Mukta (Moti) bhasma

Mukta bhasma ayurvedic medicine health benefits and uses in the treatment of different disease like cough, asthma, nose bleeding, calcium deficiency, etc. Learn when and how to use this medicine.

Mukta Bhasma is prepared from Pearl or Moti. For preparing Mukta Bhasma first pearls are purified and then reduced to the oxide by calcination. It contains calcium as the main element and other elements in fewer amounts such as magnesium, silicon, phosphorous and manganese. It is antacid, antipyretic, antiulcer, soothing and cooling in action.

Mukta Bhasma is useful In Calcium Deficiency, All Kinds of Debility, Consumption, Nervousness, Chronic Fever, Cough, Asthma, Hysteria, Cardiac Tonic, Heart Diseases, Hemoptysis (Rakta Pitta), Indigestion, Seminal Diseases, Hemorrhage, Rickets, Diabetes Mellitus, Dysuria, Acid Peptic Disorder, Eye Disorders, As Mood Elevator, To Promote Strength, Intellect, and semen production. Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition, and dosage.

What is Bhasma: Powder of a substance obtained after First stage Shodhana (purification), Second stage (Marana), and calcination is called Bhasma. Bhasma maintains its potency indefinitely. They have no characteristic taste.

  • Mukta (Moti) Bhasma Prepared from Mauktik or Pearl
  • Chemical Formula: CaCO3
  • Synonyms: Mukta Bhasma, Moti Bhasma, Pearl calyx 
  • Availability: Online and at medical stores
  • Type of medicine: Classical Mineral Preparation
  • Main Indication: Calcium deficiency, acidity, cough, rickets, bleeding disorder/hemorrhage, burning sensation of urine, etc.
  • Dosha Effect: Balances Pitta, and Kapha

Moti Bhasma, Moti Pishti, and Mukta Shukti Bhasma

Moti Bhasma is Bhasma of Pearl and Moti Pishti is Powder of Pearls. Mukta Bhasma is prepared using direct heat as media of transformation while Mukta Pishti is prepared using indirect heat (trituration).

  • Mukta Bhasma is a unique calcium containing preparation, prepared by trituration and calcination of pearl. Chemically, it contains mainly CaCO3. For the preparation of Moti Bhasma, heat is used.
  • Mukta Pishti is also Ayurvedic preparation of Moti or Pearls. For the preparation of Moti Pishti, heat is not used. The pearls are triturated in Gulaab Jal or rose water daily and dried. The process is repeated for 21 days. Then it is powdered to get Moti Pishti. Pishti stabilizes the inherent properties of the drug with an immense reduction in its particle size allowing penetration of that drug at the cell level.
  • Mukta Shukti (Shukti = Oyster Shell) Bhasma and Muktashukti Pishti are the preparation of oyster shells which produces pearls.

Ingredients of Mukta Bhasma

Purified and incinerated Pearl (Mytilus Margaritiferus)

Pearl (Mytilus Margaritiferus) is a valuable gem included in Ratna Varga. It is used for making jewelry. In Ayurveda, pearls are processed to make Mukta Bhasma and Mukta Pishti.

Pearl preparations contain calcium, traces of magnesium, zinc, strontium, selenium, and 20-22 amino acids. It contains proteins which renew the skin cells, vitamin B complex and Polysaccharides which strengthen the muscles and the metabolism.

Raw Mukta contains calcium carbonate in aragonite form, which on repeated calculations converts into a more stable calcite form.

Preparation of Moti Bhasma

  • Trituration of purified Pearl with Rosewater (per day 6 hours for 3 Days) is done till a homogenous paste is formed.
  • After triturating, small pellets of uniform size (3×3 cm) and thickness are prepared and dried in the sunlight.
  • Pellets are kept inside a sharava (shallow earthen disc) and another sharava is inverted over it.
  • The joint between the two discs is sealed with mud smeared cloth to ensure proper closure.
  • The properly sealed and dried samputa is subjected to puta system of heating with approximately 1.5 kg cow dung cake. The maximum temperature is 600-700 °C with a total duration of 8 hours.
  • The process is repeated for 2 more times to obtain Bhasma of the desired quality.

Composition of Mukta Bhasma

Mukta Bhasma contain Calcium (45.07%), Oxygen (41.52%), Carbon (12.44%), Sodium (0.15%), Phosphorus (0.13%), Silicon (0.12%), Chlorine (0.11%) Sulphur (0.08%), Manganese (0.07%), Magnesium (0.07%), Potassium (0.07), Strontium (0.05%), Aluminium (0.04%), Iron (0.04%), and Copper, Zirconium in traces.

Ayurvedic Properties and Action

Mukta Bhasma is Kapha-pitta shamaka, Vrishya, Aaushyam, Balakara and Brihmana and indicated in Kasa, Shwasa, Kshaya, Agnimandhya, Daha, Kaphaja Unmada, Vata vyadhi, Rajayakshma, Vish vikara and Netra roga.

Mukta Bhasma is sweet in taste (Rasa), sweet after digestion (Vipaka), and is cool in effect (Virya). It is a Sheet Virya herb. Sheet Virya or Cool potency herb subdues Pitta (Bile) and Vata (Wind), gives nourishment to the body and steadiness and supports the building of the body fluids.

  • Rasa (taste on the tongue): Madhura (Sweet)
  • Guna (Pharmacological Action): Laghu (Light), Shita (Cold)
  • Virya (Action): Shita (Cooling)
  • Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Madhura (Sweet)

It is Madhur Vipak (digests into sweet) and has a building, moistening and a nourishing effect on the body. It is a cooling and reduces swelling, decreases Pitta and have Anabolic effect on the body.

Ayurvedic Action / Karma

  1. Dahaprashamana: Removes and subsides internal heat and burning.
  2. Deepan: Enkindles the digestive fire.
  3. Hridya: Beneficial for the heart and mind.
  4. Jwarahara: Decreases vega of jwara and reduces the burning sensation.
  5. Kasahara: Removes cough.
  6. Medhya: that dravya which increases medha (intelligence or memory) is known as Medhya e.g. Brahmi or Shankhapushpi.
  7. Pachana: Digests Ama but does not increase appetite
  8. Shvasahara: Cures asthma.
  9. Varnya: Increases the glow of complexion or establishes normal glow.
  10. Virya vardhak: Improves Virya / Semen.
  11. Vishahara: Destroyer of poison.
  12. Vrishya: Increases the quantity of semen.

Biomedical Action

  1. Alterative: Alter favorably the course of an ailment.
  2. Antacid: Neutralizes stomach acidity, which in turn relieves heartburn, indigestion or stomach upset.
  3. Antipyretic/antifebrile/febrifuge: Effective against fever.
  4. Anti-ulcer: Treats ulcers in the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine.
  5. Cooling: Lower body temperature to relieve pain, swelling and reduces body heat.
  6. Gastroprotective: Counteract gastric mucosal damage.
  7. Nervine: Tonifying effect on the nervous system.
  8. Sedative: Promoting calm or inducing sleep.

Benefits of Mukta Bhasma

  1. It contains natural calcium, hence excellent in treating deficiency of calcium.
  2. It contains high-quality calcium which strengthens bones, teeth, and muscles.
  3. It is useful for growing children and pregnant women.
  4. It is cooling in nature.
  5. It reduces heat, Pitta inside the body and hence helps in gastritis, acidity, ulcers, excessive thirst, burning sensation in eyes, bleeding through nose and mouth, etc.
  6. It has gastroprotective action.
  7. It protects against gastric ulcers.
  8. It is a Veerya Vardhak and helps in impotence, chronic spermatorrhoea.
  9. It increases libido, sexual desire, sperm count and strength.
  10. It is useful in gynecological conditions such as leucorrhoea, dysmenorrhea, excess bleeding, menstrual
  11. irregularities and menopause symptoms.
  12. It gives strength to the heart. It is useful in the palpitation of the heart (Hridaya prakampan), high blood pressure/hypertension (Uccha Raktachap).
  13. It gives longevity.
  14. It gives strength to bones.
  15. It gives luster to the eyes.
  16. It is good for the skin./strong> as it revitalizes the skin and catalyzes new skin cell growth.
  17. It is useful in urinary diseases such as painful urination, urine retention, burning urination, etc.
  18. It is a cerebral tonic.
  19. It helps in nervous disease such as chronic headache, epilepsy, convulsive attacks, etc.
  20. It is a well-known drug to promote strength, intellect and enhances semen production.
  21. Being mild in nature it is predominantly used in pregnant females, aged persons, and others who cannot tolerate strong medicines.

Important Therapeutic Uses of Mukta Bhasma

  1. Asthma/Dyspnoea (Shvas)
  2. Bleeding disorders (RaktaPitta)
  3. Bleeding piles (Raktarsh)
  4. Burning sensation in the genitourinary tract
  5. Burning sensation in the body
  6. Burning sensation in the eyes, palms, and soles
  7. Burning sensation while urination (Mutrakrichhcha)
  8. Calcium deficiency
  9. Chronic fever
  10. Cough (Kasa)
  11. Decreased bone mineral density, Osteoporosis
  12. Dentitional fever (Dantodbhava Jvara)
  13. Fever due to Pitta Dosha (Pitta Jwara)
  14. Hyperacidity (Amlapitta)
  15. Hypothyroid
  16. Insomnia (Anidra)
  17. Irritated nerves
  18. Mental disorder (Mano Vikar)
  19. Neuro-muscular disorders (Vata Vyadhi)
  20. Nose bleeding (Nakseer)
  21. Phthisis (Kashaya)
  22. Tonic (Rasayan)
  23. Tuberculosis (Rajayakshma)
  24. Unmad (Insanity)
  25. Urinary disorders (Prameha)
  26. Useful in Pitta dosha
  27. Wasting and emaciation

The Dosage of Mukta Bhasma

  1. This preparation is given in low dosage.
  2. The recommended dosage of medicine is 60-125mg.
  3. It should be taken once or twice a day.
  4. It is to be taken by mixing well with Ghrita or Honey or Gulkand, followed by a glass of milk mixed with sugar.
  5. Or take as directed by a doctor.

Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects, and Warnings

  1. This medicine should be taken under medical supervision.
  2. Always take in recommended doses.
  3. Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give the same result in another person.
  4. 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.
  5. Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
  6. Mukta should be avoided in urinary stones.

Pharmacies Making Mukta Bhasma

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:

  • Dabur Mukta (Moti) Bhasma
  • Shree Dhootapapeshwar Limited SDL Mouktik (Mukta) Bhasma
  • and many other Ayurvedic pharmacies.

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