Panchalavana Bhasmam: Uses, Dose, Ingredients, Side Effects

Panchalavana Bhasmam is an Ayurvedic medicine prepared with 5 types of salt. It is used in the treatment of anorexia, digestion disorders, stomach ache, diarrhea etc. 

Uses of Panchalavana Bhasmam:
It improves digestion.
Relieves abdominal colic pain
Useful in
Gulma – abdominal tumor
Grahani – IBS, sprue, altering diarrhea and constipation
Atisara – diarrhoea, dysentery
Pleeha – Disease of the spleen, Splenomegaly

Ingredients of Panchalavana Bhasmam:
Saindhava lavana (Rock salt) –
Also called Sendha namak, is considered as best among all types of salts. It is recommended for regular dietary usage.
Vida lavana – Useful in relieving bloating and dyspepsia
Sauvarchala lavana – Black salt – Also called Kala Namak, useful in throat and cardiac disorders.
Samudra lavana (Sea salt) –  produced from sea water. The seawater is canalized and Sun-dried.
Audbhida lavana [Romaka] – contains kshara properties.
All the above salts are taken in sharava samputa – sealed small pot and heated till the entire content turns to ash.

Dosage of Panchalavana Bhasmam:
250 mg – 2 grams followed by warm water once or twice a day, or as directed by the physician.

It is administered along with ghee, buttermilk, warm water or juice of ginger.

Panch lavan Bhasma side effects: 
It is best to avoid during pregnancy.
It can be administered in very low doses of 250 – 500 mg during lactation and in children.
It is not recommended in very weak, emaciated, underweight patients.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Store in a cool dry place.

Manufacturer: Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal.
Presentation: 10*1 grams


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