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Kankayan Vati (Kankayan Gutika) for Piles (Arsha)

Kankayan Vati

Kankayan Vati (also called Kankayan Gutika) is a best alternative medicine for non-bleeding piles. It reduces the size of the haemorrhoidal mass and relieves constipation. It improves appetite and digestion. It reduces Kapha Dosha, pacifies Vata Dosha, and increases Pitta Dosha. Therefore, it is the best medicine when you have itching, discomfort, constipation, white coating on tongue, loss of appetite, and poor digestive capacity. It also improves liver functions and increases the flow of bile, which helps to relieve constipation too. In addition, it is also beneficial for treating bloating, gas, intestinal worm, and feeling of abdominal lumps.

Kankayan Vati has very hot potency due to the presence of Shuddha Bhallataka (Semecarpus Anacardium), so it should not be used in case of bleeding piles. In bleeding piles, it increases bleeding and worsen the symptoms. Arshoghni Vati is a most suitable for people having bleeding piles. 

Kankayan Vati Ingredients (Composition)

Haritaki or Harad (Chebulic Myrobalan) – Terminalia Chebula 1 Part (48 grams)
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum 1 Part (48 grams)
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – Cuminum Cyminum 1 Part (48 grams)
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum 1 Part (48 grams)
Piplamool (Long Pepper Roots) – Piper Longum 2 Parts (96 grams)
Chavya (Java Long Pepper) – Piper Chaba 3 Parts (144 grams)
Chitrak – Plumbago Zeylanica 4 Parts (192 grams)
Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale 5 Parts (240 grams)
Bhallataka (Marking Nut) – Semecarpus Anacardium 8 Parts (384 grams)
Jimikand (Elephant Foot Yam) – Amorphophallus Campanulatus 16 Parts (768 grams)
Yavakshara – Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) Kshaar 2 Parts (96 grams)
Jaggery 44 Parts (2112 grams)

Medicinal Properties

Kankayan Vati has following medicinal properties:

  • Anti-hemorrhoid
  • Anti-constipation
  • Appetizer
  • Digestive
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Carminative
  • Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)

Ayurvedic Properties

VIRYA (Potency) USHNA (Hot)
DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humor) Reduces KAPHA DOSHA & pacifies VATA DOSHA and increases PITTA DOSHA

Therapeutic Indications

Kankayan Vati is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Non-bleeding piles (hemorrhoid) – main indication
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anemia
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Intestinal worm
  • Abdominal pain – Kapha or Vata origin
  • Feeling of abdominal lumps

Kankayan Vati Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Non-bleeding Hemorrhoid: Kankayan Vati is used to reduce the haemorrhoidal mass. Generally, it should be used when the mass is smooth, benumbed, white, pale, stiff, wet, unctuous, and heavy and when the patient has intense itching with the discharge of mucus and frequent urge for evacuation. In such cases, it should be given along with Kravyad Ras and Abhayarishta.

Kankayan Vati Dosage

Children (above 10 years) ½ to 2 tablets (250 mg to 1 gram)
Adults 2 to 4 Tablets (1 to 2 grams)
Maximum Possible Dosage 8 Tablets (4 grams) per day (in divided doses)

How to Take Arshoghni Vati

Doses (how many times should I take Kankayan Vati?) 2 times – morning and night
Right Time (When should I take Kankyan Vati?) After food
Adjuvant Buttermilk

Safety Profile

Kankayan Vati has a hot potency and might cause severe side effects if unwisely used. Therefore, it should be taken strictly under the supervision of a qualified and experienced ayurvedic doctor.

Kankayan Vati Side effects

Kankayan Vati can cause following side effects:

  • Dry mouth (common)
  • Burning sensation
  • Feeling of increased heat (common)
  • Vertigo
  • Headache
  • Excessive sweating
  • Restlessness

These side effects occur only if Kankyan Vati is taken unwisely by people having Pitta Type Body (Pitta Prakriti) or health concerns written under contraindication below.


Kankayan Vati is not suitable in the following health concerns:

  • Gastritis
  • Acid Reflux, GERD
  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal pain with burning sensation or epigastric tenderness
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) – Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Fissures or cuts at anorectal region
  • Bowel movement with burning sensation

Pregnancy & Lactation

Kankayan Vati contains Semecarpus Anacardium. It is not safe for pregnant women.

The safety profile for Kankayan Vati is not well established for lactating mothers. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Kankyan Vati during breastfeeding.

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