About Swarna Bhasma
Swarna Bhasma (also called Gold Bhasma, Swarn Bhasm & Suvarna Bhasma) is an ayurvedic medicine used for increasing non-specific immunity and in the treatment of a wide range of diseases. It also acts as an adjuvant for various medicines and herbs and boosts their actions and increases their efficacy. According to Ayurveda, it is a good nervine tonic and improves overall health. It increases lifespan, intelligence, memory, skin glow and prevents several diseases. In addition, it increases strength and endurance and improves mental as well as physical performance.
Swarna Bhasma is helpful in phthisis, tuberculosis, chronic fever, loss of vitality, asthma, cough, burning sensation, acidity, microbial infection, toxicity, infertility etc. It can be used in all diseases along with different adjuvants or other medicines or herbs to speed up the recovery process and to increase the body resistance to diseases.
Ingredients Of Swaran Bhasma
- Pure gold is main ingredient of Swaran bhasma.
- Gold bhasma is made from purified Gold.
- To make Swarna bhamsa 24 carat Gold is used.
Medicinal Properties Of Swaran Bhasma
- Nervine Tonic
- Cardiac tonic
- Anti-rheumatic or Anti-arthritic
- Antipsychotic (neuroleptic)
- Digestive Stimulant
- Intellect promoting
- Antidot for poisoning
- General Tonic
Swarna Bhasma Indications
Generally, Swarna bhasma is prescribed in following diseases
Fever & Infections
- A wide range of bacterial and viral infections
- Fever of unknown etiology
- Chronic fever
- Low-grade fever
- All types of Tuberculosis (TB)
- Intestinal Tuberculosis
- Typhoid fever
- Blood poisoning (Sepsis or septicemia)
- Upper Respiratory Infections
- Recurrent Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Lungs & Airways
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Asthma - along with other asthma medications
- Asthmatic Bronchitis
- Allergic Rhinitis
Heart & Blood Vessels
- Angina pectoris
- Cardiac weakness
Mind, Brain & Nerves
- Nervine weakness
- Neurological diseases such as paralysis
- Bipolar disorder
- Depression (If aggressive behavior, then it should be given along with Mukta Pishti)
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Generalized anxiety disorder
Bone, Joints & Muscles
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Osteoarthritis - when a patient does not get relief from other medicines
- Uterine weakness (acts as uterine tonic and used along with Ashwagandha Churna)
- Low Immunity
- Loss of vitality
- Toxicity or Poisoning due to external and internal factors
- All types of cancer
Swarna Bhasma Benefits & Medicinal Uses
Swarna Bhasma is an Ayurvedic Traditional Medicine prepared with Pure Gold and useful in many chronic ailments. It is the drug of choice for resistant tuberculosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Swarna Bhasma for Heart
Swarna bhasma is used in the treatment of heart diseases. It provides strength to the heart and heart muscles. It increases blood circulation to various parts of the heart, detoxifies the blood, and cleanses the coronary arteries. It prevents the heart from myocardial ischemia by maintaining the optimum flow of blood to the heart muscles. It is also beneficial for people reporting angina pain along with other medicines. In angina pectoris, Suvarna bhasma is used along with Shringa Bhasma and Terminalia Arjuna Bark Powder, Arjunarishta or Arjuna Ksheer Pak (Arjuna Siddha Kshir).
Swarna Bhasma work in angina pectoris
Chest pain or Angina pectoris occurs due to any obstruction, atherosclerosis or spasm of coronary arteries of the heart. Swarn bhasma along with Shringa bhasma reduces the atherosclerosis of arteries, relaxes blood vessels and removes the obstructions. However, Swarna bhasma cannot work alone in this condition, but it can provide strength to the heart. Therefore, Shringa bhasma is also necessary for chest pain.
Purifies the blood
The digestion process and the body system release many toxins. Some external factors also play a role for toxin accumulation in the body. Infections due to bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms release many toxins inside the body. Although we have antibiotics to cure the infectious diseases, but some toxins remain in the body, which produces other unexplained diseases later on. For releasing out these toxins, gold ash is used in Ayurveda. Sometimes, people suffer from diseases of unknown etiology. In these cases, Ayurveda treats them with Swarna bhasma and other medicines according to the predominance of dosha (Vata, Pitta & Kapha). Swarna bhasma purifies the blood and release toxins out of the body.
When a person has indigestion, loss of appetite, abdominal heaviness and distension, Swarna bhasma is given along with the fresh ginger juice.
Swarna Bhasma is a drug of choice in Ayurveda for tuberculosis (T.B.). It has antimicrobial, anti-toxin and antiviral effects in the body.  Swarna bhasma is beneficial in the initial stages of tuberculosis. It acts as a strong antibacterial agent and help to destroy the tubercular bacilli responsible or causing the infections.  It also reduces the symptoms caused by this condition such as fever, loss of muscle mass, weakness. It also improves the immunity of a person.
The ayurvedic preparations in which Swarna (gold) is the main ingredient are used for the treatment of tuberculosis and fever associated with the T.B. Ayurveda has explained many stages of tuberculosis according to the humor and tissue involved. Swarna bhasma is effective in the first and second stage of tuberculosis.
In the third stage, lesions in the lungs increase the loss of body tissue and decrease the strength of the person suffered from tuberculosis. In this stage, when a person suffers from a severe undernutrition, malabsorption of foods, loss of body strength, loss of lung tissue due to lesions caused by tubercle bacilli (mycobacterium tuberculosis), there is a no effective remedy in the Ayurveda. In modern science, it is long term resistant tuberculosis. All medications become ineffective and there are no chances of further improvement. However, Ayurveda does not cure the disease as well in such case, but the Swarna bhasma helps in reduction of the symptoms even in resistant tuberculosis. Further research studies are required to evaluate the fact.
However, this medicine should not be given during an acute attack of high fever as this may results in a rapid killing of the tubercular bacilli flowed by the release of toxins from them. This can lead to a sudden rise in temperature thereby worsening the symptoms.
When a person suffers from a dry cough in which wheezing sound is present, the Swarna bhasma along with Shringa Bhasma, Praval Pishti, and Giloy Sat is beneficial to remove the thick sputum from the lungs and helps in easier breathing and manages dry non-productive cough.
- Swarna Bhasma-1 Part
- Shringa Bhasma-10 Parts
- Praval Pishti-25 Parts
- Giloy Sat-50 Parts
- Sitopaladi Churna-100 Parts
Swarna Bhasma is also beneficial ayurvedic medicine for mental disorders. Swarna Bhasma also reduces the inflammation in the brain.
The typical symptoms in which it works well are insensitivity, burning sensation in the whole body, weeping like a child, unable to tolerate the sound, hitting hands and feet with the wall, physical aggressiveness, irritation, crying loudly, etc. In these symptoms, Swarna bhasma is given along with Mukta Pishti.
If a patient likes to live isolated and does not tolerate other people, the Swarna Bhasma is a drug of choice in this case. Generally, gold ash is helpful in symptoms such as anxiousness, lack of attention, ignorance, irritability, feeling of unhappiness, isolating from others, inability to relax etc. Pacing is also a sign of depression and person continues thinking and making useless plans. In this case, Swarna Bhasma should be given with Mukta Pishti and Abhrak Bhasma.
Gold preparation such as Brahmi Vati Gold, Swarna Malini Vasant Ras (Basant Malni Ras), Jaya Mangal Ras etc. are given in Typhoid fever along with Tulsi Powder.
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eyes characterized by redness, watery discharge, burning sensation in eyes and itching in eyes etc. In this case, Swarna bhasma along with Mukta Pishti, Praval Pishti, and Giloy Sat is given.
Ayurvedic mixture for conjunctivitis
- Swarna Bhasma-1 Part
- Mukta Pishti-25 Parts
- Praval Pishti-100 Parts
- Giloy Sat-100 Parts
Swarna bhasma is used in preparations that are beneficial for chronic skin diseases. Sometimes, gold is required in psoriasis, chronic atrophic dermatitis, etc.
Gold use in Cancer
Gold particles or Swarna bhasma is also helpful for cancer patients. It stops the growth of cancer cells and improves the immunity to fight off the unwanted growth of body tissues. Some studies also suggest gold efficacy in cancer but require further research on this topic.
Dosage of Swarna bhasma according to age
- Infants(Up To 12 Months)-1 to5mg
- Toddler(1&ndash3yrs)-5 to 7.5 mg
- Preschooler(3&ndash5yrs)-7.5 to 10 mg
- Grade-schooler(5 &ndash 12 yrs)-10 to 15 mg
- Teenager(13 -19 yrs)-15 to 20 mg
- Adults(19 to 60 yrs)-20 to 30 mg
- Geriatric(above 60 yrs)-20 to 30 mg
- Pregnancy-1 to 5 mg
- Lactation-1 to 5 mg
- Maximum Possible Dosage-125 mg Per Day (in divided doses)
Swarna bhasma is well-tolerated in most individuals when Swarna bhasma is taken in recommended dosage under the supervision of an ayurvedic physician.
Swarna Bhasma Side Effects
Swarna bhasma should be prepared with accurate methods as described in the classical text. There are no side effects reported with Swarna bhasma prepared with appropriate ayurvedic technique. It is the safest option as compared to gold salts used in modern science.