Vang (Vanga) Bhasma – Bang Bhasma
Vang (Vanga) Bhasma (also called Bang Bhasma) is prepared from Tin Metal with calcination process including SHODHANA, MARDANA and MARNA. These processes make Tin Metal micro fine and make usable for medicinal purposes. However, Vanga Bhasma should be well prepared because Raw Bang Bhasma may have side effects of Tin Metal Intake. The well-processed Vanga Bhasma should only be used for therapeutic purposes.
Vanga Bhasma is beneficial in diseases of male and female reproductive system. Its effects appear on uterus, ovaries, testes and genitals. Bang Bhasma is highly beneficial in adrenal gland diseases especially adrenal fatigue or adrenal insufficiency.
|Medicine Category||Bhasma & Pishti|
|Dosha Effect||Pacifies KAPHA DOSHA|
|Dhatu (Tissue) Effect||RASA, RAKTA, MAMSA, ASTHI & SHUKRA|
|Special Organ Effect||Ovaries, Uterus, Genitals, Urinary Bladder, Prostate, Kidney, Adrenal Gland, etc.|
|Main Indication||Disorders of Reproductive System|
|Safety Profile||Not Established|
|Dosage||125 to 250 mg|
|Best Adjuvant||Different in Every Disease|
|Shelf Life||Old is good|
|Raw Material||Shuddha Vanga (Bang) – Purified Tin Metal|
Shuddha Vanga (Bang) or Purified Tin Metal is the main ingredient of the Vanga Bhasma. It is also processed with several herbs and preparation method may be different according to the different classical texts.
Health Effects of Tin Metal
Before we discuss about the Bang Bhasma, we should also know about the Tin Metal and its health effects. Tin is important trace mineral in some animals, but not established essential mineral in human beings. However, Tin is present in our foods. (Ref. 1)
|Tin Dietary Intake per Day||1 to 3 mg from food sources|
Tin may also present in your toothpastes in form of stannous fluoride. It may also be chemical preservative in your food in form of stannous chloride (SnCl2).
- Poor Growth
- Hearing Loss
- Bilateral Hair Loss (Male Pattern Baldness)
- Reduced Feeding Efficiency
Tin in Human Body
In Human body, Tin is found in following organs:
- Adrenal Gland
- Heart and blood vessels (Aorta)
- Prostate Gland
An average concentration of Tin in human body is nearly equal to vital nutrients like cobalt, iodine and selenium. However, scientists are still confused about the role of Tin in human body and evidences are lacking to support it as essential nutrient. According to some experts, Tin may likely to be associated with Iodine in the same way as calcium and magnesium association in the human body. Tin supports Adrenal Gland and Iodine supports Thyroid Gland. Both affect cardiac functions. Low adrenal functions affect left side of the heart and low thyroid functions affect right side of the heart, which may also be associated with tin and iodine deficiency.
Medicinal Properties of Vanga Bhasma
Vanga Bhasma has following healing properties.
- Ovulation Stimulant
- Hematogenic (helps in formation of red blood cells)
- Muscle relaxant
|Taste – RASA||TIKTA (Bitter)|
|Main Quality – GUNA||LAGHU (Light), USHNA (Hot), RUKSHA (Dry), SARA or CHALA (Mobile or Mobility)|
|Potency – VIRYA||USHNA (Hot)|
|Resultant – VIPAKA||KATU (Pungent)|
|Therapeutic Effect – PRABHAVA||Aphrodisiac|
|DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)||Pacifies KAPHA|
|Effects on Organs||Ovaries, Uterus, Genitals, Urinary Bladder, Prostate, Kidney, Adrenal Gland, etc.|
Therapeutic Indications of Bang Bhasma
Bang Bhasma is beneficial in following health conditions:
- Urinary Disorders
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Bad Smell From The Mouth
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Excessive Uterine Bleeding
- Frequent urination
- Male reproductive organ diseases
Vang Bhasma Benefits & Uses
Vang Bhasma is beneficial in diseases of reproductive organs. It influences on ovaries and uterus in females and penile tissue, prostate gland, and testes in males.
Vang Bhasma is a drug of choice for testicular diseases in ayurveda. It reduces inflammation of testicles and epididymis, so it is very useful in cases of orchitis and epididymitis. In these diseases, it is generally taken with Chandraprabha Vati.
Orchitis & Epididymitis
Epididymitis and orchitis both are interlinked. Vang Bhasma along with Chandraprabha Vati, Chandanadi Vati, Chopchinyadi Churna and Chandanasava is effective solution inflammation of testicles and epididymis. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties, which are useful in bacterial as well as viral infections of testicles. It reduces scrotal tenderness, pain and discomfort.
Spermatocele (Spermatic Cyst & Epididymal Cyst)
Epididymal Cyst, also known as Spermatocele or Spermatic Cyst is fluid-filled sac, which is painless and benign and present in the scrotum. Vang Bhasma along with Pippali (Piper Longum), Chandraprabha Vati and Shilajit are curative ayurvedic solution for it. Vang Bhasma should be used in dosage of 125 mg with 500 mg Pippali Churna, 1 gram Chandraprabha Vati and 500 mg Shilajit twice daily. Vang Bhasma and Pippali Churna should be taken with honey. Chandraprabha Vati Shilajit should be taken with milk. It should also be noted that treatment should be given for at least 3 months. 90% cases get complete cure from spermatocele within 3 months.
Most of ayurvedic physician use Vang Bhasma for early discharge along with aphrodisiac herbs like Ashwagandha, Musli, Shatavari, Vidarikand, etc. It is most useful in early discharge along with Abhrak Bhasma, Yashtimadhu, Shatavari, Vidarikand and Jatamansi (Spikenard). In such case, herbs primarily working on PITTA Dosha and secondarily working on VATA DOSHA should be used along with Vanga Bhasma. Treatment should be given for 2 to 3 months with this combination.
Pyuria & Pus in Seminal Fluid
Most cases with male infertility are suffering with pus cells in the seminal fluid. Vang Bhasma (125 mg) along with Triphala Churna and Dashmoolarishta is very effective remedy for this. The treatment with this combination should be given for a month and can be repeated up to 3 months.