Jahar Mohra Pishti & Bhasma

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Jahar Mohra Pishti & Bhasma is an ayurvedic mineral-based formulation. It is also called Nagapashana Bhasma and Zahar Mohra Bhasma. It is prepared from the Jahar Mohra Stone, which is also called Serpentine. However, Serpentine is not a single minerals, but it mainly contains Magnesium Silicate.

In ayurveda, Jahar Mohra (Serpentine) is processed to detoxify it and make eatable for human. The processes are called SHODHANA, MARDANA and MARNA. SHODHANA and MARDANA processes are essential to make it usable for therapeutic purposes.

Basic Information
Medicine CategoryBhasma & Pishti
Dosha EffectVATA, PITTA & KAPHA – Pacifies all
Potential ActionHeart Protective
Main IndicationDigestive Disorders & High Blood Pressure
Special Organ EffectHeart & Intestines
Safety ProfilePossibly Safe
Dosage125 mg to 250 mg
Best AdjuvantHoney
Shelf LifeOld is good
Raw Material UsedShuddha Jahar Mohra (Purified Serpentine)

Ingredients (Composition)

The main ingredient of Jahar Mohra Pishti and Jahar Mohra Bhasma is Shuddha Jahar Mohra (Purified Serpentine).

Chemical Composition of Jahar Mohra (Serpentine)

The mainly Jahar Mohra (Serpentine) is composed of magnesium silicates. In addition to magnesium silicates, it may also contain silicates of iron, aluminum, zinc and manganese.

General formula Serpentine(Mg,Fe,Ni,Al,Zn,Mn)2-3(Si,Al,Fe)2O5(OH)4
Some elements may be missing in above general formula according to the type of serpentine.
Jahar Mohra (Serpentine) has two mainly types:
Main TypesChemical Formula
ANTIGORITE(Mg, Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4
CHRYSOTILEMg3Si2O5(OH)4

Preparation Processes

Preparation processes of Jahar Mohra Pishti and Jahar Mohra Bhasma involves:

Jahar Mohra Pishti

  1. SHODHANA (Purification or Detoxification): It involves heating the Jahar Mohra (Serpentine) stones until they become red and then throwing them into Cow’s milk or Triphala Decoction. This process is repeated for 21 times.
  2. MARDANA: Grinding the fine powder with Rose Water or Chandanadi Ark for several days

Jahar Mohra Bhasma

  1. SHODHANA (Purification or Detoxification): It involves heating the Jahar Mohra (Serpentine) stones until they become red and then throwing them into Cow’s milk or Triphala Decoction. This process is repeated for 21 times.
  2. MARDANA: Grinding the fine powder with Cow’s Milk for 6 hours
  3. Making cakes: Making small cakes of thick paste prepared during MARDANA process
  4. MARNA: After drying the small cakes, they are put into the earthen pots and heated for obtaining Bhasma.

Medicinal Properties

Jahar Mohra Pishti and Jahar Mohra Bhasma, both have similar medicinal properties.

  1. Antidiarrheal
  2. Antiemetic
  3. Antacid
  4. Antidote of scorpion stings
  5. Antidote of snake bites
  6. Anti-hypertensive
  7. Antibacterial
  8. Antimicrobial
  9. Digestive Stimulant
  10. Febrifuge

Therapeutic Indications

Jahar Mohra Pishti and Jahar Mohra Bhasma, both are indicated in following diseases and symptoms:

  • Diarrhea in children
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Burning sensation in abdomen and heartburn
  • Liver disorders (rarely used)
  • Restlessness
  • Chronic Fever
  • Cholera
  • High Blood Pressure

Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Jahar Mohra Pishti and Bhasma, both have similar benefits. Jahar Mohra is beneficial in diseases of digestive system and cardiovascular system. Here are some of important medicinal uses and benefits of Jahar Mohra Pishti.

Diarrhea in Children

Jahar Mohra Pishti has antidiarrheal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which helps treating diarrhea in infants and children. In children, the following ayurvedic combination is best for treating diarrhea.

RemediesQuantity
Jahar Mohra Pishti60 mg *
Jasad Bhasma10 mg *
Nagarmotha (Cyprus Rotundus)60 mg *
Mochras60 mg *
Coriander Seeds (Dhania)60 mg *
Amla Churna60 mg *
Indrayava (Seeds of Holarrhena Antidysenterica)60 mg *
* In Acute cases, this mixture should be given 6 to 8 times a day. This type of dosage is required for first day. Same dosage may also require on second day. After that, the dosage should be 3 times a day until the child get complete relief from the infection (at least for 7 days).
Shadanga Paniya should be given if diarrhea accompanies with fever. Even if fever is not present, the use of Shadanga Paniya is still beneficial for reducing AMA (Toxins) in the body and speeds up the recovery process.

Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstruation)

Menorrhagia is abnormal heavy menstruation. Many women experience weakness and fatigue. Anemia may also present in women with heavy menstruation. However, Ashokarishta is a drug of choice for such case, but Jahar Mohra Pishti provides additional support to reduce bleeding, weakness and fatigue. Jahar Mohra Pishti is used along with Praval Pishti and others as follows:

RemediesQuantity
Jahar Mohra Pishti250 mg *
Praval Pishti250 mg *
Godanti Bhasma250 mg *
Giloy Satva250 mg *
Abhrak Bhasma125 mg *
Mukta Pishti125 mg *
Yashtimadhu (liquorice) Churna500 mg *
Amalaki Rasayana500 mg *
* Four Times a day
This combination of Jahar Mohra Pishti takes 3 to 7 days to treat the condition completely. But it should be taken for at least 4 weeks to prevent recurrence.

High Blood Pressure

Jahar Mohra Pishti is frequently used for managing high blood pressure. Its antihypertensive properties are more visible in dosage more than one gram per day. However, in conjunction with Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia Serpentina) powder (crude natural form) Jahar Mohra Pishti works better. It alone can also work in many patients without need of Sarpagandha in following combination:

RemediesQuantity
Jahar Mohra Pishti250 to 500 mg * +
Akik Pishti125 mg *
Mukta Pishti125 mg *
Abhrak Bhasma25 mg *
* Twice daily with water
+ Note: In Mild Hypertension, 250 mg dosage is sufficient, In Moderate Hypertension 500 mg dosage is good, but in Severe hypertensive cases, 500 mg  Jahar Mohra Pishti should be taken along with 250 mg Sarpagandha Churna (natural crude form).

Dosage & Administration

Dosage Table of Jahar Mohra Pishti & Bhasma
Infants30 to 125 mg *
Children60 to 125 mg *
Adults125 to 250 mg *
PregnancyBEST TO AVOID
Geriatric (Old age)125 to 250 mg *
Maximum Possible Dosage (per day or in 24 hours)500 mg (in divided doses)
* Twice a day with Honey or water

Safety Profile

Safety profile of Jahar Mohra Pishti & Bhasma is not well established. However, it is traditionally used in Indian Medicine and most of ayurvedic doctors have not observed any side effect of Jahar Mohra in their patients.

According to our experience, Jahar Mohra Pishti and Bhasma are well tolerated in dosage less than 500 mg per day. High dosage of Jahar Mohra Pishti is used in patients with high blood pressure, which is also tolerable in most of people. Jahar Mohra Pishti & Bhasma should be taken under supervision of ayurveda expert.

FAQs about Jahar Mohra

Can Jahar Mohra be used for the long term in the cases of hypertension?

Jahar Mohra Pishti or Bhasma can be used on a long-term basis for the management of high blood pressure. Generally, long-term use is not required in many cases if managed properly considering DOSHA.

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