KANKAYANA GULIKA -Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Kankayana gulika is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of haemorrhoids and associated complaints. This tablet contains herbal ingredients only. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.


  • This medicine is popularly used in the management of haemorrhoids
  • It is effective in improving digestive power
  • Its anti-inflammatory property is effective in reducing the size of pile mass, pain and swelling.
  • It is effective in constipation also
  •  As per ayurvedic classics, it balances vata and kapha dosha


  • Haemorrhoids
  • Constipation
  • Digestive problems
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Abdominal colic
  • Intestinal worms
  • Heart diseases


1KACHURA (SHATI)  Curcuma zedoaria1partBalances kapha vata
2PUSHKARAMOOLA Inula racemosa1partEffective in respiratory diseases
3ADHAKI Cajanus cajan1part 
4VACHASweet flagAcorus calamus1partBalances kapha and vata
5DANTI Baliospermum montanum1partlaxative
6TRIVRIT Operculina turpethum1partlaxative
7CHITRAKAMRoot of lead wortPlumbago zeylanica1partCarminative
8SHUNDIGingerZingiber officinale1partCarminative
9MARICHABlack pepperPiper nigrum1partCarminative
10YAVA KSHARAKshara of barleyHordeum vulgare1partRelieves complications associated with constipation, bloating, abdominal fullness
11HINGUAsafoetidaFerula asafoetida1partCarminative
12AJAMODAajowanTrachyspermum ammi1partcarminative
13YAVANI Carum copticum1partCarminative
14UPAKUNJIKA Nigella sativa1partcarminative
15AMLAVETASA Garcinia pedunculata1part 
16DHANYAKAcorianderCoriandrum sativum1partBalances tridosha
17JEERAKA(AJAJI)Cumin seedCuminum cyminum1partcarminative


Above mentioned drugs are taken in equal quantity and finely powdered. Then grounded with the juice of matulunga ( Citrus medica) and tablets are made.


  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata and kapha dosha imbalance.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa , rakta, mamsa dhatu – piles, indigestion
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting Bahya and Abhyanthara roga marga – indigestion, constipation, external and internal piles.


1to 2 tablets before or after food twice daily along with buttermilk or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.


Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practised in the treatment of many diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – for getting calmness to the mind provide overall health

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

  • Yoga practice is of great role to prevent and control haemorrhoids. The practice of shatkriya or yogic cleansing techniques purify the body and prevent digestive problems. 
  • In haemorrhoids, one may experience constipation or difficultly in passing stool. Basti kriya aid smooth peristalsis movement for quick elimination.
  • ashwini mudra in various seated and inverted postures strengthen and prevent the enlargement or swelling of haemorrhoids. Inverted postures like viparita karani, sarvangasana and sirsasana are great reliefs from the irritation and pain from the haemorrhoids.


  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more acrid, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, Lukewarm water, gruel
  • Avoid smoking, carbonated drinks, alcohol
  • Avoid consumption of heavy diet at bedtime.
  • Avoid food items which produce constipation
  • Drink more water


  • This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
  • Taken by children, lactating women and during pregnancy only after consulting an ayurveda doctor.
  • Improper administration and overdosage leads to side effects
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            Duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of the disease. Before taking medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

    This medicine is not habit-forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.

                  CLASSICAL REFERENCE

  • Bhaishajya ratnavali – gulma chikilsa


  • Chiravilwadi kashaya
  • Dusparshadi kashaya
  • Kankayana gulika
  • Kalyana kshara


  • Dabur
  • Baidyanath
  • Nagarjuna
  • Kottakkal arya vaidya sala


  1. A Clinical Study of Kankayan Vati in the Management of Arshas (Piles)

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