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

Kokilaksha Kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine used in treating jaundice, anemia and hepatic conditions.  It is in herbal decoction form. This medicine is based on Kerala Ayurveda principle. It is also available in Kashayam tablet form. 


Kokilaksha kashaya benefits:

  • It is used in treating Rheumatoid arthritis
  • It is also effective in Gout and other types of arthritis.
  • It helps to relieve joint pain, inflammation.
  • It boosts immunity.
  • Post viral fever, when the patient complains of body, muscle and joint pains
  • Bursitis trochanterica,
  • Shoulder dislocation pain

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta

Side effects

There are no known side effects of this medicine.

People with diabetes should exercise precaution.

A dose higher than the prescribed should be best avoided.


Kokilaksha kashayam dosage: 

  • 5 – 10 ml, before food, or on empty stomach, once or twice a day or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
  • For best results, this medicine should be taken along with two pinches of long pepper powder.
  • If the kashayam is concentrated, then it needs to be mixed with equal quantity of water and should be taken.

AVN manufactures this in tablet form. Dose of Kokilaksh kashayam tablet is 2 tablets 2 times a day before food 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.


Kokilaksha kashayam ingredients:

Herbal decoction is prepared from 10 grams of each of

Kokilaksha – Asteracantha longifolia

Amrutha – Tinospora cordifolia


AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt Ltd
Nagarjuna – Kokilaaksham kashaayam


  •  Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Vatarakta Rogadhikara 27/13

Shloka- Sanskrit verse

कोकिलाक्षामृता क्वाथे पिबेत् कृष्णां यथा बलम् ।
पथ्यभोजी त्रिसप्ताहान्मुच्यते वातशोणितात् ॥

kokilākṣāmṛtā kvāthe pibet kṛṣṇāṃ yathā balam |
pathyabhojī trisaptāhānmucyate vātaśoṇitāt ||

कोकिलाक्षकनिर्यूहः पीतस्तच्छाकभोजिना ॥ १८ ॥
कृपाभ्यास इव क्रोधं वातरक्तं नियच्छति ।
Ashtanga Hridaya Cikitsathana 22.18b-19a

Decoction of
Kokilaksha kashaya, consumed followed by Partaking leafy vegetables only as food, cures
kṛpābhyāsa iva – just like the practice of compassion cures
krodhaṃ – anger.


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11 thoughts on “Kokilaksha Kashayam – Benefits Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference”

  1. Dear Sir.
    i am under Uric Acid Treatment Dr Priya but i am confused my daily food restriction please advice her.

    • foods to avoid:
      Purine rich foods – Beer, other alcoholic beverages, Anchovies, sardines in oil, fish roes, herring, Yeast, Organ meat, Legumes (dried beans, peas), Meat extracts, consommé, gravies, Mushrooms, spinach, cauliflower.
      food to have –
      have a cup of sugarless lemon juice (Lemonade) per day.
      Low purine diet for gout – Rice, eggs (limited intake), Nuts and peanut butter ( limited intake), fat-free cheeses and ice cream, Milk (limited quantity), soups made without meat extract or broth, Vegetables not on the lists above, Fruits and juices, Breads and cereals: low fiber, white flour, or refined grain types, Pasta and macaroni. Rice, Soda, Coffee, dark berries,and tea.


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