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.

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 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.

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


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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

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