Shilajitwadi Lauh is a herbomineral metallic Ayurvedic medicine. It contains trikatu, Mulethi, Shilajita, and metallic Bhasma (Makshik and lauh). This medicine is referenced from Bhaishajyaratnavali, Rajayakshmrogadhikara. Rajyakshama is Ayurvedic term for tuberculosis.
This medicine is indicated in treatment of Rajyakshama (tuberculosis), dyspepsia, pulmonary tuberculosis, anemia, urinary disorders/prameha etc.
Shilajitwadi Lauh, is a Lauha kalpa. Lauha kalpas are preparations of Lauha Bhasma as main ingredient added to other drugs. For preparing Lauha Kalp, the medicinal herbs are reduced to fine powder and mixed with Lauha Bhasma. Bhavana is given with prescribed liquids if mentioned. When well protected from moisture and heat, Lauha Kalp keep their potency for a period of two years.
Preparations containing mercury or its compounds keep their potency indefinitely.
Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
Ingredients of Shilajitwadi Lauh
- Shilajatu Shuddha 1 Part
- Yashthimadhu 1 Part
- Shunthi (Rz.) 1 Part
- Marica (Fr.) 1 Part
- Pippali (Fr.) 1 Part
- Tapya (Makshika bhasma) 1 Part
- Lauha raja (bhasma) 6 Parts
Shuddha Shilajita: Shilajeet is a natural substance but it is not an animal or plant based product. It is a mineral pitch that oozes from the rocks. This mineral comes out from the Himalayan rocks during summer.
Shilajatu increases flow of digestive secretion and helps in better absorption. It is used in treatment of in consumption (Kshaya), tuberculosis (Rajayakshama), genito-urinary diseases, sexual weakness, gonorrhoea, diabetes, chronic bronchitis, phthisis, asthma, gallstone, renal stone, anuria, jaundice, enlarged spleen and liver, and nervous diseases.
Loha Bhasma is extensively used in Ayurveda. It increases hemoglobin level, gives strength and cures anemia, edema. Iron is tonic that increases strength, vigour and gives longevity. It is helpful in all sort of diseases. Lauha Bhasma is Vayasthapana (anti-ageing), Lekhana (emaciating) and Rasayana (immunomodulator) properties. It increses strength, complexion and appetite. It cures diseases caused by vitiated Kapha and Pitta.
Lauha Bhasma is useful in anaemia (Panduroga), chlorosis, visarpa, heart’s affections, phthisis, scrofula, general debility, sexual debility, Bright’s disease, blood impurity, jaundice, liver and spleen complaints, pain, asthma, piles, skin disease. It promotes digestion.
Trikatu is combination of dry ginger, black pepper and long pepper. It is effective for burning ama (metabolic waste and toxins) which is the prime cause of all disease. It supports better digestion and cures constipation. It stimulates the liver to secrete bile which is vital for fat digestion and absorption. It also balances Kapha.
Benefits of Shilajitwadi Lauh
- It is alterative and diuretic.
- It contains Lauha Bhasma (Iron calcined) so it is also useful in treating anemia.
- It is beneficial in urinary troubles.
- It has aphrodisiac properties.
- It shows beneficial effects in bleeding disorders.
Uses of Shilajitwadi Lauh
- Bleeding Disorders
- Chronic Fever
- Blood Loss
Dosage of Shilajitwadi Lauh
The recommended dosage of this medicine is 250mg twice a day, in morning and evening, after meal with milk or the adjuvant according to disease. Or take as directed by physician.
Ayurvedic medicines containing detoxified, toxic material/ poisonous 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 (Shilajitwadi Lauh), Sri Sri Ayurveda (Shilajitvadi Lauha Vati) and many other Ayurvedic pharmacies.