Naga bhasma is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of a wide spectrum of diseases including skin diseases, diabetes etc. This medicine is prepared from lead. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.
BENEFITS OF NAGA BHASMA
- This medicine is used in the treatment of skin diseases.
- As per Ayurveda classics, it balances vata, pitta, kapha dosha.
- It improves the digestive power.
INDICATIONS OF NAGA BHASMA
- Prameha – diabetes
- Vrana – wounds
- Kushta – skin diseases
- Rakta pradara – menorrhagia
- Gulma – abdominal fullness, abdominal distension
- Grahani roga – sprue, malabsorption
- Raktarsas – bleeding piles
INGREDIENTS OF NAGA BHASMA
|SL.NO||SANSKRIT NAME||ENGLISH/ LATIN||QUANTITY||ACTION|
|1||NAGA||Lead||1 part||Effective in diabetes|
|2||ASWATHA||Ficus religiosa||1 part||Balances pitta and kapha|
METHOD OF PREPARATION
The purified naga melted first and rubbed with powder of aswatha little by little till it attains powder form. Then heated in special equipment called puta.
- Purification of naga- Heated and immersed in sesame oil, buttermilk, cow’s urine, gruel and decoction of kulatha (Dolichos biflorus) in that order for seven days in each liquid.
DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA
- Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata, pitta, kapha predominant diseases.
- Dushya- useful in diseases affecting rasa, rakta dhatu – skin diseases, indigestion
- Roga marga – Useful in diseases affecting,
- abhyanthara roga marga – diseases affecting the digestive system
- Madhyama roga marga – diabetes
DOSAGE AND USAGE
- Take 30 mg to 125 mg after food once or twice daily along with turmeric powder or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.
EXERCISES AND YOGA
Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practised in the treatment of different diseases.
Nadi Shuddi Pranayam – cleans the respiratory passage, calms mind (mental stress aggravates digestive problems)
The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.
RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOUR
- Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more acrid, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
- Consume easily digestible food items, Lukewarm water, gruel
- Patient with diabetes avoids more sugar-containing diet.
- Avoid smoking, carbonated drinks, alcohol
SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS
- This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
- It is better to avoid by children, lactating women and during pregnancy
- Improper administration and overdosage leads to side effects
- Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.
- How long the medicine can be used?
Duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of the disease. Before taking medicine consult a physician.
- Is this medicine habit forming?
This medicine is not habit-forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.
- Yogendra ras – for diabetes
- Shree dhootapapeshwar
- Experimental study on the effect of Naga Bhasma (lead calx) on hematological and biochemical parameters
- Pharmaceutical standardization of Naga Bhasma (incinerated lead) prepared by using herbal media
- Standard operating procedure of naga shodhana and study of chemical changes in the media and shodhita naga
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