Amritamehari Churnam: Uses, Dose, Ingredients, Side Effects

Amritamehari churnam is an Ayurvedic medicine in herbal powder form used for the treatment of diabetes. It is also known as Amritadi churnam.


Uses of Amritamehari Churnam:

  • This is of proven effect in diabetes and is excellent to reduce urine sugar.
  • Excellent to reduce weakness.
  • Good in bladder ailments.
  • It is also useful in pre-diabetes condition.


Ingredients of Amritamehari Churnam:

Each 10 gramm contains-
Amrita (Tinoapora cordifolia)- 1.667 gm – Indian Tinospora (Giloy)
Meharimula (Gymnema sylvestre)- 5.000 gm. – Madhunashini – Gudmar – Some consider it to as Salacia reticulata.
Gudmar, is a herb popularly known for its anti- diabetic action and is mentioned in Ayurvedic treatment of diabetes, renal calculi, cough, snake poison and jaundice.
Dhatri – Amalaki (Embelica officinale)- 1.4667 gm. – Indian Gooseberry

Ratri – turmeric (Curcuma longa)- 1.667 gm. – Haridra (Haldi) – Turmeric along with Amla is called Nishamlaki Churna. This combination is very useful in lowering blood sugar levels.

Dose, adjuvants

Dosage of Amritamehari Churnam: 3-10 g. The dose depends upon the blood sugar levels.
Initial dose is 1 teaspoon 2 times a day after food.

This medicine can be prescribed along with –
Hot water
Dhanwantara ghritam
Vastyamayantakam ghrita.
Suitable decoctions or arishtas.

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.

Manufacturer, package, storage

Manufacturer: Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal.

Presentation: Jar pack of 50 g.

Store in a cool dry place, away from sunlight.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.

Shelf life, side effects

Shelf life:
2 years from the date of manufacture.
If once opened, it should be finished off within 2-4 months.

Side effects: 
This medicine alone might be useful in controlling a fasting blood sugar level of up to 120 mg/dl.
A sugar level above that may require a combination of other Ayurvedic medicines.
Seek your doctor’s advice before taking this medicine.
Read related: Madhumeha – Ayurvedic understanding of Diabetes mellitus

12 thoughts on “Amritamehari Churnam: Uses, Dose, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Hello Doctor,

    The only manufacturer mwentioned is Arya Vaidya Sala kottakal, in their website for Meharimula they have used the name Salacia reticulata, instead here you have used Gymnema sylvestre, it is same as Gudmar.
    I also see a article Salacia reticulata is described under the name of Saptachakra.
    So is Gudmar, Madhunashini, Mehari moola, Salacia reticulata and Gymnema sylvestre the same thing?

  2. According to my limited knowledge and research on this:

    I just bought and am using Amritamehari churnam. It lists Salacia fructicosa as an ingredient and not Gymnema.

    Gymnema (Gudmar) is callled Meshashringi, Madhunashini in Sanskrit.

    Salacia Reticulata, Salacia Fructicosa, Salacia Chinensis, Salacia Oblongata are called by the names Saptachakra, Saptarangi.

    It is better to investigate into this and make necessary correction on this web page.


  3. I am using Amritamehari churnam.

    Gymnema is not listed as an ingredient.

    Salacia fructicosa / Meharimula is listed as an ingredient.

    Salacia is Meharimula and Gymnema is Madhunashini/Meshashringi. They are different.

    This page needs to be updated accordingly.

  4. Whatever the ingredients, it has helped me in bringing my fasting sugar to very normal. Previously my fasting numbers varied from 127 to 140 depending on whether I consumed Potatoes, white rice, cakes etc. But now it varies between 95 & 105

  5. Hi Hebbar ji ,
    You have mentioned to take this churnam after food . Should there be a gap after food to take this churnam ? If so , what’s the duration of the gap Sir .


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