5 Top Benefits Of Kadukkai Powder For Skin, Hair & Health!

kadukkai powder health benefits

The powder of the fruit of Terminalia chebula called Kadukkai Powder | கடுக்காய் பொடி in Tamil, Inknut Powder in English, Harad powder | Haritaki Powder | Haritaki Churna in Hindi, Karakkaya Powder in Telugu, Harde Whole Powder in English is truly a medical wonder and has many health benefits and medicinal uses.

Kadukkai powder has been extensively used in Homeopathy, Unani and Ayurveda. It treats a wide variety of diseases and is an ingredient that we first resort to for treating most of the small ailments at home.

Kadukkai Powder Benefits For Health:

Actually the amount of diseases kadukkai powder can cure is astonishing, it is used for treating arthritis, dental problems like caries and bleeding gums, skin problems like acne and eczema, for healing wounds and for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

It is also used for treating constipation, for shrinking hemorrhoids when used externally, for treating ulcers very effectively, for treating and preventing kidney stones, for improving digestion, for treating cough, sore throat and headache, for treating eye inflammations when used as an eye rinse, for improving immunity, for treating fever along with reducing cholesterol and blood sugar levels!

Kadukkai powder has antioxidant, anti cancer, hepato protective, anti mutagenic properties, anti viral, anti fungal, anti protozoal, chemo protective, cardio protective, anti bacterial, wound healing and anti arthritic properties! No wonder it is called the king of all herbs :).

Kadukkai Powder For Skin:

Kadukkai powder is well known for it’s ability to treat a wide variety of skin diseases. Kadukkai powder inhibits melanin production and has been proven to be very effective for removing pigmentation.

Since it is rich in antioxidants, it prevents cellular ageing and keeps the skin blemish free. It is also an amazing blood purifier and an amazing astringent. When we suffer from skin problems like acne, it greatly helps reduce inflammation and also helps treat it.

Kadukkai Powder For Hair:

Kadukkai Powder is an amazing ingredient to use for hair. Since kadukkai has anti microbial properties, it treats all scalp infections really well. The best way to use kadukkai powder for hair is to make a hair pack with it. Applying kadukkai hair pack will treat all scalp problems and promote very fast hair growth.

kadukkai powder benefitsWhere To Buy Kadukkai Powder?

We get kadukkai powder easily in India, even some departmental stores stock it regularly as it is always in high demand. You can also order kadukkai powder online too. While buying kadukkai podi, make sure it is just kadukkai powder as we get blends of different herbs with kadukkai as a chief ingredient too.

Kadukkai Powder Dosage:

Usually 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of haritaki powder is the daily suggested dosage for adults depending on the disease. I would suggest slowly increasing the dosage overtime to prevent side effects. I would also kindly suggest consulting a physician for the correct dosage depending on your body type.

Kadukkai Powder Side Effects:

Kadukkai powder can be taken for long duration’s without any side effects as it has low toxicity but if you are on any medications please consult an ayurvedic doctor for the correct dosage. Pregnant women should not take kadukkai powder internally.

Lactating mothers should never take kadukkai powder as a single herb in large dosage as it might reduce breast milk and even then I would suggest consulting with a doctor before consuming. It is best to avoid kadukkai powder in children below 5 years old and if you plan to give them, do it only under medical supervision..

5 Top Hair, Skin & Health Benefits & Uses Of Kadukkai Powder (Haritaki Powder)

1. Kadukkai Powder For Weight Loss:

kadukkai powder for weight loss

Kadukkai powder prevents bloating sensation, acidity and helps in proper assimilation of food. Kadukkai powder is a natural
blood purifier and it helps to remove the toxins in the body.

Consuming kadukkai powder will regulate the hunger and combined together with a sensible diet and exercise will aid in weight loss naturally. To use kadukkai powder for aiding weight loss, mix 1/4 tsp of kadukkai powder in hot water and drink for a few weeks daily.

2. Kadukkai Powder For Hair Growth & Treating Grey Hair:

Kadukkai Powder For Hair Growth

Kadukkai powder hair pack is a great way to treat all scalp problems including hair loss, dandruff and grey hair. To make haritaki powder hair pack, mix 1 tsp each of bibhitaki powder, amla powder and kadukkai powder in a bowl. Now add in enough yogurt to form a paste. Now apply on the hair and scalp, wait for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off. Continue using this hair pack weekly once for best results.

3. Kadukkai Powder For Constipation:

kadukkai powder for constipation

Kadukkai powder is a natural laxative that is available to us. Many suffer from constipation and take medicines for it continuously. Having a traditional diet that is rich in fiber and using natural laxatives like kadukkai podi | powder will keep our bowels in good health.

Stock up on this natural laxative and use it whenever you suffer from constipation. For the remedy, take 1/4 tsp of kadukkai powder in a bowl, add a cup of warm water to it and drink it before going to bed. You will find yourself free from constipation the next day morning.

4. Kadukkai Powder Face Pack For Acne:

kadukkai powder for face

Kadukkai powder face pack has got antibacterial properties making it very effective for treating acne. A simple paste made with kadukkai powder and boiled rice water when applied on acne heals it very quickly and prevents scars from forming.

Another wonderful use of kadukkai face pack is UV protection, kadukkai when applied on the skin topically prevents UV damage very effectively and this use has been proven through clinical research too.

5. Kadukkai Powder For Teeth:

kadukkai powder for teeth

Kadukkai powder has anti cariogenic properties and can be used for treating most of the dental problems. It prevents tooth decay and helps treat mouth odor and bleeding gums very effectively. The best way to use kadukkai powder for teeth is by making a mouth rinse with it.

Kadukkai mouth rinse also treats mouth ulcers very effectively. For making the mouth rinse, Mix 1/2 tsp kadukkai powder in a cup of water along with a pinch of Himalayan salt and use it as a mouth rinse. This mouth rinse usually gives good relief from most of the dental problems.

How To Make Kadukkai Powder At Home :

You can buy kadukkai powder easily in the markets but you can also make kadukkai powder easily at home too. Try to do it during hot summers when you have plenty of sunlight as the kadukkai fruits should be sun dried well before powdering them.


1. Take kadukkai in a plate and sun dry till crisp.

Inknut Powder Uses

2. Break the kadukkai in a mortar and pestle and remove the seeds.

haritaki podi health benefits

3. Powder the skin to a fine powder either in a mixer or in a mortar and pestle.

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  • Don’t boil the kadukkai powder, only pour the hot water on top of it.
  • Remove the seeds before powdering the skin while making kadukkai powder.
  • Kadukkai powder is slightly bitter so the decoction will also be slightly bitter.
  • If you feel the amount given is very bitter for your taste, reduce the amount of the kadukkai powder dosage given.
  • Strain the decoction before drinking.
  • You can add honey to sweeten kadukkai decoctions too.

haritaki powder health benefits


  1. AparnaRajeshkumar
    May 22, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    do u know that it will give a nice sleep too

    • Wonder ball
      February 16, 2016 / 6:36 am

      Yes agree! Very helpful.

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2016 / 4:08 pm

      Does this reduce Orgasm

    • Nathan S.P.
      January 11, 2017 / 9:01 am


    • Nathan S.P.
      January 11, 2017 / 9:13 am


  2. Anonymous
    May 5, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    Are there any side effects of over consumption? Can kids eat this daily? I don't have to powder my D will eat just like that but it takes long time to chew though.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 11, 2015 / 5:30 pm

      Sorry for the late reply. Over consumption of kadukkai will lead to loss of energy and severe exhaustion. It is best not to give kadukkai daily for kids………

    • Kalithasan Mariappan
      May 31, 2016 / 5:11 am

      Hi @ramya akka ,Will kadukai sooranam helps clean the heart arteries ?and is low the cholesterol in blood?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 7, 2016 / 6:02 pm

      Yes kadukkai has cholesterol lowering properties…

  3. Priya
    May 7, 2015 / 8:38 am

    Nice post

  4. Priya Soni
    June 14, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    what is different between in small harde & big harde

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 19, 2015 / 5:46 am

      The big harde which is regarded highly is the Vijaya variety and is the one used in ayurvedic medicines. The smaller harde are immature, unripe fruits which are powdered and used mainly as a laxative…

    • Abirami Senna
      January 30, 2016 / 10:19 am

      could you please tell me something for hypothyroid

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 5, 2016 / 2:53 pm

      You can try kanchanar guggul as it is well known for treating all thyroid related problems but it should only be strictly taken under medical supervision. You can consult an ayurvedic doctor for the correct dosage and duration…

    • Vijay rohan
      May 23, 2016 / 6:00 am

      Small is small..big is BIG….;)

  5. Selva Kumar
    August 21, 2015 / 2:10 pm

    Hi Ramya,Could you please tell me about the below lines,காலை இஞ்சி கடும்பகல் சுக்குமாலை கடுக்காய் மண்டலம் உண்டால்விருத்தனும் பாலனாமே.I understood the meaning , but I don't know how to take? how much quantity? and what are the exact timings?I was taking 1 full tea spoon of kadukkai powder with luke warm water.when I read about the significance of kadukai , then I came to know it has be taken very considerable amount and my mom also suggesting the same. please suggest. Thanks.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 21, 2015 / 6:13 pm

      I am sorry, though I have heard and read about it, I have never taken them on a daily basis nor anyone in my family so I don't know the correct dosage….

    • Anonymous
      November 7, 2015 / 9:29 am

      The poem is written by Thirumoolar. Ginger should be taken in the morning – like chopped ginger mixed in boiling tea, breakfast like uppuma, pongal having ginger, etc. Dry ginger should be take in the after-noon like mixing dry ginger powder in tea, etc.kadukkai should be taken in the night. Since kadukkai is highly laxative (that;s why it is prescribed for constipation), it should be taken in moderation.

  6. Anonymous
    October 12, 2015 / 10:00 am

    hi,morning you have to take ginger and in the afternoon sukku and night half a teaspoon of kadukai powder. note that you have peel the skin of the ginger before use.if you take this for 48days.even the old man get the energy like youth.even the old man turns young.you have remove the seed of the kadukkai before use.they say kadukkai seed is poison.i consulted a doctor he advised me to take half teaspoon of kadukai powder daily.

  7. Unknown
    December 18, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    So its really safe drink for night do it will create any harm while sleeping.

  8. rebeka sakthi
    December 18, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    I just want to know Will this drink will create any discomfort in sleeping are while sleeping

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 25, 2015 / 1:00 am

      kadukkai is safe to be had at night and will not cause any discomfort while sleeping, in fact it will aid in getting good sleep…

  9. Anonymous
    January 8, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Hi.. I heard that kadukai powder will lead to loose motion as a part of cleaning the stomach.. is that true??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 31, 2016 / 1:04 pm

      Kadukkai powder has a laxative effect and if consumed more than the prescribed daily dosage, it might lead to loose motion…

  10. kogi kogi
    January 12, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Hi how to buy this kadukai powder if im staying at malaysia.pls recommend me any website where i can place my order & will send to my mailing address at malaysia.

    • Sheila Nair
      February 6, 2016 / 11:47 pm

      Hi Kogi,i'm from Seremban, Malaysia. I have seen kadukai in whole seeds form sold in Madura store and MAP in Seremban town. Probably you can check with other Indian store near your place.

    • Anonymous
      August 31, 2016 / 6:14 pm

      hi, you can get it from Enrico Trading on Beach Street, penang. I got mine from there. Very fine too.

  11. kogi kogi
    January 12, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Very good

  12. kogi kogi
    January 12, 2016 / 7:39 am

    How to order kadukai powder if i stay at malaysia

    • nirmala
      February 29, 2016 / 1:43 am

      Hi you can get it in any indian grocery shops in malaysia.. I get it in Gayathiri cash and carry Klang..

  13. Anonymous
    January 20, 2016 / 3:43 am

    Hi Ramya, what do you suggest for sinus? Can haritaki help?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 6, 2016 / 3:57 pm

      I would suggest nochi steam from the blog, it is the best for curing sinus infection…

  14. Unknown
    January 24, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    Hello , I'm breastfeeding my 5 month old is ok to take kadukkai powder for weight loss

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 27, 2016 / 4:16 pm

      Please don't use kadukkai powder while breast feeding….

  15. ganesh
    February 1, 2016 / 2:41 am

    Can u advice is there any cure for vertigi meneris disease in siddha As i suffer from that i tried allopathy ,ayurveda and homeo pathy but yet …..,Thanks

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 5, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      Ashwagandha powder can be used for vertigo, consult an ayuvedic physician about using ashwagandha (dosage and duration) for vertigo………..

  16. Unknown
    February 7, 2016 / 9:03 am

    Plz tell solution about acne if you know mam…Im suffering at last 3years…I have seen many doctors..so tel your suggestion about my acne..particularly face neck arms only

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 12, 2016 / 3:07 am

      For acne, I would suggest using turmeric and holy basil paste, it is the safest and the most effective way I know so far. you can watch this remedy here in you tube: https://youtu.be/VIKdCk2Jb5Y

    February 8, 2016 / 4:41 am

    Hi good day Would like to seek clarification. Can kadukai heal colon (big n small ) ulcers .Going thru a complication call CHRONS DIESESE. THKS.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 12, 2016 / 4:02 am

      Hi, Good day to you too..For crohn's disease I would suggest it is best to take any herbs including kadukkai only under medical supervision…

  18. Ninitha
    February 15, 2016 / 2:16 am

    Hi Ramya,My daughter is 12 years old and she has myopia (short sighted) and wears spectacles . Is kadukkai good for the eyes? Will it improve her vision?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 16, 2016 / 8:09 am

      Kadukkai is very good for treating infections in the eyes if used as an eyewash but it does not help myopia. I would suggest starting eye exercises for her regularly, it will greatly help improve her vision…

  19. Annette
    February 20, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    Thank you so much where can i buy in new jersey.jersey city

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 19, 2016 / 6:15 am

      You can get good quality haritaki powder online in the states here: amazon

  20. Anonymous
    March 8, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    you can buy kadukkai powder in lebuh ampang kl(kop peer mohamed shop)

  21. Vickneswaran Nath
    March 25, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Hi madam is it OK if I make the seeds powdered together with skin of kadukai and consume together

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 29, 2016 / 11:11 am

      Powder only the skin of kadukkai| haritaki and use, not the seeds….

    April 16, 2016 / 8:58 am

    Am trying to get pregnant meanwhile, using kadukkai kasayam twice a days… I will continue or not…

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 30, 2016 / 10:20 am

      I would suggest to stop taking kadukkai kashayam…

  23. Unknown
    April 27, 2016 / 4:13 am

    heared about kadukkai affect in the sexual (demotivate the feeling in daily use )is there any problem .

  24. Anonymous
    May 16, 2016 / 11:32 am

    Which is best for UTI

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 7, 2016 / 3:52 pm

      Barley water is very good for UTI

  25. Unknown
    May 16, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    Hello, I take one table spoon to haritakki powder everyday. 2 months with honey, next 2 with jaggery and then with Rock salt and repeat. Once every three days I get loose motion twice a day. I have been asked to continue taking haritakki as it is good for immune system and keeps ones body young.Is the loose motion aspect of it normal or do you think I am taking more quantity than needed ?Please suggest

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 7, 2016 / 4:00 pm

      Haritaki eases bowel movement and taking 1 tbsp will cause loose motion. I would suggest decreasing the dosage to 1/2 to 1 tsp and gradually increasing it from there over time…

  26. Hari
    May 27, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    HelloI take haritakki powder every morning 2 hours before breakfast. Nowadays I am taking one tablespoon with 1/6th portion of jaggery. This is my 3rd month and first 2 months I took it with honey. The problem is that it leads to loose bowels almost everyday. Sometimes thrice a day. Is this normal ? Is something wrong ? Please advise

  27. United4Life
    May 29, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    Thank you very much for the very useful post and clarifications Mrs. Ramya. I have two questions :1. I have both Kadukkai powder and Triphala powder with me. Should I have only Triphala then since it also has kadukkai in it? I want to know which one is more effective for detox and strengthening immune system.2. My body is as such a heat body and I get small heat boils on the skin in summer. Triphala has Amla in it which has some cooling effect. Should I mix little jaggery in water that I use to mix with Kadukkai or Triphala? How much jaggery I can have along with Kadukkai or Triphala?Thanks in advance.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 7, 2016 / 4:57 pm

      I would suggest triphala as it has both amalaki and bibhitaki which are wonderful for strengthening the immune system too. Take jaggery in the quantity the previous reader mentioned in his question. I would also suggest oil bath during summers (you can read about it in the blog)

  28. Unknown
    May 30, 2016 / 10:55 am

    HelloI want to buy Kadukka podi but I can´t find any company to ship it to me in Sweden.Amazon wont send it here.Thanful and greatful for answer/Aisha

  29. Ananth Ramu
    June 3, 2016 / 4:37 am

    Hi madam, i am 30yrs old male. i got married two years before. I trying for baby. But, I have infertility issues in my body (My sperm count is very less only 15% in active). I am taking ginger, tried ginger and kadukkai. is it helps to improve my sperm count?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 7, 2016 / 4:58 pm

      I would suggest ashwagandha as it has been proven to increase the sperm count, you can read about ashwagandha in the blog…

  30. Darshini Shah
    June 19, 2016 / 5:09 am

    Hi Ramaya,I am taking Haritaki since last 18 months in order to control my Uric Acid levles. I have not got any Gout attack since last 18/months. But I feel that pain has shifted to my head as I get frequent migraine attacks.Thanks

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 15, 2016 / 5:53 am

      Hi Darshini, can you please tell me how much amount of haritaki powder you are consuming daily? As over consumption of haritaki also will cause side effects as it is an astringent…

  31. Unknown
    July 3, 2016 / 3:51 pm

    Hello.. – after typhiod and due to antibiotics.. I'm suffering from inflammation in intestine..mild ileal colitis..leading to constipation bloating and indigestion..please recommend remedy. Kadukai will help?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 15, 2016 / 4:53 am

      Kadukkai has wonderful anti inflammatory properties and will definitely help, try taking 1/2 tsp of kadukkai powder with hot water for a few days…

  32. Anonymous
    July 12, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    hi ramya, could u pls say how to have inji, sukku & kadukkai is it after food or before food

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 15, 2016 / 9:11 am

      Inji is advised to be taken in the morning, sukku in the afternoon and kadukkai in the night. Though at home we only consume them as a remedy and not on a daily basis, the three can be taken after meals…

  33. easwara chandran
    August 16, 2016 / 5:14 am

    I,m suffering from ulcerative colitis for 1 year. Please suggest me. Thx.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2016 / 5:54 pm

      I would suggest 4 remedies: Turmeric milk, wheat grass juice, Aloe Vera juice and licorice tea for treating ulcerative colitis. Among these 4 don't consume licorice tea for long periods of time…

  34. easwara chandran
    August 16, 2016 / 5:15 am


  35. Anonymous
    August 30, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Hi, I am getting urinary tract infection often by ecoli bacteria. Please suggest me. Thanks

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 30, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      I would suggest drinking barley water for urinary tract infection, it greatly helps. You can find the recipe for barley water here

  36. Lakshmi
    August 31, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    Hi RamyaRead about kadukkai powder benefits. i am a takayasu vasculitis patient, that is inflammation of my large blood vessels.I am on 5mg steriods which has many side effects mainly weight gain, diabetis. Can i take kadukkai powder to for blood sugar and weight loss. Please suugest your opinion

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 23, 2018 / 6:23 am

      Kadukkai powder reduces blood sugar levels and can be taken for both weight loss and for reducing blood sugar levels. But if you take both kadukkai powder and diabetic medications simultaneously, it might lower blood sugar levels drastically so please take it only under medical supervision…

  37. Lakshmi
    August 31, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    Hello Ramyai am a vasculitis patient, inflammation in large blood vessels. i am taking steriods. will kadukkai powder help me

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 3, 2016 / 6:09 am

      Hi Mam, you can take kadukkai and it will reduce the blood sugar levels but please monitor the blood sugar levels closely as you will be taking both blood sugar medications and kadukkai together. It also has anti inflammatory properties and it is can be taken safely for long duration's. But I would kindly suggest mentioning it to your physician to rule out any drug interactions…

  38. Unknown
    September 5, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Hello Ms RamyaCould you please tell me if it is ok to consume hariTakki powder every day and make it part of my daily regimen ? Would it have any side effects like loss of energy etc?I am a 35 years old male.I have consumed it for about 4 months now and do get loose motion on regular basis. Off late, I have experienced severe loss of energy at times even though I eat very healthy and organic.Please let me know

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 6, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      Hi sir, haritaki is a safe herb that can be consumed for longer duration's but like with any herb the dosage is important. If you over consume it, you will experience loose motion. I would suggest cutting down the dosage and also only increase the dosage gradually so the body gets used to it. You can also consult an ayurvedic practitioner for the precise dosage too especially if you are planning on taking it for long duration's…

  39. Yamomoto
    September 5, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    Hi, I am on an inhaler which inhibits gut movement & causes csevere constipation,dry mouth & throat.Can I take kadukkai powder & in what dose? Thanks

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 6, 2016 / 3:31 pm

      Kadukkai also leads to dryness of the body so I would suggest taking kadukkai only after consulting an ayurvedic physician…

  40. radha venkataraman
    September 11, 2016 / 7:44 am

    Respected Madam,What happens if a tea spoon of kadukkai powder is taken after alchol in the night before going to bed.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 15, 2016 / 4:06 pm

      Alcohol is a diuretic and kadukkai powder is generally never advised for people who experience excessive thirst or dryness as it as an astringent and especially not along with alcohol. Though it will not cause any negative side effects immediately, kadukkai powder should never be consumed along with alcohol…

    • Anonymous
      October 12, 2016 / 2:01 pm

      என்றும் இளமையோடு வாழ திருமூலர் கூறும் எளிய வழி! நமது உடலில் நோய் தோன்றக் காரணம் என்னவெனில், உஷ்ணம், காற்று, நீர் ஆகியவை தன்னளவில் இருந்து மிகுதல் அல்லது குறைவதால் தான். இதனாலேயே நோய் தோன்றுகிறது.உஷ்ணத்தால் பித்த நோய்களும், காற்றினால் வாத நோய்களும், நீரால் கப நோய்களும் உண்டாகின்றன.நமது தேகத்தை நீட்டித்து, ஆயுளை விருத்தி செய்ய திருமூலர் சித்தர் எளிய வழியை கூறுகிறார்.ஒருவனுடைய உடல், மனம், ஆன்மா ஆகிய மூன்றையும் தூய்மை செய்யும் வல்லமை கடுக்காய்க்கு உண்டு என்று குறிப்பிடுகிறார் திருமூலர்.கடுக்காய்க்கு அமுதம் என்றொரு பெயரும் உண்டு.தேவர்கள் பாற்கடலைக் கடைந்தபோது தோன்றிய அமிர்தத்திற்கு ஒப்பானது கடுக்காயாகும்."பெற்ற தாயைவிட கடுக்காயை ஒருபடி மேலானது என்று கருதுகின்றனர் சித்தர்கள்.கடுக்காய் வயிற்றில் உள்ள கழிவுகளை யெல்லாம் வெளித்தள்ளி, அவனுடைய பிறவிப் பயனை நீட்டித்து வருகிறது.கடுக்காயின் சுவை துவர்ப்பாகும்.நமது உடம்புக்கு அறுசுவைகளும் சரிவரத் தரப்பட வேண்டும்.எச்சுவை குறைந்தாலும் கூடினாலும் நோய் வரும்.நமது அன்றாட உணவில் துவர்ப்பின் ஆதிக்கம் மிகவும் குறைவு.துவர்ப்பு சுவையே ரத்தத்தை விருத்தி செய்வதாகும்.ஆனால் உணவில் வாழைப்பூவைத் தவிர்த்து பிற உணவுப் பொருட்கள் துவர்ப்புச் சுவையற்றதாகும்.பின் எப்படி ரத்த விருத்தியைப் பெறுவது?அன்றாடம் நமது உணவில் கடுக்காயைச் சேர்த்து வந்தால், நமது உடம்புக்குத் தேவையான துவர்ப்பைத் தேவையான அளவில் பெற்று வரலாம்.கடுக்காய் அனைத்து நாட்டு மருந்துக் கடைகளிலும் கிடைக்கும்.கடுக்காயை வாங்கி உள்ளே இருக்கும் பருப்பை எடுத்து விட்டு, நன்கு தூளாக அரைத்து வைத்துக் கொள்ளவும்.இதில் தினசரி ஒரு ஸ்பூன் அளவு இரவு உணவுக்குப்பின் சாப்பிட்டு வர, நோயில்லா நீடித்த வாழ்க்கையைப் பெறலாம்.கடுக்காய் குணப்படுத்தும் நோய்கள்:கண் பார்வைக் கோளாறுகள்,காது கேளாமை,சுவையின்மை,பித்த நோய்கள்,வாய்ப்புண்,நாக்குப்புண்,மூக்குப்புண்,தொண்டைப்புண்,இரைப்பைப்புண்,குடற்புண்,ஆசனப்புண்,அக்கி, தேமல், படை,தோல் நோய்கள்,உடல் உஷ்ணம்,வெள்ளைப்படுதல்,மூத்திரக் குழாய்களில் உண்டாகும் புண்,மூத்திர எரிச்சல், கல்லடைப்பு,சதையடைப்பு, நீரடைப்பு,பாத எரிச்சல், மூல எரிச்சல்,உள்மூலம், சீழ்மூலம், ரத்தமூலம், ரத்தபேதி, பௌத்திரக் கட்டி,சர்க்கரை நோய், இதய நோய்,மூட்டு வலி, உடல் பலவீனம்,உடல் பருமன், ரத்தக் கோளாறுகள்,ஆண்களின் உயிரணுக் குறைபாடுகள் போன்ற அனைத்துக்கும் இறைவன் அருளிய அருமருந்தே கடுக்காய்.இதை பற்றி சித்தர் கூறும் பாடல்…"காலை இஞ்சிகடும்பகல் சுக்குமாலை கடுக்காய்மண்டலம் உண்டால்விருத்தனும் பாலனாமே.-"காலை வெறும் வயிற்றில் இஞ்சி-நண்பகலில் சுக்கு-இரவில் கடுக்காய் என தொடர்ந்து ஒரு மண்டலம் (48 நாட்கள்) சாப்பிட்டுவர, கிழவனும் குமரனாகலாம் என்பதே இந்தப் பாடலின் கருத்தாம்.எனவே தொடர்ந்து கடுக்காயை இரவில் சாப்பிட்டு வர நோய்கள் நீங்கி இளமையோடு வாழலாம்.கடுக்காய் வீடுகளில் கண்டிப்பாய் இருக்க வேண்டிய பொக்கிஷமாகும்."ஆரோக்ய வாழ்வுக்கு நாட்டு வைத்தியம் அவசியம்""இதை அனைவருக்கும் பகிர்வோம்""ஆரோக்ய பாரதத்தை உருவாக்குவோம்"தகவல் சித்த மருத்துவம்====================

  41. Jaipal goud
    October 18, 2016 / 7:46 am

    Please tell me meaning of kadukkai powder in Telugu or English

    • Ram arvin
      July 3, 2017 / 3:49 am

      Haritaki in English

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 23, 2018 / 6:15 am

      Haritaki is called Karakkai in Telugu and Harde Whole in English.

  42. sooraj
    December 15, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    hai madam, is there any ayurvedic medicine to improve male heterosexuality or to reduce male homosexuality

  43. sutharthan mariyappan
    July 24, 2017 / 7:59 am

    hi ramya is it safe to take kadukai on daily basis ? can we go on with kadukai intake for years. Pls clarify

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 23, 2018 / 6:21 am

      Kadukkai is a very safe herb that can be taken for long duration's of time without any side effects except by pregnant women and lactating mothers. But we should take the correct dosage. 1/4 tsp of kadukkai powder is the suggested daily dosage and which can be slowly increased to 1/2 tsp overtime. But if you are planning on taking kadukkai powder for long duration's time, I would kindly suggest consulting an ayurvedic physician for the correct dosage for your body type….

  44. Sugu
    June 27, 2018 / 10:11 am

    Im an Epilepsy patient and I’m under medication ( Phenytoin 200mg). Can I take kadukai powder or Ashwagandha to reduce taking the medication level seems got some side effect by taking medicine. Pls advice. Thanks alot.

    • Ramya (Wildturmeric)
      June 28, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      Kadukkai powder will greatly help but I am not sure about drug interactions. I would kindly suggest mentioning about taking kadukkai powder to your physician and discussing about the correct dosage for both the medication you are taking and for kadukkai powder too….

  45. Sugu
    June 29, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Hi Ramya…Thanks a lot for your advice…Im from M’sia and my neurology physician doesn’t know anything about Kadukai powder (ayurvedic herb) at all. If you got chance to met any physician who knows about the correct dosage of both medication..please ask for me or do let know. You advice and help really appreciate. Thank you

  46. Fathima
    March 18, 2022 / 12:53 am

    Hello ma’am. My daughter is 12 years old she got pimples in her face for past 1 year ( after her puberty) tell me some remedy for it ……….& she is also gaining weight ( after puberty) is kadukkai will help … can she take kadukkai …. Is it safe for her future ….. and also she have long eye sight problem …. from 6 years she is using her specks now for past 1 year she got increased in her power…. Please guide me some remedies which help her. I’m so worried about her …..all problems after puberty only…… ma’am plz guide me….. thank you 🙏

  47. Prasanna
    March 31, 2023 / 8:01 am

    Can we use this powder from the Amazon link you gave for hair too?

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