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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Sphatika Bhasma - Ingredients, Method Of Preparation & Uses


We have been using alum from our childhood for washing wounds or seen elders using it as an after shave. Sphatika is an ayurvedic mineral compound which has many medicinal properties when used in pure and purified form. In ayurveda alum is used in the form of sphatika bhasma.

Ingredients Used in Sphatika Bhasma

It has only one ingredient-

  1. Sphatika (Alum)

Ref. Ayurvedic Text - [ Ayurveda saar sangraha ]

Descriptions Of Ingredient

Following is the medicinal property of sphatika

1. Sphatika

It is astringent, bitter, sour and sweet in taste. Heavy to digest, also unctuous in nature and hot in potency.

Method Of Preparation

Following method of preparation is used for making this formulation:

  1. Sphatika is powdered and put in a pan.
  2. This pan is heated till sphatika gets soft and fluffy and all the water in it gets evaporated.

Medicinal Properties

It has the following medicinal properties:

  1. It is good for throat
  2. Good for hairs
  3. Anti-toxic
  4. Helps in healing of wounds
  5. Purifies blood
  6. Have scraping effect
  7. Absorbent
  8. Mucolytic
  9. Haemostatic
  10. Cleanses wounds

Dosha Karma

  • Dosha - It helps in balancing the vata and pitta dosha.
  • Rasa - Astringent, sweet and sour in taste.
  • Karma - Lekhana.

Classical Indications

Classically it has been indicated in the disorders related to the

  1. Skin disorders like shvitra
  2. Eye disorders
  3. Wounds
  4. Bleeding disorders
  5. Treats oral disorders


It can be indicated in disorders such as whooping cough, chest pain which is caused by pneumonia, bronchitis, vomiting related to tuberculosis, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding piles, blood in vomiting, blood in stools, bleeding piles, menorrhagia, metrorrhagia, parasitic infections, malaria, wounds skin disorders, leucorrhea or the discharge from the ears.

Sphatika Bhasma

Side Effects

If taken by the prescription of an doctor it does not cause any side effects, But high dosages or long term use can cause:

  1. Mouth dryness
  2. Gastritis
  3. Ulcers
  4. Nausea and vomiting etc.


It is a very easily available medicine which is provided by planet Ayurveda made from the purest form of sphatika. It has immense benefits so it should be used by the people who are suffering from the above mentioned problems.planet ayurveda's sphatika bhasma is the best and most authentic.

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