Panchsakar Churna – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Panchsakar Churna  is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal powder form.  It is used in treating constipation.  This medicine is most commonly used in North Indian Ayurvedic practice. It is named so because all the five ingredients of this product start with the letter ‘sa’ 


It is used in treating constipation and bloating.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Kapha.


1 – 2  grams given along with warm water or milk  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

Higher dose of this medicine may lead to diarrhoea.
People with high BP should exercise special precaution while taking this medicine.


10 g of each of
Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Swarnapatri – Senna leaves – Cassia angustifolia
Shatapushpa – Anethum sowa
Balaharitaki – Unripe fruits of Terminalia chebula
Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt.

Manufacturers and Reference


Reference: Ayurveda Sara Sangraha – Page 589

15 thoughts on “Panchsakar Churna – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. I have chronic acidity problem i had prawal pishti and muktashukti pishti for a month and prob got cured i also heart palpitations which too got cured…. but currently for almost a year i hav developed dysphagia my doctor says i have esophagitis i feel difficulty in swallowing and constant throat clearing all day what should i do?

    • Hello Sir, Here are some effective remedies:
      1. Drink Aloe vera juice it serves to soothe your digestive tract.
      2. You can seep in dry ginger keep it in the mouth for 30 minutes. This will help relieve inflammation in the digestive tract.

  2. Which ayurveda medicine is better for constipation ? Triphala powder/harde powder/panchsakaar churna/ trivrit churna ? or any other ? I know it varies from person to person but I have used triphala and harde for around week each without any effect.. So plz reply ASAP..

  3. Hello Doctor

    I have external thrombosed hemorrhoids . They are like 2. one at 3 o Clock and 7 0 Clock.

    I have used abhaya rista 15 ml twice daily for 2 months. I Intermittently used panchasakara churna whenever there was slight constipation. Overall the piles problem or size is reduced but now its stangnant. only during defecation there is inflamation and a hard tissue like inside the pile shoots out. This issue is not gone yet. Looks like a clot. When relaxed it srinks.

    Please let me know do i need to conitnue if so how many more days or try any other medicine you advice. Also how is Triphala churna over Panchasakara



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