Bhasma & Pishti

Kukkutandatvak Bhasma – Eggshell Calcium

Kukkutandatvak Bhasma (Eggshell Calcium) is an ayurvedic-calcined medicine prepared from chicken eggshell. Kukkutanda Twak Bhasma is best calcium supplement, according to ayurveda. The eggshell is processed with Changeri (Oxalis Corniculata) juice and then calcined to make its bhasma.

Processing eggshell with Changeri juice eliminates impurities and toxins, which increases its suitability for human consumption. Calcination process increases its bioavailability in human body.

Basic Information

Raw Material UsedChicken Eggshell
Type of MedicineCalcined Medicine
Ayurvedic NameKukkutanda Twak Bhasma, Kukkutandatvak Bhasma
English NameEggshell Calcium, Egg Shell Calx, Eggshell Bhasma
Other NamesTwak Bhasm, Kukkutand bhasma

Chemical Composition

Hen’s Eggshell Calcium contains

Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3)95%
Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Carbonate, Proteins (Soluble and Insoluble), etc.5%

Uronic acid and Sialic acid are also found in Eggshell. Kukkutandatvak Bhasma (Processed Eggshell Calcium) contains some herbal residues in addition to above components.

Medicinal Properties

Processed Eggshell Calcium or Kukkutandatvak Bhasma has following healing properties.

  1. Calcium Supplement
  2. Anti-inflammatory (action appears on joints and mucus membranes)
  3. Anti-arthritic
  4. Rejuvenative for heart
  5. Aphrodisiac
  6. Mild Hematogenic (helps in formation of red blood cells)

Ayurvedic Properties

Taste – RASAMADHURA (Sweet), TIKTA (Bitter)
Main Quality – GUNALAGHU (Light), MRIDU (Soft)
Potency – VIRYAUSHNA (Hot)
Resultant – VIPAKAMADHURA (Sweet)
Therapeutic Effect – PRABHAVARejuvenation & Supplement
DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)Pacifies KAPHA & VATA
Effects on OrgansBones, Joints, Reproductive Organs (male and female both)

Therapeutic Indications

Processed Eggshell Calcium (Kukkutandatvak Bhasma) is helpful in following health conditions.

Muscle, Bones & Joints

  • Low bone mineral density
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis

Women Health

  • Low backache (in women)
  • Leucorrhea (Vaginitis)
  • Frequent urination
  • Weakness

Men Health

  • Night Fall
  • Physical weakness

Benefits & Uses

Eggshell Calcium (Kukkutandatvak Bhasma) increases bone mass, relieving joint pain and helps attaining physical stamina. Here are some important health benefits ad medicinal uses of eggshell calcium.

Low bone mineral density, Osteomalacia & Osteoporosis

Eggshell Calcium or Kukkutandatvak Bhasma helps restore bone mineral density and prevents fractures due to osteoporosis. It is effective in the treatment of osteoporosis and osteomalacia. It has shown good results treating these conditions.

In Ayurvedic Medicine, Kukkutandatvak Bhasma along with the following medicines helps in the treatment of these disorders:

  1. Cissus Quadrangularis
  2. Ashwagandha
  3. Abhrak Bhasma
  4. Mukta Shukti Bhasma
  5. Godanti Bhasma
  6. Yashad Bhasma
  7. Arjuna
  8. Amla


In osteoarthritis and other arthritic conditions, Eggshell Calcium is used as natural calcium supplement. It also has mild anti-inflammatory properties, which helps reducing inflammation and relieving pain.

Leucorrhea (Vaginitis)

Ayurvedic physicians use Eggshell calcium (Kukkutandatvak Bhasma) for leucorrhea. It reduces white discharge and inflammation of mucus membranes.

Frequent urination

Along with Chandraprabha Vati, Kukkutandatvak Bhasma helps in frequent urination. It reduces urination at night and improves urinary bladder functions by strengthening its structures.


Minimum Effective Dosage125 mg *
Moderate dosage (Adults)125 mg to 500 mg *
Moderate dosage (Children)125 mg to 250 mg *
Maximum Possible Dosage1000 mg **

* Twice a day ** Thrice a day

Side Effects

Processed Eggshell Calcium or Kukkutandatvak Bhasma is LIKELY SAFE AND WELL TOLERABLE in most people. There are no significant side effects reported with the regular use of Eggshell Calcium (Kukkutanda Twak Bhasma) for 3 to 6 months. Therefore, we can consider that it is safe for long-term and regular use.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh is a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist with B.A.M.S. and M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants. He has a wealth of experience in using Ayurveda to treat patients, including the use of herbal medicine and personalized Ayurvedic diets. His passion for spreading accurate and scientific information about Ayurveda and Medicinal Plants led him to create Ayur Times, a trusted resource for those seeking reliable information on the topic. Through his dedicated work, Dr. Singh has helped thousands of patients find relief and improve their health with Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine.

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