Gandhaka Rasayana – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Gandhaka Rasayana is an Ayurvedic medicine in herbal powder or tablet form. It is used in the treatment of skin diseases, itching, chronic fever, urinary tract disorders etc.

Gandhaka Rasayana  uses: 

  • It is used to treat chronic fever, skin diseases, diarrhoea, urinary tract disorders, pruritis, malabsorption syndrome, bleeding disorders, oligospermia.
  • It is anti aging medicine, improves digestion, skin complexion and immunity.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Gandhak Rasayan Dosage:
1 – 3 grams, once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

How long to take?
This medicine can be safely taken for a period of upto 2- 6 months, based on your doctor’s advice.

Gandhak Rasayan  Side Effects:
Self medication with this medicine is strictly not recommended. Take this only under strict medical supervision.
Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
Diabetic, hypertensive patients, cardiac patients, obese people, pregnant ladies, lactating mothers and children should take this medicine strictly under medical supervision.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.

Gandhaka Rasayanam ingredients and how to make?
10 g fine powder of Gandhaka – Purified Sulphur
It is ground till dryness for 8 times each with the following.
Godugdha – Cow milk
Water decoction / juice extract of
Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala
Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea
Guduchi – Indian Tinospora (stem) – Tinospora cordifolia
Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan (fruit rind) – Terminalia chebula
Amalaki -Indian Gooseberry- Emblica officinalis / Phyllanthus emblica
Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan – Terminalia bellirica
Shunti – Ginger (rhizome) – Zingiber officinalis
Bhringaraja – Eclipta alba
Ardraka – Ginger (rhizome) – Zingiber officinalis
Sita – Sugar Syrup

Reference: Yogaratnakara Rasayana Adhikara 1 – 4

Shelf life: Two years from the date of manufacturing. If you have opened the seal of the container, better to finish the medicine within 2 – 3 months.

Research: Antifungal activity

Manufacturer: Alva Pharmacy, Dabur, Zandu,

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  1. Can this be given to a 60 year old women having skin issues, because of blood impurities? Also, it is same as Gandhakaraja Rasayana from Kotakkal?

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