength and ADHD.

In ADHD, Sitopaladi churna is used along with Abhrak bhasma, Mukta pisti and Rajat Bhasma.

Is sitopaladi churna safe in kids?

In India, ayurvedic physicians use sitopaladi churna in kids and it is considered safe. There are no adverse reactions found while using sitopaladi churna in kids.

How does sitopaladi work?

Sitopaladi churna works by four ways:

  1. Dilating respiratory tract
  2. Expectorant
  3. Strengthening action
  4. Enhancing immunity

Sitopaladi churna strengthens respiratory system as well as other parts of the body. It builds immunity and helps to fight off most infectious diseases. It acts as expectorant and decreases phlegm from the lungs, so it reduces productive cough. However, it is not a strong expectorant, so it assists other expectorant remedies. It dilates respiratory tracts and soothes throat mucosa, so it reduces irritation in the throat and gives relief in non-productive cough.

Due to strengthening effects, it is used in many other health conditions.

What is the dosage of sitopaladi churna?

In Kids: 250 mg to 500 mg

In Adults: 1 gram to 2 grams

How to take sitopaladi churna

Generally, sitopaladi churna is taken with two main adjuvents:

For dry cough

Sitopaladi churna2 grams
Ghee (Clarified butter)5 ml
Honey2.5 ml

For productive cough

Sitopaladi churna2 grams
Licorice powder1 gram
Honey2 teaspoons

In cases of other diseases, there are many other adjuvants.

Can we take sitopaladi churna in pregnancy?

Yes, sitopaladi churna is safe in pregnancy. It does not contain anything, which can harm you or your developing child. In India, it is frequently used for treating cough in the pregnancy.

What are sitopaladi churna side effects?

Sitopaladi is time tested and safe medicine. No side effects occur with its use.

Can we give sitopaladi churna in infants? Is it safe for babies?

Yes, it can be given in infants and very useful for babies. It helps to treat cough, respiratory disorders, delayed milestones, rickets and malnutrition.

How to make sitopaladi churna at home

You can prepare your own sitopaladi churna at home by following the steps given below:

  1. Collect all ingredients listed above.
  2. Take mishri (Sugar candy), Vanshlochan, Long pepper, Green Cardamom Seeds and Cinnamon.
  3. Make powder of each ingredient.
  4. Mix all ingredients in above ratio.
  5. You can also measure following ways. Please note grinded ingredients should be weighted.
Mishri100 grams
Vanshlochan (Tabasheer) – Bamboo Manna50 grams
Long pepper25 grams
Green Cardamom Seeds12.5 grams
Cinnamon6.25 grams

Does sitopaladi churna really work?

Yes, it is a time tested ayurvedic medicine and it does really work.

Which companies are manufacturing sitopaladi churna?

  1. Dabur (dabur sitopaladi churna)
  2. Baidyanath (baidyanath sitopaladi churna)
  3. Zandu (zandu sitopaladi churna)
  4. Divya (sitopaladi churna patanjali/ divya sitopaladi churna)
  5. Sri Sri Ayurveda

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Questions & Answers (67)

  1. Loveleen says

    How can we give sitopaladi churam to infants? My child is 4 months old and he suffers from frequent cold and cough.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Take a pinch of sitopaladi chura. Mix it with some honey. You can give this mixture to your child three to four times a day. It is better to consult a doctor for better options, there are many ayurvedic syrups are also available for infants such as rhinagra syrup, zeal, crush etc.

  2. Esha says

    I have a 9.5 month old daughter and being a residence of north india, it kind of becomes imperative for infants to develop cold and cough. Once she catches either of the two, it takes 15-20 days for her to recover. After reading your article, I feel assured that I can eliminate this using ayurveda. Can i Give this to my daughter on daily basis? even in summers? How much should I give? if this churna helps improvising immunity, can this be given daily? I am already giving kasturi tablets (1 daily) mixed with honey to her. I started with these tablets when she got down with cough and cold. Pls suggest.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. Sitopaldi churna improves immunity. It also helps preventing common cold and cough in children. It is safest ayurvedic remedy, so it can be used on daily basis, even during summer.
      2. We can give 250 to 500 mg sitopaladi churna with pure honey in children under age 12 months.
      3. Sitopaldi also helps to improve appetite and reduces acidity, regurgitation, gas troubles etc.
      4. It is also beneficial for a proper mental and physical growth of children. It improves intelligence and growth milestones.

      If you are using this remedy, you do not require Kasturi tablets, but make sure Sitopaldi Churna should be prepared with original Vanshlochan. All companies in India do not use Original Vanshlochan because it is 20 times more costly than duplicate vanshlochan/tabasheer available in the market.

      1. Esha says

        Thanks for your reply. 250-500 mg is 1/4 teaspoon i think. I am quite positive in starting to use this product and was planning to buy it directly from the market but since you said that Vanshlochan should be original,I have become skeptical. Could you please help me finding out a way to procure the original form of it? or the best brand available in the market of the churna so that I can buy it. I am sorry for so many questions, but since I am new to Ayurveda, I need your guidance.

        1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

          1. It would be better to make pouches by dividing in equal ratio rather than using teaspoon for measurement. It can be wrong measurement for medicines.

          For example, if you buy 50 grams sitopaldi churna, then you should divide the powder in 100 small pouches. It will be the correct dosage with minimal variations.

          2. I am not sure about the brands. We prepare it for our hospital dispensary ourselves. I had also used many brands available in the market and found that they are not effective as compared to self-manufactured sitopaldi powder.

          If you feel difficulty for procuring original sitopaldi churna, then you can take help from our store manager and contact him at store@ayurtimes.com. You can buy it from our hospital dispensary if it is available. Our store manager can better assist you regarding this.

  3. Manoj C. Sheth says

    I have Zandu brand Sitopaladi Churna bottle manufactured in 2007,do u think it is still good to have it after 8 years

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      According to ayurvedic texts, the potency of churna medicines starts decreasing after 6 months. However, expiry period can vary from 6 months to 3 years. You should use sitopaladi churna within 2 years after its manufacture date for best results.

      After 8 years, it will not give the beneficial results. You should use freshly manufactured sitopaldi powder.

  4. Manoj C. Sheth says

    Thank u Dr.

  5. shruti says

    Plz tell me mere 8year ki daughter ko hamesha cough, cold ki problem rehti hai
    Meine sitopaladhi churan dabur ka dena shuru kiya hai
    Mein bahut confused hoon ki kis harah se doon
    Kya mein sitopaladhi churn mein honey or badam rogan dono mix ker ke doon
    Ya phir sirf honey ke saath, kitni dosage deni chahiye

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. Almond oil (BADAM ROGAN) is not a good adjuvant for SITOPALDI CHURNA.
      2. Pure Honey is a good adjuvant for recurrent cough and cold.
      3. The appropriate dosage of SITOPALDI CHURNA for children under age 10 years is 500 mg to 750 mg twice a day.

  6. shruti says

    Meri 8 years ki daughter ko hamesha cough, cold ki problem rehti hai
    Meine sitopaladhi churan dabur ka dena shuru kiya hai
    Mein bahut confused hoon ki mein sitopaladhi churn ki dose kaise doon
    Abhi mujhe 2 months ho gaye hai sitopaladhi dete huye
    Pehle usse bilkul aaram mil gaya tha, abhi phir se usse khansi, nossy shru ho gayi hai
    Plz aap mujhe guide kare ki mein sitopaladhi honey ke saath doon, ya honey, badam rogan mix ker ke doon
    Din mein kitni time , kitni quantity mein doon
    Plz plz

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Maharishi Ayurveda Kasni Cough Syrup would also be best for your child along with sitopaldi churna.

  7. pradeep says

    Dr. I have cough from long time . one doctor suggested me to take sitopaladi churna with honey. Then I started taking daily but still I have cough problem. Can u tell me how many time I have to take this daily? And kitne month tak muze ye dose lena hoga so that my cough problem will disappear. I’m taking this churna from 15 days.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      What type of cough do you have?
      1. Chronic Persistent Productive cough
      2. Chronic Persistent dry cough
      3. Do you have irritation in throat before cough start up?
      4. Do you feel fatigue or weakness?
      5. Any associated breathing trouble.
      Please tell me about your symptoms before I suggest anything for you.

      1. pradeep says

        Dr. I’m not sure about the type of cough but try to tell my some problem related to this. I feel cough when I get up in the morning my lung feels jamm. due to lot of cough my also got affected. I can’t speak much louder. And some time voice becomes little feminine due to lot of cough. Breathing problem is also there but not that much. And I think I have a dry cough problem because in morning i have to make force to take out that cough from my mouth. So Dr. Suggest me what should I do and sitopaladi is not working for me.

        1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

          The following Combination might help in such condition.

          1. Sitopaldi churana = 2 g
          2. Parwal Pisti = 250 mg
          3. Cow’s Ghee = 1/2 tsp.
          4. Pure Honey = 2 tsp.

          Other remedies for strengthening lungs, throat and airways such as Ashwagandha is also required. It should be taken with milk. If in powdered form, its dosage is 2 grams and if it is taken in capsule form (Stress Com by Dabur Company), then its dosage would be 1 capsule two times a day.

  8. Abhay says

    My Father is 62 year old and suffering from chronic bronchities and have alergy to almost all . his lungh is now working 25% . now from last 1.5 years even he cant go outside our house . if he went ouside in dust or in cold after 2 -3 days he fall sick and we need to admit him in hospital due to infaction. so please suggest any medician also he is suffering from ULSER , HIGH-BP and vericos vain. please suggest

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      As per your description, your father needs a proper treatment under the supervision of doctor, so for me advising anything here is not ethical. However, I can just advise you to see your nearby ayurvedic doctor and start treatment immediately. The situation is manageable, so you just need a proper treatment.

  9. Abhay says

    Thanks…..

  10. sonali says

    Hi
    I have already mixed honey and shitopaladi and kept in plastic bottle and give my daughter two time … is it safe???combining and keeping mixer for month is fine ? Or it will create any different side effect ?
    Please advise :)

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      It would be safe for a month, but I suggest you mixing Sitopaldi Churna with honey immediately before giving to your child for next time. It would not have any side effects. Safest ingredients are present in Sitopaldi churna and some of them we are using in our kitchen on daily basis.

  11. R S Gupta says

    I am 63 years old suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease since many years. I am taking allopathic medicine every time during the problem. Kindly suggest for ayurvedic treatment.

  12. sujata mhatre says

    My 20 years old daughter has problem of sneezing since her childhood. Sneezing starts after waking up from early morning and continue until 12PM every day.
    From the previous year, sneezing occurs at night as well. Now, she is also suffering with cough since last 15 days.
    Can I use Sitopaladi Churna for this problem? Please also tell how we should use it.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Sitopaladi Churna can help in this condition, but other ayurvedic remedies including Haridra Khand and black pepper, long pepper, Laghu Sootshekhar Ras etc. are also required.

  13. Gautam Dutta says

    Good Day Sir,

    My nephew almost 6 yrs 5 months old used to suffer from runny nose and cough round the year, sometimes dry and sometimes productive. Used lots of allopathic meds and inhalers but he suffers every now and then. Heard a lot of Sitopaladi Churna. Can you tell me how to take regarding his case and we want him to get rid of this problem. Awaiting your reply.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Gautam Dutta

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Recurrent upper respiratory infections
      The following ayurvedic remedies can help increasing immunity and fighting off recurrent upper respiratory tract infections.

      Basant Malini Gold = 150 mg (1 tablet)
      Parwal Pisthi = 125 mg
      • Mukta Pisthi = 125 mg
      • Sitopaladi churna = 750 mg to 2 gram

      Above is a single dosage. It should be given twice a day with honey.

      The course of this mixture is about 45 days. After that, there will be very minimal chances common cold, fever, productive or dry cough and other infections. This mixture should not be given when patient has high grade fever.

      1. Gautam Dutta says

        Many thanks for the prompt reply. Till now got the sitopalada churna of Baidyanath, rest three where to get from and kindly let me know if all the four ingredients are to mixed and given with honey.

        Thanks and Regards

        1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

          Yes, all four ingredients should be mixed in provided ratio and given with honey.

      2. Gautam Dutta says

        Good Afternoon Doctor,

        Reference to your previous mail regarding recurrent upper respiratory infections of my nephew, these medicines I have got, sitopaladi churna 60 g box, basant malati ras 10 tab box, parwal pisthi 10 g box, mauktik shukti pisti 10 g (is it the same as Mukta Pisthi). Kindly advise how to take this according to the medicines available with me. For your information, as per latest x-rays his adenoids are also enlarged. I worried how to get rid of this along with frequent cold and runny nose. I am awaiting your reply.

        Thanks and Regards,

        Gautam

        1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

          Mukta Sukti Pishti is different from the Mukta Pishti. It cannot replace the requirement of Mukta Pishti. Mukta is made of real pearls and it is expensive. Mukta Sukti is made of pearl shell.

          The following remedial mix may help well.
          • Sitopaladi powder = 2 gram
          • Praval Pishti = 125 mg (0.12 gram)
          Mukta Pishti = 125 mg (0.12 gram)
          • Basant Malati Ras = 1 tablet
          Mix all ingredients in above ratio. Take twice a day with honey.

  14. Pooja says

    I had cough almost 2 months back. I did not have any fever or sneezing. It was only cough with lot of mucous. I was given antibiotics and syrups. That relieved me from cough but since then I have irritation and kharash in throat through out the day along with mucous only in the morning.
    There has not been a single day when I have not spit green mucous in the morning. Last week, I have been diagnosed with Allergic bronchitis due to the above symptoms. Can you please suggest if Sitopaladi Churna will help in this condition?

  15. Suman says

    How many times can I give sitopaladi churna to 6 months baby?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Depending on the condition, sitopaladi churna can be given 2 to 4 times a day.

  16. Sunita says

    Sir, my daughter is 1 yr 2months old. She frequently had cough and cold. My elder sister gives sitophaladi to her son age of 2yr. Now he is 3yr 6months completed. Please suggest me sir that how many times, how much, and how many months I should give this to my daughter. Thank you.

  17. shubham jaiswal says

    Sir help me, I am engg student suffering from the chest cough, congestion and respiratory blockages with very high cough and cold.
    I used to
    Laxmivilas ras
    Mrug shrung bhasm
    Shwas kuthar ras
    Sitopaladi churna
    Ras sindoor

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      I think you are taking wrong remedies. Laxmivilas Ras should not be used with Shring Bhasma in your case. Further Ras Sindoor is added without any requirement. We require more detail on every symptom such as sputum production, thin or thick sputum, color of sputum, frequency of cough, breathing trouble, more clearance on respiratory blockage, fever, TLC & DLC count, cold symptom details such as thin mucus discharge, nasal congestion, sneezing etc.

  18. kanchan says

    Hello sir, my daughter is 6 yrs old and suffering from mild food allergy and dust allergy. She sneezes a lot and before catching cough, she has irritation in throat. Is Sitopaladi churna is enough for her. I am just fed up of allopathy medicines.

    Currently, I am giving her Triphala churna. Can I give to her Triphala and Sitopaladi churn together?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. Sitopaladi (1 grams) + Turmeric (Haldi) powder (250 mg) + white pepper (25 mg) with honey is best remedy for dust as well as food allergies. It will also reduces sneezing, throat irritation and other allergic symptoms.

      2. I do not know why you are giving her Triphala powder. Can you please explain the reason for this?

      Both cannot be used together because adjuvants for both powders are different. However, you can use them keeping at least an hour gap between both powders and using appropriate adjuvants.

  19. kanchan says

    Thanks a lot sir. Actually, I heard that Triphala is good for immunity, so I started giving her. I’ve started Sitopaladi as recommended by you.
    1. How long I can give this medicine to my daughter.
    2. Is food allergy is permanent or it will improve according to time?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Chyawanprash and Sitopaladi are safer than Triphala for children for enhaning immunity. I suggest not using Triphala for this purpose. I also suggest you reading this article: Swarna Prashana

      1. Sitopaladi churna is under our LIKELY SAFE remedies list, so it is safe for long-term use eve for 12 months.

      2. Food allergy will surely improve, but I am not sure for permanent relief.

  20. Ajooni says

    Sir, my daughter is 2.10 yr. She had bronchitis before 3 month with fever once a week, which lasted for 2 weeks.
    Now again from past 1 and a half months, she is having cold and cough. In morning, she had runny nose and cough especially while sleeping in the morning.

    I have tried all allopathic and homeopathic medicines.

    She is also having constipation from past 2 months for which I’m giving her LOOZ SYRUP, which don’t work. Then, I have to use DULCOLUX supportive capsules to make her pass potty.

    My sister told me to use Sitopaladi churna. I haven’t used it yet. Please tell me how much quantity to give her to and for how long to make her fit and fine.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      250 mg Sitopaladi Churna + 50 mg Shringa bhasma with 1/2 tsp. honey 4 times a day should be sufficient for first week. Thereafter, 250 mg Sitopaladi Churna with honey 2 times a day alone should work for boosting immunity. It should be given for at least 3 months.

      Stop giving her cow’s milk or buffalo milk (all milk products) and Banana after 6 PM in the evening.

      For constipation, improve diet and give her fruits and vegetables. Please don’t let her drink fruit juice or soft drinks, it is better to eat fruits. Give here mashed banana, apples, papaya etc. on daily basis.

      Caution: The fruits and milk products should not be taken after 6 PM (after sunset) in case of cold or productive cough. Otherwise, it causes accumulation of KAPHA (mucus secretion), which worsen the condition especially in the morning.

      1. Ajooni says

        Thank u so much doctor….

  21. kanchan says

    Hello sir
    I got Baidyanath Swarna bhasma (gold) and cow ghee and honey. How should I make daily dosage of Swarna Prashana, as she is 6yrs old? How can I measure Mg dosage, as I got it in 100mg?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Mix 100 mg Swarna bhasma in 200 grams honey. When need to use, then take a half tsp. of this honey after stirring it well and mix it with 1/4 tsp. of melted Ghee. Give this mixture to the child once a day preferably on empty stomach in the morning.

  22. Sonika says

    Hello sir,
    I’m a 2 months pregnant now but am suffering from cold and cough. Can I take Sitopaladi Churna?
    Does it effect to child?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Ayurvedic physicians use Sitopaladi Churna in pregnancy. It is considered safe to use, but I suggest using it under supervision of ayurvedic doctor.

      There are very common ingredients are present in Sitopaladi Churna, which are also used in our daily Kitchen in cooking. These ingredients do not have any harmful effect on fetus, so Sitopaladi Churna will not have any unwanted effect on developing fetus in the womb.

  23. Rajesh says

    Hello sir,
    My daughter is 13 years old and for the past year, she has been feeling dizzy. She gets colds very easily and has bad allergies and that is when the dizziness starts. Sometimes she feels the room spin and sometimes she feels unbalanced. We did an MRI and blood test and everything was fine. We’ve been giving her Sitopaladi for her cold. Do you have any Ayurvedic medication for her dizziness and cold?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      The following remedies may be beneficial.
      1. Sitopaladi Churna = 2 grams with Honey
      2. Giloy Juice = 5 ml
      3. Sutshekhar Ras = 1 tablet with water
      All remedies should be taken twice a day 30 minutes after meal. You should also consult your local ayurvedic doctor for more details.

  24. Rajesh says

    Thank you for your reply sir. I just wanted to know where can I get all this medication and which ones are for the dizziness. I am more concerned about the dizziness.

  25. Reena says

    Hello Sir,

    I have gone through your website and find very informative.

    My Daughter is 1 year 9 Months Old, and Hyperactive child but every month she has been suffering from fever cough and cold. Her weight is also constant 8Kg since last 4 months. Can I start Sitopaladi Churna?

    Please suggest me appropriate dose and Duration.

  26. Pooja says

    Namaste Sir
    My daughter is 8 and half years old, she is suffering from chronic cough during winters only for past five years. We have tried every type of medicines, but not got any effective treatment. Is Sitopaladi churna will be beneficial for her problem? She is basically Kapha imbalance in nature.

  27. Artika Rawat says

    Can I give Sitopaladi Churna to my infant with honey? Some says honey should not be given under 1 year of the age.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      In ayurveda, we use honey as a medicine when we give it as adjuvant for other medicines including Sitopaladi Churna.

      Secondly, all allopathic syrups used in pediatric medicine contain sugars, sweeteners and colors, which are more dangerous than honey.

      Therefore, honey can be used as medicine for infants (0 to 12 months) without any issue. Ayurveda is oldest science and we are using honey as medicine in infants for more than 5000 years.

  28. rekha mehta says

    Can you please explain why we should not use Laxmi Vilas Ras with shring bhasm?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Laxmi Vilas Ras and Shringa Bhasma act differently.

      Shringa Bhasma acts as expectorant and helps coughing up the accumulated mucus from the lungs.

      Laxmi Vilas Ras actually dries up the mucus and reduces secretion. In productive cough, when wheezing sound or chest congestion is present, then Laxmi Vilas Ras is not suitable medicine because it is likely to worsen the condition. So in such case, it should not be used in combination with Shringa Bhasma.

      However, Laxmi Vilas Ras and Shringa Bhasma are generally used in combination in the management of angina pectoris.

      1. rekha mehta says

        Thanks a lot sir

  29. parul says

    Is Sitopaladi churna also safe with allopathy treatment or not?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      The safety profile of Sitopaladi churna with allopathic medicines is unknown. However, it contains most common ingredients, which we also use in our Indian Kitchen except Vanshlochan, so it should be safe.

      For precautionary purposes, a gap of minimum 3 hours should be kept between ayurvedic medicines and allopathic medicines.

  30. Kaushik Dedhiya says

    Hello doctor, my daughter has by mistake consumed much of shitopaladi of pack 30 grams. She is 2.5 years old. Is there any need to worry, any major side effects?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Sitopaladi Churna contains common ingredients used in our daily kitchen except for Banslochan. You should check if she any abnormal symptom appears and consult a local ayurvedic physician.

  31. sheetal saxena says

    Can we give Sitopaladi churna to a patient with COPD who has clear lungs, no wheezing, and no productive cough?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, Sitopaladi churna should be helpful in COPD. It will help to reduce the progress of the disease and provides strength to the lung tissue.

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