Pradarantak Lauh – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Pradarantak Lauh is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet or powder form. It is mainly used in the treatment of menorrhagia, metrorrhagia, leucorrhea etc.  This medicine is more commonly used in North Indian Ayurvedic practice. It contains heavy metal ingredients, hence should only be taken under medical supervision. 

Pradarantak Lauh Uses: 

  • It can be used as  a source of Iron, since it contains Iron calx (Bhasma) as ingredient.
  • It is used in the treatment of menorrhagia, metrorrhagia, leucorrhoea, low back ache, lumbar spondylosis, dysmenorrhoea.
  • It is useful to relieve indigestion, anemia, asthma, cough.
  • It is nourishing in nature and improves strength and immunity.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Pradarantak Lauha dosage:

250 mg – 500 mg once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is usually administered along with sugar, honey and ghee.

How long to take? 
This medicine can be safely taken for a period of upto 2-4 months.

Pradarantak Loh side effects:

  • Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous.
  • Accidental overdose in children may cause poisonous effects.
  • Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
  • Over-dosage may cause side effects like burning sensation in stomach.
  • Pregnant ladies, lactating mothers and children should take this medicine strictly under medical supervision.
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.

Pradarantak Lauha ingredients, how to make:
10 g fine powder of each of
Loha Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Iron
Tamra Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Copper
Shuddha Haratala – Purified and processed Orpiment (Arsenic tri sulphide)
Vanga Bhasma – Tin Calx
Abhraka Bhasma – Purified and processed Mica
Varatika Bhasma – Bhasma (Calx) of Cowries
Shunti – Ginger Rhizome – Zingiber officinalis
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Haritaki – Chebulic Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia chebula
Vibhitaki – Belliric Myrobalan fruit rind – Terminalia bellirica
Amalaki – Indian gooseberry fruit – Emblica officinalis Gaertn.
Eranda – Castor – Ricinus communis
Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes
Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt
Samudra Lavana – Common salt
Vida Lavana – Vida salt
Sauvarchala Lavana – Sochal salt
Audbhida Lavana
Chavya – Java Long Pepper – Piper chaba
Pippali – Long pepper fruit – Piper longum
Shankha Bhasma – Bhasma of Conch Shell
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Hapusha – Juniperus communis
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Shati – Curcuma zeodaria / Hedychium spicatum
Patha – Cyclea peltata
Devadaru – Himalayan cedar (bark) – Cedrus deodara
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
Vriddhadaru – Argyrea speciosa

Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali Stri Rogadhikara 75 – 79

Manufacturer: Baidyanath


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