MAHAJWARANKUSH RAS-Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Mahajwarankush  ras is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of fever. This tablet contains mineral ingredients along with herbs. This medicine should only take as per the direction by physician.


  • This medicine is used in the treatment of fever produced by vata, pitta, and kapha dosha imbalance.
  • Its antipyretic action is effective in both acute and chronic fever.
  • It induces sweating.
  • Usually non infectious and viral fever responds with its use.


  • Jwara – Acute and chronic fever
  • Intermittent fever
  • Indigestion


1PARADAPurified Mercury1 partFast relief from symptoms
2GANDHAKAPurified sulphur  1 partrejuvenator
3LOHA BHASMABhasma of iron1 PartTonic and provide immunity
4HARITALAPurified Arsenic trisulphide1 partBalances kapha dosha, Effective in skin diseases
5VANGA BHASMAbhasma of Tin1 partProvide body strength
6HINGULAPurified Cinnabar1 partFast relief from symptoms
7SWARNA MAKSHIKABhasma of copper pyrite1 partrejuvenator
8KHARPARAPurified Zinc sulphide1 partBalances kapha and pitta
9MANASILAPurified Arsenic disulphide1 partBalances kapha and vata
10ABHRAKABhasma of biotite mica1 partbalances vata dosha, reduces pain
11GAIRIKARed ochre1 partHaematogenic action
12JAYAPALACroton tiglium1 partLaxative
13TANKANAborax1 partAction on respiratory system
14TAMRABhasma of copper1 partAlleviates kapha dosha


Purified mercury and sulphur triturated first to prepare a black coloured mixture known as kajjali. Kajjali grounded with rest of the drugs and juice of nimbu (lemon), Tulasi( Oscimum sanctum), chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), vijaya (Cannabis sativa), chincha (Tamarindus indica)for 3 days and tablets are made.

  • Purification of tankana – by heating water losses and become powder form
  • Detoxification of Parada – Ground with juice of Aloevera, Triphala(Terminalia chebula,Terminalia bellerica,Emblica officinalis),root of chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) each for 7 days.
  • Detoxification of Gandhaka – fried in ghee and dipped in cow’s milk repeated for 7 times.
  • Purification of loha, vanga,tamra  –  Heated and immersed in sesame oil,buttermilk, cow’s urine,gruel and decoction of kulatha (Dolichos biflorus) in that order for seven days in each liquid.
  • Purification of swarna makshika – boiling in decoction of triphala (Terminalia chebula,Terminalia bellerica,Emblica officinalis).
  • Purification of jayapala – The dehusked seeds of croton tiglium boiled in milk and washed with hot water.
  • Purification of gairika – grounded with milk
  • Purification of hingula – powdered hingula grounded with juice of ardraka (Zingiber officinale)
  • Detoxification of Haritala – The roughly powdered haritala boiling in the juice of  kushmanda (ash gourd- Benincasa hispida) for 3hrs.
  • Purification of Manasila – grounded with the juice of agasthya leaf (Sesbania grandiflora)
  • Purification of Abhraka – Heating and quenching in decoction of Triphala or cow’s milk for 7 times.
  • Purification of kharpara – by using takra ( buttermilk)


  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of   vata ,pitta, kapha predominant diseases.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa dhatu – fever, indigestion
  • Roga marga – Useful in diseases affecting abhyanthara roga marga like diseases affecting digestive system.


125 mg after food once or twice daily along with honey or Luke warm water 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 , Luke warm water, gruel
  • Avoid exposure to cold environment.


  • This medicine should only take as per the direction by the physician.
  • It is better to avoid by children, lactating women and during pregnancy
  • 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 an Ayurvedic 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

  • Basavarajiyam – jwara chikilsa
  • Rasajalanidhi in another name – Mahajwaranthaka rasa


  • Hinguleswara rasa
  • Vettumaran gulika
  • Surya prabha gulika
  • Jai mangala ras


  • Dabur
  • Baidyanath


1.     Analytical study on shodhana of jayapala

2.     Pharmaceutical study of jayapala seed (croton tiglium linn)

3.     A clinical study on tankana bhasma pratisarana in chronic tonsillitis

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