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

Swarna Bhasma is prepared from Gold. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of infertility, asthma, tissue wasting, poisoning etc. This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision.

Swarna Bhasma Uses: 

  • It is a natural aphrodisiac, cardiac tonic, immune booster and heavy to digest.
  • It has scraping effect.
  • It improves intelligence, memory, and speaking capacity.
  • It is used in treatment of Malabsorption syndrome, Dyspepsia, Hiccup, Anaemia, Dyspnoea, Asthma, Fever, Tissue wasting, Tuberculosis, Impaired intelligence, Epilepsy, Rupture / weakness of ligaments, Heart disease, Disease due to Vata dosha,  Syphilis, Poison,  Loss of memory, Mania, Psychosis, Hoarseness of voice, Diseases of skin, Tuberculosis, Senility/Progeriasis.
  • Brings out quickly the colour and beauty of the body.
  • This restores the sexual power lost through excessive indulgence or old age.
  • Its efficacy in skin ailments and syphilis is exceptional.
  • This is specially prescribed in hemiplegia and complete paralysis.


Svarna bhasmam

Use of Swarna bhasm in poisoning:
In olden days, when there was poisoning, first vomiting and purgation was induced to remove remnant poison in the gut. Then, to cleanse the heart, Tamra bhasma was administered to the patient. After that, Swarna bhasma is administered for a long period of time. By such Swarna administration for long time, the body becomes as pure as Gold. The term used for this is ‘Hemapanga’.

Na Sajjate Hemapange padmapatre ambuvat visham || – Ashtanga Hridaya Sutrasthana 7th chapter

In a person who has been given Gold bhasma for a long time, the poison can not do any harm, similar to a water drop that can not touch the leaf of the lotus.
So there is reference of long term use of Swarna Bhasma, but it has to be done under strict medical supervision only.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Swarna Bhasm dosage:
The dose of Swarna Bhasma, as explained in text book is – 1/8 – 1/4 Ratti.
1 Ratti means 125 mg. So, dose is 15 – 30 mg per day.
The pediatric dose – From infancy to 5 year old is 5 mg per day.
From 5 – 10 years – 10 mg per day
From 10 – 16 years – 15 mg per day.

It is available in capsule form also. Each capsule contains 50 mg of Svarna bhasmam.

  • It relieves burning sensation, if taken along with bile of fish.
  • It gives aphrodisiac effect if taken along with Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba).
  • It improves strength and immunity, if taken along with milk.
  • It is good for eyes, if taken along with Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa)
  • It improves memory if taken along with sweet flag
  • It improves skin complexion if given along with saffron.
  • It acts against poison, if given along with an herb called Nirvisha.
  • It relieves psychosis if given along with ginger, clove and pepper.

(Ref: Rasajalanidhi)

While taking Swarna Bhasma, Bael fruit should not be taken.


Milk, honey or ghee.


Light pathya rules are to be followed.

Swarna Bhasm side effects:

  • Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous.
  • 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.

Swarn Bhasma preparation, ingredients, how to make:

It is prepared from purified Gold. There are many different methods of preparation. Any one method can be used. Here is one such method.

Purified Gold leaf is ground with lemon juice, and applied with a paste of Rasasindhura (Mercurial compound). It is kept in a closed container, heated in absence of air in 400 – 500 degree Celsius for 4 -5 hours. To get Gold Bhasma.

Reference: Rasa Ratna Samucchaya 5/15

Research: Blood compatibility study

Manufacturers: Divya Pharmacy,  Dabur, Baidyanath, Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd

Ayurvedic medicines with Gold Bhasma as ingredient: 

Rasraj Ras, Swarna Mahayograj Guggulu, Swarna Sindhura, Poorna Chandrodaya Ras, Yogendra Ras

Where to buy Swarna Bhasma?
Dabur Swarna Bhasma available here – aff –

Swarna Bindu Prashana – Is a treatment given to infants and children to improve strength and immunity. Here, Swarna bhasma is administered along with brahmi Ghrita and honey. Read more about Swarna Bindu Prashana

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  1. 1gm swarn bhasm ka kya rate hai.

  2. Suvarna bhasama ka syrup ka kya rate he ?

  3. I m feeling from sexual disorder lyk I didn’t feel any exitement.should swarna bhasam is effective in my case

  4. can i know the side effects of a mixture of abarek bhasma, navarathan stones, swaran bhasma, heera bhasma

    • Hi, If your doctor has prescribed it to you, in the right dose, they are not harmful.
      If you are mixing it without taking any medical advice and you are using on your own, the above mixture might be toxic.

  5. m. frey says:

    from method or preparation one would expect that this products also will contain sindhur rasa after manufacturing ?

    so how does it differ from makaradhwaj ? by having much more gold and little sindhur rasa ?

  6. dr ravish chauhan himachal pradesh says:

    Sir pls tell me
    What is a dose of swarna bhasma in pediatric use nd what form ? About 1-6 month baby
    Thnx sir.

    • Dear Dr Ravish,
      Swarna bhasma is diluted along with Brahmi Ghrita or plain ghee and administered in a very minute dose of 1 mg per day, in infants, in some Ayurvedic hospitals. But a parent cannot do this by himself. Doctor’s consultation is required.

  7. What ratio to be used for the mixture of swarna bhasma and saffron for skin complexion

  8. keshav singh says:

    kya swarn bhasm se hight badh sakti he

  9. sandeep says:

    Dr If somebody take 200mg accidentally .then what should do

  10. kranthi says:

    I am struggling with disc compression since last
    5 years….swarna bhasma..is can solve my problem

  11. Sir I am an sportsman sir I want to increase my strength and vigour power can I take swarna bhasm

  12. Mirza Sadiq Hussain says:

    sir can swarna basma is useful in terating neck cancer as my father who gt the cancer on his neck n his age is 72years

  13. v.k.pareek says:

    Kya swarn bhasm se purana jukam ja sakata hai?

  14. is swarna bhasma useful for número degenerative diseases like Huntington’s chorea?

  15. Hello sir I’m suffering with Ed and PMEJ problems. Can I take swarna bhasma as medicine to cure my problems. If yes how can I. Where it would be sold. Pls say original swarna bhasma

  16. how many times bramhi bati with gold is more powerful than ordinary bramhi bati

  17. Is swarn bhasam useful in psoarsis nd frequent occurance of boils

  18. lokeshadcb@yahoo.com says:

    Is this can used for female kid’s.

  19. lokeshadcb@yahoo.com says:

    Need original

  20. Hallo sir.can u tell me d doses for 1mth to 16yrs of child d exact doses of swarn bhasm with bramhi ghrit or madhu.

  21. Hi this is koram.. my daughter 6 years old. and she is suffering with fits.. Is swarna basma better option for treatment..

  22. my recently 250mg swrnabhasma leke chavanprash me(450gm)milake khaaha hun.muje anewale bimarionse bach ne ke liye kisa swrnabasm lena muje bataji ye.male 30age

  23. Pls suggest that one vaidh is came and told that u need suvarna bhasma for fat blood and for healthy helth

  24. Ravish sinha says:

    Sir my brother is suffering from C4/C5 disc herniation . Can rasraj das & yogenras be useful for him

  25. Sir swarm bhasm she sex power badati h

  26. HI swarna bhasma is used for skin whitening too?? Because I know a friend have taken it along with milk to become white while she was a baby

  27. I am 30 years old plese advise me dose of swarna bhasma for better sex life

  28. Respected sir, I am 30 yr old and i have blood pressure since from 4yrs can i use this swarna bhasmam? Thanks

  29. swarm bhasm se liver bilkul thik ho jata he or pet mai kabhi kabhi jo pain hota he vo bhi thik ho jata he kya

  30. Is Swarna Makshik Bhasm same as Swarna Bhasm? I am trying to buy Swarna Bhasm for my daughter as her daughter has prescribed. I found Swarna Makshik Bhasm in Divyaphrmacy website but not sure is its same as Swarna Bhasma. Please suggest.

  31. Sir my doctor prepared swarna bhasmam, my problem disc buldge, small central prostusion at c4c5 c6c7 with no neural compromise. Can I use this medicine, plz reply me sir.

  32. Hello sir I am suffering from paraplegia due to spine tb from last two years after delivered a baby. Now a vaid suggest me to take 1 gm swarna bhasma with 1gm of heera bhasam. So plz suggest me what should I do as I cannot stand or walk since 2years.

    • very sorry that you are in such condition. yes it is useful in your condition. you are supposed to take only in person advice both because of your condition and such medicines which are to be taken under medical supervision only.

  33. Anjali Pathak says:

    Hi Dr
    How we can identify Swarna Bhasma? What is it’s colour?

  34. Dr how can I use swarnabhasma tablet of dhootpapeshwar to prepare Swarna prashana.

  35. Dr. I Ve suffered from idiopathic pulmonary fybrosis for three Yeats. There is no medicines for this in alopthy to cure or control. Now i Ve stated sidda medicines for two months and i Ve got hope to recovery from this . dr. The gold pusbam is suitable for me. Can it be developed the loses tissue in the lungs.IG yes how long tone taken . your reply will be usefulness for me and so many so many i.p.f patients like me.

  36. Does thangabaspam taken in powder form without ghee or honey harmful to children

  37. How swaran bhasma will be used to cure
    Ed and premature ejaculation . Please reply

  38. mandeep rana says:

    Sir my age is 29.due to tuberculosis working of my lungs decreases can i take swarnbhasma and tell me method

  39. Sir, I am a student and need to improve on standardized exams that are highly based on intelligence, would swarna bhasma help with this?

  40. Can I add rajat bhasam to swarna bindu prasana

  41. Hi my son name is jeevek he is 4 yrs old he is moderate autism….can u tell me any treatment in ayurved

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Madam, Do consult a physician for the same. We cannot prescribe anything without seeing the condition, the severity and health of the individual.

      Note: Because we all are genetically different with different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many different ways. Hence Standard Ayurvedic Treatments are always individually formulated.

  42. My sob is taking antipsychotic medicines which r causing ed can he take swarna bhasma

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Madam, This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision. Do consult for the same.

      Note: Please do consult a ayurvedic physician before taking over the counter medication. Because we all are genetically different with different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many different ways. Hence Standard Ayurvedic Treatments are always individually formulated. And the dosage is taken into consideration seeing several factors which include the age, sex and health of the individual.

  43. Dear Doctor,
    I am giving swarna prashan to my 4 year daughter through an ayurvedic centre since last two years. A known Ayurveda doctor told me that I can ust rub some gold alond with honey and give it to kid as it is equally good. After reading your article I amm a bit confused if she is correct. Can we rub pure gold on stone and mix with honey and give it to kids …is that equally good?
    thank you

  44. What is the dose of swarna bhasma to be taken orally for improving complexion and skin tone?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello madam, Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous. This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision.

  45. Hello sir,

    I live in USA. I want to use Swarna bhasma for me and Swarna bindu prashana for my 15 month old daughter. Is there anyway to get online consultation for the right dosage?

  46. is this control pE permanently?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir , Swarna bhasma alone cannot solve the problem. Kindly consult a ayurvedic physician for the treatment.

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