Chandanadi Lauh – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Chandanadi Lauh is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet or powder form. It is mainly used in the treatment of chronic fever. This medicine is more commonly used in North Indian Ayurvedic practice.


  • It can be used as  a source of Iron, since it contains Iron calx (Bhasma) as ingredient.
  • It is used to relieve intermittent fever, chronic fever.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Pitta and Kapha.


250 mg – 500 mg once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is usually administered along with honey or Triphala.

How long to take? 
This medicine can be safely taken for a period of upto 2-4 months.

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

  • Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous.
  • Accidental overdose in children may cause poisonous effects.
  • Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
  • Over-dosage may cause side effects like burning sensation in stomach.
  • Pregnant ladies, lactating mothers and children should take this medicine strictly under medical supervision.
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.


Chandanadi Loha ingredients, how to make:
10 g fine powder of each of
Raktachandana – Pterocarpus santalinus
Hrivera – Pavonia odorata
Patha – Cyclea peltata
Ushira – Khus Khus – Vetiveria zizanioides
Kana – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Shiva – Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula
Nagara – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis
Utpala – Nymphaea stellata
Dhatri – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
Musta – Nut grass (root) – Cyperus rotundus
Chitraka – Lead Wort (root) – Plumbago zeylanica
Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes
Loh Bhasma – Iron calx – 120 g

Reference and Manufacturers

 Bhaishajya Ratnavali Jwara Rogadhikara 946

Manufacturers: Dabur

Shloka- Sanskrit Verse

रक्तचन्दनह्रीवेरपाठोशीरकणाशिवा नागरोत्पलधात्रीभिस्त्रिमदेन समन्वित: ।
लौहो निहन्ति विविधान् समस्तान् विषमज्वरान् ॥

raktacandanahrīverapāṭhośīrakaṇāśivā nāgarotpaladhātrībhistrimadena samanvita: |
lauho nihanti vividhān samastān viṣamajvarān ||

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