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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

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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.

    • Dr Pratap Kaushal says:

      Without pepper medical supervision you shouldn’t have used it
      Woh acha kaam karti hai

    • Shadab ji aapne doctor ke chitthi bina kyon ye dawai le li?
      constipation band karni ho to garam paani piya hota.
      Botal ke andar ki parchi nahi padhi kya?

  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….!

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir, The treatment modalities includes Kshara Karma, panchakarma, external therapies, internal medications, Activities, Advice of food and life style changes.

      Do consult a ayurvedic physician for the same.

  9. 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.

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