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Drakshadi Kashayam – Benefits, Dose, Side Effects And Ingredients

Drakshadi Kashayam is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is also known as Drakshadi  Kashaya.  Draksha refers to raisins. Raisin is the main ingredients of this medicine.


Drakshadi Kashayam benefits: 
It is used to treat hangover produced after having excess alcohol.
It also reduces the ill effects of alcohol and helps in quick metabolism of alcohol from liver.
It protects liver.

It is used to treat fever of Vata and Pitta origin.
It relieves tiredness and dizziness.

It is used to treat nasal bleeding, internal burning sensation, jaundice, excessive thirst.
Useful in the treatment for schizophrenia.
Doctors also prescribe this for the treatment of
anemia and liver disorders.
Morning sickness in pregnant women, with nausea and vomiting. It balances Pitta and Kapha, and can be taken for a period of 2 – 4 weeks of time.

It is useful to relieve excess drowsiness caused by sedative and sleep inducing medicines.
It is used for the treatment of headache and migraine.


Drakshadi Kashayam dose:  The dose is 12 – 24 ml, before food, at about 6 am and 6pm or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is usually advised to add equal amount of water to the kashayam. It is advised to have a little honey  or  sugar after taking / along this medicine.

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.

Side effects

Drakshadi Kashaya Side Effects:  There are no known side effects with this medicine. However it is best to use this product under medical supervision. Self medication with this medicine is discouraged.

Contents, ingredients

Drakshadi Kashayam Ingredients:
Draksha – dry grapes
Madhuka – Madhuca longifolia
Yashtimadhu – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Lodhra – Symplocos racemosa
Kashmari – Gmelina arborea
Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Amla – Emblica officinalis
Hribera – Coleus zeylanicus
Padmakesara – Nelumbium speciosum
Padmaka – Prunus cerasoides
Mrinala – Nelumbium speciosum
Usheera – Vetiveria zizanioides
Parushaka – Phoenix famifera
Chandana – Santalum album
Jatipushpa – Jasminum sambac
It is added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to quarter part, filtered.


Drakshadi Kashayam reference: Ashtanga Hrudaya Chikitsasthana 1/55-58, Sahasrayoga, – Vata-pitta Jwarahara Kashayam.
Drakshadi Kashayam Tablet is this same Kashayam in tablet form. Its dose is – 2 tablets 2 times a day before food with water. Drakshadi Kwatha churna is the herbal coarse powder of the above herbs.

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse


Kerala Ayurveda Limited manufactures the same product with the name Drakshadi Kwath.
Other manufacturers are – AVN, AVP, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal
Nagarjuna – Draakshaadi Kashaayam, Draakshaadi Kashaayam Tablet

Difference between Drakshadi Lehyam and Kashayam
Drakshadi Kashayam is the herbal decoction form. It is made up of coolant Ayurvedic herbs and is useful in relieving Pitta disorders and liver disorders. It is suitable in people with diabetes.
Drakshadi Leha is slightly hot in nature, due to long pepper, ginger, cinnamon and Vamshalochana. It is not suitable in diabetic patients. It is very useful in liver disorders. It is more commonly used when digestion process correction, weight improvement, nourishment improvement is desired.

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

51 thoughts on “Drakshadi Kashayam – Benefits, Dose, Side Effects And Ingredients”

  1. Hi, you need to mix it with equal quantity of water before taking it. If you already are doing so, try mixing 3 times water (if it is 10 ml Kashayam, then add 30 ml of water to it), before taking. If problem persists, consult your doctor for substitute.

  2. HI Doctor

    My Doctor Prescribed this medicine for Fungal Infection caused by Candida Albicians
    but here it is medicine is for hangover and vata pitta fever according to classical ayurveda .
    Is my doctor prescibed right

    With Thanks

  3. Says it is ‘shows remarkable results with insanity’. Can you define insanity as I believe this is an outdated medical term? (and an offensive one as well) 🙂

    • I am so sorry for the blunder. Have changed the terminology. I mean to write schizophrenia.
      Drakshadi kashayam, being a potent Pitta calming medicine, it is very useful in controlling Pitta associated schizophrenia symptoms such as aggressiveness, violent behavior, anger etc.
      Thanks for taking time to pointing out.

      • Dr. Hebber,
        Schizophrenia is an established diagnosis with many subtypes as per DSM-5R where in some types have kapha predominance as well. Better you use the term psychosis or depressive disorder in manic phase where there is always pitta predominance.
        Dr. Rajiv Relhan

  4. Hi sir.. can drakshadi syrup be taken for weight gain due to muscle loss and weak nervous system?? plz kindly guide…

  5. sir I have been prescribed drakshadi kashyam for stomach pain and burning how long will the time taken be for the medicine to be effective Ashok

  6. Hi Doctor
    Sir I have been prescribed Drakshadi kwatham ,Gandha tail am and Narasimha rasayanam for my hypothyroidism problem. plz guide me what iam taking is correct medicines ??

  7. Depends on the intensity of symptoms.

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  8. Respected doctor.. shall we take both ayurvedic n homeopathic medicine at the same time….. Is there any side effect

  9. Iam 50. I have thyroid since 2008. Im advised to take Thyronorm 100 to 125mg daily on empty stomach. After half an hour I can take my breakfast or tea. At times, it is hyper and at times it is hypo. Now since more than 5 to 6 months, my haemoglobin is down. I was advised Lupiheme.
    But still the level is low. I got other issues now…. my left hand is painful near the elbow and my left leg near the kneeand pain here and there.. As advised by Ayurvedic doctor, Since more than three weeks, Iam having drakshadhi kashayam- 15ml with lohasindooram & chandraprabhavati before meals – morning and evening. After meals morning & evening –
    aswagandharishtam 20ml with suvarnamuktadi pill.
    Iam not having with warrm water as advised, but normal water. My body type is identified as pitta body.

    My left hand is paining more now. Not able to lift anything with left hand. Iam worried of losing my left side. Please advise.

  10. hi doc,

    I have burning sensation in the abdomen. The Doc. prescribe the below. But it gives me more burning, pls advise

    1. drakshadi kashayam
    2. indukanthan kashayam
    3. thikthaka gritham
    4. sankha bhasmam
    5. dhanwantharam gulika

  11. Sir, my Friend is alcoholic. We are giving this Draskshadi kashayam. Is it good to control alcohol , or any other kashayam should be given .Pls help

  12. Sir i have lot gas problem and now my chest also burning when i take meal some times it well not digest properly and doctor said i have faty liver grade one so plz tell how cure this permantly

  13. Hi doctor ,,
    My sister have a kidney problem with cretine level of 600, doctors advice her for dailysis ,, but ayurvedic doctor advise for DrakshadiKashyam one time a day for 15 days

    Kindly advise it will work ??

  14. Sir, I have been prescribed Drakshadi Kashayam and Manasamitram pills for stressful, dreamy sleep (often negative dreams) that is creating mood problems during the day, anxiety and related problems which is affecting my routine life.
    I was told I will start seeing positive results with 3-5 days. It is two weeks now, but there is not much change. I am continuing to take the medicine regularly hoping there will be results soon.
    Kindly advise if I am on right track with the medicines for the symptoms mentions. Thank you.

  15. Hi Doctor, I´m taking drakshadi kashayam (15 ml in 60 ml of warm water) with one stressnil tablet at 6 pm for treating insomnia with anxiety but both continue after three months of treatment. May I strenghten the treatment with shirodhara and if so, how many and how often do you recommend?


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