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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Monday, July 2, 2018

Kaharva Pishti - Ingredients, Indications, Therapeutic Properties, Dosage & Side Effects

Kaharva pishti is also known as Trinkantamani pishti or Amber of succinate. It is an ayurvedic formulation mentioned in Rasa Tantra Saar, 103, under Bhasma prakaran. It is widely used in Unani system of medicines. Amber (Kaharva) is a fossilized tree resin.


Amber sometimes contains fossilized matter which has been frozen in time. Amber pieces have been found to contain strands of DNA with fossilized insect and plant materials suspended inside. Over 200 plant species have been identified through amber analysis.

Amber has been known for a very long time. The actual documented history of the discovery of amber begins in 1854, in Juodkrante, a coastal town, where a shipping channel was being built. When word got out about the amber, a prominent investor from Klaipeda took interest in the discovery and founded a company called "Stantien and Becker". In 1860, specialized ships with custom machinery began mining for the amber. The next 30 years yielded 75,000 kg in excellent raw amber each year. The company grew to more than 500 employees.

Amber can be found in a number of different colors. It is believed that different types of trees, or different impurities in the resin produced the different colors of amber. Amber can be varying shades of yellow, orange, red, white, brown, green, bluish, or "black". Rainbow colors within the amber are caused by the light interference of air bubbles or strain created during an insect's death struggle. Natural amber, regardless of the color, may darken to a mellow brown after long exposure to the air.


  1. When heated, amber burns like incense and releases a sweet and piny fragrance, while fake amber has a more plastic-like smell
  2. Genuine Baltic amber will float in salt water. At home, you can mix one part salt water and two parts water to produce salt water. (plastics may float too)
  3. Amber is a poor conductor of heat, because of this it always feels warm to the touch.
  4. If it is not too humid out, try rubbing amber on your clothing or hair and then see if it will attract tiny flakes of paper. Real amber will attract the paper.


According to Ayurveda it is pitta shamak, hridya, coolant and rakta-nirodhak. It is having hemostatic properties and is used to cure Bleeding disorders, menorrhagia, diarrhea, Ulcerative colitis, fever and anorexia etc.

Brain & Nerves

  • Worm infestation in the brain
  • Cysticercosis (pork tapeworm infestation)
  • Headache due to worm infestation in the brain

Kaharva Pishti (amber) acts as potent anthelmintic and eradicates pork tapeworms.

Heart & Blood

  • Heart Palpitation
  • Tachycardia

Kaharva Pishti (amber) has Anti-arrhythmic property, which helps reducing heart palpitation and treat tachycardia.

Digestive Health

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Bleeding piles
  • Blood in stools
  • Bleeding due to Ulcerative colitis or any inflammatory diseases

It acts as potent haemostatic agent. Hence useful in above disorders.

Women Health

  • Excessive uterine bleeding
  • Heavy menstruation

Due to its haemostatic property, it helps in controlling the excessive bleeding.


Trinkantamani (Kaharva or amber of succinite) and Gulab jal (Rose water). Kahrava is taken and grinded to powder form. This powder is then grinded with Gulab jal for 3-4 days to obtain pishti.


Pregnant and lactating women should avoid this.


  • Bleeding piles
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Tachycardia
  • Heart palpitation
  • Headache due to worm infestation in the brain
  • Cysticercosis- pork tapeworm infestation
  • Bleeding due to Ulcerative colitis or any inflammatory diseases
  • Blood in stool

Buy Kaharva Pishti

kaharva pishti


125 mg – 250 mg once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

It is traditionally administered along with cold water, honey etc.


  • Product form:- Pishti
  • Package type:- plastic bottle
  • Package quantity:- 5 grams


  • This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.
  • Self-medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous.
  • It is to be avoided in children and pregnant and lactating mothers.
  • Over-dosage may cause severe headache.
  • Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children.
  • Store in a dry cool place.


If person gets headache after taking kahrava pishti then sharbat banafsha as antidote should be used.

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