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
Dhootapapeshwar, Dabur, Baidyanath and Kottakkal are a few good companies manufacturing this product.
Kottakkal manufactures this in capsule form.

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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.

  10. Ashutsh kr sinha says:

    i have duedonem ulcer.can i take it for anti-ageing effect?. i am 55 yrs old.

  11. Shreya Patel says:

    I have got rheumatoid arthritis, and it’s been 6 months now. I read that Ashwagandha powder and Sidh Makardhwaj has shown fine results in slowing down the arthritis affects as compared to other medications. Is it true?? I don’t want to take steroids nor the pain killers, will this makardhwaj and ashwagandha really works well for the people with rheumatoid arthritis?.. please reply back

    • Yes, this combination works. But you will need to consult an Ayurveda doctor for the prescription. Do not self medicate with Makardhwaj.

    • Shreya Patel says:

      We don’t have any ayurveda doctor here and my doctor does not believe in herbs and mineral types of medicines since these doctor follow their medical guideline. Besides not all doctor believe in alternative medicine apart from what practice and some are for money making. I do understand that certain medicine shouldn’t be self medicated. I am still trying to understand what and how this makardhwaj works plus in how much dosage and for how long. I have 2mg makardhwaj powder packets. I am currently taking ashwagandha milk twice a day about one spoon per glass. I have recently developed swollen feet and knee which makes my walks and climbs up the stair in unbearable pain, don’t know what to do with it?.. please do advice back.

  12. After taking this medicine how much time I can take a meal or something to eat? My father in law takes this medicine [can anyone help(please)].😊😊

  13. Please let me know if we purchase makardhwaj , How come to know , that makardhwaj is pure?

  14. reajul islam says:

    Dr JV Hebbar sir , mera hydrocel hua tha ,appolo hosptl k Dr ne 2007 mey kaha tha oprtion k jarurt nahi hey ,minor hey isliye.avi comfort v hu .kush din se larki se bat korne se dhatu nikalta hey (watery) .makardhwaj bati le raha hu aswagndha capsule k sath .thora relief hua hey ,pura nahi hua .10 din ho gia .& weak v hu .kia mey S.Mkrdhj ley sakta hu ya plain mkrdhj lenesehi hoga.& kitna dintok lena hoga age 40,unmarried.pls rply me

  15. Ghulam Rasool says:

    Sir, I want to use Himalaya’s Gerifort tablet as a daily health supplement to boost my immunity, as I am suffering from recurrent cold and cough. But this tablet contains Makardhwaj 10mg per tablet. Can it be used for long term say 2 to three months without any side effects.

  16. BALWANT. NANOTY says:


  17. Hello Dr JV Hebbar sir,
    my father got CIDP and kidney problem (CKD) , i went to the Ayurvedic doctor for the treatment he gave me some medicines , makardhwaj is one of that medicines . In this medicines heavy metals are used like sulphur and mercury i just want to know that these heavy metals can effect the kidney of my father , or its safe to take.
    thank you

  18. Rajendra Singh says:

    Sir, My age is 29 years. I am suffering for premature ejaculation anf erectile dysfunction for long time. I want to take Baidyanath’s Musli Pak for sexual strength. But this product contains Makardhwaja and Vanga Bhasma. Is it safe to take this product. If yes, how long can I take this?

  19. Initial few days tablet was doing fine but after 1 month of dosage … health started deteriorated further

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