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Kalyāṇaka Kṣāra

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Kalyanaka Ksaara is a preparation made with the ingredients in the Formulation composition given below.

Formulation composition

Śuṇṭhī API Zingiber officinale Rz. 1 part
Marica API Piper nigrum Fr. 1 part
Pippalī API Piper longum Fr. 1 part
Saindhava lavaṇa API Rock salt 1 part
Sauvarchala lavaṇa API Black salt 1 part
Viḍa lavaṇa API Black salt (Official subsititute) 1 part
Harītakī API Terminalia chebula P. 1 part
Bibhītakī API Terminalia bellirica P. 1 part
Āmalakī API Phyllanthus emblica (Emblica officinalis) P. 1 part
Dantī API Baliospermum montanum Rt. 1 part
Aruṣkara (Bhallātaka API) Semecarpus anacardium Fr. 1 part
Citraka API Plumbago zeylanica Rt. 1 part
Sesamum indicum Oil Q.S.'
Mūtra (Gomūtra) Cow’s urine Q.S.

Method of preparation

  • Take ingredients of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Clean, dry and powder the ingredients no. 1 to 10 and 12 separately and pass through sieve number 85.
  • Crush Bhallātaka in a khalva to a fine state.
  • Mix all powdered ingredients. Levigate the above mixture with the Tila taila and Gomūtra and prepare a homogeneous blend. Keep the homogeneous blend in an earthen pot and cover with a sarāva.
  • Seal the edges of the pot by seven consecutive layers of clay-smeared cloth and dry.
  • Keep the pot on mild fire till it becomes red-hot. Remove the content from the pot and grind to a fine powder.
  • Pack it in tightly closed containers to protect from light and moisture[1]


  • Fine powder, passing through sieve number 100; hygroscopic, odour less, taste salty.


  • Store in a cool place in tightly closed containers, protected from light and moisture.

Therapeutic uses

  • Vibandha (Constipation), Ādhmāna (Flatulence), Gulma (Abdominal lump), Udāvarta (Upward movement of gases), Arśa (Piles), Pāndu (Anaemia), Udara roga (Diseases of abdomen), Krmi (Helminthiasis), Mūtrāghāta (Urinary obstruction), Aśmarī (Calculus) Śopha, (Oedema), Hrdroga (Heart disease), Grahanī (Malabsorption syndrome), Meha (Excessive flow of urine), Plīharuja (Pain due to splenic disease), Ānāha (Distention of abdomen), Śvāsa (Asthma), Kāsa (Cough), Agnimāndya (Digestive impairment).


  • 1 g daily in divided doses.


  • Ghrta.

Physico-chemical parameters

Loss on drying Not more than 6 per cent
Acid-insoluble ash Not more than 1 per cent
pH (1% aqueous solution) 10 to 11