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Description:Mayur Chandrika Bhasma (mayur piccha bhasma) is a classical ayurvedic medicine, which has antiemetic and antispasmodic properties. The most common indication of Mayur Chandrika Bhasma is nausea and vomiting. It is also beneficial in hiccup, cough and asthma.
Ingredients (Composition) of Mayur Chandrika Bhasma:
Mayur Chandrika Bhasma is prepared from peacock feathers. Peacock feathers contain melanin pigment, which gives them brown color. Bright colors in peacock feature are due to its inherent structure, which have several tiny holes. These holes are arranged into a hexagonal pattern. The reflection of the light through this structure gives the perception of different colors including red, blue, green etc.
Chemically, Mayur Pankh (peacock feather) contains copper, manganese, iron and zinc. (1)
Mayura Piccha Bhasma has neutral pH value. It is soluble in ethyl alcohol. However, the different methods of its preparation may result in its different characteristics. Some samples (prepared at high temperature – 1000 °C) are also sparingly soluble in distilled water.
Bhasma prepared with Gaja Puta Method (temperature – 1000 °C) contains ash and some inorganic elements. It contains copper, zinc, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, manganese and aluminum. However, the quantity of these elements present in this bhasma is in the permissible range and essential for human body. The bhasma also contains flavonoids and saponins. (2)
Uses:Mayur Chandrika Bhasma is a drug of choice for nausea and vomiting in ayurveda. It also suppresses hiccup.
Indications:Mayur Chandrika Bhasma has two main indications.
Dosage:The general dosage of Mayur Chandrika Bhasma is as follows.
Infants 30 to 60 mg *
Children 60 to 125 mg *
Adults 125 to 250 mg *
Pregnancy 125 to 250 mg *
Geriatric (Old age) 125 to 250 mg *
Maximum Possible Dosage (per day or in 24 hours) 1000 mg (in divided doses)
* Twice Daily with Honey
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