Yashad (Jasad) Bhasma, Indications, Uses, Benefits, Dosage & Side Effects
Yashad (Jasad) Bhasma is an ayurvedic mineral-based and immuno-modulatory medicine. It is also ayurvedic zinc supplement in used in zinc deficiency, slow wound healing, stunted growth and diarrhea in children.
Yashad (Jasad) Bhasma boosts the immune system and may help treating recurrent common cold and ear infections. It also prevents respiratory infections. In ayurveda, it is used for malaria and other parasitic diseases.
Along with ayurvedic eye drops, yashada Bhasma is beneficial for macular degeneration, night blindness and cataract. It may also help in cases of asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes and AIDS. It is also used in skin diseases especially acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Pure Zinc is used for the preparation of Yashad (Jasad) Bhasma.
Pure zinc is processed with aloe vera juice for making bhasma.
Yashad (Jasad) Bhasma contains calcined and pure zinc. It is highly absorbable zinc supplement because of the decreased particle size and nanochemistry.
Yashad (Jasad) Bhasma has following healing properties.
- Digestive Stimulant
- Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)
- Hematogenic (helps in formation of red blood cells)
Yashad (Jasad) Bhasma is used in following diseases.
- Chronic low grade fever
- General debility after fever
- Physical weakness after chronic or long standing disease
- Zinc deficiency
- Acute diarrhea in children
- Slow wound healing
- Recurrent common cold
- Recurrent ear infections
Brain & Nerves
- Memory loss
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Severe head injuries
- Macular degeneration
- Night blindness
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Heart & Blood
- High blood pressure
- Sickle cell disease
Lungs & Airways
- Seasonal flu
- Lower respiratory infections
- Burning mouth syndrome
- Hypogeusia – Blunted sense of taste
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Peptic ulcers
- Anorexia nervosa
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle cramps linked with liver disease
Muscle, Bones & Joints
- Weak bones (osteoporosis)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Muscle cramps
Skin & Hairs
- Premature graying of hairs
- Aging skin
- Herpes simplex
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Male infertility
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- For improving physical endurance, athletic performance and physical strength
Medicinal Uses & Benefits
Yashad Bhasma is useful in the treatment of diseases related to zinc deficiency, throat, eyes, respiratory system, heart, blood and digestive system. It also works well in diabetes mellitus and men’s problems.
Yashad Bhasma is useful in all types of fever and infections due to its immuno-modulatory effects. It improves immune system and helps the body fighting off the disease.
Yashad Bhasma contains zinc, which is already studied for its effects in preventing and reducing severity of common cold symptoms. Thus, yashad bhasma reduces common cold symptoms. (1, 2)
It should be taken within 24 hours onset of symptoms of common cold to reduce duration of infection or severity of symptoms. Zinc supplement also decrease common cold incidences in children. (3, 4)
Therefore, we can also use Yashad Bhasma as Prophylactic therapy for children suffering from recurrent common cold or seasonal flu. Mixing Jasad bhasma with Sitopaladi churna can improve the immune system against almost all types of viral infections.
Sore throat & Tonsillitis
A number of bacteria and viruses can cause sore throat and inflammation of tonsils. Yashad bhasma is used when throat is red, inflamed and painful. However, it might not be effective when white crust or layer is visible instead of red and inflamed area. It is used along with sitopaladi churna, praval pisthi and tulsi.
Good ayurvedic medicine combination for Tonsillitis
|Sitopaladi churna||2 grams|
|Jasad Bhasma||100 mg|
|Gandhak Rasayan||500 mg|
It should be taken with honey and three times a day for 7 days or up to cessation of all symptoms. If patient suffers with recurrent tonsillitis, then he should take this combination for at least three months.
Yashad bhasma works well in inflammation of conjunctiva. It reduces infection, inflammation, redness, itchiness and watery eyes. (5)
Ayurvedic treatment for burning mouth syndrome
Burning mouth syndrome occurs due to deficiency of zinc. The most common symptoms of this disease are burning sensation in the mouth, increase thirst, dry mouth, metallic or bitter taste and loss of taste. Yashad Bhasma can reduce all these symptoms and help curing burning mouth syndrome. (6, 7)
Stomach ulcer, ulcerative colitis & Crohn’s disease
Zinc supplements have healing effects in gastric ulcer, peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. It speeds up healing process of ulcer and reduces inflammation in these diseases. (8, 9, 10)
In ayurveda, Yashad bhasma is commonly used for these diseases. However, it may not be effective alone. It is used with Mulethi, vanshlochan and Giloy Satva.
People with diabetes may have lower serum zinc concentration. Zinc supplement improves glycemic control and decrease HbA1c percentage. (11)
Zinc also has protective effects for insulin secreting cells in the pancreas. Thus, it helps preventing further damage to the cells and improves health in diabetes. (12)
In ayurvedic proprietary medicines, Yashada bhasma (zinc) is a common ingredient for anti-diabetic remedies.
How to use Yashad bhasma for diabetes mellitus? How long should it be taken?
In diabetes, Yashad Bhasma is required in low dosage, but it should be continued for a longer duration. Along with other anti-diabetic herbs, 25 mg Yashad Bhasma 2 times a day is the most effective dosage.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Tinnitus
|Yashad Bhasma||125 mg|
|Sarivadi vati||500 mg (in severe case, 1000 mg) – (crushed 4 tablets)|
Mix all and take it with lukewarm milk twice a day. You can also take above mixture with Red Sandalwood (LAL CHANDAN) decoction if you experience burning sensation in the head.
You also require using Bilwadi Taila 2 drops in each ear once a day with this remedy.
In ayurveda, Yashad Bhasma is used for Urticaria. It reduces itching and red spots. Some ayurvedic lotions used for Urticaria include Yashad bhasma as an ingredient.
Yashad Bhasma is the best source of Zinc in Ayurvedic Medicine. Zinc supplementation stimulates bone formation and increases bone mass. (13, 14)
In Ayurveda, Yashad Bhasma is used in the following combination for the management of osteoporosis and strengthening bones and joints.
|Cissus Quadrangularis||500 mg|
|Godanti Bhasma||500 mg|
|Mukta Shukti Bhasma||250 mg|
|Praval Pishti||250 mg|
|Yashad Bhasma||125 mg|
|Abhrak Bhasma||125 mg|
Supplementary use of Yashad Bhasma
Zinc level may decrease in following diseases due to reduced absorption of zinc or zinc deficiency.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Yashad Bhasma improves patients’ health in these diseases.
A research study has concluded that zinc deficiency can be a cause of melasma. (15)
Jasad Bhasma is a major source of highly absorbable zinc. It can be used as zinc supplementation in patients with melasma. In the case of melasma, the patient can take around 25 mg Jasad Bhasma twice a day for a duration of 3 months to get the best results.
Zinc is also found in many topical applications. However, topical zinc therapy is less effective than hydroquinone cream. But post inflammatory pigmentation is found more with hydroquinone than zinc topical therapy. So, zinc also exerts a protective action against skin inflammation and irritation. (16)
Yashad Bhasma is an excellent source of Zinc, which is processed with herbs and calcined to reduce its side effects. In Macular Degeneration, zinc supplements are used to slow down its progression. Scientific research concluded that zinc stimulates complement activation and inhibits complement catabolism in patients with age-related macular degeneration. (17)
In Ayurveda, Jasad Bhasma 20 mg and Saptamrit Loha 250 mg can be taken along with honey. It reduces blurred and fuzzy vision and reduces the hypersensitivity to glare.
Yashad Bhasma is a form of zinc supplement. Zinc supplements have shown the reduction in melanocyte growth factors and tyrosinase synthesis. These factors stimulate the synthesis of melanin pigments. Similarly, Jasad Bhasma should work to reduce hyperpigmentation and melasma by decreasing melanin synthesis.
How to Use:
It can be used internally as well as topical application. The dosage for oral intake should be around 25 mg twice a day.
For topical application, 1 gram of Jasad Bhasma can be mixed in 100 grams of aloe vera gel. This gel can be applied to the affected skin or face once or twice a day.
The treatment should be continued for at least 3 months to get the best results.
The dosage of Yashad Bhasma is 15 mg to 250 mg. The maximum dosage of Yashad Bhasma is 500 mg per day.
The safest dosage is about 40 mg per day. According to our experience, Yashad bhasma works well with the dosage of 20 mg twice a day even in sore throat and other infections. Therefore, there may not be need to increase its dosage from this safe line.
In some cases, your doctor may increase its dosage, but it should not be continued for a longer period or more than a week.
For diabetes, 10 mg to 20 mg per day is sufficient dosage to preserve the functions of pancreas.
Infants & Children
10 to 20 mg Yashad bhasma dosage is sufficient in all types of diseases.
The dosage depends on how long you take it. In case of short-term therapy, you can take it 125 to 250 mg twice daily. In long-term treatment, you should take it in dosage of 30 to 65 mg twice daily. Usually, long-term treatment is required in eye disease.
Caution & Side Effects
Yashad Bhasma is LIKELY SAFE for most people. However, it is not a routine medicine. Higher dosages are used in ayurveda, which can result in following side effects.
- Vomiting (rare)
- Metallic taste (very rare with Yashad Bhasma, but common with other zinc supplement)
- Kidney damage
- Stomach damage
- Stomach pain
As Yashad Bhasma contains zinc, so higher dosage and long-term use can decrease the copper level in the body by affecting the mechanism how body absorb copper. Thus, it may lead to copper deficiency related anemia.
Infants & Children
Yashad Bhasma is LIKELY SAFE in dosage of 20 mg twice a day. It might be unsafe if the dosage exceeded from the recommended dosage.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Yashad Bhasma is LIKELY SAFE for pregnant and breastfeeding women. The dosage should not exceed from 40 mg per day.