Zandu Sitopaladi Churna

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Sitopaladi Churna is one of the very easy-to-make Ayurvedic herbal powder mix. It is one of the best and widely used Ayurvedic medicines for cough, even for kids.

Rs. 230.00 tax incl.

  • 25 grams
  • 180 grams

Zandu Sitopaladi Churna

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.

Sitopaladi Churna Ingredients

IngredientsQuantity (%)310 Grams Powder Contains
Misri (crystallized sugar lumps)51.61%160 grams
Vanshlochan25.81%80 grams
Piper Longum – Long Pepper (Pippali)12.90%40 grams
Elettaria Cardamomum – Green Cardamom (Elaichi)6.45%20 grams
Cinnamomum Zeylanicum – Cinnamon – Dalchini3.23%10 grams

Chemical Composition

Based on composition, Misri is sugar, Vanshlochan contains silica and other ingredients contain some phytochemicals. Long Pepper contains Piperine.

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 CategoryProminent Characteristics
VATAJA KASADry Cough, Aggravation at night, Minimal Mucus, Mucus color can be gray or black
PITTAJA KASAYellow or greenish color mucus, Indicates chest infections, moderate mucus production
KAPHAJAKASAProductive cough with large amount of mucus production, chest congestion, wheezing,  cloudy and white mucus, sticky mucus
KSHATAJA KASACough due to injury
KSHAYAJA KASAAssociated with chronic diseases

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

Cough CategoryMost Suitable Adjuvants
VATAJA KASA5 grams Ghee + 2.5 grams Honey
PITTAJA KASA5 grams Honey + 2.5 grams Ghee
KAPHAJAKASA5 grams Honey
KSHATAJA KASA250 mg Praval Pishti + 5 grams Ghee + 2.5 grams Honey
KSHAYAJA KASAAshwagandha 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.

RemediesDosage (Twice Daily)
Sitopaladi Churna2 grams
Gandhak Rasayana500 mg
Praval Pishti250 mg
Yashad Bhasma25 mg
Honey1 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.

RemediesDosage (Twice Daily)
Sitopaladi Churna2 grams
Giloy Sat500 mg
Praval Pishti250 mg
Yashad Bhasma25 mg
Honey1 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. The following combination reduces symptoms like sore throat, swelling, inflammation, tender lymph nodes of neck and difficulty swallowing.

Ayurvedic Remedies for TonsillitisQuantity
Sitopaladi Churna2 grams *
Gandhak Rasayana500 mg *
Praval Pishti250 mg *
Yashad Bhasma100 mg *
Loknath Ras100 mg *
Honey1 tsp. *
* Twice or Thrice Daily as per severity of tonsillitis

This combination also works against viral and bacterial infections causing tonsillitis. If patient has recurrent tonsillitis, then Vasant Malti Ras (Gold) or Swarna Malini Vasant Ras (150 mg) should be taken along with above combination. According to our experience with above combination and Vasant Malti Ras (Gold), they can also help prevent surgical removal of tonsils and treat the condition without surgery. In case of recurrent tonsillitis, treatment duration with these remedies should be minimum 3 months.


However, Sitopaladi Churna is not a potent medicine for asthma, but it has role to reduce inflammation, swelling of airways and mucus production. It works well in following combination in the management of asthma.

RemediesDosage (Twice Daily)
Sitopaladi Churna2 grams
Inula Racemosa – Pushkarmool250 mg
Hyoscyamus Niger – black henbane – Khurasani Ajwain50 mg
Honey1 tsp.

This combination also works as potent bronchodilator, reduces phlegm, wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing.


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. The following combination is helpful in chronic fever and low-grade fevers.

RemediesDosage (Thrice Daily)
Sitopaladi Churna2 grams
Praval Pishti250 mg
Yashad Bhasma25 mg
Honey1 tsp.

This Sitopaladi mix should be used for at least 4 weeks continuously.

Debility after Typhoid Fever

The combination described in chronic fevers is also a drug of choice in debility that occurs after typhoid fever. It provides strength to the body, increases elimination of residual toxins and improves metabolism in the body.

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.

RemediesDosage (Twice Daily)
Sitopaladi Churna500 mg
Pure Honey1/2 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.

Infants100 to 250 mg *
Children500 to 1000 mg *
Adults2 to 4 grams *
Pregnancy1 to 3 grams *
Geriatric (Old age)1 to 3 grams *
Maximum Possible Dosage

(per day or in 24 hours)

12 grams

(in divided doses)

* Twice a day with appropriate adjuvant

Best Adjuvants

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

Health ConditionAdjuvants
Dry cough (VATA & PITTA)5 grams Ghee + 2.5 grams Honey
Productive Cough (KAPHA) – If patient can easily cough up sputum5 grams Honey + 2.5 grams Ghee
Productive Cough (KAPHA) – If patient feel difficulty in expectoration5 grams Honey
RicketsPraval Pishti + Abhrak Bhasma + Mukta Pishti + Godanti Bhasma with milk
Weakness in PregnancyPraval Pishti + Abhrak Bhasma + Mukta Pishti with milk
Acidity, Gastritis or UlcerPraval 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.


What is sitopaladi churna?

Sitopaladi churna is an ayurvedic herbal powder used for respiratory diseases such as cough, asthma and other diseases such chronic fever, loss of appetite, indigestion, sore throat, throat irritation or burning sensation and tuberculosis.

What are ingredients of sitopaladi churna?

Sitopaladi Churna contains following ingredients:

Common NamesQuantity in percentage
Long pepper12.90%
Green Cardamom Seeds6.45%
What are the benefits of sitopaladi churna?

Sitopaladi churna is safe ayurvedic medicine effective in the treatment of acute and chronic cough. With various adjuvants, it can be given in both productive and non-productive cough.

Some of health benefits and uses of sitopaladi churna include:

  1. It is an effective bronchodilator.
  2. It is an expectorant and helps to reduce phlegm formation in the respiratory tract.
  3. It eases in breathing in patients suffering from asthma.
  4. It provides strength to the body and it can be used as general body tonic.
  5. It stimulates appetite and helps in anorexia nervosa.
  6. It stimulates digestion, so it is used in ayurveda to cure indigestion, especially in which PITA type humor is involved.
  7. It is also beneficial in sinus congestion and infective sinusitis.
  8. It reduces inflammation of nose, respiratory tract and lungs.
Can we use sitopaladi churna for kids?

Yes, sitopaladi churna can be used for kid’s respiratory problems such as cough, congestion and breathing troubles.

In cases of kids, it is also beneficial in rickets, debility, delayed milestones and lack of physical strength and ADHD.

In ADHD, Sitopaladi churna is used along with Abhrak bhasma, Mukta pisti and Rajat Bhasma.

Is sitopaladi churna safe in kids?

In India, ayurvedic physicians use sitopaladi churna in kids and it is considered safe. There are no adverse reactions found while using sitopaladi churna in kids.

How does sitopaladi work?

Sitopaladi churna works by four ways:

  1. Dilating respiratory tract
  2. Expectorant
  3. Strengthening action
  4. Enhancing immunity

Sitopaladi churna strengthens respiratory system as well as other parts of the body. It builds immunity and helps to fight off most infectious diseases. It acts as expectorant and decreases phlegm from the lungs, so it reduces productive cough. However, it is not a strong expectorant, so it assists other expectorant remedies. It dilates respiratory tracts and soothes throat mucosa, so it reduces irritation in the throat and gives relief in non-productive cough.

Due to strengthening effects, it is used in many other health conditions.

What is the dosage of sitopaladi churna?

In Kids

250 mg to 500 mg

In Adults

1 gram to 2 grams

How to take sitopaladi churna

Generally, sitopaladi churna is taken with two main adjuvents:

For dry cough

Sitopaladi churna2 grams
Ghee (Clarified butter)5 ml
Honey2.5 ml

For productive cough

Sitopaladi churna2 grams
Licorice powder1 gram
Honey2 teaspoons

In cases of other diseases, there are many other adjuvants.

Can we take sitopaladi churna in pregnancy?

Yes, sitopaladi churna is safe in pregnancy. It does not contain anything, which can harm you or your developing child. In India, it is frequently used for treating cough in the pregnancy.

What are sitopaladi churna side effects?

Sitopaladi is time tested and safe medicine. No side effects occur with its use.

Can we give sitopaladi churna in infants? Is it safe for babies?

Yes, it can be given in infants and very useful for babies. It helps to treat cough, respiratory disorders, delayed milestones, rickets and malnutrition.

How to make sitopaladi churna at home

You can prepare your own sitopaladi churna at home by following the steps given below:

  1. Collect all ingredients listed above.
  2. Take mishri (Sugar candy), Vanshlochan, Long pepper, Green Cardamom Seeds and Cinnamon.
  3. Make powder of each ingredient.
  4. Mix all ingredients in above ratio.
  5. You can also measure following ways. Please note grinded ingredients should be weighted.
Mishri100 grams
Vanshlochan (Tabasheer) – Bamboo Manna50 grams
Long pepper25 grams
Green Cardamom Seeds12.5 grams
Cinnamon6.25 grams
Does sitopaladi churna really work?

Yes, it is a time tested ayurvedic medicine and it does really work.

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Zandu Sitopaladi Churna

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Sitopaladi Churna is one of the very easy-to-make Ayurvedic herbal powder mix. It is one of the best and widely used Ayurvedic medicines for cough, even for kids.


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