Kankayan Vati – Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients

Kankayan Vati is a tablet, used in Ayurvedic treatment of piles, bloating, intestinal worms etc.  It is used along with different co drinks to treat different disease conditions.  

Kankayan Vati benefits:
It is used to treat abdominal lumps, extra growth, bloating, hemorrhoids, heart diseases, intestinal worms.
It is given along with milk to treat abdominal conditions due to Pitta.
It is given along with alcohol or sour drinks to treat abdominal diseases due to Vata, such as bloating
It is given along with Triphala or cow urine to treat abdominal conditions due to Kapha origin.
It is given along with Camel milk to treat excessive menstrual bleeding.

Effect on Tridosha – balances Kapha and Vata Dosha.
Kankayan Gulika dosage:
1 – 2 tablets 1 – 2 times a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

To be taken with butter milk.

Kankayan Gutika side effects:
People with Pitta body type or people with high Pitta condition (excess body heat, burning sensation etc), may experience worsening of Pitta symptoms with this medicine.
Over-dosage may cause slight burning sensation in abdomen.
It is better to avoid this tablet during pregnancy, lactation and in children.
Keep out of rach and sight of children.
Store in cool dry place.

Kankayan Bati ingredients, how to make:
48 g of fine powders of each of
Shati – Zadoary (root) – Hedychium spicatum / Curcuma zeodaria
Pushkaramoola – Inula racemosa
Danti – Baliospermum montanum
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica
Adhaki – Pigeon pea – Cajanus cajan
Shringavera – Wet Ginger (rhizome) – Zingiber officinalis
Vacha – Sweet flag (rhizome) – Acorus calamus
Trivrit – Operculina turpethum
Hingu – Asa foetida – 144 g
Yavakshara – Kshara of Barley – Hordeum vulgare – 96 g
Amlavetasa – Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. / Rheum emodi Wall. – 96 g
Yavani – Hyoscyamus niger – 12 g
Ajaji – Cumin – Cuminum cyminum – 12 g
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum – 12 g
Dhanyaka – Coriander – Coriandrum sativum – 12 g
Upakunchika – Nigella sativa – 24 g
Ajamoda – Ajowan seed – Trachyspermum ammi – 24 g
Matulunga Swarasa – Lemon juice extract – quantity sufficient.
The fine powder of the herbs are triturated with lemon juice, dried and rolled into pills.

Reference: Bheshaj Ratnavali, Gulma Rogadhikara 56 – 62

Manufacturers: Baidyanath, AVN, Dabur
Expiry date: Two years from the date of manufacture. Once after opening the container, it is better to empty it before an year.

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  1. Dear Sir you mention doshaghnata as vata pitta while it should be kapha vata …. It is not so preferable in pittaja conditions….
    Dr Sandeep Bekal R

  2. അഷ്ററഫ് says:

    Dosage for piles please

  3. Tips on acidity

  4. Namaste,sir!
    The above mentioned formulation is explained in Bhavaprakasha as just ‘Kankayana GUTIKA’, not Vati. I came across one more formulation ‘KANKAYANA VATI’ in Rasa Tantra Sara.
    Could please throw some clarity about this. Are these two same?

    • Hi, Gutika and vati – both the terms are used to denote “tablet”.
      There will be minor difference in ingredients, for the same medicines in different text books. For example, Chyawanprash of Charaka Samhita is different than that of Sharangdhara Samhita.

  5. sir, This tablet is useful for fissures as well.

  6. dr. deepak bhanot says:

    Hello Dr Hebbar, As kankayan Vati is effective in Vata – Kapha disorder and its area of action is in lower abdomen, will it be useful in the case of uterine polyps also?

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