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Rajat Bhasma – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects, Preparation

Rajat Bhasma is an Ayurvedic medicine prepared from Silver. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of memory loss, dizziness, excessive thirst, diabetes etc. This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision. It is known as Roupya Bhasma, Chandi Bhasma in Hindi.

Rajat Bhasma Uses: 

  • It is astringent, sweet – sour in nature and taste. It is natural coolant.
  • It has scraping quality, hence useful in cardio-vascular diseases.
  • It improves skin complexion, digestion power, body strength and immunity, intelligence.
  • It is an excellent rejuvenative, anti-aging medicine.
  • It relieves burning sensation, used in treating memory loss, dizziness, excessive thirst, diabetes, Cachexia, Tissue wasting, Urinary disorders, Alcoholism, Poisoning, Fever, Uterine disorder, Epilepsy

Effect on Tridosha - Balances Vata, Pitta and kapha.

Chemical composition: Silver – Ag

Rajat Bhasm dosage:
125 mg once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is traditionally administered along with Chitraka Mula Kashaya (lead wort),  Parpataka Kashaya, Ushiraa Kashaya, Brahmi juice extract, Honey etc, based on disease treated.

Rajata Bhasma side effects:

  • This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.
  • Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous.
  • Over-dosage may cause severe side effects.
  • Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.

Rajatha Bhasma preparation, ingredients, how to make:

Purified Silver pieces are made into fine powder by grinding, it is added with Swarna Makshika Bhasma (Copper Iron Pyrite), ground with Arka latex (Calotropis procera), heated in absence of air in 400 – 500 degree Celsius, for 2 – 3 hours. This process is repeated for three times.

Reference: Ras Tarangini 16/37 – 40

Research article: Standard manufacturing procedure

Manufacturers: Uma Ayurvedics pvt. Ltd. Dabur, Divya Pharmacy, Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd.

Ayurvedic medicines with Chandi Bhasm as ingredient: 

Manasamitra Vatakam, Dhatri Rasayan

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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Comments

  1. M Veerabhadra Swamy says:

    what are side effects.

    • There are no known side effects, if taken in the right dose.
      The Bhasma has to be taken strictly under medical observation.
      It is best to avoid this in pregnant ladies.
      The dosage of the Bhasma has to be strictly followed as per the doctor’s advice.

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