Akik Bhasma (Pishti)

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Akik Bhasma (Pishti) is a mineral-based ayurvedic medicines used for the treatment of general debility, heart weakness, and feeling of excessive heat in the body, mental diseases, eye diseases and excessive uterine bleeding in women.

Akik Mainly is prepared from agate gemstone powder by grinding it with herbal juices and there after heating it to make bhasma. It mainly works on heart, brain, liver and spleen, so it is beneficial in diseases of these body organs.

INGREDIENTS

COMMON NAMESCIENTIFIC NAMES
Akik Stone (Agate Gemstone)Silicon dioxide (SiO2) (Cryptocrystalline silica)
Aloe Vera JuiceAloe Vera (For processing)
Rose waterRosa Varieties (For processing)
Cow’s Milk

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

Akik Bhasma contains Silicon Dioxide and some herbal extracts derived into in during processing with Aloe Vera and Rose Water.

Chemical Formula: SiO2

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

Akik Bhasma and Akik Pishti has following healing properties.

  1. Antacid
  2. Heart & Brain Tonic
  3. Akik bhasma promotes bone formation.
  4. Cardio protective
  5. Ant-depressant
  6. Anti-anxiety
  7. Anti-hypertensive

THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS

Akik Bhasma and Akik Pishti are helpful in following health conditions.

  1. General debility
  2. Heart weakness
  3. Feeling of excessive heat in the body
  4. Mental fatigue
  5. Restlessness
  6. Burning sensation in eyes
  7. Conjunctivitis
  8. Excessive uterine bleeding in women
  9. Depression with agitation, irritation and anger
  10. Emotional trauma in which patient create violence
  11. Gastritis
  12. GERD
  13. Heartburn
  14. Ulcer
  15. Duodenal ulcer
  16. Ulcerative colitis
  17. Osteoporosis
  18. Alzheimer’s disease
  19. Hair loss

MEDICINAL USES & HEALTH BENEFITS

Akik Bhasma mainly affects on heart, brain, liver and spleen, so it is used in diseases of these organ.  In addition, it also has beneficial effects in bleeding disorders such as excessive uterine bleeding in women and epistaxis.

High blood pressure

However, Akik has a little effect on reducing blood pressure, so it cannot work alone. Akik Pishti is added in antihypertensive herbal formulations due to its effects in alleviating hypertensive symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, nervousness, restlessness, facial flushing and sweating.

Tachycardia with restlessness

Akik Bhasma helps in tachycardia. It reduces associated symptoms such as restlessness, dizziness and confusion. It also normalizes the heart rate, but for this purpose, it is used along with Abhrak Bhasma.

Heart Tonic

Akik bhasma is also used as a heart tonic. Ayurvedic physicians believe it strengthens heart muscles and reduces symptoms of heart diseases.

For heart weakness, the following combination is used in ayurveda.

IngredientsSingle Dosage
Akik Bhasma250 mg
Jaharmohra pishti250 mg
Mukta Pisthi125 mg
Abhrak Bhasma125 mg
ArjunaTerminalia Arjuna Stem Bark Powder3 grams

This mixture is used twice a day with milk or warm water. It also provides strength to heart muscles and improves heart functions. It also helps patients with heart failure.

Melancholic depression

Akik Bhasma works on neurons and believes to correct and restore their natural functions. It works well in people with symptoms such as loss of pleasure, sadness, and loss of appetite, weight loss, agitation and guilt feeling. It is a good medicine for melancholic depression. For better results, it is generally used with Mukta Pishti.

Excessive uterine bleeding

Akik Bhasma stops bleeding, so it is beneficial in excessive uterine bleeding. For this purpose, the following ayurvedic combination helps.

IngredientSingle Dosage
Akik Bhasma250 mg
Trikantmani Pishti250 mg
Abhrak Bhasma125 mg
Giloy Satva500 mg
Godanti Bhasma250 mg

The formulation is generaly used with milk and two times a day.

DOSAGE

Akik Bhasma dosage is 125 mg to 250 mg twice a day. Its dosage should not exceed from 1000 mg per day.

CAUTION & SIDE EFFECTS of AKIK BHASMA

Akik Bhasma contains very rich amount of Silicon Dioxide, which is SAFE when indigested through oral route. It naturally occurs in the crust of earth. It also present in water and plants in form of silicates. The natural human diet also contains Silicates. According to modern science, Silicon Dioxide is a biologically inert and inactive substance, so FDA has recognized Silicon Dioxide as Safe substance. Therefore, Indigestion of Akik bhasma is LIKELY SAFE.

However, Akik Dust when inhaled can lead to silicosis. Silicosis only occurs when a person inhales the particles of Akik, silica, quartz or slate.

The long-term use of Akik Bhasma or Silicon can result in kidney stones, but it rarely occurs.

PREGNANCY & BREASTFEEDING

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, Akik Bhasma is LIKELY SAFE when it is taken under supervision of ayurvedic doctor and recommended dosage only. However, the effects of larger dosage are yet unknown. No research data is available for this. You can stay on SAFER SIDE and AVOID USING Akik Bhasma in larger amount in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Patients with tuberculosis, asthma, productive cough and wheezing should not take Akik Bhasma.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Akik Bhasma contains Silicon Dioxide, which is an inert material, so there are lesser chances that it can interact with other drugs. However, there are no evidences known for supporting this statement.



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