Mukta Bhasma – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects, Preparation

Mukta Bhasma is an Ayurvedic medicine prepared from Pearl. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of cough, cold, asthma, digestive disorders etc. This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision. It is also called as Moti Bhasma. 

Mukta Bhasma Uses:
It is a natural coolant, undergoes digestion and assimilation very fast, sweet in nature and taste.
It improves skin complexion, eye power, digestion power and nourishment.
It is used in treatment of cough, cold, Bronchitis, Asthma, Toxic conditions, dyspepsia, gastritis, anorexia.
It acts as natural aphrodisiac and anti aging medicine.
It relieves burning sensation.
This removes weariness instantly and develops vitality and virility.
Mukta - Moti - Pearl

Traditional uses:
Varnya – Improves skin tone and complexion
Agnipustikara – Improves digestion strength,
vishahara – anti toxic
Veeryaprada – improves potency,
Deepana – improves digestion strength
Pachana – Digestive, relieves Ama Dosha
Rujahara – relieves pain
Ashukara – swift in action
Kasahara – useful in cough and cold
Shwasahara – useful in treatment of asthma and chronic respiratory disorders
Vrushya – aphrodisiac, improves vigor
Ayushya – anti ageing
Dahaghna – relieves burning sensation,
Netrya – good for eyes, calms eyes, relieves eye strain
Jeernajwara –  useful in chronic fever
Asthi dhantha vivardhanam – Being a source of calcium it improves teeth health,
Hrudya – acts as cardiac tonic, congenial for heart
Mehahara – useful in urinary tract disorders and diabetes
Medhya – improves intelligence,
Dantha bedhapaham – relieves tooth caries,
Jvarapaha – relieves fever,
Kshaya – depletion of body tissues, weight loss, tuberculosis
Asthi shosha shamanam – useful in arthritis.
Chemical composition – Pearl – Calcium carbonate – CaCO3.

Mukta – pearl – medicinal qualities:
Rasa (taste) – Madhura – sweet
Guna (qualities) – Laghu – light to digest, Sheeta – coolant
Vipaka (taste conversion after digestion) – Madhura – sweet
Veerya (potency) – Sheeta – coolant
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Kapha and Pitta Dosha.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Kapha and Pitta.
Moti Bhasma dosage:
125 mg once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is traditionally administered along with honey, butter, milk.

Moti Bhasm side effects:
This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.
Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous.
Over-dosage may cause severe side effects.
Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.

Mukta Bhasma preparation, ingredients, how to make:
Purified Pearl pieces are made into fine powder by grinding. It is further ground with rose water and made into disc shaped cakes, dried and heated in absence of air in 500 degree celsius for 2 – 3 hours. This process is repeated for three times, to get white colored Mukta Bhasma (Pearl Calx)

Reference: Rasaratnasamucchay 4/14-15, Rasatarangini.

Expiry date: 5 years from the date of manufacture. 
Research article: Anti Ulcer activity

Manufacturers: Uma Ayurvedics pvt. Ltd. Dabur

Names in different languages:
English name – Pearl
Hindi name– Mothi
Kannada name– Muttu
Gujarathi name– Mothi
Malayalam name–Muth
Tamil name – Muth

Types of Mukta:
Depending upon yoni or origin
Sukthi mothi –  obtained from sea shell
Shanka mothi – obtained from chonch shell
Gaja mothi – obtained from elephant
Kroda mothi – obtained from pig
Phani mothi – obtained from snake
Mathsya mothi – obtained from fish
Dardura mothi – obtained from frog
Venu mothi – obtained from bamboo

Mukta – pearl acceptable features – Grahya Lakshana
The muktha having
pleasant look (hladi), white (swetha),
light (laghu), slimy (snigdha),
shinning like sun (rashsmivath), clear (nirmala),
big (mahath), water like (thoyaprabham), round (vratha),
should be used for medicinal purpose.

Tyajya Lakshana – unacceptable features of pearl:
If the muktha is dry (rooksha), absence of water or fluid (nirjala), dark colour (syama), like copper (tamrabam), like salt (lavanopamam), ting of white and black (arda subram), irregular shape (vikatam), having knots (grantila) should not be used for medicinal purpose.

Usage of Mukta Bhasma in different diseases:
Fever – usually administered along with Rasa Sindhoora.
In case of chronic lung diseases – Muktha bhasma is mixed with pravala bhasma and administered internally.
Hikka – hiccups – Muktha bhasma is mixed with katuki & swarna gairika choorna & administered.

Mukta Shodhana – Purification procedure: 
1. Muktha is taken in cloth and made into pack – potalli, The pack is pottali is suspended in dola yantra, containing jayanthi swarasa or agasthya swarasa & swedana is given for 3 hours.

2. Muktha is taken in sharava to this lime water (sudhodhaka) is added & heated upto 3 hours in ‘Sura Pradeepa Agni’(spirit lamp)

Mukta Marana –
Purified Muktha is taken in khalva yantra. To this cow’s milk or gulag arka is added and pounded wel. It is then dried in sunlight. The obtained white powder is taken in sharava & sandhi bhandana is done. This sharava samputa is heated in laghu puta. Similar puta is given 3 times, then clear shiny bhasma obtained.

Ayurvedic medicine list with Mukta Bhasma as ingredient:
Ras Pipari Ras,
Kamdudha Ras,
Vasant malti Ras
Kandarpa rasa
Kasthuribhirava rasa
Kachanabra rasa
Kumudeshwara rasa
Kshayakesari rasa
Grahani kapat ras
Chinthamani rasa
Chudamani rasa
Trilokyachinthamani rasa
Putapakwa vishamajwaranthaka loha
Makaradwaja vati
Mahamruganka rasa
Muktha panchamrutha rasa
Mehakesari rasa
Rathneshwara rasa
Vasanthatilaka rasa
Vasanthamalathi rasa
Varishoshana rasa
Vishamajwaranthaka loha
Hiranyagarbha potali rasa

Mukta Druti:
Muktha choorna – 1 part
Amlavethasa swarasa – quantity sufficient
Lemon fruit – 1

Muktha choorna is kept in amlavethasa swarasa for 7 days then mardana is done to form paste. This paste is kept in between cut piece of big lemon & tied with tread. This lemon is kept inside the heap of dhanya for 7 days. Then lemon is taken out kept in musha & heated in gaja puta, muktha druthi is thus obtained.

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  1. Hello there any classical ayurvedic formulation available having moti bhasm as ingredient without any heavy metal ingredient in it.

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