GANGADHAR CHURNA-Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Gangadhar churna is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of diseases affecting digestive system. This powder contains only herbal ingredients. This medicine is also called brihat gangadhar churna.This medicine should only take as per the direction by physician.


  • This medicine is mainly used in the management of diseases of digestive system.
  • This medicine is specially administrated in diarrhoea and dysentery.
  • It is also effective in ulcerative colitis.


  • Sula – Abdominal colic
  • Atisara – diarrhoea
  • Pravahika -Dysentery
  • Grahani – sprue
  • Digestive problems


1MUSTACyperus rotundus1 partcarminative
2ARALUKA Ailanthus excels1 partBalances kapha and pitta,carminative
3SHUNDIZingiber officinale1 partcarminative
4DHATAKIWoodfordia fruticosa1 partRelieves diarrhoea
5LODHRASymplocos racemosa1 partAction on diarrhoea and dysentery
6VALAKAPavonia odorata1 partBeneficial effect in digestive system
7VILWAAegle marmelous1 partcarminative
8MOCHARASABombax ceiba1 part 
9PATHACyclea peltata1 partBalances vata, kapha
10INDRAYAVA(SEED)Holarrhena antidysenterica1 partRelieves diarrhoea
11VATSAKA (BARK) 1 partRelieves diarrhoea
12AMRABEEJA(SEED)Mangnifera indica1 partBeneficial effect in digestive system
13PRATIVISHAAconitum heterophyllum1 partBeneficial effect in digestive system
14LAJJALUMimosa pudica1 partBalances kapha and pitta


Above mentioned drugs are taken in equal quantity and finely powdered.


  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata, pitta, and kapha dosha imbalance.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa dhatu –  diarrhoea
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting

Abhyanthara roga marga – digestive diseases, diarrhoea, dysentery


               3 to 6 gms before or after food twice daily along with honey or tandulodaka( rice wash) or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.


Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practiced in the treatment of many diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – for getting calmness to the mind provide overall health

Patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. Patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.


  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more acrid, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid smoking , carbonated drinks, alcohol


  • This medicine should only take as per the direction by the physician.
  •  Taken by children, lactating women and during pregnancy only after consulting an ayurveda doctor.
  • Improper administration and over dosage leads to side effects
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            Duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of disease. Before taking medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

    This medicine is not habit forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.

                  CLASSICAL REFERENCE

  • Sarangadhara samhita

                     EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Dadimashtaka churna
  • Kapithashtaka churna
  • Vilwadi gulika
  • Kutajarishtam
  • Ananda bhairava ras

                      AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Divya pharmacy
  • Baidyanath

                 RESEARCH PAPERS

  1. Clinical study on pittaja atisara ( diarrhoea due to pitta dosha) with gangadhar churna.

  • Anti bacterial study of gangadhar churna

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, United States. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your GP before the intake.

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