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Description:Swarna Bhasma is prepared from Gold. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of infertility, asthma, tissue wasting, poisoning etc. This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision.
Swarna Bhasma Uses:
Synonym: Svarna bhasmam, Svarnabhasmam, Swarnabhasma
Use of Swarna bhasm in poisoning:
In olden days, when there was poisoning, first vomiting and purgation was induced to remove remnant poison in the gut. Then, to cleanse the heart, Tamra bhasma was administered to the patient. After that, Swarna bhasma is administered for a long period of time. By such Swarna administration for long time, the body becomes as pure as Gold.
In a person who has been given Gold bhasma for a long time, the poison can not do any harm, similar to a water drop that can not touch the leaf of the lotus.So there is reference of long term use of Swarna Bhasma, but it has to be done under strict medical supervision only.
Swarna Bhasm dosage:
The dose of Swarna Bhasma, as explained in text book is – 1/8 – 1/4 Ratti.
1 Ratti means 125 mg. So, dose is 15 – 30 mg per day.
The pediatric dose – From infancy to 5 year old is 5 mg per day.
From 5 – 10 years – 10 mg per day
From 10 – 16 years – 15 mg per day.
It is available in capsule form also. Each capsule contains 50 mg of Svarna bhasmam.
(While taking Swarna Bhasma, Bael fruit should not be taken.
Adjuvant: Milk, honey or ghee.
Swarna Bhasm side effects:
Swarn Bhasma preparation, ingredients, how to make:
It is prepared from purified Gold. There are many different methods of preparation. Any one method can be used. Here is one such method.
Purified Gold leaf is ground with lemon juice, and applied with a paste of Rasasindhura (Mercurial compound). It is kept in a closed container, heated in absence of air in 400 – 500 degree Celsius for 4 -5 hours. To get Gold Bhasma.
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