The key ingredient of Haridrakandam is turmeric. Its other ingredients include cow ghee, milk, and sugar candy, which are heated to a semi-solid mass after which pepper, cardamom, Cinnamomum Tamala, Embelia Ribes, Operculina Turpethum, Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amla, Mesua ferrea, Cyperus Rotundus and Lauha bhasma are added to it. The various healing properties of Haridrakandam – anti-allergic, anti-histaminic and anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-pruritic, make it an effective product. Haridrakandam can be used to treat all skin conditions having the following symptoms – hives, inflammation, leaking fluid from the skin, small but raised bumps on the skin, itching, foul odor of the skin due to some underlying disease and swollen skin. The product also improves complexion and quality of the skin. Haridrakandam finds use in various conditions of the skin such as Kandu – Itching skin and pruritis, Visphota – blisters, Dadu – fungal skin infections, Sheetapitta, Kotha – allergic skin conditions and hives, Udarda – skin diseases due to contact with cold objects and also during chronic fever and anemia. Haridrakandam is found in granular form and should be taken 5 – 10 g twice a day, before or after meals as recommended by an Ayurvedic doctor. It is usually to be taken with warm milk or honey. The dosage for children who are below 5 years is 1 – 2 Gms once or twice a day along with one teaspoon of honey or warm milk or water. Children between 5 – 12 years of age should be given 5 Gms once or twice a day accompanied with a teaspoon of honey, warm milk or water. Pregnant and lactating mothers should take this product only under medical supervision. The shelf-life of Haridrakandam is 3 years from the date of manufacture, but it is best to finish the product within 4 – 5 months once it is opened. The product should be stored in a tightly sealed bottle in a cool place away from moisture and light.