Abhrak Bhasma is an age-old ayurvedic medication that chiefly makes use of abhrak ash or calcined mica ash for providing relief from a host of health issues including sexual and reproductive problems, respiratory anomalies, liver problems, abdominal diseases, and psychotic conditions. Classified as a Rasayani dravya, this powerful herbo-mineral formulation is powered with the ability of ameliorating the Tridoshas, i.e., Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Chemically, abhrak is a potent medicinal component comprising minerals such as calcium, silicon, iron, magnesium, and potassium. It also contains sodium, titanium, chlorine, aluminum, and phosphorus in traces.
How To Prepare Abhrak Bhasma?
Abhrak Bhasma is usually prepared via the calcination process of purified mica (biotite) with ayurvedic herbal juices, plant sap and decoctions. This calcination process is termed as ‘puta’ in ayurveda and the higher the number of putas carried out, the higher is the quality and therapeutic efficacy of abhrak bhasma.
Ayurvedic Uses Of Abhrak Bhasma
Evades Intestinal Troubles
Imbued with powerful anti-inflammatory and purgative properties, abhrak bhasma actively prevents constipation, piles by softening the stool and facilitating smooth passage through the body. This mineral formulation also helps in breaking down of the food particles in the stomach and intestine, triggers the secretion of the digestive juices and thereby increases the absorption of essential nutrients through the intestines. It also prevents various intestinal issues like abdominal distension, bloating and gaseous cramps, indigestion, ulcerative colitis, GERD, acidity, heartburn etc.
Promotes Fertility And Libido
Being an aphrodisiac compound, Abhrak Bhasma is a traditional remedy for boosting libido and improving fertility in both men and women. The churna shows powerful spermatogenic properties that are extremely useful for treating hypospermia, asthenozoospermia, teratospermia, oligospermia, and enhances spermatogenesis. It also promotes the production of male hormones like testosterone and luteinizing hormone while increasing virility and stamina in men and treating conditions like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
In women, abhrak bhasma plays a key role in maintaining hormonal levels within the blood, fortifies the female reproductive organs and promotes maturation of the eggs into follicles. It also helps in managing female infertility, postpartum depression and menopausal symptoms.
Relieves Respiratory Troubles
Thanks to its intrinsic anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic, and anti-asthmatic properties, abhrak bhasma is pivotal in treating the common cold, cough and flu symptoms. It helps in thinning and loosening phlegm deposits within the chest and nasal cavities and hence eases breathing and facilitates the body to get rid of mucus.
Remedies Stress And Anxiety
Touted as a powerful adaptogen, Abhrak Bhasma holds high significance in treating different types of psychotic problems like depression, dementia, etc. It helps in keeping the serotonin level under control and thus reduces various symptoms of anxiety. It also helps in calming the mind, and reducing all sorts of physical and mental stress.
Enhances Cognitive Functioning
The abundance of bioactive components and powerful stimulating and brain tonic properties, abhrak bhasma inhibits the breakdown of the brain chemicals needed for promoting memory thereby enhancing memory capacity, concentration, focus, calmness, alertness of an individual.