Akik Bhasma (Pishti)
Akik Bhasma (Pishti) is a mineral-based ayurvedic medicine 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.
|COMMON NAME||SCIENTIFIC NAMES|
|Akik Stone (Agate Gemstone)||Silicon dioxide (SiO2) (Cryptocrystalline silica)|
|Aloe Vera Juice||Aloe Vera (For processing)|
|Rose water||Rosa Varieties (For processing)|
Akik Bhasma contains Silicon Dioxide and some herbal extracts derived into in during processing with Aloe Vera and Rose Water.
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Akik Bhasma and Akik Pishti has following healing properties.
- Heart & Brain Tonic
- Akik bhasma promotes bone formation.
- Cardio protective
Akik Bhasma and Akik Pishti are helpful in following health conditions.
- General debility
- Heart weakness
- Feeling of excessive heat in the body
- Mental fatigue
- Burning sensation in eyes
- Excessive uterine bleeding in women
- Depression with agitation, irritation and anger
- Emotional trauma in which patient create violence
- Duodenal ulcer
- Ulcerative colitis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- 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.
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.
|Akik Bhasma||250 mg|
|Jaharmohra pishti||250 mg|
|Mukta Pisthi||125 mg|
|Abhrak Bhasma||125 mg|
|Arjuna – Terminalia Arjuna Stem Bark Powder||3 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.
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.
|Akik Bhasma||250 mg|
|Trikantmani Pishti||250 mg|
|Abhrak Bhasma||125 mg|
|Giloy Satva||500 mg|
|Godanti Bhasma||250 mg|
The formulation is generaly used with milk and two times a day.
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.
Patients with tuberculosis, asthma, productive cough and wheezing should not take Akik Bhasma.
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.