Sowbhagya Shunti – Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients

Sowbhagya Shunti is an effective Ayurvedic medicine used in post natal Ayurveda care. It is prepared in herbal jam / granular form. It is also known as Soubhagya shunti or Saubhagya Sunthi Pak. Shunti refers to ginger. Ginger is the main ingredient of this medicine.

Benefits of Saubhagya Sunthi Pak

It is used in the treatment of complications that arise during post natal care of the mother. It improves digestion power. It is also effective in the treatment of sprue, diarrhea.

Dose of sawbhagya shunti pak

5 – 10 grams once or two times a day after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is administered with milk or water.
Dose as per Baidyanath is 6 – 12 grams, once or twice a day, along with milk.
Dosage for children below 5 years of age – 1 – 2 grams, once or twice a day, along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.
Dosage for children between 5 – 12 years of age – 5 grams once or twice a day along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.

Side effects

In higher doses, it may cause stomach irritation.
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are diabetic. In diabetic patients, only if the blood sugar is under good control, then this medicine can be given
It should strictly be taken under medical supervision, only after consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor.

Shloka Sanskrit Verse


Kasheru – Schoenoplectus grossus 24 g
Shringataka – Trapa natans – 24 g
Kamala – Lotus  – 24 g
Musta – Cyperus rotundus – 24 g
Caraway and cumin seeds – 24 g each
Nutmeg – 24 g
Clove – 24 g
Shaileya  – Parmelia lichin – 24 g
Nagakeshar – Mesua ferrea – 24 g
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala – 24 g
Cinnamon – 24 g
Shati – Hedychium spicatum – 24 g
Dhataki – Woodfordia fruticosa – 24 g
Cardamom – 24 g
Asparagus – 24 g
Coriander seed – 24 g
Gajapippali – Scindapsus officinalis – 24 g
Long pepper – 24 g
Pepper – 24 g
Loha Bhasma – 48 g
Abhraka Bhasma – 48 g
Ginger – 384 g
Sugar – 1.44 kg
Ghee – 384 g
Milk – 1.536 liters


Bhaishajya Ratnavali Striroga – 296 – 299
Baidyanath has mentioned the reference of Ayruveda Saar Sangrah

Shelf life

3 years from the date of manufacturing. Once the bottle is opened, it is best to finish it within 4 – 5 months of time.

Baidyanath Saubhagya Sunthi Pak – 100 grams in a jar.
Nagarjuna – Soubhaagyashundi Modakam

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

48 thoughts on “Sowbhagya Shunti – Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients”

  1. Is weight gain a side effect when sowbhagya shunti is consumed? i want to know whether it relieves gas and constipation problems in the post natal period?

    • Sowbhagya shunti does not cause weight gain in post-partum period. Though it contains milk, ghee etc, the ingredients like Musta (Cyperus), ginger, Coriander seed etc overcome the nourishing effect. It helps to relieve gas and constipation in post natal period.

  2. Hello doctor,

    Thanks for this article. Should this lehya be taken strictly after doc’s consultation or can be got over the counter ‘cos the mother may not be able to step out of the house post natal period? Also, how long should it be consumed?

    Thanks in advance,

    • Good question. Assuming that mother is not diabetic and does not have severe gastritis problem, this medicine can be given directly without consulting, 2 weeks after delivery onward for a period of 4 – 6 weeks.

  3. Will this legem starts my bleeding again because my post natal bleeding just stopped consuming this will start my bleeding again?

  4. I have gestational diabetes and I also get acne with milk. Do you recommend this product post delivery or is there any other ayurvedic product I can try?

  5. Hi! Dr.,
    Can a unmarried girl between 25-29yrs take this if she is weak, have vat and pitt problems. what dose is recommended.

    • No sir. It is used in the treatment of complications that arise during post natal care of the mother. It improves digestion power. It is also effective in the treatment of sprue, diarrhea.

  6. I’m 12 days post natal. I have excess amount of milk secretion. And I I also have indigestion and gastric problem . Due to excess milk secretion I get fever. May I take sowbagyachundi lehyam . If I can take what is the dosage. And how to take it

  7. Hello doctor, I’ve been taking 1 tsp of mahasowbhagya shunti every morning since my daughter was born in October 2016. I have just completed one full bottle. How long do you recommend I take this? I had a c-section.

  8. Hello Doctor, Is ” Kayam” and ” Sowbhagya Sonti ” are same ?? i went to purchase ” kayam” in ayurvedic medical shop, they gave me ” Sowbhagya Sonti”. Please clarify.. Thank you…

  9. Sir what medicine can be taken after a miscarriage.
    can this product is useful.
    I had a miscarriage four days ago and heavy bleeding persist

  10. My sister daughter delivered 25 days back.. Can she take mahasowbhagya shunti daily? how-to take this legayu. .can you please suggest

  11. Thank you. I hope this will not affect his kidneys. Is tgere something i can take that will pass through the breastmilk and help his kidney function ?

  12. Hi doctor,
    My 7.5 months old is suffering with loose motion when he is taking breastmilk. For other foods like rice kanchi,carrot he is normal. I clearly noticed that only breastfeed he is passing loose motion.
    I was suffered a week before with my periods and loose motion. Now both stopped it. Still my baby has diarrhea when taking breastmilk.right now I stopped breastfeeding.
    Is sowbhagya sundi will do helpful for my issue?

  13. I had c section on 12th August 2020. Now I am using soubhagya sunthi jam since 2 days. It helps to weight loss and reducing belly fat.


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