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Rasnadi Choornam Benefits, How To Use, Dosage, Ingredients

Rasnadi Choornam is an Ayurvedic medicine, used to apply over scalp, to relieve headache and sinusitis.  This herbal powder is formulated based on Kerala Ayurveda tradition. 


Rasnadi Choornam Benefits:

  • It helps to relieve headache, dizziness,  cough with sputum and sinusitis and heaviness of the head.
  • This is essential in rheumatism.
  • Muscle pain, tennis elbow etc.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Kapha


Rasnadi Choornam dosage:
For external application only.
Traditionally it is made a paste with castor oil and applied over forehead.

It is to be rubbed over the scalp over bregma in catarrh, cold, etc as a preventive as well as a curative. It is extremely useful in headache associated with sinusitis. It is to be mixed with boiled water or milk, made into a paste and applied on the forehead for immediate relief in headache.

This may also be cooked in equal quantities of Vasa (Adathoda vasica) juice and breast milk with castor or other oils and applied over the crown.

Side effects

There are no known side effects with this product.


Rasnadi Choorna ingredients:
Equal quantities of herbal powders of
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata
Amukkura – Withania somnifera
Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
Katuka – Picrorhiza kurroa
Sarjarasa – Vateria indica
Kottam – Saussurea lappa
Vayampu – Acorus calamus
Gairika – Red ochre
Nisha – Turmeric – Curcuma longa
Yashti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Bala – Sida cordifolia
Mustha – Cyperus rotundus
Vyosha – Pepper, long pepper and ginger
Puti – Holoptelea integrifolia
Sahasravedhi – Ferula asa foetida
Jala – Coleus vettiveroides
Ushira – Vetiveria zizanioiders
Phenaka – Samudraphena
Srikantha – Sandalwood – Santalum album
Aguru – Aquilaria agallocha
Tintrini dalasira – veins of tamarind leaves – Tamarindus indicus


 Sahasrayoga, Choorna Prakarana – context of powders.

Sanskrit shloka verse

Rasnadi Churnam


AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt. Ltd.

Arya Vaidya Sala (Kottakkal)

Nagarjuna – Raasnaadi Choornnam

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

67 thoughts on “Rasnadi Choornam Benefits, How To Use, Dosage, Ingredients”

  1. I have been recommended to use this product bit don’t know how to apply and where to apply. Should this be done before head bath or post head bath. How to make the mixture and where to buy.

  2. Sir, my mom has unknowingly administered this rasnadi churnam orally. At present her stomach is upset. please guide us this situation.

  3. I usually get sinusitis and severe headache as soon as I take head bath. For this reason, I don’t wash my hair regularly.I was once in a fortnight . Will applying Rasanadi choornam be effective , so I can take head bath atlas once a week? Also, Do we apply this after you dry your hair after head bath or just apply on the wet hair? Please explain. Thank you.

    • Hi, Rasnadi choornam can enable you to have head bath at least once a week.Please note that it is applied over forehead and usually not applied on scalp. Make a paste with water. Apply it on scalp on forehead for 10 – 30 minutes Then wash off with lukewarm water.

  4. Hello, I have been diagnosed for tennis elbow. I met a Ayurvedic doctor & he suggested me to a put a tea spoon of Rasnadi Churna boil it in 300ml of water. Boil the liquid till it becomes half the content. Then make it into 2 halves. For one half put one tablet of Gandha Tailem soft gel capsule while it us boiling hot so that the tablet dissolves. Consume the solution when luke warm half an hour before food. When I read on internet Rasnadi Churna is only for external use & not for oral consumption. Please suggest. Thanks

  5. Hi, I have a terrible sinus problem and I was asked to rub the dry powder on my scalp after head bath but it says otherwise here. What should I do ?

  6. Sir,
    I was asked to mix it with lemon juice and add camphor also to it for scalp application prior to bedtime. I was also asked to heat it.
    Could you please advice
    1.whether heating is done before or after adding camphor
    2. What is the ratio of lemon juice to rasnadi choornam
    3. How long should the mixture be heated?

    Thankyou sir

  7. Sir,
    My uncle use this daily but he simply applies on centre head without any liquid.can all use this daily for good health? Or it is for sinus patients only?

  8. You can also smell rasnadi powder which benefits the respiratory system by clearing your mucous membrane (if you have a cold). You can also avoid getting a cold if you put powder on your head ( I don’t know why but it is a common beleif in central-southern kerea) after you take a bath. Hope this helps.

  9. I was asked to apply rashandi powder mixed with lemon inorder to cure heaviness in head and neck pain. when I apply this i used to get relax and pain relief only for a short time. Can I mix the powder with honey. Is it get effective relax

  10. Rasnadi is a very effective ayurvedic product.We have been using it since generations.
    A pinch of rasnadi can be applied on the higheat point of your head/crown of the head after hairwash as a prevention from headache,sinusitis and frequent illness.

  11. I am using rasnadi choornam for last 3 years directly on scalp after bath. It is now as a habit for me. I read from another doctor that if applied directly, should remove it after 30 minutes. Please advice any health issues for not doing so?

  12. My friend says that that his mother is using the rasnadi choornam for reducing the edema in her legs by making a paste with water. Is it correct


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