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Friday, June 22, 2018

Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras - Ingredients, Method Of Preparation, Medicinal Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

Vrihat vatchintamani ras is a classic mineral preparation in Ayurveda, in tablet form. It is mainly used in vata vyadhis like facial palsy, paralysis. It also has anti aging and rejuvenating property.

Vrihat vatchintamani ras contains gold in its pure form. Gold is an excellent health promoter and immune booster. It can enhance the intellectual growth.


(Ref: bhaishajya ratnavali – vatavyadhi adhikara)

  1. Swarna bhasma (incinerated form of gold) – 3 parts: swarna bhasma is purified by heating it to red hot then suddenly immersing to oil or buttermilk. It is then applied with gairika paste and 7 laghu putas are given. This is again subjected to 10 laghu putas after grinding it with parada (mercury) and nimbu swarasa (lemon juice). The bhasma thus obtained is swarna bhasma and this is an excellent health and intellect promoter. It helps to increase complexion and longevity. Swarna bhasma is used in the treatment of mental disorders like depression anxiety and in respiratory disorders.
  2. Roupya bhasma (incinerated form of silver) – 2 parts: roupya bhasma is purified by heating it to red hot and then immersing it to agastyapatra swarasa. This is given with 3 laghu putas after grinding together with mercury, gandhaka, haritala and nimbuswarsa. Roupya bhasma thus obtained has anti aging and aphrodisiac properties. It helps to increase potency and is rejuvenating.
  3. Abhraka bhasma (incinerated form of mica) – 2 parts: to purify abhraka, red hot abhraka is immersed in cow’s milk or urine for seven times. Abhraka bhasma has digestive and carminative properties. It is rejuvenating and can enhance the semen production. Abhraka bhasma is used in the treatment of chronic fever, bleeding disorders, anemia etc.
  4. Loha bhasma (incinerated form of iron) – 5 parts: loha is purified by dipping loha in triphala kwatha and gomutra. Loha bhasma consists of iron as its component. Loha bhasma is an excellent health promotes. It enhances the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin. It is used in the treatment of inflammation, pain, and anemia. It is an excellent cardiac tonic and is used in splenic disorders.
  5. Praval bhasma (incinerated form of coral) – 5 parts: it is primarily processed in rose water. It is used in the treatment of eye disorders, chronic respiratory diseases, pthisis, cold, cough, bleeding disorders such as bleeding hemorrhoids, nasal bleeding, menorrhagia, etc.
  6. Mukta bhasma (incinerated form of pearl) – 3 parts: it is processed in rose water. It relieves abdominal colic, gastritis, urinary calculi, splenomegaly, useful in treating cardiac diseases. Mukta pishti has wide range of application in diseases and it is a natural calcium supplement.
  7. Rasa sindoora (processed mercuric sulphide) – 7 parts: it is a classic Ayurveda mineral preparation with mercury and gandhaka (sulphur) as the ingredients. It is one of the kupi pakwa kalpana. It is mainly indicated in diabetes, severe abdominal pain, fistula in ano, anemia, tuberculosis and skin diseases. It can act as carminative and digestive stimulant.
  8. Kumari swarasa (aloe vera) – This is the bhavana dravya and acts as catalyst. Aloe vera juice has laxative properties and it aids in digestion. It also helps in the reduction of inflammation and pain. It promotes heart health and detoxifies the body. It controls the blood sugar levels and helps to fight cancer. It also helps in weight loss. It helps to keep the alkanity of the body. It also helps to get relief from constipation.


All the ingredients are grounded well in kumari swarasa in mortar. Pills are made in the size of 250 mg.

Quantity Per Bottle: 20 pills.

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125 mg to 250 mg twice a day after food with honey, ginger juice or musta swarasa or rasnadi panchaka kashaya.

It can also be taken along with ghee, dasamoola arishta, parthadi arishta, maha rasnadhi kashaya or lukewarm water. Proper adjuvant can be selected in accordance with the diseases.


  • Rasa (Taste on tongue) – madhura (sweet) & kashaya (astringent)
  • Varna (Color) – rakta (red)
  • Guna (Property) – laghu (light)
  • Veerya (Potency) – ushana (hot)
  • Vipaka (Taste after digestion) – madhura (sweet)
  • Karma (Action) – balya, uttejaka, medhya, hrudya
  • Dodha Pprabhava (Effect on tridosha) – pacifies vata and pitta
  • Vyadhi Prabhava (Effect on diseases) – apasmara, pralapa


  • Anti aging
  • Rejuvenating
  • Used as catalyst & co prescription with other medicines
  • Excellent health promoter
  • Cardiac tonic
  • Intellect promoter
  • Increases semen production
  • Preserves joint function
  • Immune booster
  • Body detoxifier
  • Helps to fight against cancer


  • Irregular pulse
  • Increased heart rate
  • Angina pain
  • Improper blood circulation due to weakness of heart muscles
  • Paralysis
  • Facial palsy
  • Hemiplegia
  • Tremors
  • Psychosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuritis
  • Spinal cord demyelination
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Restlessness
  • Migraine
  • Vertigo
  • Digestive disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic pain
  • Gout
  • Joint pain and back pain
  • Memory loss
  • Weak sensations
  • Epilepsy
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Palpitations
  • Arrhythmia
  • Edema in legs
  • Hypertension
  • Dyspnoea
  • Fainting
  • Hysteria
  • Fever


Vrihat vatchintamani ras contains heavy metals. So it should be taken under strict prescription of a skilled Ayurveda doctor.

It should be taken in limited dose for limited period of time.

Self medication and over dosage can lead to serious ill effects.

Pregnant ladies and breast feeding mother should avoid the intake of Vrihat vatchintamani ras. As this medicine may have potential harm effects to the fetus.

Vrihat vatchintamani ras can have drug interactions. So you should inform your doctor about the present ailments and the medicines you are taking.

Keep in cool dry place and air tight.

Keep out of the reach and sight of the children.

While having Vrihat vatchintamani ras, if you notice any of the following symptoms

  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Burning sensation
  • Skin rashes
  • Abdominal pain and discomfort

Immediately consult your doctor.

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