Brihat Gangadhara Churna – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects, Reference

Brihat Gangadhara Churna  is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal powder form.  It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment for Diarrhoea and gastro intestinal conditions.


Brihat Gangadhara Churna benefits:
It is used in the treatment of Dysentery, Diarrhoea, Malabsorption syndrome.
It is used in treating ulcerative colitis


Brihat Gangadhara churnam, Brihat Gangadhara choornam, Brihat Gangadhara choorna.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Pitta.


3-6 grams given along with honey or rice washed water (tandulodaka), once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by your doctor.

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 very high dosage, it may cause constipation.
This medicine should be taken under medical supervision.

Shloka – Sanskrit Verse


Brihat Gangadhara Churna  Ingredients:
10 g of each of
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Araluka – Ailanthus excelsa
Shunti – ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Dhataki – Woodfordia fruticosa
Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa
Balaka (Hrivera) – Pavonia odorata
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Mocharasa – Bombax ceiba
Patha – Cyclea peltata
Indrayava – Seeds of Holarrhena antidysenterica
Vatsaka (Kutaja) — Bark of Holarrhena antidysenterica
Amrabeeja  – Mango seed – Mangifera indica
Prativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
Lajjalu – Mimosa pudica

Reference and Manufacturers

Sharangadhara samhita, Madhyamakhanda, Adhyaya 6: 49-51 1/2



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