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The Ayurvedic concept of Prakriti is helpful in maintaining health, understanding disease and its management. Analysing your own Prakriti helps you know about your body and its requirements. It will help to maintain a good and balanced personal, family and professional life.  It helps to plan your lifestyle, diet etc according to your body  requirements. So, Take a look at the questionnaire.




  1.  Lean & tall body
  2. Average weight & medium built
  3. Plump, delicate & well built


  1. Rough with tendency to darken
  2. Clear, smooth with excessive red skin, freckles, pimples & black moles
  3. Bright, smooth & attractive


  1. Rough, dry irregular, cracked
  2. Glossy & red
  3. Long, thick, smooth & appear white


  1. Dry & thin having a dark tone
  2. Glossy and reducing
  3. Thick & full lips having glossy & smooth


  1. Rough, dry & break easily
  2. Early greying
  3. Pleanty, thick & glossy


  1. Prominent with cracking noise on movement
  2. Medium, not too defined
  3. Strong & compact

Body Strength:

  1. Weak
  2. Moderate
  3. Strong

Body Temperature:

  1. Intolerance to Cold temperature
  2. Intolerance to Hot temperature
  3. Normal


  1. Seldom with no odor
  2. Excessive with foul odor
  3. Normal with peculiar smell


  1. Quick & light gait
  2. Normal gait
  3. Slow & steady gait


  1. Poor eater & irregular appetite 
  2. Voracious eater & strong appetite
  3. Slow eater & poor appetite

Digestive Fire:

  1. Irregular
  2. Powerful
  3. Weak

Bowel Conditions:

  1. Irregular
  2. Loose
  3. Regular


  1. Very fast
  2. Sharp
  3. Slow & resonant



  1. Quick to like & dislike & highly irritable
  2. Quick to temper & recovery
  3. Slow temper

Stress Tolerance:

  1. Poor stress tolerance
  2. Low stress tolerance
  3. Calm, low irritability & patient


  1. Irregular, short term- excellent, long term-weak
  2. Powerful
  3. Long term-good


  1. Interrupted
  2. Normal
  3. Excessive

Grasping power:

  1. Very fast
  2. Quick
  3. Slow

Out of these three options select only one.

Each question will carry 1 point.

All option A will correspond to Vata. Similarly option B for Pitta and option C for Kapha.

After receiving all answers, calculate how many times each option is selected.

Body type corresponding to option selected for highest times will be your Prakruti.

eg. Out of 41 questions,

If person selects option A 18 times, option B 12 times and option C 11 times then his Prakruti will be Vata type.  

If person selects option A 7 times, option B 20 times and option C 14 times then his Prakruti will  be Pitta type.  

If person selects option A 9 times, option B 10 times and Option C 21 times then his Prakruti will be Kapha type.

In case of tie for first two positions, then his body type will be of two doshas.

If final score for Option A (Vata) and Option B (Pitta) is same (eg 15 for each one) and for Option C is 11; then he will have Vatapitta Prakruti.

If final score for option B(Pitta) and Option C(Kapha) is same then his Prakruti will be PittaKapha.

If final score for option A(Vata) and option C(Kapha) is same then Prakruti will be Vatakapha.

According to indivisual's Prakruti Do's and Dont's are displayed in Sandu Arogyadarshika.


@ Dr. Sandu -


Let's start this blog with a riddle:

What is that natural pause in a Woman's life?

Answering this question is a reality check of how aware you are of yourself  & in case you are a male then about the women in your life.

If you are still left wondering then the answer is ‘Menopause’ - The name itself suggest that it’s a Pause in Menstural cycle.

Everyone is aware of the time in school when the concept of menstrual cycle was introduced to them. Through these videos every boy and girl is educated on the changes that happen during this time in the women’s body. So everyone is well informed about ‘Menarche’, but why not about ‘Menopause’ ?

Just like the sun rises, eventually there comes a time where it sets. If ‘Menarche’ is the starting point of the menstrual cycle then a ‘Menopause’ is when it gradually comes to a stop.

Menopause is not sudden but is marked with a period of signs that can vary woman to woman. When there is absence of periods for  more than 12 months it is considered that menopause has occured. This doesn’t mean that it's something only women must face and go through alone. This literal and figurative upheaval in her life affects people around her & needs support from other family members.

Just as a Mother always has a kind word to say to us on our worst days similarly she needs the same.

As it's true in any given situation awareness plays a major role in helping to cope with it better. Not surprisingly what exactly is menopause is not known to many women. Recent studies suggest that women are not aware of the term or the signs to look out for. Unlike how knowledge of menstrual cycle is circulated through schools from young age this is not the same for a subject like “Menopause”. So when they start going through the transition period they not only don’t seek professional help but also prefer to remain quiet.

To outline Menopause:

Menopause tends to set in around the age of 40 or 45 which will vary person to person.                                                                     

General signs and symptoms:

Physical symptoms -

  • There is decline in hormones that are responsible for ovulation as well as other reproductive functions.
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Hot flushes or flashes & Night sweats
  • Palpitations (irregular heart beats) & Headaches
  • Thinning hair and Dry Skin
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism
  • Osteoporosis (bones become weak and brittle)

Emotional Symptoms

  • Mood changes
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Depression
  • Lack of energy
  • Difficulty concentrating, and dizzy spells.

Through Ayurveda this absolutely normal transition in a woman's life can become manageable and smooth. Following an appropriate diet and lifestyle definitely makes a difference in relieving these symptoms. Depending on the predominance of doshas during this period an appropriate diet may be followed.

DoshaSigns & SymptomsDiet
Vata predominant MenopauseNervousness, anxiety, pain, mood swings, irregular periods, insomnia, mild hot flashes, constipation,increase warm food and drinks.  Avoid caffeine, other stimulants & refined sugar
Pitta predominant MenopauseTemper, anger, irritability, feeling hot, hot flashes, night sweats, heavy & excessive periodsIncrease cooling foods, water intake, sweet juicy fruits, Avoid hot spicy food and alcohol
Kapha predominant MenopauseWeight gain, lethargy, fluid retention, laziness, depressionLight, dry & warm food, consume fruits, whole grown vegetables

To manage menopause & its associated symptoms through supportive medications, Sandu Pharmaceuticals has

  • Sandu Ashokarishta
  • Sandu Saraswatarishta
  • Sandu Ashwagandharishta
  • Tablet Stresan
  • Ashoka compound
  • Makarprash

From our versatile product range. These products may be used on the advice of the physician.

#Sandupharma #Ayurveda #Menopause #Mothersday #SayyestoAyurveda


Gati Krushna Panda et al. Menopausal Syndrome and Its Management with Ayurveda,International Journal of Health Sciences & Research (, Vol.8; Issue: 5; May 2018

Article By:

Dr.Madhuri Bhogan (MD AYU)

Research Associate


The summer season is here and everyone is feeling the heat. In Ayurveda, this season of Grishma leads to draining of strength or bala from the body. The digestive fire becomes progressively weak leading to appetite loss. To counter the effects of summer it has been advised to consume foods & drinks which are Madhura (sweet), Sheeta (cool), Drava (liquid), Snigdha (unctuous) and Laghu (light to digest). Keeping all these things in  mind Sandu Gulkand will definitely help negate the effects of summer heat. Made with rose petals which are cooling, pacify all three doshas of the body, stimulate digestive fire, antioxidant rich and more. To further enhance the effect of gulkand there is Praval pishti which also has the above mentioned characteristics. This is a sure shot remedy to help relieve heat and provide cooling effect in the body, relieve hyperacidity and associated complaints experienced in the summer time.

Sandu Gulkand is not only a tasty treat but also a healthy delight. So, now you know how you can make your summers refreshing !

Give Urself Love by Keeping Away the heat Naturally in Delicious ways

#Gulkand #pravalpishti #Sandupharma #Ayurveda #summer #SanduGulkand

Article By:

Dr.Madhuri Bhogan (MD AYU)

Research Associate

Welcome – UTTARAYAN With Ancient Energy Bar – Tilgul Laddus

In Ayurveda, as there is a daily regimen or routine recommended, there is also a seasonal regimen. The reason is as simple as it gets-

As our external environment changes our body’s internal environment also gets affected. ‘Ritucharya’ (seasonal regimens) mentioned in Ayurveda was devised depending on the movements of the Sun. They are nothing but adaptation techniques so our body can maintain homeostasis at all times. This time period of ‘Makar Sankranti’ is the celebration of ‘Uttarayan’ - Uttara ( North) and Ayana (Movement) of the Sun. It provides us with best quality sunlight to restore the bodies Vit D reserves that the body can utilize up to a year. The food prepared and indulged in during this time also reflects this thought.

 When we talk about the ‘Faral’ of Diwali season or the ‘Tilgul ladoos’ of Makar sankranti we are enriching our bodies to have good stores of energy and immunity for the year ahead.

 Let us understand this using the perfect example of Makar Sankranti. This day forward we often find large quantities of freshly prepared Tilgul ladoos in our homes.As our external environment changes our body’s internal environment also gets affected. ‘Ritucharya’ (seasonal regimens) mentioned in Ayurveda was devised depending on the movements of the Sun. They are nothing but adaptation techniques so our body can maintain homeostasis at all times. This time period of ‘Makar Sankranti’ is the celebration of ‘Uttarayan’ - Uttara ( North) and Ayana (Movement) of the Sun. It provides us with best quality sunlight to restore the bodies Vit D reserves that the body can utilize up to a year. The food prepared and indulged in during this time also reflects this thought.

When we talk about the ‘Faral’ of Diwali season or the ‘Tilgul ladoos’ of Makar sankranti we are enriching our bodies to have good stores of energy and immunity for the year ahead.

Let us understand this using the perfect example of Makar Sankranti. This day forward we often find large quantities of freshly prepared Tilgul ladoos in our homes.       

Thus, it acts as an appetite enhancer and digestive. It helps to lower bad cholesterol and inflammation. The Ayush Ministry also recommends using sesame oil for nasal instillation (Nasya) and oil pulling (Gandusha) as immunity promoting measures.

So just, imagine what this combo, together, does to your body. 

  • Packed with nutrients, tilgul ladoos provide support to our musculoskeletal system and keep joint troubles away as the cold environment affects joints and muscles also.
  • This is the coldest period of the winter season so they help in generating heat in our bodies.
  • Til and Gud make the perfect combination like an energy bar, which not only satisfies the Digestive fire but also balances the doshas and enhances our immunity.
  • It is also beneficial in keeping the skin and hair nice and soft during this cold and dry season.
  • Not only Tilgul but also Chikki, Gulachi poli, etc, serve the same purpose. 

Some of the Best things come in small packages.’ Tilgul ladoos’ are perfect examples.

So, it's good to remember in the back of our minds, this Makar Sankranti we are not exchanging just sweets but - health and positivity for the rest of the year ahead.

For more information watch our #SAYYESTOAYURVEDA series on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. You can also visit our official website under Ayurveda: The Science of Life for more videos.

Article By: Dr.Madhuri Bhogan (MD Ayurveda)

The Snooze Factor

14th November may be celebrated as Children’s Day in India, but Globally it has a greater significance as being World Diabetes Day. The blue circle in the logo adopted by the UN represents global diabetes awareness. ‘It signifies the importance of unity of the community globally about diabetes in response to the diabetes epidemic’- IDF (International Diabetes Federation). 

We at Sandu Pharmaceuticals want to do our bit in raising awareness on this subject.

We Indians love a hearty meal, which usually leads to your full tummies & a longing for a short nap. Did you know, these frequent short naps can really shorten the quality of life you may have? You may be wondering why we are ruining the joy of your favorite day-time activity. How in the world does it relate to our agenda of raising awareness? Well!!! We have your best interest at heart.

Diabetes can be correlated with Ayurvedic diseases like Prameha, Medoroga (metabolic disorders) & Santarpaniya  Vyadhi (disorders due to overnutrition). Prameha is one of the conditions that are seen as a result of Medoroga & Santarpaniya Vyadhi, followed by disorders such as ati-sthoulyata, cardiovascular disorders, memory and intellect defects, lethargy etc. So, when taking a look at the causes for Prameha (Diabetes) we find that Divaswap or daytime napping is listed as one of them. Thus, the common denominator between all three that we can identify is Divaswap.

Ayurveda says that in prameha, unhealthy lifestyle leads to vitiation of all the dosha & dhatus which have jala mahabhuta predominance. So, there is malfunction of kapha dosha predominantly along with pitta & vata dosha. Also we find there is malfunctioning of meda dhatu (mainly) along with other 9 body tissues. The result of this is excess urination, thirst, hunger, profuse sweating etc which are the most common symptoms in diabetic patients. Divaswap vitiates all three doshas in our body. This along with other causative factors leads to various modern research says about the effects of frequent daytime napping is represented in the schematic.

Frequent day-time napping causes:

·      Increase in BMI

·      Waist circumference (central adiposity)

·      Increased fasting insulin

·      Increased cholesterol & cholesterol related lipoproteins

·      Fatigue & bodily pain

·      Disturbed sleep efficiency at night.

The stated factors are usually related to increased risk of cardiovascular & metabolic diseases. Just as we give a lot of thought when it comes to investments, similarly we must spare the same for our lifestyle. As what we do daily is ultimately an investment to our health for now & future. Haven’t we voluntarily chosen this habit of frequent day-time napping as part of our lifestyle? We know old habits die hard but correcting this is within our capability. So take this one small step towards your health & limit your daytime napping.

We ask you this, if prevention is better than cure, why wait?

Snooze your habit of snoozing for an improved healthy lifestyle, before it’s too late.

As the theme of World Diabetes Day for the year 2021-2023 is ‘Access to Diabetes Care’,

Sandu offers:

·      Debix

·      Vasant Kusumakar Rasa

·      Chandraprabha Gutika

Makarprash, The Immunity Powerhouse

Makarprash, The Immunity Powerhouse

Our immunity and good nutritive diet has direct connection. Not only in modern science has now endorsed it, but Ayurveda, the ancient medicinal science also explains the importance of food. According to Ayurveda food is responsible for confering good health but is responsible for generation of diseases, when not consumed in proper way. Low immunity due to any reason leads to various infectious diseases. For that along with good food Ayurveda recommends Rasayan chiktsa ( Ayurved Tonics) for good immunity.

Sandu Makarprash is one of the most popularly recomended tonic by many vaidyas as a tonic. Makarprash is prepared from immunity booster herbs like Amalaki, Guduchi, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Kamal, Vidarikanda, etc. It also contains Makardhwaj [ processed with gold], Lakshmivilas Ras [with Gold] & pure cow ghee. All theses herbs are useful for maintenance of well being & in fact rejuvenating the person. Recurrent cold, cough, fever, throat infections and other similar symptoms, are commonly seen in any viral infection. Regular use of Makarprash surely helps to prevent from theses problems by improving immunity in a person. Lakshmivilas Ras in Makarprash helps to reduce symptoms of cold, cough, rhinitis & other respiratory symptoms. Makarprash gives strength to the lungs as well as beneficial for robust functioning, thus improving respiratory systems. Suvarnabhavit Makardhwaj in Makarprash improves immunity & prevents from recurrent diseases along with nourishing the body. Makarprash contains Mauktika bhasma, which is a natural source of calcium, hence it gives strength to bones & teeth. Makarprash is proven beneficial to maintain skin soft & smooth as it contains pure cow ghee, so moisture of the skin remains maintained.

Makarprash improves our immunity, prevents from recurrent diseases attacks, nourishes all seven dhatus & thus improves general health of person. Makarprash taste is accpeted even by children & so everyone should consume it for improving immunity with Ayurveda.

Enhance your haircare with Keshita

Keshita, Best Ayurvedic Hair Oil For Your Weekly Hair Care Routine

Every woman dreams for long, black & beautiful hair. Because healthy hair is the most noticeable part of a beauty. Not only women but men also wish for healthy black hair for their attractive appearance. But in today's cosmetic world, many people are facing hair related problems. Unhealthy diet, stress, sleeping at late night, excessive use of hair styling equipments, use of chemical based shampoos and cosmetics and pollution are important reasons for causing hair problems. Hair fall, premature graying of hair, split hair, dull hair, dandruff, early baldness in males etc are very commonly seen problems in each age group nowadays. For beautiful and healthy hair one should take proper hair care with regular oil massage.

Keshita (Sandu Mahabhringraj oil) is best ayurvedic hair oil for healthy and long hair. Sandu Keshita contains Bhringraj as a main ingredient along with Jatamanasi, mehendi, Amalaki and other herbs beneficial for hair. The base of Sandu Keshita is coconut oil, known natural oil for benefits to hair and scalp. Regular use of Keshita (Sandu Mahabhrungraj oil) strengthens hair follicles & strands, arrests thinning of hair, confers long, silky hair. Keshita (Sandu Mahabhringaraj oil) is very beneficial for hair loss & alopecia (baldness). It serves as hair cleanser, helps in premature graying of hair, split hair.

Keshita (Sandu Mahabhringaraj oil) is best ayurvedic oil for hair growth. Massaging scalp with Keshita (Mahabhringaraj Taila) nourishes scalp, reduces dandruff and relieves itching. Keshita (Sandu Mahabhrigaraj oil) restores shine, texture and smoothness of hair. Massage with Keshita (Sandu Mahabhringaraj oil) exerts calming effect and promotes sound sleep.

Embrace The Winters Like A Chrysanthamum


Seasons change at their own pace and catch us off guard scrambling to have everything in place to face what they bring. I’m sure this year too was the same for you. Every man who is a father, brother, husband knows when it comes to women there are always 10 different products for just a single part of the body. I wonder, wouldn’t it be better to have just a few things instead of a whole army of things just for your skin, face, hair etc. Instead of spending your precious hard earned money on expensive products why don’t we look at our kitchen for achieving the same result. Let me tell you, Ayurveda has listed some hacks to survive winters with glowing skin just like chrysanthemums.

Handy tips:

1)  Tweak your daily routine

Add a small step of Abhyanga or oil massage to your routine. With a small amount of warmed oil of your preference or as per your Prakriti massage your body and take a warm bath after. This will do wonders for your skin

2)    Switch your face wash

Tired of your face wash leaving your face dry and scale? Why don’t you try substituting or switching it to Besan flour, Masoor dal flour or herbal ubtan. They act as chemical free natural cleansers and don’t leave your skin dry.

3)    Home-made face packs

As you can probably tell all ingredients mentioned are within your reach and don’t wreck havoc on your wallet. Well you can use at home ingredients to make a face pack that will leave your skin feeling good. Multani mitti is a tried and tested formula for moisturizing your skin. Besides this Aloevera or Papaya can also be used to reduce skin irritation, dryness etc.

When it comes to certain things in life- ‘Less is always more’

Article By : Dr.Madhuri Bhogan (MD Ayurveda)

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Suffering from PCOS? Try Debix

We observed PCOS awareness month in September!! As per the observations of certain groups working in the field of PCOS in India, medical practitioners more often  recommend dietary and lifestyle changes as a first response to PCOS pateints, than in the United States, but the push for prescription medication is also less likely as a first response by medical professionals in India. May be because, there is less awareness of herbal options for this condition PCOS.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS in short, a condition in women, is becoming increasingly common in recent times.

The complicated  name, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, can be simplified as follows:

  • Poly- means many.
  • Cyst means a bubble-like thing in the body tissue.
  • Ovary is the female organ that produces ova or eggs.
  • Syndrome means a group of signs and symptoms complained by the patient

The basic cause of PCOS is insulin resistance (IR), despite large quantities of insulin in the body, target tissues  like fat resist the action of insulin. And this results in variety of signs and symptoms in PCOS.

 First of all, the menstrual periods become irregular. PCOS drastically reduces fertility because the ovary fails to form ova.

 In PCOS, there is a marked tendency to put on weight. The accumulated weight does not get removed easily even with a vigorous exercise programme. All in all, PCOS leads to difficulty maintaining a healthy weight.

Male hormone, Testosterone, also causes the occurence pimples and unwanted hair growth on the face. Just like teenagers and adolescents, the patient starts getting acne which does not go away easily, causing a great deal of stress for her.

How to correct all this topsy turvy? Well, it is not easy. It needs drastic life-style changes like fasting and doing physical exercise. These lifestyle measures decrease insulin resistance. Eating a balanced diet rich in green leafy vegetables which will provide you with what are called anti-oxidants. Tobacco and alcohol aggravate the hormonal imbalance so they must be avoided at all costs.

There are many herbs that Mother Nature has gifted to us. One of them is GUDAMAR, (Gymnema sylvestre) roughly translated as a “Sugar Killer”. Its constituent, Gymnemic acids, a polyphenol,  have been shown to exert antidiabetic, anti-sweetener, and anti-inflammatory activities. In the animal model of PCOS, it was demonstrated that gymnemic acids improved the menstrual cycle regularity, reduced testosterone levels and weight in PCOS rats. 

SANDU offers GUDAMAR containing combination called DEBIX to take care of the hormonal imbalance in PCOS. Besides, Gudmar, DEBIX contains many other similar ingredients like Jamunbeej (Syzygium cumini), Karela (Momordica charantia), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna).

When the doctor prescribes to you DEBIX you know you are getting the best herbs in the best form. You simply take it as prescribed. 

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