Kalyana Ksharam Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Kalyana Ksharam is an Ayurvedic medicine, used in treating constipation, bloating, hemorrhoids, etc. This medicine is more used in South Indian Ayurveda practice.  This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision. 

Kalyana Ksharam uses:
It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of hemorrhoids, constipation, bloating.
It is used in sprue, intestinal worm infestation.
It is used in urinary disorders such as UTI, dysuria, urinary calculi.
It is used in respiratory diseases such as cough, cold, bronchitis and asthma.
It improves digestion, cures spleen disorders and is excellent in stomach ache.

Kalyan Kshar Dosage:
125 mg – 50o mg used in various combination, for oral intake and also for external application.

Kalyana Ksharam side effects:
Since it is a Kshara, it is best avoided in men seeking treatment for infertility, as it may affect the quality and quantity of sperm production.
In higher doses, it may cause burning sensation and diarrhoea.
It is not ideal to use this medicine in people with excessive tiredness, emaciation and who are underweight.
This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.
It should be avoided in pregnancy, lactating mother and children.

Kalyanaksharam Bhasma ingredients:
10 grams of each of –
Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger
Bida, Saindhava and Samudra type of salts

  • Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
  • Vibhitaki  – Terminalia bellirica
  • Amalaki – Emblica officinalis

Danti – Baliospermum montanum
Arushkara – Purified and processed Semecarpus anacardium
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica
Eranda taila – Castor oil – 80 ml
Cow urine – 160 ml
The above combination of burnt into ash in closed container to obtain the Kshara.

Reference: Sahasrayoga Choorna Prakarana 96, Ashtanga Hrudayam
Manufacturers: Asoka Pharmaceuticals, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala manufactures the same product in the name of Kalyanaksharam Bhasma.

Presentation: Jar pack of 50 gms.
Shelf life:
5 years from the date of manufacturing.

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  1. pallavi says:

    Hello, my doctor has prescribed kalyana kshara for PCOD. A pinch of it with sukumara lehyam. But your website doesn’t mention anything about kalyana ksharam’s uses in treating menstruation related diseases. Can you please throw some light on this? Thanks.

  2. Hi.. It is said that this medicine shouldn’t be consumed during pregnancy. Will it affect chances of getting pregnant or Will or impact the feutus. Do we have to stop this if we plan for a kid.

  3. Hima haridas says:

    My doctor prescribed me to rub kalyana kashara with small onion for facial hair. Can u please explain how it works .

    • Hi, Kshara medicines including Kalyana Kshar have very piercing and scraping action. Hence, this might be useful to root out facial hair. Unless you feel you observe any scars or feel burning sensation, the said treatment is good to continue.

  4. 1gm kalyana ksharam = how much teaspoon

  5. Is this useful for urinary tract infection ie frequent urination.
    My doctor prescribed me

  6. Sai Reddy says:

    Will this is helpful for kidney stones

  7. Hi Doctor
    I am follower of your website each and every day . It gives me invaluable information and

    Thank you for answering my question .

    1 .My Doctor prescribed this medicine for yeast infection . How it is useful .
    2 . Is this medicine improves alkaline in guts

  8. Shanthi says:

    Is this medicine help to reduce weight or fat

  9. Shanthi says:

    Is this medicine is useful to reduce fat or weight

  10. Sony Mathew says:

    Is this medicine use for Gall Bladder stone? Dr. Can you please explain me about dosage and food intakes ……

    • Yes it is used.
      Diet advice –
      Avoid heavy non veg food and fried food.
      Have good amount of fruits and vegetables.
      Have ginger, fennel seeds. (saunf).
      Have fiber rich diet – bran, cauliflower, cabbage, berries, green leafy vegetables, Celery, squash, beans. beans, mushroom oranges. Apricots, berries, figs, guavas, lemons, pears, prunes

      Have Whole grains (whole-wheat bread, brown rice, oats, bran cereal)
      Avoid heavy physical activities.
      Have an apple a day.
      Have soya bean in diet.
      Have beet root juice – at least twice or thrice a week.
      o Reduce your fat intake to 25 percent of daily calories. Restrict dietary cholesterol consumption to no more than 300 mg daily.
      o Limit your intake of sugar, which may promote gallstone formation.
      o Increase your fiber intake, and substitute whole soy-based protein for animal protein in your diet.

      For further personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) – http://easyayurveda.com/consult/



  12. Hello dr..from where i can order this product online

  13. Sangeetha Vijay says:

    How should I take kalyana kshara for loosing weight?

    • Hi, this medicine is not used without direct advice from a doctor.
      50 grams of Kalyanaka kshara is mixed along with 500 grams of Triphala churna (available in amazon website here –

      Mixed well.
      This is consumed in a dose of 3 grams, 2 times a day, mixed with a teaspoon of honey, with a cup of water, after food, for 2 months time.

      For personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) – http://easyayurveda.com/consult/

  14. I take this but now I feel some high pain in my hand which had a multiple injury 5 years back. Is there any connection …. Dr.

  15. Suresh kumar says:

    Can kalyana kshara be taken in 45 th day of pregnancy ? My friend studying Ayurveda recommended to take this kshara with a ghee.
    My wife experiences increased heat while taking this . Kindly advise

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