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, mania, MDP, Depression, low intelligence, loss of memory 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.

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.
Reference: Bhava Prakasha Unmada Adhikara 22/46-47, Bhaishaj Ratnavali 24 (Unmada) / 26-29

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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