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

Katakakhadiradi Kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine used in treating diabetes. It is in herbal decoction form. This medicine is based on Kerala Ayurveda principle. It is also available in capsule form. 


Katakakhadiradi kashaya benefits:

  • It is used in Ayurvedic diabetes management.
  • It is helpful to relieve complications of diabetes such as neuropathy.
  • It is rich in anti oxidants, since it contains Amla.
  • It takes care of skin complications that usually diabetic people suffer.
  • Good in urinary ailments.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Kapha

Side effects

This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.

High dose may lead to hypoglycemia.


Katakakhadiradi kashayam dosage: 

  • 5 – 10 ml, before food, or on empty stomach, once or twice a day or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
  • If the kashayam is concentrated, then it needs to be mixed with equal quantity of water and should be taken.

Dose of Kathaka Khadiradi kashayam capsules is 2 capsules 2 times a day before food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

But Kashayam form is more effective than capsule form.

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.


Avoid everything sweet and ghee and other unctuous items. Take only wheat, barley or old millet. Rice especially from fresh grain is taboo. Do exercise according to strength. Observe light pathya rules.


Niruryadi gulika, Swetha gunjadi gulika, Brihanmehantaka gulika, Mehasamhari gulika or Abhrabhasma as suited.


Katakakhadiradi kashayam ingredients:

Herbal decoction is prepared from 10 grams of each of

Kataka – Strychnos potatorum

Khadira – Acacia catechu

Dhatri – Amla – Emblica officinalis

Vairi – Salacia reticulata

Darvi – Berberis aristata

Samanga – Cassia mimosoides /  Biophytum sensitivum Linn.

Vidula – Barringtonia acutangula

Rajani – Turmeric – Curcuma longa

Pata – Cyclea peltata

Chootabija – Mango seed – Mangifera indica

Abhaya – Terminalia chebula

Abda – Cyperus rotundus

Manufacturer and Reference

  • AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt Ltd


Sahasrayoga, kashaya prakarana, pramehahara Kashaya.

Shloka- Sanskrit Verse

कतकखदिरधात्री वैरि दार्वी समङ्गा ।
विदुलरजनीपाठा चूतबीजाभयाब्ध: ॥
प्रसवरस सनाथं तोयमेभि: प्रसिद्धम् ।
हरतिसकलमेहान्सप्तरात्रप्रयोगात् ॥

katakakhadiradhātrī vairi dārvī samaṅgā |
vidularajanīpāṭhā cūtabījābhayābdha: ||
prasavarasa sanāthaṃ toyamebhi: prasiddham |
haratisakalamehānsaptarātraprayogāt ||

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

13 thoughts on “Katakakhadiradi Kashayam – Benefits Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference”

  1. thanks. my mother used this ayurvedic medi from kellys hospital, but she is no more. some of the medicine is with us. i want to know whether i can use them with this above msg i came to know that i can use them thank you sir

  2. as this medicine in its higher doses may cause hypoglycemia, you have to take this medicine only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. the default dose, effects and side effects are mentioned in detail in the context. please go through it.

  3. 1. they induce bit sleep.
    2. does not cause lack of interest or some thing like that.
    3. it should be in appropriate dose, since they are having heavy metal ingredients.
    4. they can be continued up to 6 months under strict medical supervision.
    5. saraswatharista dose can be lessened to 10-15 ml twice daily with equal water.

    • Thanks Dr. Shishira

      Dose is 2 times a day, one in the morning and one in the night since last 7 days. Good improvement after taking doses. We have schedule visit after 2 weeks.

      How to overcome the sleep as child attend school during day. We are keeping him engaged with breaks after return from the school.

  4. Iam using Katikakhadiri kashayam 10ml once in morning before food. i take 1 tablet diazen before tiffin & lunch. Night i take galuvas 50/500. is it good to take allopathy medicine along with this pls cfm.

    • Hello sir, Kindly consult a Physician for the same. He/she will prescribe medicines based on your reports and health.

  5. If patient take Kathakali khathiradi kazhayam and maharasanadi kazhayam together or complaint if diabetes and lower back pain


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