Saraswata Churna – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Saraswata Churna is an Ayurvedic medicine in herbal powder form. It is used in treatment of psychosis, depression, low intelligence level etc. 

Saraswati Churna uses: 

  • It is used in treatment of psychosis, loss of concentration, anxiety, mania, epilepsy, MDP, Depression, irritability,  low intelligence, loss of memory, didorders of speech and anemia etc.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta.

Saraswata Choornam Dosage:
3 grams, once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is traditionally given along with ghee and honey.

It is usually advised early morning on empty stomach.

How long to take?
This medicine can be safely taken for a period of upto 2-4 months.

Saraswata Choorna 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.
Over-dosage may cause gastritis.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.

Saraswati Churna ingredients and how to make?
10 g fine powder of
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Ashwagandha – Winter Cherry / Indian ginseng (root) – Withania somnifera
Saindhava – Rock Salt
Ajamoda – Ajowan seed – Trachyspermum ammi
Jiraka – Cumin seed – Cuminum cyminum
Krishnajiraka – Nigella sativa
Shunti – Ginger (rhizome) – Zingiber officinalis
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
Pippali – Long pepper – Piper longum
Patha – Cyclea peltata
Shankhapushpi – Clitorea ternatea
Juice extract of Brahmi – Thyme Leaved Gratiola (whole plant) – Bacopa monnieri for grinding.
Saraswat Churna Reference: Bhava Prakasha Unmada Adhikara 22/46-47, Bhaishaj Ratnavali 24 (Unmada) / 26-29, Sahasrayogam.

Baidyanath Manufactures Saraswata Churna with the reference book of Ayurveda Sara Sangraha.
As per this reference, the ingredients are –
Kushta, Saindha Namak, Saphed Jeera (white cumin), Kala Jeera (Black cumin), Peepal, Patha, Ashwagandha, Shunti (ginger), Ajamoda, Shankhapushpi, Maricha.

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: Pharmaceutical study
Manufacturers: Vadik Herbs, Baidyanath

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  1. k.sagarika says:

    sir,my baby is 5 years old prematured baby present he is not waking and trying to speak little words,and we are doing physiotherapy bcoz left side of his body is effected till now we are using english medicine shall we use saraswathi lehyam.or otherwise is there is any side effect will cause

    • Hi, instead of seeking online advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly. Massage etc therapies and oral medicines can really benefit your baby

  2. Sir can this be taken with water?
    Many thanks

  3. Sir and in which proportion Ghee and Honey has to be taken with 5gm of Saraswat Churna?

    Many thanks

  4. vijay kumar says:

    sir can u please tell me saraswati lehyam or brahmi lehyam which one is good for memory improvement. thanks

  5. Sir can we have water after taking Saraswat Churna?

    Many Thanks.

  6. My son is student studying 10 th what is the dose to him

  7. how to get saraswathi churnam in online please tell me sir please ?

  8. Hai sir, my daughter is 16 years old, she speaks the one word repeatedly, saraswathi leaf plant is there in my house.can i use to my daughter. if ican use please tell me the process sir.

  9. tejaswini raj says:

    Hi I am 27 years old and I love studying but now a days job and studies both are taking me into pressure and forgetting everything. Even what is tought in morning not able to recollect in evening due to work pressure. Suggest me if I can use this and also quantity. Let me know how can I get through online.

  10. Gowrishankar Arunachalam says:

    I am taking medicine for depression for around 19 years.I am on the verge of coming out of medicines and leading a healthy life.Please advice if I can take Saraswati churna–(pls also recommend dosage) from now on. I have very poor concentration and memory power.I want to totally come out of english medicine with the doctor’s help.Pls advice sir.

    • Congratulations! 🙂
      Saraswata Choorna – 1 teaspoon at night, with a teaspoon of ghee, 30 minutes before food for 2 months time. You can also continue it beyond 2 months.

  11. Sir my son has asthma and he has v week memory power he is 8 years can I use this medicine and how much I should use tia

    • Yes, 1 gram at night after food, mixed with half a teaspoon of honey for 1 month time. It is better to consult an Ayurveda doctor directly especially for children.

  12. Hi sir my son is 2 years old he is still not talking can I give this saraswati churns? If so how much quantity and mixed with what ingredients…?

    • Yes, 1 gram in the morning with a teaspoon of ghee. But for a 2 year old, it can be very dangerous to take online advice. Please consult a doctor directly.

  13. my daughter is 7 years old can she take sarawathi lehyam

  14. Niki Ravikumar says:

    Namastae Doctor, my brother is 10 years old, he has very poor memory and has the problem of learn languages, I wanted to kno if I can give Bhrami gritha and saraswata churna together? What dosage shd I giv him, his also obese.
    TIA 🙂

  15. Sushma Raj says:

    Sir am 25 years old woman and am suffering from epilepsy …can I take saraswathi churna..if so wat is the quantity and directions to use..kindly please answer me sir…

    • You can take it, while continuing with allopathic medicines.
      half a teaspoon in the morning and one teaspoon at night, after food – for 2 months time.

      For further advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
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  16. Durga bhavani says:

    Sir we take directly without water and honey

  17. Sir I have stammering can I use this

  18. my boy is 3 yrs old. iam marathi and my husband is telugu speaking guy. iam working too. i spend less time with my son. my mother in law and father in law use to take care of my child. i use to speak in marathi. they taught him a b c d when he was 1.5 years. he learnt abcd then fruits and some english words. now i put him in school. now the problem is he is picking english words and marathi words but not telugu.not able to form sentences in marathi nor in english too. the rhymes also he is not telling properly. shall i give him saraswathi lehyam

    • Yes useful. Just quarter a teaspoon in the morning, after food for 2 months time. It is best to consult a doctor directly before giving this or any other medicine to the child.

  19. Madhavi kushwaha says:

    Hello sir
    My 4 year son has speech and language problem… repetetive words.. MRI shows periventricular leucomalacia… and chewing problem.. should i give him saraswata churna .. pls suggest…

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