SWARNA BHASMA (GOLD PREPARATION) AND ITS USES IN AYURVEDA

Posted on October 18, 2016 with 7 comments

Swarna Bhasma

Swarna bhasma is an Ayurvedic medicine used for increasing the 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 the efficacy. According to Ayurveda it is a good nervine tonic and improves overall health. It increases lifespan, intelligence, memory, skin glow and prevents many diseases. In addition, it increases strength and endurance and improves mental as well as physical performance.

Preparation:

Swarna bhasma is prepared from pure gold through a series of exhaustive classical Ayurvedic techniques and calcinations process with the other raw materials and herbs. These processes are required to convert the gold into the therapeutic form and removing is bad effects on the body. Swarna bhasma particle crystallite size is about 25-35 nm.

Swarna bhasma indications:

Infections

  • A wide range of bacterial and fungal infections
  • All types of tuberculosis
  • Recurrent upper respiratory tract infections
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthama

Cardiovascular system

  • Congenital heart diseases
  • Cardiac weakness
  • Varicose veins

Brain and nerves

  • Neurological diseases like paralysis
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder

Bone joints and muscles

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Osteo arthritis

Skin diseases

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Chronic allergic infections

Infertility

  • Male infertility
  • Impotency
  • Uterine weakness
  • Female infertility

Ayurvedic properties:

 

Rasa : Madhura, Tikta, Kashaya, Katu
Guna : Guru, Snigdha, Pichila
Veerya : Sheeta
Vipaka : Madhura
Prabhava : Immuno-modulary action
Karma : Trodoshahara, Vrushya, Balya, Rasayana, Medhya, Ayushya, Varnya, Kanti prada, Smriti prada, Vagvishudhikara, Ojovardhaka, Vayasthapakaa
Effect : Whole body specially on brain, lungs, nerves, heart and blood vessels, ovaries and testis
Dhatu : Rasa, Rata, Mamsa, Asti, Majja, Shukra

 

Safety precautions:

Swarna bhasma is well tolerated in most individuals and hence Swarna bhasma is taken in recommended dosage under the supervision of an Ayurvedic physician.

 

Swarna bhasma in the management of male infertility:

Fertility is an existential necessity and has assumed overwhelming importance from the time immemorial. On the other hand, infertility severely affects the couples psychologically, sexually and socially.

Ayurveda realized these problems thousands of years back and has been mentioning a separate branch of Vajikarana, which deals with promotion of sexual health, good progeny and management of disorders caused by Shukra. Many single and combine herbal, mineral and herbo-mineral drugs have been described for this purpose.

In Ayurveda, role of gold in Vajikarana preparations is well known and it is in medical practice from the Vedic period. Gold is first purified by the process of shodhana and there after it is reduced to ash known as bhasma by the process of Marana. Swarna bhasma thus prepared is considered safe for therapeutic use.

Experimental study:

Effect of Swarna bhasma on patients of Asthenozoospermia

Prasad and Singh (1997) studied the effect of Swarna bhasma on 35 patients of Asthenozoospermia. The patients of this group were administered 4 mg of Swarna bhasma orally 2 times a day for one month. 57% patients of this group were of the age group 21-30 years, 31.5 % were of age group 31-40 years and remaining 11.5 % patients were of 41-50 years age group.

The results of the study showed that the drug caused a significant increase in the sperm RLP motility ranging from 186.78 % to 335.98 % in the patients of Asthenozoospermia. It also significantly increased SLP motility upto 72.17% with corresponding significant decrease in immotile spermatozoa count upto 21.5% and the reduction in the total abnormal forms of spermatozoa ranging from 3.5 to 16.2%. Further Swarna bhasma has also increased sperm count ranging from 6.6 % to 129.56 %. Analysis of co-efficient of correlation showed that improvement provided by Swarna bhasma in both sperm count and motility has significant positive correlation with each other. It also reduced insignificantly the semen liquefaction time ranging from 6.4 to 25.2 % and semen pH by 0.14 to 0.44%.

Further analysis showed that sperm count of 6.3% patients of severe Oligozoospermia, 33.3% patients of moderate oligozoospermia and 66.7% patients of mild oligozoospermia became normal after the treatment of Swarma bhasma with 1%. Similarly it also improved sperm motility to the normal state in 23.5% patients of severe asthenozoospermia, in 46.2% patients of moderate asthenozoospermia and in 66.7% patients of mild asthenozoospermia.

Swarna bhasma provided improvements in Oligozoospermia ranging from 11.1% to 40 % and active motility ranging from 25% to 55.4% under conditions of different semen viscosity variations. It also increased sperm count ranging from 137.3% to 146.2% under conditions of different semen pH variations. These effects indicate that Swarna bhasma corrects the dysfunctions of accessory glands. Further, it provided active motility by 92.8% in cases of varicocele, which is indicative of its usefulness in the treatment of asthenozoospermia produced by varicocele.

Effect of Swarna bhasma on patients of Oligozoospermia

Thakar and Singh (1999) evaluated the role of Swarna bhasma when administered orally with a dose of 10 mg twice a day with milk for 30 days. It significantly increased the sperm count (227.6%), RLP motility (44.6%) and SLP motility (57.3%). It also significantly increased sexual health parameters like erection (11.1%), ejaculation (19.5%) and orgasm (19.5%). 10 % patients succeeded in achieving pregnancy in their spouse. 20 % patients got complete remission and 20 % showed marked improvement in semen count.

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    Sharada Sharma - 5 years ago Reply

    Very nice..good information.

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    Dr.Patanjali sharma - 5 years ago Reply

    This article on the gold / experimental study proves the power of swarna bhasma on the body.
    Really we experience a very good results in our clinical practice.
    Thank you Ayurveda.

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    Sheeja Paulos - 4 years ago Reply

    I never thought that Gold has such a useful role in Ayurveda Thanks for sharing such a useful information.

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    ಸೂರ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ಹೆಗಡೆ - 4 years ago Reply

    ಉತ್ತಮ ಮಾಹಿತಿಗಾಗಿ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು

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    Vd. Sukruth G - 4 years ago Reply

    This is a fine example of nano technology that had already flourished in India since more than 2000 years.. the beauty of this science is – the scientists/ sages of that time had also developed the science of utilising this nano technology in medicine also. Thanku sadya sanjeevini for using such technology on patients for their betterment. All the best…

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    Ruchika - 3 years ago Reply

    I’m an Ayurveda student and I’ve completed my first year. I’d been asked a question about administration of swarna bhasma.. The dosage for swarna bhasma is 15-30 mg per day.. How’d we administer it?

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      Soumyashree Sharma - 3 years ago Reply

      You can give it with any anupana like honey or ghee. You can also mix homogeneously 300mg of swarna bhasma 100 gms of ashwagandha churna and give it in divided dosage of 10gms per day.
      You can purchase a special weighing machine for gold which is oftenly used by goldsmiths and weigh accurately.

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