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Jatiphaladi Churna – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Jatiphaladi Churna  is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal powder form.  Jatiphala means nutmeg. It is mainly used in the Ayurvedic treatment of digestive and respiratory conditions. 


It helps relieve sprue, cough, cold, useful in Asthma, chronic respiratory conditions, anorexia, running nose.


Jatiphaladi  Churna, Jatiphaladi  Choornam

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and kapha


1 – 3 grams along with water, once or twice daily after food or as advised by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is usually given along with honey.

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 burning sensation and gastritis.
People with diabetes best avoid this, as it contains sugar as an ingredient.

Shloka Sanskrit Verse


It is prepared from 10 grams of each of
Jatiphala – Nutmeg – Myristica fragrans – Seed
Lavanga – clove – Syzygium aromaticum – Flower bud
Ela – cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum – Seed
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala – Leaves
Twak – Cardamom – Cinnamomum zeylanicum – Stem bark
Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea – Stamens
Karpura – camphor – Cinnamomum camphora
Chandana – Sandalwood – Santalum album – Heartwood
Tila – Sesame – Sesamum indicum – Seed
Twakkshiri – Bambusa bambos
Tagara – Valeriana wallichi – Root
Amla – Indian gooseberry – Emblica officinalis – Fruit
Pippali – Long pepper – Piper longum- Fruit
Talisa – Abies webbiana – Leaves
Pathya – Terminalia chebula – Fruit rind
Sthula jeeraka (Upakunchika) – Nigella sativa
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica – Root
Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinale – Rhizome
Vidanga – Embelia ribes – Fruit
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum – Fruit
Bhanga – Cannabis sativa – Leaves – 200 grams
Sharkara – sugar – 400 grams

Method of Manufacturing

Above ingredients are powdered, weighed separately and then mixed together. It is stored in air tight container.


Sharangdhara Samhita Madhyama Khanda 6/108-110

Companies which Manufacture Jatiphaladi Churna

How long to use?
It is usually administered for a period of 4 – 6 weeks of time.


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

7 thoughts on “Jatiphaladi Churna – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Hello–I’m doing research on the use of medical Cannabis in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Are there other churnas that are listed in the Charaka?
    Thank you,


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