Gokshuradi Kashayam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects, Reference

Gokshuradi kashayam is an herbal decoction preparation used in inflammatory conditions. This medicine is based on Kerala Ayurveda principle. 


Gokshuradi Kashayam benefits:

  • It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of inflammation and edema.

Note: There is another formula in the same name of Gokshuradi kashayam, which is used in the treatment of urinary disorders.


Gokshuradi Kashaya, Gokshuradi Kwath, Gokshuradi Kadha

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata, Pitta and Kapha.


Gokshuradi Kashayam dosage:

5 – 10 ml, before food, or on empty stomach, once or twice a day or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

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

  • It has a mild diuretic action.
  • Caution needs to be exercised while administering this medicines to people who are on medication for high BP.


Gokshuradi Kashayam  Ingredients: 

Gokshuradi Kadha is prepared from the following herbal powder mixture –

Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris

Ardraka – Wet Ginger – Zingiber officinalis

Varshabhu – Boerhaavia diffusa

Pathya – Terminalia chebula

Daru – Cedrus deodara

Mahaushadha – Dry ginger

Rasona – Garlic – Allium sativum

Ikshuraka – Asteracantha longifiolia


Shloka- Sanskrit verse

Sahasrayoga, Kashaya Prakarana, 48.2

गोक्षुरार्द्रकवर्षाभू पथ्यादारुमहौषधै: ।
सरसोनेक्षुरै सिद्धं तोयं शोफहरं परम् ॥

gokṣurārdrakavarṣābhū pathyādārumahauṣadhai: |
sarasonekṣurai siddhaṃ toyaṃ śophaharaṃ param ||

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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