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Sitopaladi Churna : Uses, Benefits and Dosage

Zandu Sitopaladi Churna is a classical ayurvedic medicine beneficial in a variety of disease relating to respiratory system, digestive system and immune system. Most commonly, it is used as base for several remedies beneficial in respiratory diseases. The main function of Sitopaladi Churna is restoration of natural functions of respiratory, digestive, immune and several other systems of the body. The main action appears in respiratory troubles. It can work alone in management of cough, chronic fevers and debility after chronic diseases.

Medicinal Properties

Sitopaladi Churna has following healing properties.

  1. Antitussive
  2. Immunomodulatory
  3. Anti-inflammatory
  4. Antimicrobial – Antibacterial
  5. Adaptogenic
  6. Antacid
  7. Antiulcerogenic
  8. Appetizer and Digestive Stimulant
  9. Antioxidant
  10. Mild Antiviral
  11. Bronchodilator
  12. Carminative
  13. Demulcent
  14. Detoxifier
  15. Febrifuge
  16. Tonic

Clinical Pharmacology

All ingredients present are immunomodulator. Long pepper and cinnamon also act as Bioenhancer. Piperine in the long pepper is most studied for its bioavailability enhancer action. Cardamom seeds have potent antioxidant action by increasing the level of glutathione. According to ayurveda, Misri has strengthening action and pacifies VATA and PITTA. Vanshlochan also has same functions.

Therapeutic Indications

Sitopaladi Churna is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Cough
  • Tuberculosis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Rickets
  • Debility
  • Delayed Milestones
  • Lack Of Physical Strength
  • Acidity
  • Chronic Gastritis
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Heartburn
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Loss of appetite
  • Ulcer

Benefits & Medicinal Uses

The detailed benefits and medicinal uses of Sitopaladi Churna are given underneath:


Ingredients in Sitopaladi Churna have antitussive and anti-inflammatory properties. In many cases, it works well alone without any additional remedy. It is also beneficial in cough during pregnancy. However, cough may have several causes, but ayurveda divides it into main five categories:

Cough Category Prominent Characteristics
VATAJA KASA Dry Cough, Aggravation at night, Minimal Mucus, Mucus color can be gray or black
PITTAJA KASA Yellow or greenish color mucus, Indicates chest infections, moderate mucus production
KAPHAJAKASA Productive cough with large amount of mucus production, chest congestion, wheezing,  cloudy and white mucus, sticky mucus
KSHATAJA KASA Cough due to injury
KSHAYAJA KASA Associated with chronic diseases

Sitopaladi Churna is actually beneficial in all types of cough, but adjuvants can be different as follows:

Cough Category Most Suitable Adjuvants
VATAJA KASA 5 grams Ghee + 2.5 grams Honey
PITTAJA KASA 5 grams Honey + 2.5 grams Ghee
KAPHAJAKASA 5 grams Honey
KSHATAJA KASA 250 mg Praval Pishti + 5 grams Ghee + 2.5 grams Honey
KSHAYAJA KASA Ashwagandha or Licorice with milk

These are the main adjuvants. According to underlying cause of cough, one may require other medications.

Sore Throat

Sitopaladi Churna along with Gandhak Rasayana, Yashad Bhasma and Praval Pishti is beneficial in sore throat.

Remedies Dosage (Twice Daily)
Sitopaladi Churna 2 grams
Gandhak Rasayana 500 mg
Praval Pishti 250 mg
Yashad Bhasma 25 mg
Honey 1 tsp.

The above combination is a potent antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Therefore, it is mostly effective in Strep throat (streptococcal infection).

However, strep throat or bacterial infections are less common, viral infections like cold or flu are most common causes of sore throat. In such case, following combination of Sitopaladi churna is proved effective.

Remedies Dosage (Twice Daily)
Sitopaladi Churna 2 grams
Giloy Satwa 500 mg
Praval Pishti 250 mg
Yashad Bhasma 25 mg
Honey 1 tsp.

In addition to this combination, chewing fennel seeds (Saunf) several times a day is also best treatment for reducing symptoms like scratchy sensation in the throat, pain in the throat and Hoarse or muffled voice.


Sitopaladi Churna is recommendable in inflammation of the tonsils or swollen tonsils.


However, Sitopaladi Churna is not a potent medicine for asthma, but it has role to reduce inflammation, swelling of airways and mucus production.


Sitopaladi Churna has bacteriostatic effect on tuberculosis mycobacterium. Therefore, Sitopaladi Churna plays a supportive role in the management of T.B. especially when symptoms initially appear. It may not be greatly beneficial in advanced stages of Tuberculosis as compared to Swarna bhasma and Vasant Malti Ras, but it can provide symptomatic relief in following symptoms when used along with potent antitubercular medicines:

  1. Cough (especially dry cough)
  2. Coughing up blood
  3. Fatigue
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Night sweats
  6. Low-grade fever
  7. Restlessness
  8. Debility or weakness

Note: If patient has cough, then according to type of cough as explained in cough section, the suitable adjuvants should be used along with Sitopaladi Churna.

Chronic Fevers

Sitopaladi Churna along with Jasad Bhasma and Praval Pishti is useful in chronic fevers. It has mild febrifuge effects when given with Praval Pishti, but the main role of Sitopaladi Churna is to digest the toxins that cause the fever and helps the body to eliminate them.

Many patients with low-grade fever suffer from fatigue, restlessness, loss of appetite and debility. Sitopaladi Churna is a drug of choice in such cases.

Low Immunity & Recurrent Infections

Sitopaladi churna contains potent immunomodulatory ingredients, which enhances non-specific immunity. Therefore, children with recurrent upper respiratory tract infections can get benefits from it.

Remedies Dosage (Twice Daily)
Sitopaladi Churna 500 mg
Pure Honey 1/2 tsp.

The above combination when used for at least 3 months is sufficient to increase immunity and decrease the tendency of recurrent infections in children. However, adding 1 to 5 mg Swarna Bhasma and 10 mg Jasad Bhasma in above combination increases its immunomodulatory potential at a greater extent.

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Sitopaladi Churna is as follows.

Infants 100 to 250 mg *
Children 500 to 1000 mg *
Adults 2 to 4 grams *
Pregnancy 1 to 3 grams *
Geriatric (Old age) 1 to 3 grams *
Maximum Possible Dosage(per day or in 24 hours) 12 grams(in divided doses)


Best Adjuvants

The best suitable Adjuvants for Sitopaladi Churna according to diseases are as follows:

Health Condition Adjuvants
Dry cough (VATA & PITTA) 5 grams Ghee + 2.5 grams Honey
Productive Cough (KAPHA) – If patient can easily cough up sputum 5 grams Honey + 2.5 grams Ghee
Productive Cough (KAPHA) – If patient feel difficulty in expectoration 5 grams Honey
Rickets Praval Pishti + Abhrak Bhasma + Mukta Pishti + Godanti Bhasma with milk
Weakness in Pregnancy Praval Pishti + Abhrak Bhasma + Mukta Pishti with milk
Acidity, Gastritis or Ulcer Praval Pishti + Licorice (Mulethi)

Safety Profile

Sitopaladi Churna is LIKELY SAFE in most people in the dosage described above.

Side Effects

There are no side effects observed with the use of Sitopaladi Churna. It is generally one of most safe ayurvedic medicines.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Sitopaladi Churna is also LIKELY SAFE for pregnant women and lactating mothers when used under the supervision of ayurvedic physician.

Additional information

Weight 0.040 kg
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