Easy Ayurveda Home Remedy For Daily Skin Detox

This is a very simple home remedy for daily skin detox. It is used for both oral intake and external application. It is useful in all chronic skin diseases. It helps to detoxify skin. 

Home remedy video


What you need –
Khadira – Acacia catechu – 25 grams (or 1 ounce) it is the best herb used in almost all skin diseases. It is the main ingredient in the famous Khadirarishta.
Water – 400 ml (or 16 ounce).

Method of preparation

How to make?
Take coarse powder of Khadira in a clean wide mouthed vessel.
Add 16 times water to it.
Boil it in open air, on mild fire.
Stir it continuously.
Reduce it to a quarter part. – 100 ml or 4 ounce.
Filter it.


As a medicine, this drink can be taken in a dose of 10 – 20 ml, two times a day, 10 minutes before food.
Once you prepare the Kashayam in the morning, you can use the same in the evening. But it can not be stored for longer than 12 – 24 hours.

As a drink throughout the day –
This Kashayam is also told as a drink that can be had throughout the day in little quantities. If this is planned, then a more dilute version can be prepared. 1 part of herb + 16 parts of water, boiled and reduced to half (rather than a quarter, as explained above).

It can also be used for bathing –
For regular bathing, you can simply add 5 – 10 grams of fine powder of this to hot water and use that to take bath.

For external application –
It is also used for external application for skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis etc.

16 comments on “Easy Ayurveda Home Remedy For Daily Skin Detox

  • Devendra Bagul

    08/11/2013 - 2:52 pm

    Is it useful in psoriasis ? Can you suggest any other supplimentary medicines / herbs for psoriasis ? Is flax seed powder useful ?

    Reply to comment
  • bhuvaneswari.

    08/11/2013 - 5:12 pm

    what is khadira in english or in tamil. can u pls explain. my son is 9yrs he has skin allergy. it may helpful for me.

    Reply to comment
  • P.D. Mishra

    09/11/2013 - 4:21 pm

    Is this medicine ( skin detoxin) not available on sale by net banking?

    Reply to comment
  • samyama

    09/11/2013 - 6:59 pm

    well, khadira is useful to skin disorders but for what type of skin disorders and whether we can add little honey for kashayam?

    Reply to comment
    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      12/11/2013 - 10:10 am

      It is used in the treatment of leucoderma, psoriasis, allergic dermatitis etc In cases of skin diseases with itching and oozing, you can add a little honey to kashayam, before consumption.

      Reply to comment
  • Amanda Simon

    15/01/2014 - 12:00 pm

    Loved it.. It sounds a great addition to the bathing regime. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Reply to comment
  • Javid

    06/07/2014 - 2:54 pm

    Sir, I heard from Allopathic doctors that surgery is the only possible way to remove Sebaceous cyst or Epidermoid cyst. But I do not compromise with them because if one medicinal system does not have cure then some other may have the cure for a disease. Please advise me whether there is any medicines available in Ayurveda to cure Sebaceous cyst. Also please let me know whether there is any external medicines like oil or herbs available to cure the pus producing cyst completely. Please help.

    Reply to comment
  • faritha

    20/05/2015 - 5:09 pm

    Sir im very interested to read your articles. How many days v should consume khadira kasaam

    Reply to comment
    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      09/07/2015 - 9:56 pm

      Thanks. Usually it is administered for a period of 4 – 6 weeks time.

      Reply to comment
  • Dr Malini Bhat

    25/02/2016 - 2:04 pm

    Try these simple, but effective methods:
    • Use your fingers or a cotton swab to apply 5 – 10 drops of unrefined coconut oil to the affected area before going to sleep. Leave overnight and rinse in the morning. Repeat regularly until results are visible.
    • Squeeze the gel from a fresh aloe vera leaf or simply use aloe vera juice. Apply to the affected area and gently massage for 2 – 3 minutes. Leave for 3 – 5 minutes and rinse with water. Repeat daily for two days or until results are visible.
    • Apply 1 – 2 tablespoon of honey to the affected area. Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Repeat regularly until results are visible.
    Some tips:
    • Drink at least 15 glasses of water daily to flush dangerous toxins from your body.
    • Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly green leafy vegetables, to get the essential vitamins and nutrients that keep your body and skin healthy.
    • Reduce stress. Try meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and other related exercises.
    • Resist the temptation to squeeze and scratch acne.

    Reply to comment
  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    14/06/2016 - 11:14 am

    Consider adding Ashwagandha and Manjishta.

    Reply to comment
  • L.Kalavathi

    20/11/2016 - 6:21 pm

    An old and popular treatment for acne (and also wounds) is application of one’s own
    saliva on the affected area. When I sustained some abrasions on hands and knees
    from a fall from my scooter, I tested this by applying saliva on te abrasions on the right
    hand and right knee. These healed faster than the abrasions on the left hand and left
    Also found it is better not to put plaster on the wound.
    Retd. Bank Official
    Chennai, Tamilnadu;, India

    Reply to comment
  • eash

    26/12/2016 - 2:31 pm

    Hi JV Hebbar,

    Do you have any medicine for chrnoic leucoderma ?

    Reply to comment
  • Vitaliy Fayngersh

    29/11/2020 - 12:15 am

    Hello JV Hebbar, can it be used for vertigo?
    Thank you.

    Reply to comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Easy Ayurveda Video Classes

Buy Online Video Courses

Buy Easy Ayurveda Books


error: Alert: Content is protected !!