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Vang (Vanga) Bhasma – Bang Bhasma

Vang Bhasma

Vang (Vanga) Bhasma (also called Bang Bhasma) is an ayurvedic medicine 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.

Basic Information
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.
Potential Action Aphrodisiac
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

Ingredients (Composition)

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).

Tin Deficiency

Rat studies suggested that tin deficiency might cause – (Ref. 2, Ref. 3Ref. 4)

  1. Poor Growth
  2. Hearing Loss
  3. Bilateral Hair Loss (Male Pattern Baldness)
  4. Reduced Feeding Efficiency

Tin in Human Body

In Human body, Tin is found in following organs:

  1. Adrenal Gland
  2. Brain
  3. Heart and blood vessels (Aorta)
  4. Kidneys
  5. Liver
  6. Muscles
  7. Ovaries
  8. Pancreas
  9. Prostate Gland
  10. Spleen
  11. Stomach
  12. Uterus

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.

  1. Adaptogenic
  2. Analgesic
  3. Androgenic
  4. Anthelmintic
  5. Anti-arthritic
  6. Antibacterial
  7. Antimicrobial
  8. Anti-inflammatory
  9. Anti-lithiatic
  10. Antioxidant
  11. Aphrodisiac
  12. Emmenagogue
  13. Ovulation Stimulant
  14. Hematogenic (helps in formation of red blood cells)
  15. Muscle relaxant

Ayurvedic Properties

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:

  1. Urinary Disorders
  2. Urinary Tract Infections
  3. Bad Smell From The Mouth
  4. Anovulation
  5. Amenorrhea
  6. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  7. Menopause
  8. Leucorrhea
  9. Dysmenorrhea
  10. Excessive Uterine Bleeding
  11. Frequent urination
  12. 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.

Early Discharge

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.

Vang Bhasma Dosage

Children 30 to 60 mg
Adults 125 to 250 mg
Maximum Possible Dosage 500 mg per day (in divided doses)

How to Take

Doses (how many times should I take) Twice Daily
Right Time (When should I take?) After food or along with food
Adjuvant Fresh milk cream + Misri; Psyllium husk + Misri; Butter + Misri; or as prescribed by physician

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