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Puga Khanda – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Puga Khanda is an Ayurvedic medicine in herbal jam form. It is mainly used in the treatment of vomiting, gastritis, dizziness, abdominal pain etc. 


Puga Khanda Uses:

  • It is used in the treatment of vomiting, gastritis, dyspepsia, abdominal colic pain, dizziness, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, obesity, splenic disorders, rectal bleeding, anemia.
  • It eases urination and helps to treat urinary calculi.
  • It is also used in the treatment of female infertility.
  • It acts as natural aphrodisiac.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta.

Dose and Duration

Puga Khand dosage:5 – 10 g once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
Dosage for children below 5 years of age – 1 – 2 grams, once or twice a day, along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.
Dosage for children between 5 – 12 years of age – 5 grams once or twice a day along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.

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

Pooga Khanda side effects:
Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
People with diabetes should take this medicine under medical supervision.
Over-dosage may cause gastritis .
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.

Shloka Sanskrit Verse


Pooga Khanda ingredients, how to make:
Puga – Arecanut – Areca catechu – Seed – 768 g
Godugdha – Cow milk – 3.072 liters
Sharkara – Sugar – 4.8 kg
Ghrita – Cow ghee – 384 g
12 g fine powder of each of
Twak – Cinnamon – Cinnamomum zeylanicum – Stem bark
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum – Seed
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala – Leaves
Nagakeshara – Mesua ferrea – Stamens
Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis -Rhizome
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum – Fruit
Pippali – Long pepper – Piper longum – Fruit
Devapushpa – Lavanga – Clove – Syzygium aromaticum – Flower bud
Chandana – Sandalwood – Santalum album – Heartwood
Mamsi – Nardostachys jatamansi – Root
Taleesa – Abies webbiana – Leaves
Kamala – Lotus – Nelumbo nucifera – Seed
Utpala – Nymphaea stellata
Vamsha – Bambusa bambos
Shringataka – Trapa natans
Jiraka – Cumin – Cuminum cyminum – Seeds
Vidari – Pueraria tuberosa
Gokshura – Small caltrops (whole plant) – Tribulus terrestris Linn.
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus – Root
Jati – Nutmeg  – Myristica fragrans – Seed
Dhatri – Indian gooseberry – Emblica officinalis Gaertn. – Fruit
Karpoora – Camphor – Cinnamomum camphora – 24 g

Method of Preparation

Arecanut is boiled in milk, added with sugar and ghee, brought to semisolid consistency by boiling. It is taken out of fire, after cooling down fine powders of rest of the ingredients are added and mixed well. After cooling it forms into granules. It is dried and packed in a tightly closed containers.

Reference and Shelf Life

Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali Shula Rogadhikara 200 – 207

Shelf Life: 3 years from the date of manufacture. if you have opened the seal of the bottle, better to use it before 3 months.

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

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