Ichhabhedi Ras – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Ichhabhedi Ras is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form. It is used in the treatment of ascites, constipation and bloating.  This medicine contains heavy metal ingredient, hence should only be taken under strict medical supervision. 

Ichhabhedi Ras Uses: 

  • It is used in the treatment of ascites, constipation and bloating.
  • It is used to induce purgation.
  • It is used in Ayurvedic panchakarma treatment called Virechana.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Pitta and Kapha.

Icchabhedi Ras dosage:

250  mg before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is traditionally administered along with cold water. Till the time patient drinks cold water, there will be purgation.

After taking this medicine, patient is advised to take  rice with buttermilk.

Ichhabhedi Rasa side effects:

  • Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous, since it contains Mercury as ingredient.
  • Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
  • Over-dosage may cause sever poisonous effect and diarrhoea.
  • This medicine is not suitable during pregnancy, lactation and in children.
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.

Ichhabhedi Ras ingredients, how to make:
10 g fine powder of each of
Shunti – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
Shuddha Parada – Herbal purified Mercury
Shuddha Gandhaka – Herbal purified Sulphur
Tankana Bhasma – Borax
Shuddha Jayapala – Croton tiglium – 30 g
Fine power of above ingredient is ground with the juice extract, made into paste and pills are prepared.

Reference: Bheshaj Ratnavali Udara Rogadhikara 13 – 105

Manufacturers: Dabur, Baidyanath, Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd, Zandu

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  1. Bekaar tablet hai…gote haath mai aa gaye.
    Gannd se ghu nikalta hai aur mu se ultih.
    Itni patli nikalti hai ki sandas kA pot kharab ho gaya.

  2. shadab,
    I think you have taken this tablet without doctor’s advice.
    Please do not take this tablet without doctor’s permission.
    It’s not a medicine like kayam churna, nityam churna or any other laxative.

  3. Suffering fro hair fall and dandruff problem.Doctor has prescribed to mix two tablets of ichabhedi ras in oil and apply locally on the scalp.Please suggest me is it alright to apply it.reply me.

  4. Can It help for relief in Piles?

  5. I am having severe constipation and gastro problem.. I tried almost everything but nothing could worked out . should I try this??

  6. It is use full to alopecia ?
    How to use?

  7. It is useful for bald patch in beard ?
    One of Ayurvedic medicines shop keeper suggest me, take one pill dilute in water and apply on patch area.
    Is it useful ?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir, 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.

  8. Surinder Kohli says:

    I Have Problem Of Fissure Please Help Me To Relief From This Problem, Now I Am Suffering From Constipation Due To Fissure….!

  9. can this tablet be taken for weightloss.. my ayurveda doctor suggested me icchabedi ras for weightloss (fluid retention) losing my water weight. can this be safe.as I no where see weightloss in article.

    • Yes, it is administered in weight loss treatment as well. Some indications may not be there in the traditional reference of the product. An able Ayurveda doctor can judge the indication of medicines based on his experience.

  10. Inderbir Singh says:

    hello sir,
    maine ye tablet ajj se kareeb 7-8 saal pehle li thi because mujhe kabhi-kabhi 2 din se motions paas nahi hote. tab maine ye tablet li thi. to mujhe iska sevan karne ke aadhe ghante baad saari problem thik ho gyi thi.

    then aaj mujhe fir se ye tablet homeopathic store se mill gyi hai. mujhe doctor ne yahi kaha hai ke isko laine ke baad bathroom me aapko kuch samay rahna padega. mujhe bhi manjoor hai kyonki meri pet ki problem is tablet ke laine ke baad thik ho jayegi. lekin ab aap bathao ki mujhe ye kaise laini hai.

    thank you sir,

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello Sir, Agar constipation ki problem he to me aapko Triphala churna lene ki advise deti hu. Icchabhedi ras ka self medication advisable nahi he kyuki uska ek ingredient Mercury bhi he.

      • Inderbir Singh says:

        ok bt mujhe doctor ne hee ye medicine laine ke liye bola hai. wo bhi sirf 1 tablet. waise mere paas triphla churna bhi pada hai wo kaise leina hai ye bhi bata do.

  11. milind shende says:

    sir mai ye medicine pichle 20 salo se daily le raha hu , mera kam nahi chalta iske bina ab aur koi dawai ya churn asar bhi nahi karta, isko bahut dhyan se nigalna padta hai agar ye gale mai thodi der bhi ruk gayi to vaha turant ghav paida kar deti hai abhi is vajah se mujhe 3 din tak hospital mai admit hona pada hai aur aaj hi discharge mila hai hospital se, mera request hai ki is tablet ko coating kyo nahi kiya jata pls bataye

    • Sir, ye classical medicine hai, aur is me coating kiya gaya to, wo, drug and cosmetic act ke mutabik offense ho jayega isiliye coating kar nahi sakte.

      • milind shende says:

        sir reply ke liye dhanywad par aapne mujhe ye nahi bataya ki ye goli gale mai ghav kyo paida kar deti hai dusri baat ye ki isko daily lene se kya kya side effect ho sakte hai pls reply

  12. sandeep says:

    Hi Friends

    I have heavy constipation along with lower back & abdomen pain due to constipation and some one suggest me to take ICCHABHEDI RAS. is any doctor here who can advise me should I take it or not, I am 36 year old Height 5’7″ weight 125 KG taking medicines for Thyroid, sugar & BP, my sugar is not under control other wise everything is under control. please suggest suffering from heavy constipation

  13. Sir I had this by mistake; I have gone crazy. How do this dam thing out of my system.

  14. I took two by fault having said that it is small tablet and what it can do in my body. I saw worse effect. I have 2 hour in bathroom, but it first sure that it clean body.

    • Hi, if the loose motions have stopped, then you need not worry anymore. It does not have long lasting side effects. But if you still have loose motions, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.

  15. G.Balashanmugam says:

    Good tablet. But side effects are more. Can’t manage bcaz I am 63 yrs and also diabetic

  16. can we give 1 tablet of ichhabedi ras to 5 years old child because there is problem of constipation from more than 10 days.

  17. Parveen Rai Khundia says:

    Hii Sir
    M 30year Male 5.8 Height 79 weight
    I visited near by Medical Shop
    I simply asked for medicine for constipation & M having farts from last week.
    He simply given me Ichhabhedi Ras n said two tablets a day after meal.
    M not sure about the proper use of it
    Can u suggest me the better way to consume it.
    After going through the Reviews m bit scared about the results.

  18. vimleshwar prasad says:

    During pregnancy period constipation & family history of rheumatoid arthritis in that conditions what would be medicine for constipation

  19. RohitVerma says:

    What if somebody taken 4 tabs in a shot. And how much time it takes to show the results

  20. prateek jain says:

    i am a 38 year old man having severe constipation its so bad that my belly has started to bulge out as all the waste is getting stored inside. my friend suggested me to take one tablet of iccha bhedhi ras, please advice me shall i take it or not.

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