Abhrak Bhasma – Uses, and Dosage 

Abhrak Bhasma is a powder of Abhrak obtained from the process of shodhana (purification of abhrak), dhanyabhrak (insertion of abhrak in sour gruel with rice husk), marana (incineration). The English name of Abhrak is Biotite mica.


  1. Purified Abhrak (Biotite mica)- sufficient quantity
  2. Arka ksheera ( Latex of Calotropis gigantea) OR Arka mula rasa

(juice of root of Calotropis gigantea) OR Arka dala rasa (juice of the leaf of Calotropis gigantea) – sufficient quantity

  1. Nyagrodha mula kwatha (decoction of the root of Ficus benghalensis ) – sufficient quantity
  2. Kadali rasa ( juice of rhizome of Musa paradisiaca)

The purified Abhrak is triturated well in ingredient number 2 continuously for one day. Thin and flat cakes are made out of this ground paste and dried under sunlight. The cakes are placed in a shallow earthen plate covered with another earthen plate and the edges are sealed properly with clay-smeared cloth in seven consecutive layers and kept in a pit covered half with cow dung cakes and then some more cow dung cakes are placed above the sealed plate to make it completely covered and lit with fire from all the sides. After the burning is over, it is allowed to cool. The earthen plate is taken out and opened. The contents are made into fine powder by triturating with the ingredients 3 and 4. 

Uses of Abhrak Bhasma:

  • Poor digestion
  • Malabsorption
  • Respiratory problems
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Anemia
  • Skin diseases
  • Hair fall
  • Diseases of the abdomen
  • Worm infestation
  • Cyst
  • As a nutrient supplement

Dosage and Adjuvant :

125 mg to 375mg or as advised by the physician. This can be taken along with honey, ghee, decoction of Triphala, juice of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), and Ardraka (juice of Zingiber officinale).


  1. Rasatarangini, Taranga 10, 39-42

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