Jahar Mohra Pishti and Bhasma Uses, Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, Warnings

Jaharmohra Pishti ayurvedic medicine uses for Acidity, heart burn, nausea, Rickets in children. It is also an effective liver tonic.

Jahar Mohra (also known as Zahar mohra/ Jaharmohra/Nagapashana) Pishti and Bhasma are Unani-Ayurvedic medicine of mineral origin. It is processed Jahar Mohra stone or serpentine, which is Hydrous magnesium silicate.

Jahar Mohra Pishti and Bhasma give strength to heart, brain and intestine. Jahar Mohra is indicated in fever, weakness of heart, palpitation, high blood pressure, rickets, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhoea and burning sensation in body. It is also used as prophylactic during infectious diseases.

Jahar Mohra Pishti and Bhasma are processed from same material that is Jaharmohra stone but using different process. In preparation of Pishti, fire is not used but Bhasma is calcinated stone.  Pishti and Bhasma, both are used for same purpose but Pishti is considered more mild and beneficial.

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

  • Manufacturer:  Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan, Patanjali Divya Pharmacy, Dabur
  • Reference Text: Siddha Yog Sangraha, Jvaradhikara
  • Synonyms: Jahara Mohara Bhasma, Jahar Mohra Khatai, Jahar Mohra Pishti, Jahar Mohra Bhasma, Jahar Mohra, Zahar Mohra Bhasma, Zahar Mohra, Zehar Mohra, Nagapashana Bhasma, Naga Pashana, Nagashma
  • Availability: Online and at medical stores
  • Type of medicine: Classical Medicine
  • Main Indication: Pitta disorders, Sukha Rog
  • Dosha Effect: Reduces Vata, Pitta and Kapha; May increase Kapha when taken in excess.

Price:

  • Baidyanath JAHARMOHRA KHATAI PISHTI 5 gram @ Rs. 49.00
  • Patanjali Jahar Mohra Pishti 1 gram @ Rs. 20.00

Jahar Mohra Pishti and Bhasma Composition

Ingredients present in Jahar Mohra Pishti are given below:

  1. Jaharamohara – churna shuddha Q.S. for mardana
  2. Gulaba jala (Shatapatriki) / Chandanadi Ark Q.S. for mardana

Ingredients present in Jahar Mohra Bhasma are given below:

  1. Jaharamohara Shuddha R.Q.
  2. Arjunatvak kvatha Q.S. for mardana
  3. Vata jatankura (praroha) kvatha Q.S. for mardana

Shodhana: Jaharamohara Stone is used in formulations only after subjecting it to Shodhana.

Shodhana is done by triturating Jaharamohara with Cow’s milk or Amalaki Juice. Jaharamohara is heated till it becomes red hot and dipped in Go-dugdha or Indian gooseberry juice for 21 times.

Jahar Mohra Stone

Jaharamohara is Serpentine, a hydrous silicate of Magnesium [Mg6(Si4O10) X(OH)8].

Jaharamohara is mainly found in metamorphic terrains of Rajasthan, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. In Rajasthan, it occurs abundantly in Udaipur and Dungurpur districts.

Jaharamohara results from the alteration, either during metamorphism or by late-stage hydrothermal action at temperatures below 4000, of rocks rich in magnesium, containing olivine, pyroxene or amphibole. Magnetite usually accompanies this alteration. Some serpentine occurs as large rock masses generally referred to as serpentinites. Nickel in minor amount is generally present in Jaharamohara. A little amount of Calcium, Iron and Aluminium may also be present.

It is also known as following in other Languages:

  • English: Serpentine, Green Marble
  • Hindi: Jaharamohara
  • Telugu: Salagrama Shila
  • Urdu: Zahar Mohra, Hajr-us-sum, Fad Zahr Madani, Hajrul-ul-behr

Jahar Mohra Pishti

Jahar Mohra Pishti, is prepared by triturating, Jahar Mohra stone with the Chandanadi Ark or Gulab Jal. It is then exposed to sun or moonlight. Jahar Mohra Pishti is an Anagnitapta Bhasma (bhasma prepared without the medium of fire).

Anupan (fluid vehicle) for Jahar Mohra Pishtiis Gulab Jal/Chandanadi ark/ Gulab Ark.

Jahar Mohra Bhasma

Jahar Mohra Bhasma is obtained by calcination of purified Jahar Mohra stone. For preparation of Jahar Mohra Bhasma, Varahaputa should be given.

Anupan (fluid vehicle) for Jahar Mohra Bhasma is Manjishtha Kvatha.

Jahar Mohra Pishti is more potent than Jaharmohara Khatai Bhasma.

Jahar Mohra Ayurvedic Action / Karma

  • Amanashaka: Destroys ama.
  • Pittahar: Reduces Pitta
  • Shothagna: Reduces swelling and inflammation
  • Vishaghna: Destroys poisons in the body.
  • Yakritdottejaka: Benefits the liver.

Biomedical Action of Jahar Mohra

  • Antidiarrheal: Helps in diarrhea.
  • Antidysentery: Against bacilli producing dysentery.
  • Antiflatulent: Alleviate or prevent excessive intestinal gas, i.e., flatulence.
  • Antioxidant: Neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances.
  • Antiemetic: Help to prevent vomiting and nausea.
  • Antacid: Neutralizes stomach acidity and is used to relieve heartburn, indigestion or an upset stomach.
  • Antidote: Counteract a form of poisoning.
  • Anti-hypertensive: blood pressure lowering.

Jahar Mohra Pishti and Bhasma Health Benefits

  • It is a nervine, cardiac and liver tonic.
  • It s useful in palpitation and cardio-muscular debility.
  • It reduces irritability and tetany.
  • It relieves muscle cramps.
  • It is cooling in action.
  • Its intake relieves body irritation.
  • It is used to remove poison or venom from the body.
  • It increases the strength.
  • It is beneficial in chronic fever.
  • It is considered elixir for children.
  • It is beneficial in atrophy.
  • It increases in semen.
  • It is a drug that eliminates the toxin from the body. If the disease occurs in the body due to poisoning, it should be 2-3 months in constant milk.
  • It benefits in diseases caused by dirty water.

Jahar Mohra Pishti and Bhasma Therapeutic Uses

Jahar Mohra Pishti and Bhasma are heart tonic and useful in treating palpitation and cardio muscular weakness. It is a nervine and liver tonic.

  • Acidity, heart burn, indigestion, vomiting, nausea
  • Arsha (Haemorrhoids)
  • Burning sensation in body
  • Chardi (Emesis)
  • Chronic fever
  • Burning sensation
  • Diarrhea
  • Green-yellow diarrhea in children
  • Heart tonic, palpitation, weakness of heart
  • Hepatic disorders
  • Hridaya daurbalya (Weakness of heart)
  • Hridroga (Heart disease)
  • indigestion, nausea, vomiting
  • Kasa (Cough)
  • Liver tonic
  • Nervousness
  • Pitta related disorders
  • Raktapitta (Bleeding disorder)
  • Rickets in children
  • Shvasa (Dyspnoea/Asthma)
  • Vishuchika (Gastro-enteritis with piercing pain)

Jahar Mohra Pishti and Bhasma Dosage

The recommended dosage of medicine is 65 to 250 mg thrice a day with honey or water, for adult. Children can be given 35 to 125 mg with honey or water twice a day.

Jahar Mohra Pishti can be taken thrice a day with water, Gulab Arka, Chandanadi Arka.

Or take as directed by doctor.

Suggestions

  • Pishti preserve potency indefinitely.
  • It can be taken upto 1-2 months.
  • Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give same result in another person.
  • 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 doctor.

Contraindications

Specific contraindications have not been identified.

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.

Do not use many different medicines for the treatments of same disease.

Side-effects of Jahar Mohra

There are no known side-effects for this medicine.

Warnings

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

Storage

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

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