Swarna Makshik Bhasma
Swarna Makshik Bhasma (Swarnamakshik Bhasma) contains nutrients like iron and copper. These nutrients are essential for many biological functions in the body. Copper and iron both are essential for forming Red blood cells (erythrocytes). Copper aids in the absorption of iron in the body and iron is essential for formation of hemoglobin.
Swarna Makshik Bhasma is an ayurvedic medicine has all nutritional benefits of copper and iron. In addition, it is also important therapeutically in the treatment of anemia, jaundice, insomnia, chronic low grade fever, burning sensation in the eyes, heartburn, burning micturation, bleeding piles, nausea, vomiting, headache with pulsating pain or feeling of burning sensation or heat, itching, leucorrhoea, and other abdominal diseases.
Swarna Makshik (Chalcopyrite or copper iron sulphide in English) is the primary ingredient Swarnamakshik Bhasma. It is processed in KULTHI (Horse gram) decoction, castor oil and buttermilk and then prepared dried under sun and heated under high temperature.
Swarna Makshik or Chalcopyrite is composed of mainly following elements:
So, the raw Swarna Makshik has Chemical formula of Chalcopyrite, which is CuFeS2.
According to X-ray Diffraction (XRD) analysis of prepared Swarna Makshik Bhasma, it contains:
|Chemical Name||Chemical Formula|
|Ferrous oxide of Iron||Fe2O3|
|Iron(III) sulfide (ferric sulfide)||FeS2|
Medicinal Properties & Pharmacodynamics
Swarna Makshik Bhasma has following medicinal properties.
- Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)
- Hematogenic (helps in formation of red blood cells)
|Taste – RASA||MADHURA (Sweet), TIKTA (Bitter) & KASAYA (Astringent)|
|Main Quality – GUNA||LAGHU (Light)|
|Potency – VIRYA||SHEETA (Cold)|
|Resultant – VIPAKA||MADHURA (Sweet)|
|DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)||Pacifies all three dosha (Tridosha), but it is more beneficial in Pitta Dosha and then Kapha Dosha dominance.|
|Therapeutic Effect – PRABHAVA||Rasayana (Rejuvenation) & Vrishaya (Aphrodisiac)|
|Dhatu (Tissue) Effect||RASA, RAKTA & MAJJA|
|Beneficial for Organs||Stomach, Liver, Intestine, Heart, Testes, Mind|
Swarna Makshik Bhasma is helpful in following health conditions.
Heart & Blood
- High blood pressure
Mind & Brain
- Headache with pulsating pain or feeling of burning sensation or heat
- Hyperacidity with sour taste in the mouth
- Chronic Gastritis
- Mouth ulcer
- Peptic Ulcer
- Ulcerative colitis
- Membranous dysmenorrhea
- Heat sensation
- Burning sensation
- Chronic low grade fever
- Burning sensation in the eyes
- Burning micturation
- Bleeding piles
Dosage & Administration
|The general dosage of Swarna Makshik Bhasma is as follows.|
|Infants & Children||2.5 mg per Kg body Weight, but the maximum dosage should not exceed from 250 mg per day.|
|Adults (19 to 60 yrs)||125 to 375 mg|
|Geriatric (above 60 yrs)||125 to 375 mg|
|Lactation||125 to 375 mg|
|Twice a day with appropriate adjuvant|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||750 mg Per Day (in divided doses)|
|When to Take: After Food|
The best suitable Adjuvants for Swarna Makshik Bhasma according to diseases are as follows:
|Chicken Pox||Kanchanar Decoction|
|Jaundice||Long Pepper + Honey or Radish Juice|
|Nocturnal Emission||Misri (Crystalline Sugar)|
|Chronic Fever||Sitopaladi Churna or Misri (Crystalline Sugar) + Honey|
|Nausea & Vomiting||Jeera (Cumin), Misri (Crystalline Sugar) + Honey|
|Weakness & Debility||Cow’s Milk|
Ayurvedic Formulations of Swarna Makshik Bhasma
- Tapyadi Loha
Swarna Makshik Bhasma is considerably safe for most individuals when Swarnamakshik Bhasma is taken under professional supervision and within its recommended dosage as per ayurveda.
There is no side effect observed with the recommended dosage of Swarna Makshik Bhasma.