Gandharva Haritaki Churna Benefits, Ingredients, Dosage

Gandharva Haritaki Churna is polyherbal classical Ayurvedic medicine. This formulation has mridu virechaka action (stronger than Triphala) and used in treatment of constipation. This medicine is oil based soft laxative. As the name of medicine itself suggests the main ingredients of this formulation are Haritaki and Erand tail. Gandharv is Ayurvedic name of Erand or Castor. This medicine is available as tablet and churna.

Here is given more about Gandharva Haritaki such as indication/therapeutic uses, Key Ingredients and dosage.

Key Ingredients of Gandharva Haritaki

Gandharv Haritaki Churna or powder is prepared from following ingredients.

Common name

Botanical Name


Bal haritaki

Teminalia chebula


Erand oil

Ricinus communis



Zingiber officinales


Sandav lavan

Sodium chloride impure



Black salt


Haritaki is gentle purgative, laxative, astringent, (promotes the appetite or and assist in digestion), anti-bilious (prevent or cure biliousness), antioxidant and alterative (restoring healthy bodily functions). It is one of the important ingredient of medicines which are used to treat abdominal gas, constipation, diarrhoea, dysentery, cyst, digestive disorders, vomiting, enlarged liver and spleen, cough and bronchial asthma, and for metabolic harmony. In Triphala powder, the main purgative ingredient is haritaki. The pericarp of mature fruit is used as medicinal part of T. chebula.

Castor oil, derived from the seeds, is a well-known purgative. Purgative are those agents that causes copious watery evacuation of the bowels. It is tikshna and hot in nature due to which it disintegrates ama and digest it. This oil purges the bowels and removes many impurities from the body through purgation.

Dry ginger powder is used in treatment of dyspepsia, loss of appetite, colic, piles, tympanitis, anaemia, rheumatism, cough and dyspnea. It increase the appetite and digestive power. It is appetizer, laxative, stomachic, stimulant, rubefacient, anodyne, aphrodisiac, expectorant, anthelmintic and carminative.

Saindhava Namak or Rock salt in small dose is highly carminative, stomachic and digestible. It promotes the appetite and assists digestion and assimilation.

Black salt has carminative, aperient (relieves constipation), tonic and stomachic properties. It is useful in enlarged spleen and liver, gas, abdominal pain and indigestion.

Uses of Gandharva Haritaki

Gandharva Haritaki has purgative and laxative action. It evacuates bowel and removes toxins from body. It is useful in following conditions.

  • Constipation
  • Irregular bowel movement
  • Also gives relief in piles or Bawaseer
  • Indigestion, acidity

Dosage of Gandharva Haritaki

Gandharva Haritaki churna should be taken before sleeping with warm water. The dosage of Gandharva Haritaki Choorna is 1-2 teaspoonful.

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