Godanti Bhasma Benefits, Medicinal Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Godanti Bhasma is a mineral-based ayurvedic medicine prepared from Gypsum. It is rich in natural calcium and sulfur content. According to ayurveda, Godanti Bhasma is beneficial for high-grade fever (also known as PITTAJ JWARA in ayurveda), headache, chronic fever, malaria, vaginitis, leucorrhea, excessive uterine bleeding, non-productive cough and bleeding disorders.

Ayurvedic physicians also use it for high blood pressure, headache due to hypertension, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, constipation, indigestion, low bone mineral density, osteoporosis, cough and asthma.

Ingredients & Composition

COMMON NAMESCIENTIFIC NAMES
Gypsum (Godanti)Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate
Aloe Vera JuiceFor preparation & processing and grinding gypsum powder

The preparation process of Godanti Bhasma involves following steps.

  1. Purification of Gypsum
  2. Grinding and pulverizing to make fine powder of gypsum
  3. Grinding and triturating the gypsum powder with Aloe Vera juice
  4. Making small and thin cakes
  5. Heating and calcining the thin cakes in earthen pots under high temperature around 200 to 500 degree celcius

Note:

  • Some ayurvedic physicians also use lemon juice, leaves or calotropis procera and neem leaves instead of Aloe Vera juice.
  • Godanti Bhasma prepared with juice of neem leaves is known as Neem Godanti. It is beneficial in typhoid fever and chronic fevers.

Chemical Composition

Godanti is a soft calcium and sulfur mineral compound. Chemically, it is calcium sulfate dihydrate.

Chemical Formula: CaSO4·2H2O

Medicinal Properties

Godanti Bhasma has following healing properties.

  1. Antipyretic (lowers fever and works as PARACETAMOL)
  2. Anti-inflammatory
  3. Analgesic
  4. Calcium Supplement

Indications of Godanti Bhasma

Godanti Bhasma is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Fever
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid fever (NEEM GODANTI is used)
  • Headache
  • Chronic Fever
  • General body aches/pains
  • Calcium supplement
  • Severe headache
  • Migraine
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Tension headache
  • High blood pressure (mild effects)
  • Headache due to high blood pressure
  • Heart tonic
  • Breathing trouble due to heart disease
  • Low bone mineral density
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteomalacia
  • Joint inflammation
  • Joint pain (mild effect)
  • Burning sensation on joints due to rheumatoid arthritis
  • Non-productive cough
  • Asthma (but not beneficial in acute phase)
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Vaginitis
  • Leucorrhea
  • Excessive uterine bleeding (along with praval pisthi)
  • Fever after delivery
  • Gingivitis
  • Dental plaque

Some herbalists and Chinese Physicians use Gypsum in the treatment of ulcerative colitis in form of gypsum ash, but we do not have beneficial results with it, so we have not included this indication here.

Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Godanti Bhasma has a crucial role in ayurvedic practice because it acts as PARACETAMOL and lowers fever immediately. Its effects appear within 30 minutes to 2 hours in fever and headache.

The main action of Godanti Bhasma is on brain, blood vessels and lungs. It is well known in ayurvedic world for the management of fever and infections. Let us discuss about its medicinal uses and health benefits.

Fever (several origins)

Fever may have many causes, but Godanti bhasma is given to every patient to lower the temperature. It is generally used with Sudarshan churna or Sudarshan Ghanvati for reducing fever. Sometimes, praval pisthi also require getting instant results especially when patient also complain about severe body pains and restlessness.

Typhoid fever

Godanti Bhasma prepared with Juice of Neem Leaves is beneficial in typhoid fever. In acute phase, when patient has high fever, it can be used for seven days with other ayurvedic medicines.

It is also beneficial in chronic phase of typhoid fever, when patient has low-grade fever. In this case, the following combination is helpful.

IngredientsSingle Dosage
Neem Godanti500 mg
Praval Pisthi500 mg
Sitopaladi churna1.5 grams
Giloy Sat250 mg

Patient can repeat dosage twice or thrice a day with honey. It is also beneficial in dry cough.

Hypocalcaemia

Hypocalcaemia is a condition with low serum calcium levels. Calcium from Godanti Bhasma is highly absorbable. Alone Godanti Bhasma can help elevating serum calcium levels. To potentiate its effects, the following combination can be more beneficial.

RemediesDosage
Godanti Bhasma500 mg
Praval Pishti250 mg
Mukta Shukti Pishti250 mg

Headache

Godanti bhasma reduces headache and it is beneficial in migraine and trigeminal neuralgia. In headache, it can be used alone or with MISHRI (Sugar).

RemediesDosage
Godanti Bhasma500 mg
Giloy Sat500 mg
Misri (in powder form)2 grams

The above remedies should be mixed in given dosage and taken with water twice daily. In severe pain, this mixture can be taken 3 to 4 times a day.

Migraine & Trigeminal neuralgia

In case of migraine and trigeminal neuralgia, Godanti Bhasma should be taken along with Cow’s Ghee and MISHRI (Sugar). Patient may also require other ayurvedic medicines for a proper treatment of these diseases. These medicines include Sutshekhar Ras and Shir Shuladi Vajra Ras.

Leucorrhea & Vaginitis

Godanti bhasma reduces white discharge and inflammation of women reproductive organs. The following mixture is used for this disease.

IngredientsSingle Dosage
Neem Godanti500 mg
Cumin Seeds powder1 gram
Majuphal powder500 mg
Supari Pak2 grams

Excessive Uterine Bleeding

In this condition, Godanti Bhasma mixture is used. This mixture includes:

IngredientsSingle Dosage
Neem Godanti500 mg
Amla Powder2 grams
Psyllium Husk2 grams

Dosage & Administration

Godanti bhasma dosage varies from 125 mg to 1 gram depending on the health condition and age of the patient.

Dosage Table

AgeSingle Dosage
0 to 3 Months65 mg to 125 mg
3 Months to 1 year125 mg to 175 mg
1 year to 5 years125 mg to 250 mg
Above 5 years250 mg to 500 mg
Adults500 mg to 1 gram

The total dosage of godanti bhasma should not exceed from 2 grams per day in adults and 1 grams mg in children.

Safety Profile

The short-term use (less than 4 weeks) is LIKELY SAFE. There are no side effects reported with short-term use.

Caution & Side Effects

Long-term use of Godanti Bhasma can cause liver dysfunction. Therefore, you should not use it for more than a month continuously.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Godanti Bhasma is POSSIBLY SAFE in pregnancy and breastfeeding for a short-term use (less than 4 weeks). The safety of long-term use is not yet established, so avoid using it for a longer period or more than 4 weeks continuously.

Contraindications

Godanti Bhasma is contraindicated in liver disorders and hypercalcemia.


2 Comments
  1. Dr. Niraj says

    I used Godanti Bhasma with Sitopaladi Churna in two of my patients. Both reported of extreme difficulty in micturition and burning micturition. Even when I took it, I felt some spasmodic action on my throat. Does Godanti create any spasm on smooth muscles?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Both Godanti Bhasma (prepared with Aloe Vera Juice) and Sitopaladi Churna do not cause any difficulty in micturition or burning urination. It also has no spasmodic action. It has totally opposite action and actually acts as mild antispasmodic on smooth muscles.

      In your case, please check how Godanti Bhasma is prepared and in which it is processed. If it is prepared using Hartal, then it can result in similar side effects as explained.

      We have observed similar problems with Godanti Hartal Bhasma, which contains Hartal (arsenic compound). When its dosage increases from 125 mg twice daily, it causes burning sensation during urination, restlessness, vertigo and feeling of uneasiness in some patient.

      Godanti Hartal Bhasma and Godanti Bhasma both are different medicines.

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