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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

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