Bal Bhadra Syrup Uses, Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, Warnings

Bal Bhadra Syrup from Shankar Pharmacy is an Ayurvedic medicine for children. As written on the label of medicine, it is useful in diarrhea, vomiting, fever, cold, cough, asthma, pain in the abdomen, and intestinal worms. It is available in a pack of 50 ml, and 100 ml.

Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition, and dosage.

  • Manufacturer: Shankar Ayurvedic Pharmacy
  • Availability: Online, and at medical stores
  • Type of medicine: Proprietary Medicine
  • Main Indication: Vata, and Kapha Roga
  • Dosha Effect: Reduces Kapha, and Vata, increases Pitta
  • MRP/Price: 100 ml @ Rs 121.00

Bal Bhadra Syrup Composition

Ingredients present in Each 10 ml formulation are given below:

  • Sariva Hemidesmus indicus 500 mg
  • Karkatashringi Pistacia integerrima 500 mg
  • Nagarmotha Cyperus rotundus 500 mg
  • Magadhi Pipppli Piper longum 500 mg
  • Ativisha Aconitum heterophyllum 500 mg
  • Avyadha Haritaki TERMINALIA CHEBULA 500 mg
  • Vidanga Embelia Ribes 500 mg
  • Sugar quantity sufficient

Know the Ingredients of Bal Bhadra Syrup

Nagarmotha Cyperus rotundus

Mustaka, Cyperus rotundus, Motha, Mustaka, Bhadramusta (Sans.) or Nutgrass(Eng.) is an annual herb with a small, tuberous rootstock. The tubers contain an essential oil, fat, sugar, gum, carbohydrates, starch, albuminous matter, and an alkaloid. Theyare diuretic, emmenagogue, antihelminthic, diaphoretic,

astringent, stimulant, and antiseptic. Due to stomachic, carminative, and cholagogue action with an astringent properties they are used in anorexia, acute dyspepsia, diarrhea, dysentery, and congestion of the liver. They are used in the liver complaints with jaundice, for malarial fever, etc.

Motha lowers the viral load on the liver. It has anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective activities which help in the liver disorders.


Pippali is known as Pippali, Pipal, Long Pepper, and Dried Catkins. It is fruits of a plant Piper longum. It is pungent (Katu) in taste, hot in potency, and sweet (Madhur Vipak) after digestion. The main organs on which it works are digestive, reproductive, and respiratory. It has analgesic, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, carminative, and expectorant properties, and is used in the treatment of digestive, and respiratory ailments such as gas, bloating, distension, digestive weakness, excess phlegm, asthma, bronchitis, colds, coughs, and laryngitis. It is also used in rheumatic pain, gout, paralysis, etc. as it reduces Vata inside the body, gives relief in pain, and digests Ama (toxic waste produced in the body to incomplete digestion).

Pippali increases Pitta inside the body. So, people of Pitta nature should use it cautiously. Moreover, the long term and excessive use of Pippali is contraindicated in Ayurveda.

Ativisha Aconitum heterophyllum

Atis or Aconitum heterophyllum is Antiperiodic, and Antiemetic. It is cultivated at northwestern Himalayas, Manali, and Rahla in Himachal Pradesh. Atis is potent immunostimulant, antiperiodic, anti-inflammatory, astringent (used in cough, diarrhea, dyspepsia), tonic (used after fevers), febrifuge, antispasmodic (used in irritability of stomach, and abdominal pains).

Aconitum heterophyllum has the ability to make the sympathetic nervous system more sensitive to physiological stimuli. It may cause dryness in the body.  Its heavy dose has a narcotic effect.

Bal Bhadra Syrup Ayurvedic Action / Karma

  • Ama nashak: toxin digester
  • Atisaraghna: Controls Diarrhea.
  • Deepana: Promote appetite but do not aid in digesting undigested food.
  • Grahi: Inspissants; stomachic, digestive, and heating qualities dry the fluids of the body.
  • Jwarahara: Decreases vega of jwara, and reduces the burning sensation.
  • Kasahara: Removes cough.
  • Krimighna: Destroys worms.
  • Pachana: Digests Ama but does not increase appetite.
  • Raktadoshahar: blood purifying.

Biomedical Action of Bal Bhadra Syrup

  • Antidiarrheal: Helps in diarrhea.
  • Antidysentery: Against bacilli producing dysentery.
  • Antiflatulent: Alleviate or prevent excessive intestinal gas, i.e., flatulence.
  • Antioxidant: Neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances.
  • Antispasmodic: Relieve spasm of involuntary muscle.
  • Appetizer: Improves appetite.
  • Carminative: Preventing the formation or causing the expulsion of flatulence.
  • Digestive: Digestant, help in digestion.
  • Expectorant: Promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used to treat coughs.

Bal Bhadra Syrup Health Benefits

  • It has an antioxidant action.
  • It improves the digestion and proper assimilation of food.
  • It regulates the secretion of acid in the stomach.
  • It gives relief in flatulence, intestinal parasites, and cramps.
  • It promotes the downward flow of air (anulomana).
  • It shows beneficial effects diarrhea, dysentery, and cold-cough.

Bal Bhadra Syrup Therapeutic Uses

  • Bal Bhadra Syrup is indicated in Vata, and Kapha diseases of children when the symptoms are mild or just started.
  • Breathlessness
  • Cold cough
  • Cold, cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysentery
  • Fever
  • Vomiting

Bal Bhadra Syrup Dosage

The recommended dosage of medicine is given below:

  • 1 to 3 Months: 3 to 5 drops
  • 3 to 6 Months: 5 to 8 drops
  • 6 to 12 Months: 8 to 10 drops
  • Above 1 year: 2.5 ml
  • 2 years: 5 ml
  • Above 3 years: 10 ml
  • This medicine should be given 3 to 4 time a day.


  • If the symptoms do not improve or worsen, contact a doctor.
  • Herbal medicines are effective when symptoms are mild. In the case of children, it is highly recommended to contact the doctor in case of respiratory, and digestive ailments to know the exact cause.
  • Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give the same result in another person.
  • The exact dose depends on the age, strength, digestive power of the patient, the nature of the illness, the state of the viscera, and humours, and the properties of individual drugs.
  • Do check the list of ingredients, and their contraindications to avoid any side effects.
  • It should be taken cautiously in the high pitta, hyperacidity.


  • Specific contraindications have not been identified.
  • Do not use in bleeding disorders, constipation, and Pitta Disorders.
  • Do not use, if there is an allergy to any of the ingredient used in medicine.

Drug Interactions

  • Please maintain a gap of at least an hour between intake of any allopathic drug, and Ayurvedic medicine to avoid drug interaction, if any.
  • Do not use many different medicines for the treatments of the same disease.

Bal Bhadra Syrup Side-effects

  • It may cause dryness in the body.
  • It increases Pitta Dosha.


  • Do check the list of ingredients, and their contraindications to avoid any side effects.
  • Do not use any medicine during pregnancy without consulting doctor.


  • Store in a cool, and dry place in a tightly closed container, protected from light, and moisture.
  • Keep away from the sight, and reach of children.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Keep bottle cap closed after every use.

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