Bhasma & Pishti

Muktashukti Bhasma & Mukta Shukti Pishti

Muktashukti is an ayurvedic name for pearl oyster shell. Muktashukti Bhasma and Mukta Shukti Pishti both contain pearl oyster shell calcium, but both are processed in different ways. Both have similar health benefits and medicinal uses. The basic ayurvedic difference between them is that Pishti is used in NIRAM PITTA condition and Bhasma is used in SAMA PITTA conditions. SAMA Pitta means Pitta is associated with AMA (Toxins). Read more about AMA here.

Muktashukti preparations are beneficial in heartburn, sour taste of mouth, dyspepsia (indigestion), abdominal pain, and pain in liver, anorexia nervosa, loss of appetite, cough, calcium deficiency, osteoporosis, osteopenia, etc.

Ingredients (Composition)

Muktashukti Bhasma and Mukta Shukti Pishti are ayurvedic preparations containing similar ingredient, but prepared with different methods. For making bhasma, heat is used and for making pishti, Muktashukti (pearl oyster shell) is triturated along with rose water.

Purification of Muktashukti (Pearl Oyster Shell)

Muktashukti (pearl oyster shell) is dipped into buttermilk for 3 days. Buttermilk is changed after every day. The uncovered vessel should be placed under the sunlight during day. After 3 days, Pearl oyster shell is washed with warm water. The black part on the back of pearl oyster shell should be removed using knife or any other instrument. Bhasma or Pishti should be prepared from only white part of pearl oyster shell.

Muktashukti Bhasma

Shuddha Muktashukti (purified pearl oyster shell)200 grams
Aloe Vera Pulp800 grams
Lemon JuiceQ.S.

Shuddha Muktashukti is placed between the Aloe Vera Pulp in earthen vessel. The heat is given as per principle of GAJAPUTTA. Now, Muktashukti Bhasma is re-processed and triturated using lemon juice. Small cakes are prepared. Again, heat is given as per principle of GAJAPUTTA. After this process, cakes of Muktashukti Bhasma are ground to fine powder and ready for use.

Mukta Shukti Pishti

Shuddha Muktashukti (purified pearl oyster shell)200 grams
Rose WaterQ.S.

Shuddha Muktashukti (purified pearl oyster shell) is ground to fine powder and the fine powder is triturated with rose water for 3 weeks.

Chemical Composition

Muktashukti (purified pearl oyster shell) chemically contains:

  1. Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3)
  2. Conchiolin

Medicinal Properties

Muktashukti Bhasma and Pishti have following healing properties.

  1. Potent Antacid
  2. Antiarrhythmic
  3. Anti-arthritic
  4. Antihistaminic
  5. Anti-inflammatory
  6. Antioxidant
  7. Antitussive
  8. Antiulcerogenic
  9. Digestive Stimulant
  10. Alterative

Ayurvedic Properties

Potency – VIRYASHEETA (Cold)
Resultant – VIPAKAMADHURA (Sweet)
Therapeutic Effect – PRABHAVAPotent Antacid
Dhatu (Tissue) EffectRASA, RAKTA, MAMSA &  ASTHI
Beneficial for OrgansStomach, Liver, Spleen & Intestine

Mechanism of Action

According to ayurveda, Muktashukti Bhasma and Pishti both reduce the excess PITTA and heat due to its SHEETA (Cold) potency (VIRYA). It is beneficial in all types of PITTA diseases.

Therapeutic Indications

Muktashukti Bhasma and Pishti are helpful in following health conditions.

  1. Acidity
  2. Chronic Gastritis
  3. Duodenal ulcer
  4. Heartburn
  5. Peptic ulcer
  6. Mouth ulcer
  7. Ulcerative colitis
  8. Loss of appetite
  9. Indigestion
  10. Gas or flatulence
  11. Bloating
  12. Abdominal distension
  13. Ulcer

Mukta Shukti Bhasma Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Mukta Shukti Bhasma mainly reduces Pitta Dosha. It also pacifies Kapha Dosha. It is beneficial for bones and joints. It acts stomach, liver, spleen, and duodenum.


Mukta Shukti Bhasma is a drug of choice for heartburn in ayurvedic medicine. It neutralizes the acid in the stomach and prevents acid back up in the oesophagus. Thus, it helps in reducing burning sensation in the chest and throat.


Mukta Shukti Bhasma is a good source of Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) and conchiolin protein. Along with Cissus Quadrangularis, it is very useful in the treatment of osteoporosis.

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Muktashukti Bhasma and Pishti is as follows.
Infants60 to 125 mg *
Children125 to 250 mg *
Adults250 to 500 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 a day with Gulkand, Honey, Water or appropriate adjuvant as per disease

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