Kashayam (Decoction)

Kokilaksha Kashayam

Kokilaksha Kashayam is an ayurvedic medicine mainly used for hyperuricemia (high uric acid level in the blood) and gouty arthritis. The regular use (3 to 12 weeks) of Kokilaksha Kashayam is high beneficial for the treatment of gout.

Kokilaksha Kashayam Ingredients

Talmakhana (Kokilaksha) –

Asteracantha Longifolia

1 Part
Giloy (Guduchi) – Tinospora Cordifolia1 Part
Adjuvant: Pippali Churna (Long Pepper Powder) 125 to 500 mg

Pharmacological Actions

Kokilaksha Kashayam is likely to increase elimination of uric acid and other toxins from the body. Secondly, it has anti-inflammatory and detoxifying actions, which helps to reduce inflammation and detoxify the body.

The combination of Talmakhana, Giloy, and Pippali Churna reduces Aam formation in the body, improves digestion, modulates metabolism, and increases the elimination of AMA toxins from the body. Hence, it helps in the management of diseases in which AMA is the main underlying cause.

It is best for patients who suffer from hyperuricemia, gout and rheumatoid arthritis with a feeling of weakness or debility.

In addition, it is also helpful for improving immunity, relieving joint pain, ankle pain, and feet pain accompanying by tenderness and stiffness.

Medicinal Properties

  1. Antihyperuricemic
  2. Anti-arthritis or Anti-rheumatic
  3. Immunomodulatory
  4. Aam Pachak & (AMA-NASHAK) or detoxifier
  5. Anti-inflammatory
  6. Analgesic
  7. Antioxidant
  8. Digestive stimulant
  9. Carminative
  10. Antacid (when Pippali churna is not added or added in less than 125 mg)
  11. Febrifuge
  12. Hepatoprotective
  13. Hematogenic (helps in formation of red blood cells)

Therapeutic Indications

Kokilaksha Kashayam is indicated in following health conditions:

  • Hyperuricemia
  • Gout or Gouty arthritis
  • Feet pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Kidney disease

It provides relief in following symptoms:

  • Joint tenderness
  • Joint swelling
  • Body stiffness
  • Morning stiffness
  • Feet pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Pain in small joints
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itching occurring in gout and kidney diseases

Dosage & Administration

Kokilaksha Kashayam is available in three preparations:

  1. Kokilaksha Kashayam Churna
  2. Kokilaksha Kashayam Liquid
  3. Kokilaksha Kashayam Tablets

Kokilaksha Kashayam Churna

If you are using Kokilaksha Kashayam Churna, then take 10 grams churna in 240 ml water. Boil to reduce it 60 ml Kokilaksha liquid. The dosage is 30 to 60 ml.

The general dosage of Decoction (Kwath) prepared with Kokilaksha Kashayam Churna is as follows.
Children15 to 30 ml *
Adults30 to 60 ml *
Maximum Possible Dosage120 ml Per Day (in divided doses)
* Twice a day
Best Time to Take: Before Food
Adjuvant: Add Pippali Churna 125 to 500 mg

Kokilaksha Kashayam Liquid

Kokilaksha Kashayam Liquid is readymade concentrated decoction and can be used in the following dosage.

The general dosage of Kokilaksha Kashayam readymade Liquid is as follows.
Children2.5 to 10 ml *
Adults5 to 15 ml *
Maximum Possible Dosage30 ml Per Day (in divided doses)
* Twice a day with 4 times boiled and cooled water
Best Time to Take: Before Food
Adjuvant: Add Pippali Churna 125 to 500 mg

Kokilaksha Kashayam Tablets

Kokilaksha Kashayam Tablets are the extract tablets of the Kokilaksha decoction.

The general dosage of Kokilaksha Kashayam Tablets is as follows.
Children1 tablet *
Adults2 tablets *
Maximum Possible Dosage4 tablets Per Day (in divided doses)
* Twice a day with warm water
Best Adjuvant: Lukewarm water and take it with Pippali Churna 125 to 500 mg
Best Time to Take: 30 minutes Before Food
Note: The dosage is according to 1000 mg tablet of Kokilaksha Kashayam.

Safety Profile

All available forms of Kokilaksha Kashayam are considerably safe and well-tolerated in most individuals when Kokilaksha formulations are taken in the recommended dosage under the supervision of an ayurvedic physician. Kokilaksha Kashaya is well suitable for people having Vata dominance in symptoms.

Side Effects

There are no side effects observed with Kokilaksha Kashayam.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Kokilaksha Kashayam is not well established for pregnant women. However, ingredients used in Kokilaksha Kashaya in provided ratio are not likely to cause any side effects during pregnancy. You should consult an ayurvedic physician before using Kokilaksha formulations during pregnancy.

Kokilaksha Kashayam is likely to be safe to consume by lactating mothers. There are no adverse effects reported with the use of Kokilaksha Kwatham in lactating mothers and breastfeeding babies.


  • Arya Vaidya Sala Kottakkal
  • Arya Vaidya Nilayam (AVN) Ayurveda Formulations
  • AVP Coimbatore
  • Nagarjuna Ayurvedic Group

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  1. Does kokilaksha kashayam Choornam affect colon problems because I feel pain while taking some medicines?

    1. Can you please provide some more details about what it does to you and what are other medicines you are taking? It does not likely to cause any colon problem.

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