Amlapittantak Lauha is a herbomineral Ayurvedic medicine containing purified mercury, purified Sulphur, other mineral ingredients and Amla. It has antacid properties and gives relief in digestive problems. This medicine is indicated in hyper acidity, gastritis, Indigestion, dyspepsia, pitta-vikar and symptoms associated with excess Pitta inside the body.
Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition, and dosage.
Ingredients of Amlapittantak Lauha
The formulation of Amlapittantak Lauha (Bhaishjya Ratanavali):
- Shuddha Parad 1 Part
- Shuddha Gandhak 1 Part
- Mandur Bhasma 1 part
- Kanta lauha Bhasma 1 Part
- Abhraka Bhasma 1 Part
- Amlaki (Q. S.)
Kajjali (black sulphide of mercury)
Kajjali is compound of Mercury (Parada) and Sulphur (Gandhaka) and extensively used in the treatment of wide variety of ailments and conditions. Chemically it is black sulphide of mercury.
For preparing Kajjali, Parada and Gandhak separately undergo Shodhana-vidhi whereby they are purified, detoxified and potentized. Mercury and Sulphur thus processed are taken in equal weight and triturated till the shiny globules of Parada are no longer visible and homogenous mixture looks like Kajal. This preparation is called Kajjali. It is a prime ingredient of the majority of Rasaushadhies.
Kajjali cures many diseases by pacifying the tridoshas. It is used as Vrishya (an aphrodisiac), Sahapana (taking together with medicine), and Anupana (a vehicle taken after medicine). Kajjali enhances the properties of the other drugs mixed with it.
Mandur bhasma is prepared by purifying and calcinating iron rust. Mandura is especially useful in anemia, the liver and spleen disorders.
It is used in diseases like anemia, edema, etc. and also used as immunomodulator (Rasayana).
Kanta Lauha Bhasma
Kanta Lauha Bhasma is prepared from iron ore containing magnetite, a ferric oxide (Fe3O4) mineral.
Iron improves the quality .of blood. It stimulates the functional activity of all the organs of the body and is therefore a valuable general tonic. Lauha Bhasma is a powerful alterative, astringent, tonic and restorative.
Abhrak Bhasma (Mica)
Abhrak Bhasma, is preparation of Mica. It consist iron as a major element and calcium, potassium and silicon in low concentrations. It gives strength to the body and helps in the treatment of diseases.
Amla (Phyllanthus emblia/Emblica officinalis) tones the body, gives strength and virility and boosts immunity to prevent diseases. It has all taste except Lavana/Salty with dominant Kashaya/Astringent taste.
Amla is a cooling and stomachic.
It has an astringent action and is useful in bleeding disorders. A clinical study has also found that alma showed significant healing effect on gastric syndrome.
Amla is a very rich source of vitamin C and helps in better absorption of iron.
It has anti-ulcer, antioxidant, anti-aging, antipyretic, antidiabetic, cholesterol lowering, cardiotonic, carminative, expectorant, laxative, Tonic, fertility and immunity boosting properties. Use of Amla, helps in collagen synthesis and protects against its degradation.
Benefits of Amlapittantak Lauha
- It gives relief in excessive pitta.
- It has antacid properties.
- It has Analgesic and anti-inflammatory property.
- It is also useful in burning urination, loose motion, vomiting due to excess Pitta, etc.
- It improves hemoglobin level.
Uses of Amlapittantak Lauha
Amlapittantak Lauha indicated in hyperacidity or Amlapitta (condition in which the level of acid in the gastric juices is excessive, causing discomfort). Hyperacidity causes acid reflux, burping, hiccups, nausea, pain and burning in abdomen, etc.
- Hyperacidity, Indigestion, vomiting
- Colic, Loss of appetite
- Liver problem
- Heart burn
- Acid reflux disease, acid peptic disorders
The Dosage of Amlapittantak Lauha
125-250 mg after the meal with honey, twice a day.
Please note, the doses of Ayurvedic medicines are not fixed. 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.
Ayurvedic medicines containing detoxified substances, heavy metals should be taken only under medical supervision.
You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.
This medicine is manufactured by Baidyanath (Amlapittantak Lauh), Manil (Amlapittantak Loha), Rasashram (Amlapittantak Rasa), Dabur (Amlapittantak Lauh) and many other Ayurvedic pharmacies.