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

Siddhamakaradhwaja is an Ayurvedic medicine used as a rejuvenator and aphrodisiac medicine. This tablet contains mineral ingredient along with herbs. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.


  • This medicine is used in the management of chronic diseases as supportive medicine.
  • It helps to provide immunity.
  • As per Ayurvedic classics this medicine balances vata, pitta and kapha dosha.
  • This medicine is also used as a natural rejuvenator and aphrodisiac medicine.


  • Palita – greying of hair
  • General debility
  • Kasa – Severe cough
  • Prameha – diabetes


1PARADAPurified Mercury  8 partfast relieve from symptoms
2SWARNAGold  4 part  promotes strength and vitality
3GANDHAKAPurified sulphur    16 partrejuvenator
4KARPASACottonGossypium herbaceumQuantity sufficient 
5KUMARIAloeveraAloe vera Quantity sufficient 
6SWETA ANKOTA Alangium salvifoliumQuantity sufficient 


Purified mercury and sulphur triturated first to prepare a black coloured mixture known as kajjali. This Kajjali grounded with above-mentioned drugs and juice of karpasa, kumari, sweta ankota. The product obtained carefully collected and filled into a glass bottle covered with 7 layers of cloth smeared with wet mud. The mouth of the bottle is closed with a cork and subjected to heating in a special technique called kupipakva method. After cooling the makaradhwaja collected and stored.

  • Detoxification of Parada – Ground with the 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 swarna –  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.


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


Take1to 2 tablets after food twice daily or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.


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

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

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the 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 salty, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items.
  • Avoid smoking, carbonated drinks and alcohol


  • This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
  • Improper administration and overdosage leads to side effects
  •    It is better to avoid by children, lactating women and during pregnancy
  • 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 the 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

  • Rasatarangini


  • Gandhaka rasayana
  • Amalaki rasayana
  • makaradhwaja


  • Dhootapapeshwar
  • Dabur
  • Baidyanath
  • Kottakkal arya vaidya sala


  1. Safety evaluation of mercury based Ayurvedic formulation (Sidh Makardhwaj) on brain cerebrum, liver & kidney in rats

  • Evaluation of Pharmacological and Toxicological Studies of Ayurvedic Medicine Siddha Makardhwaja on Biological System of Male Sprague-Dawley Rats


3.     Preclinical HbA1c level studies of makaradhwaja and siddha makaradhwaja after chronic administration to male Sprague-Dawley rats

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