Makardhwaj – Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients

Makardhwaj Ras is an Ayurvedic medicine, with herbal and mineral ingredients, in powder / tablet form.  It is used in Ayurvedic anti aging and aphrodisiac treatment. This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision.

Uses

  • It is used to improve strength of heart.
  • It is used in anti ageing and aphrodisiac treatment.
  • It helps to relieve fever, dyspepsia.
  • It helps to improve immunity.

Effect on Tridosha – Balance Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Dosage

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

It is traditionally administered along with Betel leaf, milk and 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

  • This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.
  • Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous.
  • It is to be avoided in children and pregnant and lactating mothers.
  • Overdosage may cause many side effects including gastritis.
  • Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.

Ingredients


Shuddha Swarna – Purified gold leaves – 12 g
Shuddha Parada – Herbal purified Mercury – 96 g
Shuddha Gandhaka – Herbal purified Sulphur – 288 g
Karpasa – Cotton – Gossypium herbaceum – juice extract – Quantity Sufficient.
Kumari – Aloe vera – juice – Quantity Sufficient.

First purified Mercury and gold leaves are triturated together. Then purified sulphur is added to it, ground carefully. Later the juice extracts are added, triturated till dryness. This is further processed in Kupipakwa method. To obtain Makaradhwaja.

Reference and Manufacturers

Bhaisajya Ratnavali, Vajikarana Adhikara 237 – 246

Manufacturers:
Dhootapapeshwar, Dabur, Baidyanath and Kottakkal are a few good companies manufacturing this product.
Kottakkal manufactures this in capsule form.

Proprietary Ayurvedic medicine with Makardhwaj as ingredient:
Dathupushti Leha
– used for improving strength and immunity.
Diabnil Capsule – Manufactured by Prabhat Pharmaceuticals, used for the treatment of diabetes.

40 thoughts on “Makardhwaj – Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients”

  1. Hello Doctor,I am married person,& I want to know that how this drug is useful for infertility & what is the uses/action of this drug?

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  2. Makardhwaj maintains vigour and vitality and removes physical and mental weakness from the body and generates power and strength. This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision.

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    • Hi, ancient seers were very well aware of toxic effects of Mercury. It is processed with lot of purification process with many herbs and Sulphur before using it in medicines. Plus, it is administered in a very minute quantity, for a very short period of time.

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  3. I have got rheumatoid arthritis, and it’s been 6 months now. I read that Ashwagandha powder and Sidh Makardhwaj has shown fine results in slowing down the arthritis affects as compared to other medications. Is it true?? I don’t want to take steroids nor the pain killers, will this makardhwaj and ashwagandha really works well for the people with rheumatoid arthritis?.. please reply back

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  4. There are other drugs other than this that can give you much better results. Cases of DMD or Other Muscular Dystrophy’s have good results with those medicines. Makardhwaj to an extent ofcourse give a good prognosis of this disorder.

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  5. Dr JV Hebbar sir , mera hydrocel hua tha ,appolo hosptl k Dr ne 2007 mey kaha tha oprtion k jarurt nahi hey ,minor hey isliye.avi comfort v hu .kush din se larki se bat korne se dhatu nikalta hey (watery) .makardhwaj bati le raha hu aswagndha capsule k sath .thora relief hua hey ,pura nahi hua .10 din ho gia .& weak v hu .kia mey S.Mkrdhj ley sakta hu ya plain mkrdhj lenesehi hoga.& kitna dintok lena hoga age 40,unmarried.pls rply me

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  6. I AM 62 YEARS OF AGE , MY SUGAR AFTER MEAL IS BORDER LINE ( 150-170 NO DRUGS ) & BP 130-90 (AFTER TAKING DILZEM-90 TWICE A DAY / ATROVASTATIN-10 MG / ASPIRIN-75 MG & METOPROLOL-XL-25 ALL THREE TABS ONCE A DAY .I FEEL SOME WEAKNESS .CAN I TAKE MAKARDHWAJ & IN WHICH QUANTITY ????? .GENERALLY I TAKE SHILAJIT & ASHWAGANDHA TABS TWICE A DAY FOR 10 DAYS .PLEASE GUIDE ME .

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  7. Hello Dr JV Hebbar sir,
    my father got CIDP and kidney problem (CKD) , i went to the Ayurvedic doctor for the treatment he gave me some medicines , makardhwaj is one of that medicines . In this medicines heavy metals are used like sulphur and mercury i just want to know that these heavy metals can effect the kidney of my father , or its safe to take.
    thank you

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  8. Sir I have taken chadrodaya makardwaj as per doctor’ s advice. Two tablet twice a day…But after taking this I feel gastritis. What to do??????

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  9. I would like to know if this could benefit me to recover from effects of brain hammeohrage conditions of paralysis of left side limbs.

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  10. Hi! I am using this Produkt from the Kottakal brand. I am really worried because it contains Mercury. It must be so toxic. I was taking it for 7 Weeks. Why do you use a toxic substance in Ayurveda?

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