Karkidaka Chikitsa

According to ancient scriptures, the month of Kerkida (Monsoon), the last month of the traditional malayalam calendar, is considered to be the best time for the revitalization and rejuvenation of both the mind and the body. The Karkidaka Masam, which falls around July and August, usually marks the onset of the rainy season.
During this period, our atmosphere is packed with humidity and the rainwater washes away the existing impurity from the atmosphere. This time is considered ideal for treating our body with ayurveda to flush out the impurities and cleanse and restore the balance of our body.

Why Karkidaka Chikitsa

It is strongly believed that the rates of illness in humans are mostly noted around the Karkidakam period. This is mainly due to the disruptions of balance in our vatha, pitta, kapha and tridoshas caused by the heavy rains in the monsoon season. This is also the time period where our body has higher chances of being affected by diseases like arthritis, allergies and digestive and respiratory diseases. The silver lining is that ayurveda considers Karkidakam month as the most favourable time of the year for taking treatments and using medicines for progress in health.

According to our ayurvedic scriptures, the best approach to heal the body and the mind during this karkidakam month is by bringing balance to the Tridoshas in our body and at the sametime, push out harmful toxins.

This is the most efficient and organic way to reset the balance of the body, prevent diseases and boost longevity and quality of life.

The Benefits of Karkidaka Chikitsa


According to Ayurveda, the change in our lifestyle, our food habits, lack of exercise, exposure to polluted air and various chemicals are the major reasons for many of our underlying diseases and it results in an imbalance of our natural body. By utilising the healing abilities in Karkidaka treatment, not only can we flush out the toxins and diseases in our body, but also help the body unblock the energy pathways (by stimulating energy points) & naturally improve the oxygenation of cells, thereby improving health and quality of life.

Strengthening the Immunity System

The Immunity system, also known as Ojas, plays a major role in the quality of our lives. A healthy body indicates higher levels of ojas. But due to our lifestyle, our ojas level goes down, making our body vulnerable to diseases, attacks of virus and disease causing pathogens. The Karkidaka treatment aims to boost the ojas of your body by utilising ancient ayurvedic techniques, herbal formulations and through Ayurveda dietary recommendations such as Karkidaka Kanji, which has been proven to be very efficient is boosting your overall immunity and flushing out toxins for your body.

Weight Loss

One of the most pressing issues our world faces today is obesity. 40% of the Adults in the world today battles obesity and hundreds of the diseases that are associated with it. Obesity has made humans vulnerable to many diseases such as cholesterol, high blood pressure and is depriving them of quality life. Karkidaka Chikitsa helps break down the fat deposits in the body, improves the digestive function and results in tremendous weight difference in the body.

Boost in Emotional Wellbeing

Karkidaka Chikitsa understands the deep rooted relation between the mind and the body. Rather than just focusing on physical health, the treatments also address emotional well- being through Ayurveda therapies such as Shirodhara (Pouring warm oil on the forehead) and Nasya (Nasal administrations of herbal medicines) which has been found to reduce anxiety, stress, calm the mind and promote mental clarity.

Karkidaka Kanji

Considered to be the most popular aspect of the Karkidaka Treatment, Karkidaka Kanji or Oushadha Kanji is an age-old food preparation made from recipes handed down from generations to generation. This ayurvedic gruel is made with special medicinal herbs, spices and barley in water. This oushadha kanji acts as a healing elixir which is highly nutritious and packed with many medicinal values.

The Karkidaka Kanji belongs to a special diet which is appropriate for people of all age categories as it is a proven immunity booster and acts as a detoxifying agent for our body.

Why choose Madukkakuzhy this Karkidaka Masam

Karkidaka Chikitsa in Kerala

Since our inception in 1938,with a tradition of 9 generations of Ayurveda, we’ve  been committed to propagating the values of ayurveda across the world. With age-old techniques handed down in our family from generation to generation, we understand the potential that ayurveda holds for the present and future of humanity.

This is why along with our team of seasoned ayurveda experts headed by Dr Robin Jacob and Dr Jobin with a team of 15 doctors, we’ve been providing world class treatments using only the most organic herbs and oils, grown and brewed in our pharmacies so that the value and potency are never lost. At Madukkakuzhy, you can experience the best Karkidaka chikitsa in Kerala

During your Karkidaka Chikitsa journey at Madukkakuzhy, the best Ayurveda treatment in Kerala you will be guided through a carefully curated program that includes rejuvenation therapy, detoxification, panchakarma treatment, customised herbal formulations, dietary
regulations and lifestyle recommendations.The journey of Karkidaka Treatments does not just stop at physical well-being.

Through our nasya and shirodhara programs, we offer you a holistic upliftment, where your mind and body gets recharged and rejuvenated.

This monsoon season, experience the goodness and rejuvenation power of KarkidakaChikilsa with Madukkakuzhy Ayurveda and set sail to a journey of wellness, inner peace and harmony.

Rejuvenating Mind, Body
and Soul with Ayurveda