Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine

Diakof Sugar Free Cough Linctus

Himalaya’s Diakof is an ayurvedic proprietary medicine used in diabetic people for the treatment of cough of varied etiology. It is sugar free cough linctus (thick cough syrup), which helps in productive as well as dry cough.

Ingredients & Composition

Ingredients 5 ml Diakof Linctus Contains:
Purified Guggulu – Commiphora Wightii 35 mg
Raisin (Draksha) – Vitis Vinifera 35 mg
Tulsi (Holy Basil) – Ocimum sanctum 25 mg
Hyssop (Jufa) – Hyssopus officinalis 25 mg
Guduchi – Tinospora Cordifolia 20 mg
Vasaka – Adhatoda Vasica 15 mg
Mace (Javitri) – Myristica Fragrans 15 mg
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra 15 mg
Gojihva – Onosma Bracteatum 10 mg
Neel Pushpa  – Viola odorata 10 mg
Triphala 9 mg
Trikatu 9 mg
Vaividang (Embelia Ribes) 8 mg
Kantakari – Solanum Xanthocarpum 8 mg
Taja (Sthula tvak) – Cinnamomum Cassia 8 mg
Nausadar – Ammonium Chloride 3 mg


The main indication of Diakof linctus is cough with a variety of underlying etiologies. It provides symptomatic relief and reduces frequency of cough attacks.

Benefits & Uses

Diakof linctus has mucolytic properties, which reduces the thickness of the sputum and helps easier coughing up the sputum and clearing the lungs. Antitussive properties of some ingredients (especially Adhatoda Vasica) present in Diakof are comparable with codeine, so it also relieves cough and reduces frequency of persistent cough attacks.


Children: 1 teaspoon three to four times a day

Adults: 1 to 2 teaspoons three to four times a day

Caution & Side Effects

Diakof linctus is Possibly Safe for diabetic people with any type of cough. There is no adverse effect reported with the use of Diakof Linctus for a short-term period. It contains Ammonium Chloride, but the amount of Ammonium Chloride is insignificant to cause any adverse effects.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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