Akik pishti uses details

Details of medicinal use of akik pishti ayurvedic medicine to treat various heart related problems like Hypertension, Good for heart, Cardiac tonic and others.

Akik Pishti is an Ayurvedic medicine prepared from Agate (mineral of silica) gem.  This medicine is used in the treatment of various cardiac problems.

In Ayurveda, Pishti is a preparation of powdered gems or minerals. First gems are processed in herbal juices and dried then grinded to get a very fine powder. This fine powder is further processed in rose water to get final medicine or Pishti. Pishti is cool in potency and can be taken by persons who cannot tolerate Bhasma of the same minerals.

Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition, and dosage.

  • Manufacturer: Patanjali Diva pharmacy, Baidyanath
  • Reference Text: Ayurved Sar Sangrah
  • Synonyms: Akeek Pishti, Akeek Bhasma, Akik Pishti
  • Availability: Online and at medical stores
  • Type of medicine: Classical Medicine
  • Main Indication: Diseases of heart, mind and eye, cough, acidity
  • Anupana / fluid vehicle: Madhu, Ashvagandha, Shringavera Svarasa


Divya Patanjali Akik Pishti 5 gram @ Rs. 20.00

Akik Pishti Composition

Ingredients present in this formulation are given below:

  • Akika (Shuddha) churna Q.S.
  • Kumari rasa Aloe vera juice Q.S. for mardana
  • Ketaki rasa (Fl.) Q.S. for mardana
  • Jalapippalika svarasa (Pl.) Q.S. for mardana
  • Rambha rasa (Kadali svarasa) (Rz.) Q.S. for mardana

Method of Preparation

It is to be prepared by triturating the drugs with the specified fluids in turn and dried in the sun.

Know the Ingredient


Akik is a silica mineral (SiO2), known as Quartz, Chacedony (English), Mank (Punjabi) and Aqeeq (Urdu).

Akeek is found generally in the pure form, all over the earth’s crust. Wherever cavities are developed, silica is deposited and the material becomes Akīka. It is a very common semipreciousornamental stone. It occurs in Rajpipla area and further west between the mouths of river Tapti and Narmada in Bharuch district,Gujarat, Amaravati, Aurangabad,Buldhana, Chandrapur, Jalna, Nasik and Pune in Maharashtra, beds of Krishna and Godavari rivers in Andhra Pradesh, Rajmahal and Sahebganj in Bihar, Dhar and Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh and Jamnagar, Kutch and Surat in Gujarat.


  • In Ayurveda, Akik is purified before use.
  • For Purification or Shodhana:
  • Akika: 1 part
  • Gulab Jala orArka Vedamushka or Go-dugdha Q.S


  • Heat Akika till it becomes red-hot and dips in Gulāba Jala or ArkaVedamuśka or Go-dugdha for 21 times.
  • Shodhit Akik is used as Pishti or Bhasma.

Akik pishti Ayurvedic Action / Karma

  • Chakshushya: Good for eyes, improves eyesight
  • Hridaya: Heart Tonic
  • Jivaniya: Life-giving and rejuvenative
  • Kaphahara: Gives relief in cough
  • Raktapittahara: Cures bleeding diseases
  • Raktavardhaka: Nourishes Rakta dhatu
  • Shvasahara: Cure difficult breathing or Asthma
  • Tridoshaghna: Reduces Vata-Pitta-Kapha. Mainly Pitta and Vata are reduced but due to cool potency, Kapha increases a little bit.

Biomedical Action of Akik pishti

  • Antacid: Preventing or correcting acidity, especially in the stomach
  • Anti-inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
  • Antioxidant: Neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances.
  • Antiulcer: Tending to prevent or heal ulcers.
  • Cardiotonic: Tonic for the heart.
  • Hemostatic: Checking blood flow.
  • Ophthalmic: Good for the eyes.
  • Tonic: Restore or improve health or well-being.

Akik Pishti Health Benefits

  • It balances vata-pitta and kapha. For Kapha condition, it is taken with fresh ginger juice, for vata with Ashwagandha and with honey in case of excess pitta.
  • It gives strength to heart, brain, stomach and other bodily organs and cures weakness.
  • It heals damages done to the arteries and rejuvenates the heart.
  • It is a cooling in nature and gives relief in peptic ulcer and burning sensation in the body.
  • It is a cooling in nature.
  • It is tonic for the heart.
  • It is useful in disorders due to Pitta Dosha.
  • It reduces bad cholesterol.
  • It reduces the burning sensation.
  • It reduces excessive Pitta and thus give relief in hyperacidity.
  • It strengthens and tones up the system.

Benefits in Heart diseases

Akik Pishti is good for the heart. It is Cardiac tonic and is useful in rapid and irregular heartbeats and Hypertension. It gives very good result as Hruda balya (strenthen the heart). It also gives relief in the burning sensation in the chest.

For Heart Diseases, Akik Pishti can be mixed with other ingredients as given below:

  • Moti Pishti: 4 grams
  • Sangeyasava Pishti: 10 grams
  • Akik Pishti: 5 grams
  • Yogehdra Ras: 1 gram
  • Amrita Sat: 10 grams

Mix all the above-mentioned medicines and prepare60 doses. Take the prepared medicine morning and evening, before the meals with honey.

Akik Pishti Therapeutic Uses

Akik Pishti (Bhasma) is mainly indicated in heart diseases, Pitta Roga, Vata Roga, Cough, and diseases of the head. It is cold in potency, ruksha (dry) in qualities. It is Raktastanbhak (stop the bleeding).

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Burning sensation in eyes
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Depression
  • Depression with agitation, irritation and anger
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Excessive heat inside the body
  • Gastritis
  • General debility
  • GERD
  • Hair loss
  • Heart weakness
  • Heartburn
  • Hriddaha (Burning sensation in heart region)
  • Hridroga (Heart disease)
  • Kasa (Cough)
  • Kshaya (Pthisis)
  • Mental fatigue
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pitta Roga (Disease due to Pitta dosha)
  • Restlessness
  • Shiroroga (Disease of the head)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ulcers
  • Vataroga (Disease due to Vata dosha)

Akik Pishti Dosage

  • The recommended dosage of medicine is 125 mg to 375 mg with honey.
  • It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening.
  • Or take as directed by a doctor.


  • It is mineral based formulation and hence it is highly recommended to use for short duration like up to 1-2 months.
  • Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give the same result in another person.
  • The exact dose depends on the age, strength, digestive power of the patient, the nature of the illness, the state of the viscera and humours, and the properties of individual drugs.
  • Do check the list of ingredients and their contraindications to avoid any side effects.
  • If symptoms do not improve or worsen, consult a doctor


  • Specific contraindications have not been identified.
  • Take the medicine under a doctor’s prescription.

Drug Interactions

Please maintain a gap of at least an hour between intake of any allopathic drug and Ayurvedic medicine to avoid drug interaction, if any.

Side-effects of Akik Pishti

There are no known side-effects for this medicine.


  • Do check the list of ingredients and their contraindications to avoid any side effects.
  • Do not use any medicine during pregnancy without consulting doctor.


  • Store in a cool and dry place in a tightly closed container, protected from light and moisture.
  • Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
  • Keep bottle cap closed after every use.

Pharmacies Making Akik Pishti

You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores. Since it is a classical medicine, it is manufactured by many Ayurvedic pharmacies.

Name of some of the Ayurvedic Pharmacies manufacturing this medicine is given below:

  • Baidyanath Akeek Pishti
  • Patanjali Divya Pharmacy Akik Pishti
  • Shree Dhanwantri Herbals Akik Pishti
  • and many other Ayurvedic pharmacies.

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