Heerak Bhasma – Heera or Vajra Bhasma

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Heerak Bhasma (also spelled as Hirak Bhasma, Vajra Bhasma, Hira Bhasma & Heera Bhasma or Diamond Bhasma) is an ayurvedic calcined medicine. It has immunomodulator, anodyne, antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anticancer action in the body. It plays a preventive as well as therapeutic role in management of cancer, impotency, obesity, tuberculosis, fistula, etc.

According to ayurveda, Heerak Bhasma has all six tastes, pacifies all three Dosha (body humors) and increases the potency of other medicines. Clinically, its main action appears on dominance of Pitta Dosha in the body. The second action is observable on dominance of Kapha Dosha in the body. It reduces fat, prevents fat accumulation, breaks cellulite and improves overall metabolism in the body.

Medicinal Properties

Hirak Bhasma has following healing characteristics.

  1. Anticancer
  2. Anti-mutagenic
  3. Antianginal
  4. Immunomodulator
  5. Rejuvenative
  6. Adaptogenic
  7. Antioxidant
  8. Anti-stress
  9. Aphrodisiac
  10. Analgesic or Anodyne
  11. Antibacterial
  12. Antimicrobial
  13. Antiviral
  14. Anti-Inflammatory
  15. Anti-Obesity
  16. Antitussive
  17. Antiulcerogenic
  18. Demulcent
  19. Hematogenic (helps in formation of red blood cells)
  20. Heart Tonic

A few medicinal properties are listed above, but Heerak Bhasma provides benefits to all parts of the body. Its action appears on brain, mind, nerves, spinal cord, lungs, abdominal organs, bones, joints, skin, etc. Mainly, it provides strength to every organ and restores natural functions of every organ.

Therapeutic Indications

The main indication of Heerak Bhasma is to increase immunity, improve action of other medicines, eliminates the toxin obstructions. It is used in combination with Swarna Bhasma and other ayurvedic medicines in various diseases. The individual indications of Heerak Bhasma include:

  1. Angina Pectoris
  2. Heart Block
  3. Coronary Artery Disease
  4. Atherosclerosis
  5. Mental Debility
  6. Physical Debility
  7. Impotency & Infertility
  8. Tuberculosis
  9. Cancer & Metastasis

In addition to these diseases, Hirak Bhasma is also beneficial for in following health conditions:

  • Obesity
  • Vertigo
  • Fistula
  • Frequent Urination
  • Diabetes
  • Anemia
  • Abdominal Diseases
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Bone Marrow Depression

Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Heerak Bhasma increases vitality, stamina and immunity. Heerak Bhasma is beneficial in all chronic and obstinate diseases. It balances all three Dosha and corrects metabolism. It improves immunity, longevity, body strength and general well-being.

Adding Heerak Bhasma in the treatment of chronic diseases speeds up the recovery process and improves action of the other medicines given for the treatment. Therefore, it can be given to all patients with acute as well as chronic diseases to improve action of the main medicines and speed up the recovery process.

Effects on Mind

Heerak Bhasma effects appear after its continuous use for 4 to 8 weeks on the mind. It improves alertness, memory, attention span and intelligence. Many traditional ayurvedic doctors use it in following combination for improving mental capabilities of the children.

RemedyDosage
Heerak Bhasma1 mg
Swarna Bhasma5 mg
Manikya Pishti10 mg
Raupya Bhasma10 mg
Mukta Pishti100 mg
Brahmi Powder100 mg
Yashtimadhu (Mulethi) – Licorice Powder100 mg
  • This combination should be taken on empty stomach in the morning once daily.
  • This combination is also a treatment choice for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The results of this combination appear after a regular use for 2 to 3 months.

Angina Pectoris

In ayurveda, Heera Bhasma is a drug of choice for Angina Pectoris. It works even in acute phase of Angina Pectoris. Hirak Bhasma improves blood flow the heart muscles and reduces sensation of squeezing, heaviness, pressure and tightness in the chest. It also alleviates chest pain. In angina pain, the following combination is beneficial.

RemediesDosage
Heera Bhasma4 mg *
Pushkarmool250 mg *
Shring Bhasma125 mg *
Honey1 tsp. *
  1. * Twice or thrice a day
  2. In acute cases, the first dosage should be given as described, but after a few minutes (10 to 15 minutes), a small dosage of above combination should be given continuously until pain subsides.
  3. Also, rule out if burning sensation in the chest. If heartburn present or any gastric history appears, then Pushkarmool should not be added in the above combination. In place of Pushkarmool, Yashtimadhu (Mulethi or Licorice) powder in dosage of 1 grams should be used.

Cancer & Metastasis

In combination with other ayurvedic medicines, Heerak Bhasma is beneficial in cancer and prevents metastasis. Mostly commonly, the following ayurvedic combination is helpful for cancer.

RemediesSingle DosageMixing Proportion
Heerak Bhasma2.5 mg *100 mg **
Swarna Bhasma50 mg *2 grams **
Mukta Pishti50 mg *2 grams **
Abhrak Bhasma 1000 Puti50 mg *2 grams **
  1. * The dosage given is for single time.
  2. ** All these medicines should be mixed in the proportion provided and then divide into 40 small sachets (PUDIAs) to make appropriate dosage. Each sachet should be taken in the morning 30 minutes before meal with milk cream (MALAI) and Misri (crystalline sugar). Taking this mixture (one sachet) one time a day is sufficient dosage, but in severe cases and metastasis, some patients may require it twice a day.

This treatment is slow acting and takes time to give results, which varies from 6 months to 12 months for complete cancer treatment. Secondly, this treatment is more effective in initial stages of cancer. The general improvement in health can be seen within 2 weeks after starting ayurvedic cancer treatment. Each patient also requires other medicines according to dominance of body humor (DOSHA) in addition to this treatment.

In cases of metastasis, it may not cure the condition, but it prevents further spreading of the cancer cells in the body and improves overall health and lifespan.

Dosage & Administration

The minimum effective dosage of Heerak Bhasma is 1.25 mg and maximum dosage can be 10 mg twice daily.

Infants0.5 to 1.25 mg *
Children1 to 2.5 mg *
Adults2.5 to 6.25 mg *
Adults (in severe cases)6.25 to 8 mg *
Pregnancy1 to 2.5 mg *
Geriatric (Old age)2.5 to 6.25 mg *
Maximum Possible Dosage (per day or in 24 hours)16 mg (in divided doses)

* Twice a day with appropriate adjuvant

How to Take

If only Heerak Bhasma is to be taken, then it should be taken with milk mixing with Misri (sugar crystal) powder. Generally, Hirak Bhasma is given along with other medicines according to diseases. Some of these combinations are described in Benefits & Medicinal Uses Section of this article under the heading of specific health condition or diseases.

Treatment Duration

Heerak Bhasma may not show any results if used for a short period i.e. less than a week. It shows results after its regular use for at least 2 weeks. The long-term treatment with Hirak Bhasma may require for a proper health benefits. Some cancer patients may require continuous treatment with Heerak Bhasma for 6 to 12 months.

Safety Profile

Heerak Bhasma is Possibly Safe. There are not adverse effects observed with the regular use of Heerak Bhasma. Cancer patients receive full dosage treatment therapy with Heerak Bhasma, Swarna Bhasma etc., which continue even for 12 months or more. There are no side effects observed.


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