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Makardhwaj – Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients

Makardhwaj Ras is an Ayurvedic medicine, with herbal and mineral ingredients, in powder / tablet form.  It is used in Ayurvedic anti aging and aphrodisiac treatment. This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision.

Makardhwaj Uses:

  • It is used to improve strength of heart.
  • It is used in anti ageing and aphrodisiac treatment.
  • It helps to relieve fever, dyspepsia.
  • It helps to improve immunity.
Effect on Tridosha – Balance Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Makaradhwaja dosage:

(125 mg)1 – 2 tablets once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

It is traditionally administered along with Betel leaf, milk and honey.

Makaradhwaj 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 and lactating mothers.
  • Overdosage may cause many side effects including gastritis.
  • Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.

Makardhwaj ingredients:
Shuddha Swarna – Purified gold leaves – 12 g
Shuddha Parada – Herbal purified Mercury – 96 g
Shuddha Gandhaka – Herbal purified Sulphur – 288 g
Karpasa – Cotton – Gossypium herbaceum – juice extract – Quantity Sufficient.
Kumari – Aloe vera – juice – Quantity Sufficient.

First purified Mercury and gold leaves are triturated together. Then purified sulphur is added to it, ground carefully. Later the juice extracts are added, triturated till dryness. This is further processed in Kupipakwa method. To obtain Makaradhwaja.

Reference: Bhaisajya Ratnavali, Vajikarana Adhikara 237 – 246

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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  1. vineet verma says:

    Can a 7 year’s old chid who is suffering from muscular dystrophy take it?

  2. can i take this
    m 40 m 6ft tall nd littel fatty
    nd poor in sex

  3. If it accidentally dumps on the floor will it still work?

  4. Is it improves sperm motility?it is 15% motile,50% semi motile.

  5. Hello Doctor,I am married person,& I want to know that how this drug is useful for infertility & what is the uses/action of this drug?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir, This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision.
      The uses/action being:
      Improves the desire and maintains the erection
      Increases the ejaculation threshold

  6. I am taking this drug since last 6 months,but there are no improvement in my analysis report.I also take chandraprabha vati with this medicine.what can I do for better results……? Please guide me…..

  7. Is this is helpful for Azoospermia patients? Whether sperm count will get increased?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Makardhwaj maintains vigour and vitality and removes physical and mental weakness from the body and generates power and strength. This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision.

  8. My sperm come out before sex can i use this medicine ? It will work or not?

  9. girish ramsahye says:

    mercury is classified as a carcinogenic element.
    Is it in the form consumed not a health hazard?

    • Hi, ancient seers were very well aware of toxic effects of Mercury. It is processed with lot of purification process with many herbs and Sulphur before using it in medicines. Plus, it is administered in a very minute quantity, for a very short period of time.

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