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Arsh Kuthar Ras – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Arsh Kuthar Ras is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form. It is used in the treatment of hemorrhoids.   This medicine contains heavy metal ingredients, hence should only be taken under strict medical supervision. This medicine is most commonly used in north Indian Ayurvedic practice. 

Arsh Kuthar Ras Uses: It is used in treatment of indigestion, anorexia etc. It improves digestion power.

Effect on Tridosha - Balances Vata and Kapha

Arsha Kuthar Ras dosage:
125 – 250 mg once or twice a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is traditionally administered along with honey, hot water.

How long to use: It can be used upto 1 month based on doctor’s prescription.

Arsh Kutar Ras side effects:
Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous, since it contains heavy metal ingredient.
Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
Over-dosage may cause sever poisonous effect.
It is best avoided in pregnancy, lactation and in children.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.

Arsh Kuthar Ras ingredients, how to make:
Rasa – Herbal purified Mercury – 10 g
Shuddha Gandhaka – Herbal purified Sulphur – 20 g
Loha Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Iron – 60 g
Abhraka Bhasma – Purified and processed Mica – 50 g
50 g of each fine powder of
Bilva – Bael (root) – Aegle marmelos
Agni – Lead Wort (root) – Plumbago zeylanica
Shuddha Vatsanabha – Purified Aconitum ferox
Ushna – Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
Danti – Baliospermum montanum
Tankana Bhasma – Borax
Yava Kshara – Kshara of Barley – Hordeum vulgare
Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt
Gomutra – Cow urine – 320 g
Snuhi Ksheera – Latex of  Euphorbia neriifolia L. – 320 g

Reference: Yoga Ratnakara Arsha Chikitsa 265

Manufacturers: Dabur, Baidyanath

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