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Chintamani Chaturmukh Ras is a Ras Aushadhi. It is useful in treatment of neuromuscular and neuropsychiatric conditions. This medicine alleviates all kinds of diseases caused by vitiated wind, gonorrhea, calculi, leucorrhoea, puerperal ailments, fever, phthisis, diabetes, and other diseases.
It is a Ras Aushadhi. Mercury is known as Rasa in Ayurveda and medicines that are prepared using purified mercury, purified Sulphur, and other Bhasma etc. are named as Ras Aushadhi (Mercurial Preparations). Para, Parad, Rasa or mercury is a heavy metal that remains liquid at room temperature. It is used in Ayurveda only after proper detoxification as per classical Ayurvedic texts. Parad is ingredient of numerous medicines due to its powerful medicinal properties. It balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Ras Aushadhi (Parad containing medicine) are fast acting. They nourish whole body and has tonic, aphrodisiac, rejuvenative, anti-aging, wound-healer, and antimicrobial effect. The combination of mercury with other medicinal ingredients enhances the therapeutic efficacy of medicine due to Yogvahi property of Parad. In preparation of Ras Aushadhi/medicine first Kajjali is made from purified Parad and Gandhak. As these medicines contain heavy metals, it is better to take them as prescription drugs.
This medicine contains herbomineral ingredients. Therefore, it is highly recommended to take this medicine with due caution. This page is intended to give you correct information about this medicine. Do not use this information to self-diagnose and self-medicate. Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
- Reference Text: Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Vata Vyadhyadhikara
- Synonyms: Chintamanichaturmukha Rasa
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Classical Medicine
- Main Indication: Vata Vyadhi
- Dosha Effect: Balances vata
Ingredients of Chintamani Chaturmukh Ras
- Rasa Sindura (Parada) 1 Part
- Lauha Bhasma 1/2 Part
- Abhraka Bhasma 1/2 Part
- Kanaka (Svarna) Bhasma 1/4 Part
- Kanya (Kumari) svarasa (Lf.) Q.S. for bhavana
- Eranda (Lf.) Q.S. (for aveshtaana)
Method of Preparation
All are pounded together with the expressed of juice of Aloe vera and made into a ball. This ball is wrapped round with the leaves of Ricinus communis, and kept for 3 days within a heap of paddy. After this, pills are made of the measure of 2 rattis each.
Know the ingredients
Ras Sindoor/Rasa Sindura is a mineral preparation of Ayurveda. It is a Kupipakva (processed in Kaach-Kupi or glass bottel) Rasayan containing Shuddha parad and Shuddha Gandhak. Chemically, it is red sulphide of mercury. It is very effective in kaphaja roga (disease due to kapha), Balakhasya (loss of strength), Dhatukhasya (tissue wasting), Hrddaurbalya (weakness of heart), Prameha (Diabetes), Shula (colicky pain) and inflammatory conditions.
1- Lauha Bhasma is calcined iron. It is an inorganic preparation. Luha Bhasma has following composition:
- Ferris oxide Fe2O3 87.930%
- Ferrous oxide FeO 2.850%
- Silica SiO2 7.338 %
- Phosphorous pentoxide P2O5 0.338%
- Magnesia MgO 0.083 %
- Lime CaO 0.363 %
- Potash K2O 0.012 %
Lauha Bhasma is Vayasthapana (anti-ageing), Lekhana (emaciating) and Rasayana (immunomodulator) properties. It increases strength, complexion and appetite. It cures diseases caused by vitiated Kapha and Pitta.
Lauha Bhasma is useful in anemia (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.
2- Abhrak Bhasma is the calcination of the mineral, mica. It is an established Rasayana (Rejuvenative tonic; nourishes all Dhatu and builds Ojas; promotes longevity by preventing aging and by making the body young again) of Ayurveda.
Abhrak Bhasma contains iron as major element and magnesium, potassium, calcium, and aluminum in traces. It is a broad-spectrum medicine effective in treatment of acidity, respiratory ailments, anemia, hepatitis, viral hepatitis, sex debility, azoospermia etc. Abhraka Bhasma It is a wonder drug due to its curative property in various ailments.
3- Swarna Bhasma, is incinerated gold. It is considered elixir. It is a Rasayana. It gives complexion, strength, and cures diseases caused by vitiation of Vata-Pitta -Kapha. It is used in management of Visha or poisoning. Swarn bhasma is used in treatment of T.B., fever, cough, worms, low appetite, diseases of eyes, weakness of heart and poisoning.
Important Therapeutic Uses of Chintamani Chaturmukh Ras
- Apasmara (Epilepsy)
- Bhram (Vertigo)
- Dhatu Kshaya (Tissue wasting)
- Hridroga (Heart disease)
- Jwar (fever)
- Prameha (diabetes)
- Prasav rog (puerperal ailments)
- Safed Pani (leucorrhoea)
- Stones (calculi)
- Sujak (gonorrhoea)
- Tuberculosis (phthisis)
- Unmada (Mania/Psychosis)
- Vali Palita (Wrinkles in skin and graying of hair)
- Vataroga (Disease due to Vata Dosha)
Dosage of Chintamani Chaturmukh Ras
- The recommended dosage of medicine is 1 Ratti or 125mg.
- It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening.
- It is to be taken with honey and infusion of Triphala.
- Or take as directed by doctor.
Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings
- Do not eat pitta vardhak, hot potency food items, such as chilies, spices etc.
- 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.
- Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
- It should not be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- This medicine contains many mineral ingredients; therefore, it is not suitable for longer term use.
- Always take in recommended doses.
- This medicine should be taken under medical supervision.