Kashaya Dhara In Ayurveda

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Kashaya Dhara

Ayurveda is an alternative medicinal system that originated in India. Ayurveda is deep-rooted in our culture and tradition. Ayurvedic treatments have widespread acceptance across the world.

Kashaya Dhara is a classical Ayurvedic treatment used to treat various skin, muscle, and hair problems.' Kashaya' means 'medicated decoction 'and ' dhara' means' pouring'. Hence, kashaya dhara is the procedure of pouring medicated oil in a rhythmic flow on the body. Herbal oils, buttermilk, and medicated milk are the ingredients of decoction.

The oil is poured all over the body for a particular period from a specific height. The herbal oils are rich in anti-allergic and antiseptic properties.

The decoction is then rhythmically rubbed on the body. The oil enters skin pores and ensures a calming effect on the body and mind.


  • Hairfall.
  • Premature hair greying.
  • Eczema.
  • Scalp lesions.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Insomnia.
  • Musculoskeletal disorders.

Kashaya dhara suits people who suffer from various health conditions such as hair fall problems, eczema, psoriasis, scalp lesions, etc.

The Procedure Of Kashaya Dhara

Kashaya dhara involves three stages; Purva karma, pradhan karma, and paschat karma.


The first and foremost step before any treatment is a consultation with an expert physician. The physician will understand the Prakriti (body type) and select the quality of kashayam based on it.

Pradhana Karma

  • The kashaya dhara starts with a gentle oil massage.
  • The patient has to lay in the supine position (lying horizontally with the face and torso facing up). The kashayam poured from a certain height.
  • A gentle massage of the body is done while pouring kashayam.
  • The process will continue for 40-45 minutes.

Paschat Karma

  • After kashaya dhara, the patient has to rest for a while.
  • Hair also should wash in medicinal water.

The three stages of Kashaya dhara are Purva karma, pradhan karma, and paschat karma.

Duration Of Kashaya Dhara

Usually, kashaya dhara takes 40-45 minutes. After the kashaya dhara, the patient has to bathe in lukewarm water.

Health Benefits Of Kashaya Dhara

Kashaya dhara has multiple health benefits in Ayurveda.

  • Help to expel toxins from the skin and body.
  • Manage inflammatory diseases.
  • Help to treat eczema symptoms.
  • Kashaya dhara can effectively manage Psoriasis symptoms.
  • Treat musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Kashaya dhara can manage Leucoderma and dermatitis symptoms.
  • Treat insomnia and improves sleep quality.
  • Improve skin texture and complexion.

Kashaya dhara helps to treat various skin diseases, inflammation and infections, and musculoskeletal disorders, helps to expel body toxins and improves sleep quality.


  • Kashaya Dhara does not recommend people with colds or sinusitis.
  • Kashaya dhara does not recommend it during pregnancy.


All the information related to Kashaya dhara takes from ancient Ayurvedic resources. Kindly consult an Ayurvedic practitioner to get expert service.

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