Kalakuta Rasa – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Kalakuta Rasa is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form. It is used in the treatment of chronic fever.  This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision. This medicine is most commonly used in north Indian Ayurvedic practice.

Uses and effect on dosha

Kalakuta Rasa Uses: It is used in treatment of chronic bronchitis, cough, urinary tract disorders, diabetes, PE.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Kapha and Pitta.

Dose and duration of use

Kalakuta Ras dosage:
250 mg once or twice a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is traditionally administered along with fresh ginger juice.

How long to use: It can be used upto 1 month based on doctor’s prescription.

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.


Kalakuta Rasa ingredients, how to make:
Shuddha Vatsanabha – Purified Aconitum ferox – 132 g
Suta – Purified and processed Mercury – 36 g
Shuddha Gandhaka – Herbal purified Sulphur – 60 g
Manashila – Purified and processed Realgar (Arsenic di sulphide) – 72 g
Tamra Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Copper – 48 g
Tankana Bhasma – Borax – 84 g
Shuddha Haratala – Purified and processed Orpiment (Arsenic tri sulphide) – 108 g
Vahni – Lead Wort (root) – Plumbago zeylanica – 108 g
Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula – 40 g
Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia bellirica – 40 g
Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn. – 40 g
Shunti – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis – 48 g
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum – 48 g
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum – 48 g
Hingu – Asa foetida – 48 g
Ugragandha – Acorus calamus – 12 g

Juice extract – quantity sufficient of the following for grinding –
Ardraka – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis
Chitraka – Lead Wort (root) – Plumbago zeylanica
Nimbu – lemon juice
Lashuna – Garlic – Alium sativum
Kakamachi – Solanum nigrum
Shigru – Moringa oleifera
Arka – Calotropis procera
Langali – Gloriosa superba
Hamsapadi – Adiantum philippense Linn. / lunulatum
Tambula – Betel leaf – Piper betel
Shigru – Moringa oleifera
Panchakola Kwatha (decoction)
Brihat Panchamula kwatha

Reference and side effects

Reference: Basavarajeeyam, Sannipata Prakarana, AFI, Vol. 2 16:10

Kalakuta Ras side effects:

There are no recorded side effects with this medicine.
It should be taken under strict medical supervision. Take this medicine only if your Ayurveda doctor has prescribed it to you.
Store in a cool dry place, in an air tight container, away from direct sunlight.
Use this medicine only till the prescribed time and in the prescribed dose only.
Seek your doctor’s advice for its usage during pregnancy, lactation and in children.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.

4 thoughts on “Kalakuta Rasa – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. In classical preparation of kalakuta Rasa krishna Sarpa visha is one of the ingrediant…did u have anyother preparation similar to that classical preparation.


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