Bhasma & Pishti

Mayur Chandrika Bhasma

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) of Mayur Chandrika Bhasma

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)

Mayura Piccha Bhasma has neutral pH value. It is soluble in ethyl alcohol. However, the different methods of its preparation may result in its different characteristics. Some samples (prepared at high temperature – 1000 °C) are also sparingly soluble in distilled water.

Bhasma prepared with Gaja Puta Method (temperature – 1000 °C) contains ash and some inorganic elements. It contains copper, zinc, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, manganese and aluminum. However, the quantity of these elements present in this bhasma is in the permissible range and essential for human body. The bhasma also contains flavonoids and saponins. (2)

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 of Mayura Piccha Bhasma

Mayur Chandrika Bhasma has four characteristics:

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

Mayur Chandrika Bhasma 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.

Mayur Chandrika Bhasma Benefits & Uses

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

Nausea & Vomiting

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

Remedies Quantity
Mayur Chandrika Bhasma 250 mg *
Kapoor Kachri 500 mg *
Jahar Mohra Pishti 250 mg *
* Twice Daily with Honey

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

Remedies Quantity
Mayur Chandrika Bhasma 250 mg *
Jahar Mohra Pishti 250 mg *
Praval Pishti 250 mg *
Mukta Shukti Pishti 250 mg *
Kapardak Bhasma 125 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.


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:

Remedies Quantity
Mayur Chandrika Bhasma 250 mg *
Jahar Mohra Pishti 250 mg *
Sacred fig Ficus Religiosa – Peepal Tree Bark Ash 250 mg *
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum 125 mg *
* Twice Daily with Honey


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 Bhasma 250 mg
Pushkarmool – Inula Racemosa 250 mg
Pippali Churna 250 mg
Honey 1 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.

Mayur Chandrika Bhasma Dosage

The general dosage of Mayur Chandrika Bhasma is as follows.

Infants 30 to 60 mg *
Children 60 to 125 mg *
Adults 125 to 250 mg *
Pregnancy 125 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

Safety Profile

Mayur Chandrika Bhasma is likely safe for the most individuals. However, patients should take it under the supervision of an ayurvedic physician.

Side Effects of Mayur Chandrika Bhasma

There are no side effects reported with mayura piccha bhasma.

Pregnancy & Lactation

According to the theoretical analysis of the composition of Mayura Piccha Bhasma, it seems to be possibly safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding when used for a short duration (less than 2 weeks). However, consult an ayurvedic physician before using this medicine during pregnancy and lactation.


There are no absolute contraindications for this medicine.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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  1. Hi,

    Could you please explain mayura piccha bhasma can be used by pregnant lady or not?
    If yes how it prevents vomiting in pregnant lady?
    What are the impacts of it on pregnant lady?


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