Abhrak Bhasma

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Abhrak Bhasma is calcined mica ash used in Ayurveda for respiratory disorders, liver & abdominal diseases, mental diseases and psychosomatic disorders. Abhrak Bhasma is prepared through the process of calcination and by using mica as a main ingredient and plant sap, juices, and decoctions. The calcination process is called PUTA in Ayurveda. The number of PUTA decides the quality of Abhrak Bhasma. Generally, it varies from 7 PUTA Abhrak Bhasma to 1000 PUTA Abhrak Bhasma. 1000 PUTA Abhrak Bhasma means that the preparation process involves 1000 times repeated calcination of raw Abhrak/mica after mixing it plant juices and the drying in sunlight. The actual process for preparing PUTA Abhrak Bhasma may take a year or more.

Synonyms

  1. Abar bhasm
  2. Calcined mica
  3. Mica Ash
  4. Oxidized mica
  5. Mica Nano-particles
  6. Calcined & Powdered Talc
  7. Biotite calx
  8. Abhrak calx
  9. Calcined Biotite

Abhrak Bhasma Ingredients

Purified Abhrak or mica is the main ingredient of Abhrak Bhasma. Plant juices, liquid extracts, and decoctions are used during the preparation of Abhrak bhasma.

Main Ingredient

Abhrak (Biotite/black mica)

Chemical formula of Abhrak

K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(F,OH)2

Herbs & Plant Used during preparation

There are 72 herbs used in the preparation process of Abhrak bhasma. Their juices, and decoctions are used for making Abhrak Bhasma.

Chemical constituents

Following elements and constituents are present in abhrak bhasma.

  1. Iron
  2. Magnesium
  3. Potassium
  4. Calcium
  5. Aluminum (in traces)
  6. Plant alkaloids (in traces)

Elemental Composition

Determination by Mass

ElementsMass (%)
Magnesium3.522%
Aluminum2.36%
Silicon12.543%
Potassium7.844%
Calcium10.698%
Titanium1.452%
Sodium0.114%
Iron21.534%
Chlorine0.08%
Phosphorus0.218%
Oxygen35.392%

Determination by Compounds present in Abhrak Bhasma

FormulaMass (%)
MgO5.839%
Al2O34.459%
SiO226.832%
K2O9.449%
CaO14.968%
TiO22.422%
Na2O30.166%
Fe2O330.788%
KCl0.1%
P3O50.273%

Medicinal properties

Abhrak bhasma has following medicinal properties:

  1. Anti-atherosclerosis
  2. Antacid
  3. Anti-depressant
  4. Anti-inflammatory
  5. Aphrodisiac
  6. Cardio-tonic
  7. Powerful cellular regenerator
  8. Heart tonic
  9. General body tonic
  10. Energy booster
  11. Hematogenic
  12. Hepato-protective
  13. Nervine stimulant
  14. Immunomodulator
  15. Nutritious tonic
  16. Digestive stimulant

Indications

Abhrak bhasma indications are given below according to body systems:

Nervous system

  1. Chronic headache
  2. Migraine
  3. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  4. Memory loss
  5. Parkinson’s Disease
  6. Epilepsy
  7. Brain Atrophy
  8. Vertigo

Psychological Diseases

  1. Anxiety with mental weakness
  2. Insomnia or sleeplessness
  3. Depression with suicidal tendency
  4. Irritability (along with Mukta Pisti)
  5. Schizophrenia (along with Rajat Bhasma)
  6. Mental Stress
  7. Hysteria
  8. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Abdominal Diseases (Liver & Abdomen)

  1. Acidity
  2. Heartburn
  3. Ulcer
  4. Hepatitis
  5. Liver enlargement
  6. Jaundice
  7. Spleen enlargement
  8. Irritable bowel syndrome
  9. Ulcerative colitis

Respiratory Diseases (Lungs)

  1. Trouble breathing
  2. Asthma
  3. Cough
  4. Chronic cough
  5. Whooping cough

Heart & Blood

  1. Angina pectoris
  2. Myocardial Ischemia
  3. Cardiomegaly (abnormal enlargement of the heart)
  4. Heart weakness
  5. Palpitation
  6. Atherosclerosis
  7. Anemia

Men’s Diseases

  1. Infertility
  2. Impotency
  3. Oligospermia

Women’s diseases

  1. Postpartum depression
  2. Menopause symptoms

Ayurvedic Properties

Taste (Rasa)Astringent and Sweet
Main quality (Guna)Smooth
Potency (Virya)Cool
Resultant of metabolism (Vipaka)Sweet
Dominant impact (Pravav)Nutritious
Impact on mindCalm the mind

Impact on bodily humors (Dosha Karma)

As per ayurveda, it pacifies the all three humors (Tridosha).

Uses and Adjuvants

Abhrak bhasma uses and their adjuvants are given in following tables:

# Note The dosage is according to adult patients and patients can take following mixtures two times a day.

Chronic Fever

Abhrak Bhasma125 mg
Ras Sindoor50 mg
Honey1 teaspoon

Or

Abhrak Bhasma125 mg
Long Pepper Powder or Pippali Rasyan500 mg
Honey1 teaspoon

To increase eyesight

Abhrak Bhasma125 mg
Triphala Powder2 grams

Irritable bowel syndrome

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Vaividang (Embelia ribes)250 mg
Trikatu Powder250 mg
Ghee (Clarified butter)1/2 tsp.

Internal Bleeding

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Cardamom (green) seed powder500 mg
Jaggery3 grams
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)1 gram

Frequent urination

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Turmeric Powder1 gram
Long pepper powder250 mg
Honey1 teaspoon

Or

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Giloy Satva500 mg
Jaggery2 gram

Wounds

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Durva Satva (Bermuda grass) – Cynodon Dactylon500 mg

Acidity, Ulcer, and Heartburn

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Licorice powder1 gram
Amla Powder (Indian Gooseberry)1 gram
Parwal pisti250 mg

Leucorrhoea

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Swarna gairika (Red Ochre) or Sonageru250 mg
Giloy Satva500 mg

* This mixture should be taken along with rice water.

Productive cough

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Shringa bhasma100 mg
Licorice powder1 gram
Sitopaladi powder2 grams

Or

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Shringa bhasma100 mg
Lavangadi churna1 gram

Benefits of Abhrak Bhasma

Abhrak Bhasma increases strength, promotes health and it is beneficial for maintaining natural metabolism in the body. It repairs cells and aids in rejuvenating them. It repairs all tissues of the body and provides optimum nutrition to every cell in the body. Abhrak Bhasma is helpful in a variety of diseases such as wounds, diabetes, splenomegaly, abdominal diseases, kidney cysts, intestinal worms, and all diseases listed above in indications. Abhrak Bhasma increases physical stamina and endurance capacity. It strengthens the uterus and provides nutrition to ovaries in the case of women. It increases skin glow and hemoglobin level.

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Abhrak Bhasma contains a good amount of magnesium and potassium. Mainly three nutrients are beneficial for reducing the risk of hypertension. These include magnesium, potassium, and calcium.

Abhrak Bhasma is generally used with Mukta Pishti in heart patients and in the management of mild hypertension. This combination effectively lowers both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. This combination provides three most important nutrients important for proper functioning of the heart and blood vessels.

Magnesium in Abhrak Bhasma is responsible for relaxation of the blood vessels and action of the heart muscles. It prevents spasms in blood vessel walls and heart muscles and thus helps to dilate the blood vessels, which ultimately decreases the elevated blood pressure.

The following combination is effective in Hypertension:

RemediesDosage – Twice Daily
Abhrak Bhasma100 mg
Mukta Pishti125 mg

Heart diseases

(Myocardial Ischemia, Cardiomegaly, Angina pectoris, atherosclerosis etc.)

Abhrak Bhasma provides strength to heart muscles, normalizes heart size, improves blood supply to the heart parts and it is beneficial in angina pectoris.

Furthermore, Abhrak Bhasma in conjunction with Pushkarmool, Arjuna and Guggul dissolves blood clots, lessens the inflammation of blood vessels, and prevents atherosclerosis.

Intrauterine Growth Restriction

(Slow baby Growth during pregnancy)

Intrauterine growth restriction is a condition in which baby growths is slowed down as compared to normal pregnancies. Ayurvedic doctors recommend using Abhrak Bhasma along with sitopaladi churna and Praval Pishti as given below:

Abhrak Bhasma120 mg
Sitopaladi churna1 gram
Praval Pishti250 mg

This mixture is advised to use with milk or honey. This mixture helps to promote the health and increase the weight in developing fetus. You can also take licorice powder with milk in this of Intrauterine Growth Restriction.

Tuberculosis

Abhrak Bhasma is useful in tuberculosis along with swarna bhasma and chyawanprash.

Abhrak Bhasma120 mg
Swarna bhasma1 to 15 mg
Chyawanprash10 grams

This mixture containing Abhrak Bhasma helps to fight off tuberculosis. It is also effective in cases of resistant tuberculosis.

Chronic cough

Ayurvedic doctors recommend Abhrak Bhasma in a chronic cough due to its effectiveness to decrease the frequent a cough attacks.

Formula for Chronic cough

Abhrak Bhasma125 mg
Long pepper powder125 mg
Honey1 tsp.

Osteoporosis

Abhrak Bhasma is a drug of choice along with hadjod powder for osteoporosis. The following combination is effective in preventing and treating osteoporosis.

Abhrak Bhasma120 mg
Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis)2 grams
Yashad bhasma125 mg
Laxadi Guggulu500 mg

Impotency

However, Abhrak Bhasma is not a strong aphrodisiac, but it has mild aphrodisiac effects because it corrects the all tissues by improving metabolism and strength. Its effects in erectile dysfunction remain stable and it is proved effective medicines for long-term benefits. However, you may require its regular use for at least six months for the promising results.

Useful ayurvedic formula in impotency

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Clove powder500 mg
Ashwagandha Powder1 gram
Jaiphal (Nutmeg) powder500 mg
Akarkara (Spilanthes acmella)250 mg

Oligospermia

Abhrak Bhasma is one of the ayurvedic medicines, which are used to assist other medicines to treat oligospermia. It gives stable effects and improves motility and quality. The following combinations of Abhrak Bhasma are effective:

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Rajat Bhasma125 mg
Swarna bhasma10 mg
Licorice Powder1 gram
Ashwagandha Powder1 gram

Or

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Clove powder1 gram
Honey1 tsp.

Laziness & tiredness

Some people experience tiredness even after waking up in the morning. In this condition, Abhrak Bhasma works well, improves health, and reduces tiredness.

Combination for tiredness & general physical weakness

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Ashwagandha Powder1 gram
Ras Sindoor25 mg
Shilajit (Asphaltum)250 mg

Mental weakness & depression

Abhrak Bhasma is a great ayurvedic remedy for mental weakness and depressive disorders. It reduces mental stress, anxiety, depression, and sadness. It provides beneficial nutrients to the brain and strengthens nerves and brain tissue. Some people suffer from frequent vertigo attacks, sweating, palpitation, uneasy feeling, and mental irritability. In all these conditions, Abhrak Bhasma is a drug of choice in Ayurveda. The following combination of Abhrak Bhasma is effective in these cases.

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Loha Bhasma60 mg
Rajat Bhasma60 mg
Jatamansi powder (nard or spikenard powder)1 gram

Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia

Abhrak Bhasma prevents memory loss and precludes the damage to nerves and neurons. It enhances memory, so it is beneficial in memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Formula for memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia

Abhrak Bhasma250 mg
Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)500 mg
Shankhpushpi (convolvulus pluricaulis)500 mg
Licorice (glycyrrhiza glabra)500 mg
Giloy (tinospora cordifolia)500 mg

Mental Retardation & slow milestone development

In some children, slow progress in growth milestones is observed. In these cases, Abhrak bhasma is beneficial. The following ayurvedic medicine is effective in these children.

Abhrak Bhasma50 mg
Sitopaladi Churna500 mg
Parval Pisthi125 mg
Giloy Satva250 mg
Ashwagandha powder500 mg

This combination should be given with milk. If your child also suffers from loss of appetite, you can add long pepper powder (50 mg) in this mixture.

Epilepsy

Abhrak Bhasma is the ayurvedic medicine for epilepsy. It reduces epilepsy attacks. The regular use of Abhrak Bhasma is advised in epilepsy at least for 2 to 4 years.

Immunity

Abhrak Bhasma improves the immune system and protects from various upper respiratory infections.

Paralysis

However, Abhrak Bhasma is not directly effective in paralysis, but it provides support to other anti-paralytic medicines of ayurveda.

Formula for chronic paralysis

Abhrak Bhasma50 mg
Rajat Bhasma50 mg
Yogendra rasa150 mg
Ashwagandha powder2 grams
Tapyadi loha500 mg

Acidity, Gastritis, GERD & Ulcer

Abhrak Bhasma corrects acid production in the stomach and soothes the mucosal membranes of the gastrointestinal tract. It heals the ulcer and kills the Helicobacter pylori bacteria. It reduces symptoms such as acid reflux, heartburn, burning sensation in abdomen etc.

Anemia

Abhrak Bhasma is used to treat anemia because of its Hematogenic property. Anxiety and stress are also linked with anemia, new research studies suggest.  Abhrak Bhasma is highly beneficial in this case.

Chronic bleeding piles

Abhrak Bhasma helps to reduce and stopping chronic bleeding due to piles, but it does not reduce the size of hemorrhoids.

Fistula

However, surgical intervention may require in the management of fistula, but Abhrak Bhasma along with Triphala guggul enhances healing and manages infection.

Asthma

Abhrak Bhasma benefits in asthma. It strengthens the respiratory system and lungs, so it improves the overall health of asthmatic patients. The following Abhrak bhasma combination is used in asthma.

Abhrak Bhasma125 mg
Long pepper125 mg
Pushkarmool (Inula racemosa)250 mg
Licorice powder500 mg
Honey5 ml

Restless leg syndrome

Abhrak bhasma along with suddha guggulu helps in restless leg syndrome. This combination reduces unpleasant sensations in the legs. It is also effective in pain disorders and pricking sensation in the legs.

Dosage

Abhrak Bhasma dosage should not exceed from 750 mg per day in adults and 250 mg per day in children under age 10.

Dosage in children Age 0 to 1 year: 15 mg to 30 mg twice a day

Age group 1 to 10 year: 30 mg to 125 mg twice a day

Dosage in Adults 125 mg to 250 mg twice a day or thrice a day

Side effects

Abhrak Bhasma is safe to use for the health conditions indicated in this article. Although, an appropriate dosage of Abhrak bhasma cures palpitation and arrhythmia, but the excess amount may result in increase heartbeat. This side effect of Abhrak bhasma only appears in very few people and it occurs due to excess daily consumption. To avoid side effects of Abhrak bhasma, use this medicine under medical supervision. The dosage adjustment may also require according to the individual need.

If you feel your heartbeat has increased due to the use of Abhrak bhasma, then you should discontinue Abhrak bhasma for at least 2 weeks. After that, you can retry under the medical supervision if Abhrak bhasma is essentially required for the management of any disease.

Medicines containing Abhrak bhasma

The following ayurvedic medicines contain Abhrak bhasma as a main ingredient:

  1. Mahayograj Guggul
  2. Swarna bhupathi ras
  3. Panchamrit parpati
  4. Pranda Parpati
  5. Abhar parpati or Abhrak parpati
  6. Trailokya chintamani ras

Manufacturers

The following companies manufacture Abhrak bhasma:

  1. Dabur
  2. Divya Pharmacy
  3. Baidyanath
  4. Dhootpapeshwar
  5. Zandu

29 Comments
  1. dr kiran sharma says

    Very informative …thanx a lot

  2. Kanchan says

    Can we take Abhrak Bhasma in Kidney Diseases such as chronic kidney failure?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, Abhrak bhasma is beneficial in kidney diseases including chronic renal failure and nephritis. In ayurveda, Sarvatobhadra Vati is a main medicine used for kidney failure and its main ingredients is Abhrak Bhasma.

  3. Elizabeth says

    does abhraka bhasma contain heavy metals? Can we use it in Australia?

    1. jagdev says

      Abhrak bhasma contains magnesium, aluminum, silicon, potassium, iron etc. These metals are also used in conventional medicine.
      India Govt. Department AYUSH has restricted exporting medicines containing these bhasmas, so you may not get Abhrak bhasma in Australia.

    2. sam says

      If you are in Australia contact YOUNGEVITY, it is same as Rasayan Chikitsa.

  4. Bhusan says

    Abhrak bhasma also contains titanium, which might have dangerous effects on health. Sir, what is your opinion regarding this?

    1. jagdev says

      We should not worry about titanium content in abhrak bhasma because its urinary secretion is very high. It also eliminates in feces without absorption, according to research.

      Many food products contain titanium ranging from 0.5 to 3mcg/gram. For example, maple syrup contains 0.5 to 6.1mcg/g titanium.

      Science does not know much about titanium functions in human body, so it is not dietary essential for us. However, it does not mean that it is unsafe.
      Titanium content in abhrak bhasma is also very low and in ignorable level if we consider the regular use of food containing titanium.

  5. Chandan says

    Is abhrak bhasma safe in kidney diseases? My father has breathing trouble and weakness and he is also diagnosed with renal failure. Can we give abhrak bhasma to him for improving strength and treating breathing trouble?

    1. jagdev says

      You should first try ashwagandha with long pepper before using abhrak bhasma. You can give stress com capsule by dabur. It contains ashwagandha extract and it might safe to use in patients with kidney failure.

      You should consult physician before using abhrak bhasma. However, in ayurvedic text, there is remedy for kidney failure containing abhrak bhasma. Its name is Sarvatobhadra vati. It contains abhrak bhasma, rajat bhasma, swarna bhasma, shilajeet and vanga bhasma. It is processed with varuna decoction. You can also use this remedy, but under the supervision of physician.

      Note: please consult your attending physician before using any remedy.

    2. sam says

      I should be able to help you with youngevity product in india.

  6. Shreyansh says

    For asthma, can I take this with honey or milk?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Honey is best adjuvant in asthma for abhrak bhasma. If you are asthmatic patient, you should avoid milk and milk products at night and avoid taking medicines with milk or yogurt.

  7. gundeep says

    What is best for chronic throat sore and low immunity, high ESR?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      The Sitopaladi with Gandhak Rasayan and Jasad Bhasma is best remedy for chronic sore throat and low immunity. Tulsi (Holy Basil) leaves powder would also make it more effective for reducing ESR as well. Septilin (Himalaya) is also good remedy.

      Chewing roasted Fennel Seeds (Saunf) 4 – 6 times a day is also good home remedy for chronic sore throat.

  8. narwsh says

    How does Abhrak bhasma help for BP patients? Give any suggestion on doses information.

    Thanks.

  9. Pramod says

    My son is having mild autism (development disorder). This medicine can be taken safely along with homeopathic Medicines. I have check with our doctor he is not sure about any adverse reaction if taken together.

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Many times, doctors use several types of medicines from different healthcare system together for incurable diseases to improve overall health of the patients.

      For precautionary purposes, you should keep minimum 2 hours gap between ayurvedic medicines and homeopathic or allopathic medicines.

  10. Bharat Sharma says

    Is Abhrak bhasma useful in cerebral palsy?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Yes, Abhrak bhasma is beneficial in cerebral palsy. It would be better to use 1000 puti Abhrak bhasma for this purpose.

  11. Deep says

    Abhrak bhasma use in vitiligo

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Abhrak Bhasma contains magnesium, which may help bringing skin back to normal color. It can be used only as supplement, not as treatment of Vitiligo.

  12. Dr.M.P.Mithra,Rtd. Senior Medical Officer,Dpt. of Indian Systems of medicine,Kerala says

    Abhrak Bhasma is very useful in so many diseases including heart diseases. We can check the renal diseases by using Shilajit along with Abhrak Bhasma. It is highly rejuvenative.

  13. Upma Jain says

    My child is suffering from thalassemia intermedia. She is 10 yrs old- since her birth, we were required to give a blood transfusion to her only on 3 occasions, but since last 6 months her hemoglobin has been dropping and she has to be given blood transfusion every 2nd month.

    I have been advised to give her Abhrak Bhasma along with Giloy Satva to mix the two powders and give 1 mg of this powder every day with honey (0.5 mg) in the morning and the same in the evening. I want to know if this is a good treatment. For how long can I continue to give this to her? Are there any side effects?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. Dosage seems to be incorrect. Dosage should be 125 mg for Abhrak Bhasma and 500 mg for Giloy Satva.

      2. This mixture seems to be a good ayurvedic supplement and it may reduce the frequency of blood transfusion.

      3. It can be given for six months continuously. Then stop it for 2 to 4 weeks and then you can start it again.

  14. Ashish says

    Dear Sir,

    Can abhrak bhasma treat the root cause of irritable bowel syndrome and GERD and sinusitis?
    If yes how do (combination) it can be taken in this situation when all these symptoms are together in single person.
    I have read an article mentioned (abhrak bhasma + Yashad Bhasma + licorice + banslochan) can treat the root cause.
    Is it a right combination or would you please suggest any changes?

    Waiting for your reply…

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      The combination should be helpful.

  15. shalok kumar yadav says

    Sir My daughter who is 5.5 years old is suffering from Acute Asthma . she was even once admitted to hospital for 4 days . She is having mild cough in morning and night ,when given Levolin it goes off .
    Kindly please suggest the best Ayurveda product to treat Asthma for her (My daughter 5.5 years) .

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