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what is kashya-dhara and benefits of kashya-dhara ?


Kashaya dhara is one of the type of shirodhara classified on the basis of material of the liquid used. Kashaya means decoction and dhara indicates pouring the medicated oil in a form of a stream from a certain height over specific part of the body or head. The flow of decoction is continuous on the part of the body. 

Kashaya dhara therapy uses medicated oil, decoction etc. This therapy is named so because it uses flow of medicated decoction on specific area of the body and on forehead.

Best thing about kashaya dhara therapy is, it can be used both as a curative and preventive method.

Stress in the cause of mental and physical disease. Hence kashaya dhara ayurvedic treatment is the mantra for relieving stress and rejuvenating mind and body.

Those residing in Delhi are privileged to use this therapy as a curative or preventive measure as one of the best ayurvedic centre i.e Aasha Ayurveda offers kashaya dhara in Delhi.


The therapy takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes depending upon the condition or severity of the disease.


Thorough examination of the patient’s prakruti and vikruti to select the quantity, nature of medicated oil and duration of the therapy. A gentle oil massage is given. Eyes and ears should be closed if therapy is to be done on forehead.


The medicated oil is heated slightly more than the body temperature. Patient lies in supine position. From a certain height the lukewarm medicated oil is poured in a particular rythym. It is poured on the specific area of the entire body.
The procedure may also be done with gentle massage performed along.

The therapy works by mildly perspiring the patient, which is very relaxing.


Patient is advised to take rest for an hour followed by hot water bath. Hair must be washed with a special medicated water.


Kashaya dhara is beneficial in diseases caused due to vitiated vata and kapha dosha or vata-kapha.

Strengthens the tissues mainly muscle tissue.
Rejuvenation and energizing in nature
Relieves pain, stiffness and swellings
Establishes proper color of the skin
Delays ageing
Balances the doshas
Improves blood circulation in skin and also Kashaya dhara ayurvedic treatment relaxes the nervous system, calms the mind and body,removes toxins from deeper tissues.

It is beneficial in curing the diseases such as arthritis, skin rashes, insomnia, certain metabolic disorders, painful neuro muscular conditions Kashaya dhara has a record of treating psoriasis successfully. 


Chronic sinusitis or cold
Pregnancy of third trimester
Sunburn on forehead or scalp


It is indicated in treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis, scalp lesions etc. Also taken as a preventive measure for hairfall.


Khadira kashayam
Tikatam kshayam
Aragwadhadi kashayam etc.

There are many centres for kashaya dhara in Delhi. One of the best amongst is Aasha Ayurveda which uses pure herbs, pure medicated oil along with skilled therapist. It is one of the most demanding therapy in Aasha Ayurveda.

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