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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Akik Bhasma – Ingredients, Medicinal Properties, Health Benefits, Dosage & Side Effects

INTRODUCTION

A mineral-based ayurvedic medicine, AKIK BHASMA is used in powder or tablet form.

It is indicated in many health issues such as excessive uterine bleeding, general debility, heart weakness, high blood pressure, and feeling of excessive heat in the body, mental diseases, and stress, depression and eye disorders.

This is prepared from agate gemstone powder by grinding it with herbal juices and there after heating it to make bhasma. It is mainly works on heart, brain, liver and spleen, so it is beneficial in diseases of these body organs.

AKIK PISHTI INGREDIENTS, HOW TO MAKE?

Akika Churna – Agate powder

It is pounded with aloe vera juice, juice extract of Ketaki ( Pandanus odoratissimus), Jalapippali and or banana stem juice for two to three times.

It is then subjected to 300 degree celsius heat for 1 – 2 hours, allowed to self-cooling.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

  • Antacid
  • Heart Tonic
  • Brain tonic
  • Cardio protective
  • Anti-depressant
  • Anti-hypertensive

THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS

  • It acts as an excellent cardiac tonic
  • Helps in heart burn
  • Relieves headache
  • Improves vision and manages infectious eye disorders
  • It is coolant in nature so helps to manage bleeding disorders like uterine bleeding, nose bleeding or rectal bleeding etc.

MEDICINAL USES & HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Bleeding disordersAkik Bhasma helps to stop bleeding, so it is well indicated in nose bleeding, uterine bleeding, rectal bleeding and pitta related disorders.
  • Hypertension – Akik Pishti is well indicated in high blood pressure and it is an ingredient of many antihypertensive herbal formulations due to its effects in alleviating hypertensive symptoms such as headache, nervousness, restlessness etc.
  • Tachycardia – Akik bhasma helps to reduces associated symptoms such as restlessness, dizziness, stress and confusion.
  • Cardiac disorders – Akik bhasma is also used as a heart tonic. It is very good medicine to strengthen the heart muscles and reduces symptoms of heart diseases.
  • Depression – Akik Bhasma works on neurons also and it is considered as a very good medicine to deal with mental stress and headache. It also helps to restore their natural functions. It is also advised in patients who has symptoms like loss of appetite, weight loss, irritation, mood swing and many other like this.
  • Heartburn – As it is pitta pacifying so can be given to alleviate acid reflux. Akik bhasma is a very good ayurvedic medicine in case of chronic acidity and gastritis.

AKIKA PISHTI DOSAGE

125 – 250 mg, once or twice a day before or after half an hour of food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

According to Doshas:-

  • In case of Pitta disorder, it is given along with honey.
  • In case of Vata imbalance it is given along with Ashwagandha powder
  • In cough and heart disorders, it is fresh ginger juice.

CAUTION & SIDE EFFECTS OF AKIK BHASMA

Akik Bhasma is safe to use when taken orally. It contains very rich amount of Silicon Dioxide, which is very safe when indigested through oral route.

According to modern science, Silicon Dioxide is a biologically inert and inactive substance, so FDA has recognized Silicon Dioxide as Safe substance.

Yes, Akik bhasma is very safe when taken under an Ayurveda expert.

PREGNANCY & BREASTFEEDING

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, Akik Bhasma is safe for specific time of duration. Always consult your Ayurveda expert for the time duration and other related queries.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Patients with tuberculosis, asthma, productive cough and wheezing should not take Akik Bhasma by their own. Always consult your Ayurveda expert.

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