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Mayur Chandrika Bhasma

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Mayur Chandrika Bhasma (mayur piccha bhasma) is a classical ayurvedic medicine, which has antiemetic and antispasmodic properties. The most common indication of Mayur Chandrika Bhasma is nausea and vomiting. It is also beneficial in hiccup, cough and asthma.

Ingredients (Composition)

Mayur Chandrika Bhasma is prepared from peacock feathers. Peacock feathers contain melanin pigment, which gives them brown color. Bright colors in peacock feature are due to its inherent structure, which have several tiny holes. These holes are arranged into a hexagonal pattern. The reflection of the light through this structure gives the perception of different colors including red, blue, green etc.

Chemically, Mayur Pankh (peacock feather) contains copper, manganese, iron and zinc. (1)

Preparation Method of Mayur Chandrika Bhasma

Peacock feathers are taken and burnt with Cow’s Ghee (Clarified Butter). The ash obtained after burning the peacock feathers is known as Mayur Chandrika Bhasma or Mayur Piccha bhasma. Generally, colorful central part is taken for making bhasma.

Medicinal Properties

Mayur Chandrika Bhasma has four characteristics:

  1. Antiemetic
  2. Hiccup suppressant
  3. Mild Antitussive
  4. Mild Bronchodilatory

Therapeutic Indications

Mayur Chandrika Bhasma has two main indications.

  1. Nausea & Vomiting
  2. Hiccup
  3. Asthma

However, it is also used in cough and asthma, but it has very little effects for treating these conditions alone. Therefore, the herbal combinations are required to take optimum benefits from the Mayur Chandrika Bhasma in asthma and cough.

Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Mayur Chandrika Bhasma is a drug of choice for nausea and vomiting in ayurveda. It also suppresses hiccup.

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Nausea & Vomiting

Mayur Chandrika Bhasma has antiemetic action. It is effective in following herbal combination:

RemediesQuantity
Mayur Chandrika Bhasma250 mg *
Kapoor Kachri500 mg *
Jahar Mohra Pishti250 mg *
* Twice Daily with Honey

If vomitus is sour, and comes out with burning sensation, then following combination works better:

RemediesQuantity
Mayur Chandrika Bhasma250 mg *
Jahar Mohra Pishti250 mg *
Praval Pishti250 mg *
Mukta Shukti Pishti250 mg *
Kapardak Bhasma125 mg *
* Twice Daily with Honey

All above combinations are effective in mild to moderate cases of vomiting. If vomiting is severe, then Sutshekhar Ras or Laghu Sutshekhar Ras may also require.

Hiccup

Mayur Chandrika Bhasma has hiccup suppressant action. However, we found it does not have good results if used alone. It works better in following combination:

RemediesQuantity
Mayur Chandrika Bhasma250 mg *
Jahar Mohra Pishti250 mg *
Sacred fig Ficus Religiosa – Peepal Tree Bark Ash250 mg *
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum125 mg *
* Twice Daily with Honey

Asthma

Mayur Chandrika Bhasma along with Pushkarmool and Pippali Churna is used for the management of the asthma and breathing troubles. It can be used in following way.

Mayur Chandrika Bhasma250 mg
Pushkarmool – Inula Racemosa250 mg
Pippali Churna250 mg
Honey1 teaspoon
This mixture should be taken twice daily. In acute attack of asthma, it should be licked in smaller doses and repeated every 5 minutes until patient feel better. Three months course with this treatment gives good results in patients with asthma.
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Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Mayur Chandrika Bhasma is as follows.

Infants30 to 60 mg *
Children60 to 125 mg *
Adults125 to 250 mg *
Pregnancy125 to 250 mg *
Geriatric (Old age)125 to 250 mg *
Maximum Possible Dosage (per day or in 24 hours)1000 mg (in divided doses)
* Twice Daily with Honey
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