Shothari lauh – Benefits, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients

Shothari lauh is an Ayurvedic medicine, with herbal and mineral ingredients, in tablet form. It is used in treating inflammatory conditions. This medicine is used more in North Indian Ayurvedic treatment method. 


  • It is used in the treatment of all inflammatory conditions, such as bronchitis, external injury, arthritis etc.
  • It is useful in the treatment of anemia (Pandu) and liver disorders.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

It is useful to promote strength of bones and joints.
It acts as an excellent anti inflammatory and analgesic medicine.
It is used for the treatment of ankle pain, ankle twitch, slipped disc, sprain, back spasm, backache, back injury, stiffness of muscles, Coccyx pain

Partially useful in (other medications might be required)
Avascular necrosis
Sensory-neural hearing loss
Ankylosing spondylitis
Pain related to SLE


Avoid deep fried foods, heavy-to-digest non veg foods, fast foods and aerated drinks, smoking and excess alcohol. These can irritate stomach and intestinal lining. These also may increase Tridosha.


125 mg to 250 mg – 1 – 2 tablets once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

This medicine is traditionally prescribed along with Triphala decoction.

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

  • It is to be avoided in children and pregnant ladies.
  • Make sure to select this medicine from a good company.
  • Special care is required while administering this medicine in men undergoing treatment for infertility. Because it contains Kshara as an ingredient. (Click to know why)


Ayoraja – Loha Bhasma – Iron Bhasma
Trayushana – Pepper, long pepper and ginger
Yavakshara – Kshara of barley.  – Hordeum vulgare


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3 thoughts on “Shothari lauh – Benefits, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients”

  1. When shothari lauh by bydyanath is prescribed for anaemia, jaundice etc.(as per the information on the box) how is it that you written all wrong. There may be some mixup. Please change.


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