Tankan Bhasma is a special Ayurvedic medicine prepared from Borax. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of lack of menstruation, cough, bronchitis etc. It is also used as ingredient in many Ayurvedic medicines.
Tankan Bhasma uses:
It is pungent in taste, hot in nature.
It is good for heart, useful in Vata imbalance diseases.
It is used in the treatment of cough, bronchitis.
It is also used in treating food poisoning.
It improves digestion power, relieves bloating.
It induces menstruation in women suffering with amenorrhea or oligomenorrhea (Scanty menstrual flow).
Tankan Bhasma for hair:
It is applied to hair, left for 5 – 10 minutes, and then washed off. It is useful in dandruff.
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Kapha.
Tankana Bhasma dosage:
125 mg to 250 mg of this Bhasma is given along with honey and ghee.
Tankana Bhasma Side effects:
It increases Pitta and hence may cause burning sensation in few people.
Tankana Bhasma – prepared from Sodium borate (Na2 B4O7. 10 H2O) – It is heated to remove moisture, then further heated to get white dry powder.
Reference: Rasa Tarangini 133/79-81
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