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Swadishta Virechan Churna

Swadishta Virechan Churna

Swadishta Virechan Churna is one of the ayurvedic medicine used for constipation and detoxification. It is beneficial in mild to moderate constipation, skin diseases characterized by excess itching, excess AMA (toxin) formation, headache due to constipation or abdominal gas and scabies. However, effectiveness in scabies is along with other remedies, but it works well in other indicated diseases.

Ingredients (Composition)

Ingredient Name Quantity
Shuddha Gandhak (Purified Sulfur) 10%
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra 10%
Saunf (Fennel Seeds) – Foeniculum Vulgare 10%
Sanay or Swarna Patri (Indian Senna) – Cassia Angustifolia leaves 30%
Misri (Sugar) 40%


The pharmacological action of Swadishta Virechan Churna depends on the Sanay (Senna Leaves), which contain SENNOSIDES alkaloids. SENNOSIDES irritate the bowel linings, stimulate the bowel muscles, and induce laxation. All other ingredients in Swadishta Virechan Churna are to reduce the side effects of Senna Leaves. Licorice soothes the linings of the alimentary canal and reduces after effects of the Senna. Fennel seeds reduce cramps induced by Senna leaves. Purified Sulfur also has laxative action and assists to manage constipation. In skin diseases, Shuddha Gandhak also plays a role in reducing itching and burning sensation. Along with other ingredients of Swadishta Virechan Churna, it helps in detoxification of the body and detoxification increases the efficacy of the other internal medicines used for the skin diseases or other diseases.

Medicinal Properties

Swadishta Virechan Churna has following medicinal properties:

  • Laxative
  • Blood purifier (correctly detoxifier)
  • Antibacterial and Antimicrobial
  • Antipruritic

Ayurvedic Properties

Overall, Swadishta Virechan Churna is a balanced formulation and can be used in general regardless the Dosha. According to its in-depth ingredient analysis, it acts on Pitta Dosha. It first detoxifies Pitta and then releases it out. The release of Pitta also results in Pitta pacification.

Swadishta Virechan Churna Indications

The most common indication of Swadishta Virechan Churna is constipation. It is also used for the body detoxification, which likely to help in all types of skin diseases.

  1. Mild to moderate constipation
  2. Headache
  3. Hemorrhoids (Piles)
  4. Scabies
  5. Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  6. Itching with burning sensation
  7. Heel pain

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Swadishta Virechan Churna is as follows.
Children 50 to 100 mg per Kg Weight *
Adults 3 to 6 grams *
Geriatric 3 grams *
Pregnancy Starts with 2 grams, then dosage can be increased if constipation is not relieved. *
Lactation 3 grams *
Maximum Possible Dosage 6 grams Per Day
* With lukewarm water
Best Time to Take: At night just before sleep

Safety Profile

As per ayurvedic perspective, Swadishta Virechan Churna is likely safe for children, adults, pregnant women and geriatric patients. There are no harmful effects are observable and it is most tolerable medicine. The combination is prepared in such a way that all possible side effects of Senna Leaf Powder in it neutralize with other ingredients.

Side Effects of Swadishta Virechan Churna

However, when Swadishta Virechan Churna used wisely, it does not cause any side effects. It is safe in patients with constipation. In some cases, it is also used for detoxification purposes, and it may cause loose stools (if the patient does not have constipation) after its use for the first time.

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