Kaunch Pak – Uses, Dose, Ingredients, Side Effects

Kaunch Pak is a well known Ayurvedic aphrodisiac in herbal jam or powder form. Kaunch means seeds of Kapikacchu. It is used in male infertility treatment. It improves sperm count and quality.

Benefits, effect on dosha

Kaunch Pak benefits – It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of
Low sperm count and quality – Ksheenashukra
It is also useful in chronic urinary tract infection – Prabala Prameha
It improves potency – Veerya Vardhana It improves body nourishment – Pushti
It improves strength and immunity – Bala
It improves intelligence – Buddhi
It acts as natural aphrodisiac – Vrushya
It is useful in all types of neurological disorders of Vata imbalance – Vataroga
Doctors also use this for the treatment of
High viscosity of semen
Sperm defects

Effect on Tridosha – It balances Vata Dosha.



Dose: 24 grams per day is the traditional dose. Nowadays, it is prescribed in 5 – 10 grams once or twice a day with milk, based on doctor’s discretion.
Sour foods are to be avoided for at least 2 hours, after taking this product.

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.

Ingredients, method of preparation

Kaunch Pak ingredients, how to make –
Kapikacchu beeja – seeds of Mucuna pruriens – 1.536 kg is added with 4 times water and boiled for 12 hours. It is forcefully filtered across a clean cloth to get fiber-less clean paste.
It is dried in sunshade and made into powder.
This powder is added with 12.288 liters of milk, boiled, reduced to 3.072 liters.
To it, 1.536 kg of ghee is added and it is heated in mild heat. It is heated till the mass turns semisolid.
At the end of heating, following ingredients are added in 12 grams each.
Akallaka – Anacyclus pyrethrum
Nagara – ginger
Devapushpa – clove
Gokshura – Tribulus
Kumkuma – Saffron
Hamsapaka – Purified Cinnabar
Kubera Sara
Ghana – Cyperus rotundus
Chinika Baba – Kabab Chini – Piper cubeba
Balabeeja – Seed of Sida cordifolia
Vamshodbhava – Bambua bambos
Vanga Bhasma – Calx of purified Tin
Abhraka Bhasma – Calx of purified Mica
Draksha – raisins
Sita – sugar

Package, manufacturer, reference

Packaging: 100 grams 200 grams, 500 grams

Manufacturers: Vyas Pharmaceuticals (200 g – it manufactures the product in powder form),
Rasashram (500 g),
Baidyanath (100 g)
Patanjali Moosli Pak (200 g)

Reference: Yoga Chintamani, Madhyama Khanda, 1st chapter, Bharata Bhaishajya Ratnakara 1/818

Shelf life, side effects

Expiration date: upto one year.

Kaunch Pak side effects –
It contains herbo mineral ingredients.
This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.
It is not suitable for children, pregnant and lactating mothers.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry clean place.
People with milk allergy may not tolerate this product.
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are diabetic. In diabetic patients, only if the blood sugar is under good control, then this medicine can be given. 

Frequently asked questions

Does it help with weight loss and muscle building?
Being nutrition rich, with sugar and raisins, it does not help in weight loss. But it is useful in improving muscle strength and muscle building.

Does it cause gastritis / acidity?
It does not cause any acidity problem.

80 thoughts on “Kaunch Pak – Uses, Dose, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Sir, are u sleeping at all ??? I think you are overworking. There is a mail coming almost on alternate day basis right now. I know you want to help others but try not to overburden your body.

    Sir, can you please share your views on Badam Pak ?

    • Only fr beard growth hw much we have to take this powder and with what like with water or by mixing it in water or orally

  2. hi doctor
    i have a nephrotic disorder by the name FSGS, is it safe to take kaunch seed powder. Does it have any side effects ???

  3. Im an allopathic Doctor. Does this powder increase beard growth…?? And after the desired effect can a person discontinue it’s use..?? Would there be any side effects either during the usage of the powder or after discontinueing the powder usage…?? Pls reply…!!

  4. I bought this ayurveda for beard growth as I have very patchy hair over my cheeks so will this be useful without any other problem as it also works in speed count. I mean is their any disadvantages of mucuna powder if I use this for a month and then stop?

  5. Thank u so much sir for quick reply,
    one more thing sir, where i live don’t get fresh milk so is it ok to have with Horlicks…

  6. Hi I have heard tht Kauvh Pak have a side-effect.That it can grow unnessasary body hair also like hands,legs and chest become more hairy..plz through a light on thise….

    Also plz tell it is ok to take it two times a day after breakfast and after dinner

    • Hi,
      1. This platform is only for general health advice. The products suggested, are just “suggestions”
      2. I do not recommend any herb or medicine for more than 2 months time in general. This is just for the safety of the patient.

  7. Doctor I m 21 yrs old
    I only hve prblm with my facial hair nothing else
    So cn u plz let me know how much should I take this powder on daily basis nd fr how many months
    Does it hve any side effects??

  8. Dear Hebbar

    I am 38 years
    1) need to gain weight & build muscle .does Kaunch seed help .?
    2) how to use / take Kaunch seeds along with milk ..?
    3) when to take Kaunch seed night or morning..?
    3) what other ayurvedic herb for weight gain & build body .


  9. Sir how is the nature. Is it hot for body or normal. Can we mix Ashwagandha safed musli kaunch powder and satawar together and consume. I am a sports person.

  10. Sir, I have heard that this product increases level of testosterone, so this may help in bodybuilding also??
    And how much we should consume per day?

  11. 1. Is kaunchapak bit costlier than kapikachu or kaunxh seeds ??
    2. Can Kapikachu tablets of Himalaya give the same results/ benefits as that of kaunchapak ?

  12. My son aged 30 years living in USA complains that his beard and moustache is not grown and hence postponing marriage. there is no genetic problem. Hence I request you to kindly advise the best medicine for growing beard and moustache and how to order and help.
    Thanking you

  13. Hi, I m Kalpesh Patel from Adelaide Australia. I have Parkinson disease since last 4 years in my right hand side body. Recently I consult Neurologist here & follow him. I face many problems in my routine duties. Does kaucha pack work in this PDs. Advice me

  14. Am using Vyas kaunch Pak, wherein its powder form but in website its mentioned paste.
    Please let us know what form it should be used.
    Is it hot in nature?


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