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Mustakaranjadi Kashayam – Benefits, Dose, Side Effects And Ingredients

Mustakaranjadi Kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine in liquid form. It is also known as  Mustakaranjadi kashaya, kwatha etc.  This medicine is formulated based on Kerala Ayurvedic practice.


Mustakaranjadi Kashayam benefits: 
It is used in the treatment of ‘ama’ – a state of impaired digestion and metabolism.
It is also used in treatment of Diarrhea and abdominal pain


Mustakaranjadi Kashayam dose: 
The dose is 12 – 24 ml, before food, at about 6 – 7am and 6 – 7 pm or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is usually advised to add equal amount of water to the kashayam.

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.


Light food is to be taken.


Hingu, Saindhava lavana, Chavarkkaram or Dhanwantharam avarti or other oils if digestion is normal.

Side effects

Mustakaranjadi 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.

Shloka Sanskrit Verse


Mustakaranjadi Kashayam Ingredients: 
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Karanja – Pongamia pinnata
Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
Agni – Plumbago zeylanica
Bilva – Aegle marmelos
Mahaushadha – Ginger
Granthika – root of long pepper
Vatsaka – Holarrhena antidysenterica

It is added with 8 parts of water, boiled and reduced to quarter part, filtered.


Sahasrayoga, Kashaya prakarana 208

Mustakaranjadi Kwatha churna is the herbal coarse powder of the above herbs.

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

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