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Kolakulathadi Choornam Benefits, Ingredients, Side Effects

Kolakulathadi Choornam is an Ayurvedic medicine in herbal powder form used for external application. It is quite commonly used in Ayurvedic procedure called Udvartana (powder massage). 


Kolakulathadi churnam ingredients:
Kola (Zizyphus jujube Lam.),
Kulattha – Horse gram (Dolichos biflorus Linn.),
Suradaru – Devadaru – (Cedrus deodara),
Rasna (Vanda roxburghi / Pluchea lanceolata),
Masha – Black gram (Phaseolus radiatus L.),
Atasi (Linum usitatissimum Linn.)
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Shatahva – Indian Dill – Anethum sowa
Yava – Barley – Hordeum vulgare
Tailaphala – castor fruit (Eranda)

Uses, duration of use, method of usage

Usage of Kolakulathadi Choornam:
It is used for dry powder massage (Udvartana) to reduce fat.
It is soured by vinegar and warmed up to make an ointment, used to balance Vata – to relieve pain and inflammation, in cases of paralysis, facial paralysis, rheumatoid arthritis, Joint Pains, Back Ache, shoulder pains, sciatica, lumbago, muscular sprain and inflammation 
Post viral fever, when the patient complains of body, muscle and joint pains
Bursitis trochanterica,
Shoulder dislocation pain

How long to use?
Usually Udvartana treatment (powder massage) is done as part of anti obesity treatment program, for a period of 7 – 10 days, depending upon the nature of the program.
As an ointment, it can be used for a very long period of time.

How to use Kolakulathadi churna with Mahanarayana oil?
Apply Mahanarayana oil. Then put 1 – 2 teaspoon of this oil to 1-2 teaspoon of this churna. Wrap in a cloth, make a pack. Heat on pan slightly apply over painful areas. Do this once a day for 3 weeks.

Side effects, storage, shelf life

Kolakulathadi powder side effects:
This medicine is used for external application only.
There are no known side effects / allergic reactions noted with this product on external application.
It can be used in children and lactating mothers.
It is best avoided during pregnancy.

Store in a cool dry place, avoiding direct sunlight.

Expiry date: 6 months from the date of manufacture.

Reference, manufacturers

Reference– Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana 3/18
Manufacturers: Asoka Pharmaceuticals, Mukti Pharma, Sitaram Pharmacy, Nagarjuna – Koalakulatthaadi Choornnam

Frequently asked questions

Q: A ring has got stuck in my ring finger. The lower phalange is thicker than other fingers. Can Kola Kulathadi choorna be used to make it slim, sothat the ring can be taken off.
A: While Kolakulathadi Churna burns fat by rubbing on skin surface, it might not help to such an extent to burn fat to make the finger thin, very quickly.
I suggest you to follow this method –

OR get the ring cut.

Does it help in getting rid of belly and thigh fat?
Yes. Fine powder of this is rubbed over the belly and thighs. For long term, it can be used on alternate days. Take care not to scrape off the skin. It can be continued for 2 – 3 months time.

Shloka (Sanskrit Verse)

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

42 thoughts on “Kolakulathadi Choornam Benefits, Ingredients, Side Effects”

    • Hi, it is used for a period of 7-10 days. The powder massage needs to be done by an expert Ayurveda therapist. As an ointment, it can be used for a long period of time. There are usually no side effects with this.

  1. What is the process of application of this powder over the belly. whether it should be done clockwise or anti clockwise. How much quantity of powder should be used for single massage.

  2. Hi doctor ,thanks for great blog .I am looking for weight loss by udvartana,can you pls tell the udvartana powder recipe,so that I can do at home.I am 125 KGS..how many days I should do udwartana

  3. for the fat body full body to massage and we have to make liquid with any oil or dry =ly massage? please help me for that

    • i suggest not to use in such condition since it is a symptom of osteo artritis not rheumatoid arthritis, and it needs oil massage not with powder. you can go with dhanwantarem taila or kottamchukkadi taila.

      • Thank you very much for your prompt reply…this is one kind if social service you are doing…much appreciable…..

      • Doctor, I am a 40+ woman….have been maintaining my physique and skin well with home remedies. But in a span of an year, noticeable signs of aging on my face like cheek sagging, dropping eye lid, under eye darkening etc…pl suggest me how to get-rid-of this?…what massage I have to do for skin tightening?…and also for dropping eye lid?

  4. Hello Dr Hebbar, I have a couple queries. Can this be powder be used regularly as part of daily regimen? Also, I have dry skin so is it advisable to do an oil massage before using the powder for massage? Lastly, does it help in pacifying vata dosha? Thank you so much for taking the time to read and respond to all our queries regularly. It is very much appreciated!

  5. Hi doctor, I have pain in both the knees from 10 years, now after 10 years I played cricket both the knees are painting a lot went to kottakkal they gave kottamchukkadi tail am to mix with kolakulathadi churn am willing this help in reducing pain and swelling

  6. Hiii doctor ….First of all thanks for ur useful suggestions…I am 42 yrs old lady with weight 70….I want to reduce weight….Suggest me some ayurvedic powder to be mixed with vlcc slimming oil for massage

  7. Hello Doctor… I am 50 yrs old I have pain in my both the arms. While doing work i m unable to lift my arms; my arms get restless. How should i use this powder? Should i apply mahanarayan tail and then make potli of this churn and use it as swedan? Will it be helpful.

  8. Hello Dr

    I am RA positive past 9 yrs. How to reduce wrist pain and how to apply Kottakkal Kottamchukkadi Churnam (powder) for wrist. Even I am taking ayruvedic medicine for RA. There is no curable medicine for this RA. Plz suggest me

  9. Hello Doctor,
    Thank you for your article.
    How many day should I use this Choorna to reduce 5 inches off waist and hips.
    Does this help in sagging belly ?

  10. Hello Doctor,

    Thank you for your article.
    Can this powder be used to reduce belly and thighs?
    How long can this be used?
    Are there any side effects?

  11. Hi,

    Looking for Kolakulathadi power online purchase for Fat balls massage.
    can you please provide the online purchane link?


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