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

Sitopaladi churna is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of diseases affecting the respiratory and digestive system. This powder contains only herbal ingredients. This medicine is also called sitopaladi leha. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.


  • This medicine is used in the treatment of respiratory and digestive diseases.
  • As per Ayurvedic classics, this medicine is effective in kapha dosha.
  • It is also effective in tuberculosis.


  • Cough
  • Bronchitis
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Indigestion
  • Anorexia
  • Running nose
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Sneezing


1SITOPALASugar candy 16 parts 
2VAMSALOCHANABambusa bambos 8 parts 
3PIPPALILong pepperPiper longum4 partsCarminative
4ELAcardamomElettaria cardamomum2 partsBalances vata and kapha
5TWAKcinnamonCinnamomum zeylanicum1 partBalances pitta and vata


Above mentioned drugs are taken in the prescribed quantity and finely powdered.


  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of kapha predominant diseases.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa dhatu – indigestion
  • Roga marga – Useful in diseases affecting abhyanthara roga marga like  cough, breathing difficulty, indigestion


3 to 5gm  before or after food twice or thrice daily along with honey or ghee 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 different diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Effective in respiratory diseases, cleans the respiratory passage

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 acrid, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, Lukewarm water, gruel
  • Avoid exposure to the cold environment.


  • This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
  • Improper administration and overdosage may lead to side effects like gastric irritation.
  • 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 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

  • Caraka samhita
  • Bhaishajya ratnavali


  • Swasa kutar ras
  • Kasa kutar ras
  • Vyoshadi vataka
  • Agastya rasayan
  • Kapha kutar ras


  • Dabur
  • Baidyanath
  • Kottakkal Aryavaidya sala
  • AVP
  • AVN


  1. In vitro antioxidant studies of Sitopaladi Churna, a polyherbal Ayurvedic formulation,as%20a%20natural%20antioxidant%20agent.

2.     Physico-chemical standardization of Sitopaladi churna

3.     Study of anti-tussive activity of Sitopaladi Churna: A poly-herbal formulation


4.     Study of immunomodulatory effect of sitopaladi churna in mice

  • Mast cell stabilization potential of Sitopaladi churna: An ayurvedic formulation

6.     Physico-chemical standardization of Sitopaladi churna.

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

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