Abhra Bhasmam

Abhra Bhasmam, also known as Abhraka Bhasma or simply Abhraka, is an Ayurvedic medicinal preparation made from mica, a mineral found in rocks. In Ayurveda, Abhraka Bhasma is considered a potent and versatile remedy used to treat various health conditions.

The preparation of Abhraka Bhasma involves a complex and lengthy process of purification and incineration of mica. This process is performed to remove impurities and enhance the therapeutic properties of the mineral.

Ayurvedic practitioners commonly use Abhraka Bhasma for the following purposes:

  1. Nervous system disorders: Abhraka Bhasma is believed to have a rejuvenating effect on the nervous system and is used to treat conditions like neurological disorders, epilepsy, and memory-related issues.
  2. Respiratory problems: It is used to treat respiratory ailments such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and tuberculosis.
  3. Anemia: Abhraka Bhasma is considered beneficial in managing anemia as it is believed to have hematinic properties.
  4. Digestive disorders: It is used to improve digestion and treat ailments like indigestion, loss of appetite, and acid peptic disorders.
  5. Skin disorders: Abhraka Bhasma is used to treat skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and other chronic skin diseases.
  6. General weakness and fatigue: It is used as a general health tonic to improve strength, vitality, and overall well-being.

It is important to note that the use of Abhraka Bhasma should be done under the guidance and supervision of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. The dosage and duration of use depend on the individual’s health condition, age, and other factors. Self-medication and excessive use of this or any Ayurvedic preparation can lead to adverse effects.

As with any Ayurvedic medicine, it is crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before incorporating Abhraka Bhasma into your health regimen. They can assess your specific health needs and provide personalized advice on its usage and potential interactions with other medications you may be taking.

‘Abhra’ is the  Sanskrit word for purified mica, and  ‘Bhasma’ is ash or finely powdered talc, the purification process is done by repeatedly burning and pulverizing to increase the potency. The black varieties of mica are mainly used to prepare medicines ( Krishnabhra and Vajrabhra). It is a product of mineral silicate found in the mountain areas of Andra Pradesh(Nellore) and Rajputana.

For the process of making Abhrabhasma, there are many herbal plants are used, it is boiled in the decoction of Triphala and then lemon juice is used in scaling, and then Spiny amaranth is used, the burning process is repeated for hundred times, two hundred times, thousand times, etc., to ensure the potency of medicine.

It is generally administered along with the decoction of-

Abhra Bhasmam is prescribed for the treatment of the following ailments:-

  • Anti-aging
  • Anaemia
  • Asthma
  • Ascites
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • Cough and cold
  • Fever
  • Helminthiasis
  • Infertility
  • Kapha disorders
  • Premature hair falling
  • Rejuvenation treatment
  • Skin diseases
  • Splenic disorders
  • Urinary problems

Note: Avoid self-medication, (Consult an Ayurveda practitioner before using this medicine)

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