Rasnadi Choornam – Benefits, How To Use, Dosage, Ingredients

Rasnadi Choornam is an Ayurvedic medicine, used to apply over scalp, to relieve headache and sinusitis.  This herbal powder is formulated based on Kerala Ayurveda tradition. 

Rasnadi Choornam Benefits:

  • It helps to relieve headache, dizziness,  cough with sputum and sinusitis and heaviness of the head.
  • This is essential in rheumatism.
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Kapha

Rasnadi Choornam dosage:

For external application only.
Traditionally it is made a paste with castor oil and applied over forehead.

It is to be rubbed over the scalp over bregma in catarrh, cold, etc as a preventive as well as a curative. It is extremely useful in headache associated with sinusitis. It is to be mixed with boiled water or milk, made into a paste and applied on the forehead for immediate relief in headache.

This may also be cooked in equal quantities of Vasa (Adathoda vasica) juice and breast milk with caster or other oils and applied over the crown.

Rasnadi Choornam side effects:
There are no known side effects with this product.

Rasnadi Choornam ingredients:
Equal quantities of herbal powders of
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata
Amukkura – Withania somnifera
Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
Katuka – Picrorhiza kurroa
Sarjarasa – Vateria indica
Kottam – Saussurea lappa
Vayampu – Acorus calamus
Gairika – Red ochre
Nisha – Turmeric – Curcuma longa
Yashti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Bala – Sida cordifolia
Mustha – Cyperus rotundus
Vyosha – Pepper, long pepper and ginger
Puti – Holoptelea integrifolia
Sahasravedhi – Ferula asa foetida
Jala – Coleus vettiveroides
Ushira – Vetiveria zizanioiders
Phenaka – Samudraphena
Srikantha – Sandalwood – Santalum album
Aguru – Aquilaria agallocha
Tintrini dalasira – veins of tamarind leaves – Tamarindus indicus


Sahasrayoga, Choorna Prakarana

Manufacturers of this product:

  • AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt. Ltd.
  • Arya Vaidya Sala (Kottakkal)

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  1. How to apply on head for migraine

  2. this powder can be use for 2 year old baby if yes how to use please help me out
    thanks navin

  3. Bhushan Marathe says:

    i want buy this product,
    where I got?

  4. Will this work for arachnoid cyst?

  5. DR.VIDYA B.M says:


  6. Can this be mixed with gram power / besan to use as herbal soap ?

  7. Mohammed Ali says:

    What time it has to apply.

  8. Pooja Chaubey says:

    I have been recommended to use this product bit don’t know how to apply and where to apply. Should this be done before head bath or post head bath. How to make the mixture and where to buy.

  9. How to use this… It shoud be apply forehead or for head..

  10. M. K. Sasidharan says:

    Can we use rasnadi choornam for newborn baby

  11. Can I use it for my2 month old baby..??

  12. Sir, my mom has unknowingly administered this rasnadi churnam orally. At present her stomach is upset. please guide us this situation.

  13. Can I use this for my 1year old baby?

  14. I usually get sinusitis and severe headache as soon as I take head bath. For this reason, I don’t wash my hair regularly.I was once in a fortnight . Will applying Rasanadi choornam be effective , so I can take head bath atlas once a week? Also, Do we apply this after you dry your hair after head bath or just apply on the wet hair? Please explain. Thank you.

    • Hi, Rasnadi choornam can enable you to have head bath at least once a week.Please note that it is applied over forehead and usually not applied on scalp. Make a paste with water. Apply it on scalp on forehead for 10 – 30 minutes Then wash off with lukewarm water.

  15. Can I use this on my 2 year old since he has recurrent pneumonia attacks. And persistent couugh and runny nose. Kindly let me know if I can apply externally.

  16. Raghavendra Prasad says:

    Hello, I have been diagnosed for tennis elbow. I met a Ayurvedic doctor & he suggested me to a put a tea spoon of Rasnadi Churna boil it in 300ml of water. Boil the liquid till it becomes half the content. Then make it into 2 halves. For one half put one tablet of Gandha Tailem soft gel capsule while it us boiling hot so that the tablet dissolves. Consume the solution when luke warm half an hour before food. When I read on internet Rasnadi Churna is only for external use & not for oral consumption. Please suggest. Thanks

  17. Sir this is use in hair or what sir confuse

  18. Dear Dr Hebbar

    Is rasna powder same as Rasnadi Choornam ?

    Is this good for RA.


  19. Dear Dr Hebbar

    Is Rasnadi Churnam (http://www.kottakkalusa.com/Rasnadi-Churnam-p/1850.htm) same as rasna Power .

    Please advice.



  20. Dear Dr Hebbar

    is rasnadi choornam (http://ayurmedinfo.com/2012/05/11/rasnadi-choornam-benefits-how-to-use-dosage-ingredients/#comment-41721) same as rasna powder.

    Can rasnadi choornam be taken orally for RA.


  21. Hi,

    I am 8 months pregnant. I got sinus problem. Can i use this product for getting relief?

    Thanks in advance

  22. Hemaharish says:

    I have migraine headache very often, can I apply this rasnadi powder

  23. Hi, I have a terrible sinus problem and I was asked to rub the dry powder on my scalp after head bath but it says otherwise here. What should I do ?

  24. Hi Sir
    My mom suffering with herpes deseas she is a diabetic ,high BP, gastric patient …She is suffering from 2 months with herpes can she apply this rasnadi churnam and how .

    • Yes, it can be applied
      For further personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
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  25. Sir my baby age is only 8 months write now.but last one week he is not feeling better for the cold and cough.so can I use this powder for my baby.

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