Siddha Makardhwaj – Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Siddha Makardhwaj is an Ayurvedic medicine, with herbal and mineral ingredients, in tablet form. It is used for rejuvenation, convalescent and aphrodisiac therapy. This medicine is used more in North Indian Ayurvedic treatment method and should only be taken strictly under medical supervision. 

Siddha Makardhwaj Benefits:

  • It is used for rejuvenation and anti-aging treatment
  • It is used in aphrodisiac therapy.
  • It is also used in convalescent therapy.

Doctors also use this for the treatment of
Fatty liver disorder
Asthma, chronic respiratory disorders.
Tiredness, fatigue, malaise
Premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, sexual weakness

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha

Siddha Makaradhwaj dosage:
125 mg to 250 mg – 1 – 2 tablets once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
This medicine is traditionally administered along with milk

Siddha Makardhwaj side effects:

  • This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.
  • Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous.
  • It is to be avoided in children and pregnant ladies.
  • Make sure to select this medicine from a good company.
  • Overdosage may cause side effects like tremors, dizziness etc.
  • Make sure to take this medicine only in the prescribed dose and for the prescribed period of time.

Siddha Makardhwaj ingredients:
Gandhaka – Purified and processed Sulphur – 160 grams
Parada – Purified and processed Mercury   – 80 grams
Swarna Bhasma – Gold Bhasma – 40 grams

The above combination of minerals are subjected to a process called as Kupipakva method to obtain Siddha Makaradhwaja.

Reference: Rasa Tarangini


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  1. what is the usual duration of a general anti-aging treatment with s. makardhwaj ?

    how many weeks / months ?

    in the hot or cold season of the year ?

    • Usually 4 – 6 weeks is the time period. It can be taken in any season, based on your doctor’s prescription.

      • Hello doctor, how long does it take for the medicine to start showing results. I have been taking siddha makardhwaja for a week now but no noticeable results. I also want to increase my cardio output and stamina.

        As you have stated that this medicine contains heavy metals I don’t want to overdose on it without any results. Kindly reply soon

      • S.k.sharma says:

        Sir …i m 38 years old totaly healthy n fit person..a person suggested me that i should take sidh makardhaj gold..bcuse to maintain a good help n immunity…so i hve taken total 60-70 tablets (150 mg each tablet) in past 5 years at iiregular time from last 1 year i am suffering from biitter taste(kaduva) of mouth..i am worry becuse it may be toxic effect of tablet???i also want to that i didnt hve any sexual problm..and i have taken this medicine without any need..wll it may create any sexual problem in future…plz help…i am very much disturb ..when i heared that tablet contain toxic metals and not safe…plz help me.

        • Hi, if you have taken only 70 tablets in last 5 years, it will not cause any side effects on you. Hence, nothing to worry about it.
          It is best to consult a qualified doctor for any health advice.

  2. what is side effects of this medicine

    • Because it contains heavy metal ingredients, it should be taken only if your Ayurvedic doctor has prescribed it to you.
      It should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation. Other side effects are explained in the article itself. Please go through (see above).

  3. vinayak verma says:

    h dr ma apna wet badhana chahta hu kya siddha makardhwJ MA LE SAKTA HU

  4. is there any physical and diet restrictions while taking this medicine?

  5. Sir I heard that if we take suvarna bhasma our face become RADIANT is it true…..and what if I take makardhwaj tablet or suvarna bhasm without any kind of disease..

  6. I suffered from ed around 10 years back and I took makardhwaj for 4 months and got cured. Now again I’m suffering for ed si can I take it again and for how long and in which season?

  7. DR.TALWALKAR C.A. says:


  8. What is the difference between Siddha Makardhwaj and Makardhwaj? And are they prescribed for different problems. Are their effects the same?

    • Effect is quite similar, though Siddha Makaradhwaj is slightly more effective.
      The ingredients are same but the amount of Swarna Bhasma is four times more in Siddha Makaradhwaj than plain makaradhwaj.

  9. dinesh sukhija says:

    Sir main basantkusumakar ras Aur makardhavaj ko mila kar 3 machine se le rha hoon kya main ise age continue kar santa hoon


  11. sir my father has started taking sidh makardhwaj 150 mg cap and ashwagandha and prawal pishthi, rheumyog and vedantaka vati for RA .should he take 1 /or 2 tab of sidhmakardhwaj daily ? sir is any adverse effect of the above medicines are there in summer season and for how long can they be safely taken,,,,,,,

  12. Sir is combination of dabur siddha makardhwaj special(morning) and dabur vasant kusumakar ras(evening) helpful in hormonal imbalances in women.Please suggest.

  13. Y.N.(Joe) Sadana says:

    Thank you for extremely useful.information. I am thinking of trying it. I am a senior citizen. I enjoy reading your articles. God Bless!

  14. Sir from last 15 days I started to eat swamala of dootapapeshwar on the suggestion of pharmacist getting good result sir home much period I should continue this

  15. I have taken dhootpapeshwar shilapravang 4 tablets or two days. But I switched to s.makardhwaj gold and consumed 50 tabs of it taken 2 every day.
    I found shilapravang more effective than s.makardhwaj.
    Now I want to continue with shilapravang. As it also contains heavy metals, I want to know for how long I should consume it to get rid of premature ejaculation and loss of libido.

  16. lakhwinder says:

    I have cronic acidity and very bad pachan shakti, i have taken some medicine from Dr i cured , now i have stiffness in my right side back ribs, and pain in the back bone in the center back of chest, May i take the siddha makardhwaj specia ,if yes what is the dose

  17. Sir my wife is suffering from skin diseasr mrh it is an auto immune disease can igive sidh makardhwaj along with ashwaganda powder or not. If yes then tell the dosage

  18. Bikash Ghissing says:

    Sir,can it be taken for low blood pressure? I have low bp most of the time.

  19. Sir my marriage will be after 3 should i start makardhwaj or sidhhamakardhwaja for better stamina?or any suggestions

  20. varungandhi says:

    Sir sheegrahpatan ke liye siddh makardhwaj guti lay sakte hai

  21. AJAI RAI MADAN says:

    My ayurvedacharya advised me to take this product lifelong (half a tablet a day with honey) for better fitness as I am also an active sportsperson. I am now 50. Is it okay if I take this dosage lifelong as a prophylactic as I have noticed brilliant results in the form of improved fitness and greater stamina with improved concentration levels to go with it. Please do advise……….:)

  22. Dinesh sukhija says:

    Sir ji saptamrit lauh siddh makardhavaj combination eyesight ko better Karne mein le sakate hain

  23. sir,

    My father is suffering from low rbc count hb:6.2 Can we take siddha makharadwaja for improving the immune sytem. Please help..

    he tried consuming lohabhasma for improving rbc count but that is resulting in vomiting sensation..

    • it may not help in this condition. what is the reason for low rbc counts makes a point here. and accordingly the treatment continues. so, please consult nearest Ayurveda doctor and do as he says.

  24. Hi doctor am suffering from hyperthyroidism,my ayurvedic doctor suggested siddha makaradhwaja,its right for thyroid desease?how to use?please advise.

  25. My 4 year old son has been advised to take this medicine for 41 days,to make him immune towards bacterial infections as gets cold and cough very frequently. How effective is this medicine?

  26. Dear Dr Hebbar,
    My age is about 85. I am taking Chandraprabha Vati, Arogyavardhini Vati Mor & Evening with honey for polyurea & constipation, Swarn Basant Malti with honey once, generally after break fast for debility indigestion, frequent fever etc, and Bsant Kusumakar Ras with Milk cream for frequent urination and bed wetting, in night. Can I add S Makardhwaj with BKR in night?

  27. hi sir i have makaredwajh special of badyanath ciompany manufacture of year 2006 kya mein uska sevan kar sakta hu ya nahi

    nitin kumar gupta

  28. Sir,my seven years old son is suffering from exercise induce advised to take sidh makakdhwaj 1/4-1/4 tab morning and evening with milk and sringarabhra ras 1/2-1/2 tab morning and evening with honey.will it be helpful for my son.jai hind

  29. Sir can I take sidha makardhwaj with virya stamban vati for curing early ejaculation. Am 41 years old.

  30. Hello,

    Is “Siddha Makardhwaj” useful in preventing increase of brain tumors.?

    Thanks / Ramesh

  31. Dear can it help in frequent cold n cough problems

  32. saksham bansal says:

    My father is having als/mnd and the ayurvedic doctor has prescribed makardhwaj so i want to know that if it will work or not and if it works then how much effect it gives on problem.

  33. saksham bansal says:

    My father is having als/mnd and the ayurvedic doctor has prescribed vasant kusumkar rasa so please tell me that it will work on that disease or not and if works then how much effect it gives on the problem.

  34. A.S.Jesuraj says:


    I suffered with RA passitive, last 7years. Can i take sidh makardwaj, which brand is good for me please recomond.

  35. sir i want to know this medicine will effect for children ,children will bone are not

  36. b.n.sharma says:

    Is special makar dwaj ment for erectile dysfunction. If so right dose for how long for an aged man with prostate op done

    • Yes, it is useful in treating ED. But it is not used as a single medicine. Usually it is used in combination with ashwagandha churna, etc. This product should not be taken without doctor’s prescription. Hence, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.

  37. Hi doctor, my sister got brain stroke due to high bp and in result she is paralysed left body in year 2008… She also suffered from hepatitis-c 2 yrs ago and git cured. Now she can walk but she cant do work from her left hand..she do not feel strength in her fingers and palm… Now she is taking baidyanath Vasant kusumakar and Chintamani ras vriht gold. She is recovering but very slow I would like to know if she can take this sidha makardhwaj along with these medicines. Please advise.

  38. Venkateswarao sivakoti says:

    Hai sir my testosterone levels 2.08 only I’m taking sidamakadhwaj but its not working properly and I’m using that medicine for last one month

    • You may need other medicines along with Makaradhwaj. Please consult a doctor directly. If you wish to seek email advice from me, write to me in detail here –

  39. Vishal singh says:

    Sir can I take combination of prawal phisti 10 gms, moti phisti 3gms, rasraj ras 3gms and makardwaj 2gms for sexual weakness. Sir plz advise and tell for side effects if any

  40. sir i have gold and silver bhasam manufacturing of 2006 can i use it or not

  41. Kapil Kumar says:

    Dear short supply of oxygen in brain is it useful

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello Sir, I did not quite understand your question. Can you please elaborate and let us know.

  42. Sir, shl I take siddha makaradwaja for postdelievery stomach

  43. Hi Doctor
    My doctor prescribed this medicine to take for 10 days for every month for a period of 3 month and leave a gap for 2 months and then continue like this for life time .
    Is this the right dose

  44. is siddhamakatsdwaja useful for TPHA positive cases?

  45. Mr.Hebbar sir…
    I m suffering from ED and low libido .. doctor givern me 1 Tab of Suvarna Makaradhvaj and 2 tab of pushpadhanva ras two time per day for two month .. when can i see the effect ..

  46. madhuri sarnaik says:

    mera bhai matimad aur mansik ya manorugna bhi hai usaki umar 50 hai. kya use makadhvaj de sakti haun kya aur kitne din?

  47. VIJAI ARORA says:

    I am kidney patient and is on dialysis. Can i use siddha makardwaj special gold as my HB level is very low.

  48. as I heard about this product decades ago and wondered how it is someone could ingest mercury and suffer no ill effects, I am glad to see you consistently refer people to see a doctor, in person, when seeking treatment with this medication. do you know any doctors in the Nebraska area who are familiar with this medicine?

    • Ayurvedic text books explain in detail about ill effects of Mercury poisoning. The books also have purification procedures for mercury are also explained. These processes are done to ensure to nullify the side effects of mercury. The modern science is yet to wake up to this fact.
      I do not have any contact with Ayurveda specialist in Nebraska. But I know a few in Ca, Florida, Maryland, NJ, NY and Pennsylvania. Let me know if you are interested in any of these?

  49. is this work if so can u give me a phone no to talk to a dr.

  50. My mother is a RA patient. Could she take aswagandha 5 gm twice daily and sudh makardwaj 1 gm with honey once daily

  51. Hi, I have a prescription of following Ayurveda medicine, Please send a price list.
    i) Sidda Makaradwaja – 2Grams
    ii) Yogendra Rasam – 4 Grams, iii) Mruganali Kasthuri – 5 Grams, IV) Pancha Bana Rasam, V) Vendi Draksha

    Will please send a price list..

    Thank You..

  52. Sidh Makardhwaj and Ashwagandha powder take for Rheumatoid is the link
    can you suggestion ration for them?( how much Sidh Makardhwaj and Ashwagandha powder grams should be mixed???)

  53. Hi Dr. Hebbar,

    I was prescribed one part Siddha Makardhwaj with pure honey at bedtime for fatigue, low libido/low testosterone and anxiety caused by stress.

    I am not able to understand the exact dosage. What does one part mean? Is it one teaspoon or one tablet or is there a specific measurement depending on the form of the medicine? Please help.

  54. My spam come out when i go toilet i can use it for this problem

  55. If i take weekly one or. Three cap
    It us ok thnk you dear dr

  56. Sir, bhasma become stronger with time. The older the stronger! Is the same the case with S. Makardwaj?

  57. Sir,
    I am suffering from subclinical hypothyroid from past 8 months(TSH varies 5.5 to 7),I am Using thyrocare capsules,kanchanara guggulu, and anu taila, Recently my doctor suggested to take S Makaradhwaj and ashwantha lehyam as i am having low libido, Does these medicines permanently cure my problems?. Please suggest.

  58. Sir, I humbly think that the ratio’s of Mercury and Sulphur here are exchanged, please look into it

  59. Naveen Jain says:

    Can I take siddh makaradhvaj special along with kamini vidyaman ras for ED together? If yes, how long? My age is 35 and I am fit and healthy.

    • No.
      For further personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) –

  60. zabihullah says:

    Dear sir,
    Tanks for ur help full directions for needed people,I have Azoospermia from 5 years,and I used some Chemical medicines but no result.
    So plz give me some advice about my illness. I living in Afghanistan,and also tell me ur physical office address,I will come to New Delhi India. Tanks

    • I do not live in Delhi. I do not do direct consultation.
      Below Ayurveda centers in Delhi are good.
      Please call by phone and confirm before going there.
      Dr Ankur Sharma
      9968025608, 9999190832
      Divyaprastha hospital
      Palam, New delhi
      Consulting Timing morning -8am-11am.
      Also consults at –
      c-1/100, Hariom Apartments, Madhu Vihar, Dwarka Sector 3, New Delhi.

      Dr PK Arora, – For booking appointment – phone number – 08130254321
      Consultant, (Ayurveda) – at Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi – On Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

      Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Shala
      Ayurvedic Hospital & Research Centre, Delhi

      General Enquiry : +91 – 11 22106500
      Room Booking : +91 – 11 22106500
      Officer (Administration & PR) : +91 – 11 22106536
      E-mail :

      Santhigram Kerala Ayurveda – Delhi
      Helpline Number
      +91 9911349335

      Delihi – Sridhar Aggarwal –
      +91 9646638515, +918699017567 Dr Aggarwal Panchakarma Center

      Dr Ranjeet Sharma MD (Ayu)
      Apoorva Multi Specialty Clinic, (Visits on every Saturday)
      LGF 10, Amrapali Green Complex,
      Vaibhav Khand, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad

  61. Pratap Kumar Sethi says:

    Sir taking ALFOO 10mg allopathic medicine for prostate problem
    Ayurvedic doctor prescribed me siddha makardhwaj & Laxmi bilash rasa of dabar for cold & couph
    Ithose allopathic & arurvedic medicine can be taken at a time?

  62. chinmaya says:

    Recently my 4th visit to Arya Vaid Sala clinic, doctor prescribed Siddha Makardhwaj & Vasant Kusumakar Ras though I have used it for 3 months. I asked him whether it can be used more than 3 months as these contain heavy metals. He suggested that if the bhasmas are made purified properly during bhasma making process & are taken in prescribed doses of 1 to 2 capsule max, then proper absorption is made by body & it can be taken throughout life without any toxicity. But slight impurity can cause toxicity & will be very harmful to body.
    Is he right as you have told that these medicines can be taken in a maximum of 2 months?.

    • Yes, he is right.

      • chinmaya says:

        Dear sir,
        With with due respect, its mentioned in this topic that these heavy metal medicines should be taken not more than 2 months & now you are saying it can be taken throughout life in prescribed doses.
        So how should one take these medicines?

        • Hi, it largely depends on the prescribing doctor. There is no prescribed time limit mentioned in Ayurvedic text books. My personal advice to anyone is to limit its usage for 2 months.

  63. Vithun Mohan says:

    Dear Doctor
    My wife has lost desire for physical affection after the child birth. I have a kid of 4 yrs age.
    I was advised by a doctor for sone Yoga asan and to take Sidha Makaradwaja capsules one each morning and eve both before meals.
    I wanted to know how long will it take to show its effects and what is the duration for which it has to be taken

    • Hi, Siddha marakardhwaj may take around 6 weeks to show results. It is best to stop it after that.
      Shatavari capsule -1 at night after food, with a cup of milk or water for 3 months time, can be useful.
      Available in amazon website here
      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

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  64. Is there any substitute for siddha makardhwaj that does not contain any heavy metal?

    • Depends mainly on the purpose used. Usually Ashwagandha or Shilajit are good substitutes for Siddha Makardhwaj.

      • It was prescribed for fatigue, low libido/low testosterone. Will Shilajit be the optimal option for this condition?

        • Yes, it is useful in the said condition.
          Shilajit is also optimal.
          For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
          If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

          For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) –

  65. Ishwar singh says:

    Sir, I have high blood pressure problem. Can I use siddha makardhwaj. If no any other medicine which can I use with it.

    • Hi, Siddha makardhwaj alone will not be useful in high blood pressure.
      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) –

  66. Surjeet Singh says:

    Hi I am 63 year old. I have a 10 Tabs pack of 150 mg. of each tabs. How can i take this for better result to recover Body weakness and improve Immunity. please Guide me.

  67. Ajitha Jayasuriya says:

    Dear Dr,
    * I am taking Sidda Makaradwaja and Kanchanar Gugulu for hyperthyroidism as * prescribed .Is taking both same time is ok?
    ** One lady 62 years having fatty liver wish to use Sidda makaradwaja . Could she use it?
    Thank you

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