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Drakshadi lehyam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Drakshadi Lehyam is an effective Ayurvedic medicine in herbal jam form. It is used in the treatment of anemia and liver disorders. It is formulated based on Kerala Ayurvedic practice.


Drakshadi Lehyam uses: It is used in Ayurvedic traetment of jaundice, hepatitis, liver disorders and anemia.




Drakshadi Lehyam dosage: Traditionally, it is administered in the quantity that one’s palm can hold. Usual dose is – 5 – 10 grams before or after food along with water or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
Dosage for children below 5 years of age – 1 – 2 grams, once or twice a day, along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.
Dosage for children between 5 – 12 years of age – 5 grams once or twice a day along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.

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.

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Ingredients, method of preparation

Dhatriphala rasa – Amla juice extract – 12.288 liters
Sharkara – sugar– 2.4 kg

Add amla juice to sugar and heat it till it starts condensing. Then add the fine powders of the following.
Draksha – Raisin – Vitis vinifera – 768 grams
Kana – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum – 768 g
Madhuka – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra – 96 g
Shunti – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis – 96 g
Twak ksiri – Vamshalochana – Bambusa bambos – 96 g
The mass is mixed well and stored in air tight container.

Side effects

Side effects:
Since it contains sugar, it can not be given to diabetic patients.
Children, pregnant and lactating mothers should seek medical advice before taking this product.
Store in a cool dry place. Keep out of reach and sight of children.

Reference, manufacturer, shelf life

Reference: Sahasrayogam, Astangahridayam.

Manufacturers: Impcops, Asoka Pharmaceuticals, Nagarjuna – Draakshaadi Lehyam

Shelf life – 3 years from the date of manufacturing.

Difference between Drakshadi Lehyam and Kashayam

Drakshadi Kashayam is the herbal decoction form. It is made up of coolant Ayurvedic herbs and is useful in relieving Pitta disorders and liver disorders. It is suitable in people with diabetes.
Drakshadi Leha is slightly hot in nature, due to long pepper, ginger, cinnamon and Vamshalochana. It is not suitable in diabetic patients. It is very useful in liver disorders. It is more commonly used when digestion process correction, weight improvement, nourishment improvement is desired.

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

10 thoughts on “Drakshadi lehyam – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Hello Dr. Hebbar,

    Thank you for the post.

    I’ve tasted the leyham today from Kottakal. The vipaaka is salty and left me with a sfunny /stingy taste on my tongue. I don’t really think I’ve tasted anything Sweet like you’ve mentioned. Please let me know if this is normal 🙂

  2. Good metabolism once in place takes care of many contingent processes and sets the bio mechanical machinery called body in perfect tune and shape. (Liver is the power house and efficiently burns the fuel)
    Reformed /active metabolism can be helpful in weight management and probably even carcinomas of various kinds. piper longum and ginger are natures exceptional gift ..among other things…

    J Navaneeth

  3. Thanks for the good article on Drakshadi Lehiyam and Kashayam.
    However the contra indications on the use for Diabetic patients , as observed , appear to be contradictory.
    One Sentence says this can be used by diabetic patients and another statement says the opposite. I request you to review the text.


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