Tamra Bhasma or Copper Ash is an Ayurvedic medication made from a proportionate mixture of Copper Sulphate and herbs. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of skin diseases, obesity, piles, asthma, tumors, cancer, liver diseases, anemia,obesity, hiccup, abdominal distention, acidity etc. Tamra bhasma mainly reduces Kapha Dosha. It detoxifies Pitta Dosha. It promotes a proper flow of Pitta Dosha thus pacify it too.
Tamra bhasma contains copper fine particles processed with herbal juices including aloe vera and lemon juice. Then it is processed under high temperature to make copper Calx.
Elemental copper is a primary composition.
Tamra bhasma is blessed with several extraordinary healing properties. Some of the prominent characteristics are:
• Mild laxative
• Digestive Stimulant
• Lowers bilirubin
• Fat Burner
The correct dosage of Tamra bhasma is as follows.
• Safest Dosage – 1 to 2 mg
• Maximum Safest Daily Dosage – 5 mg
• Therapeutic dosage – 5 to 15 mg
• Maximum Daily therapeutic dosage – 30 mg
• Maximum period of use – Less than 45 Days
Tamra bhasma is a mild laxative. It eases the bowel movement, stimulates bile salts from the liver and softens the hard bowels thereby providing relief in problems related to irregular, hard or inconsistent bowel.
• Hepatomegaly & Splenomegaly
Tamra bhasma gradually reduces the size of spleen and liver by alleviating inflammation. In these disorders, it is used with long pepper and honey or with aloe vera juice.
• Indigestion & Hyperacidity
When patient also suffers with indigestion and abdominal distention along with acidity, it becomes useful. It stimulates appetite, rectifies acid production and cures abdominal distention.
Tamara bhasma is used to treat different types of cancerous growth or tumors whether benign or malignant due to its scraping effects.
• Gall bladder stone
Tamra Bhasma is also used in case of gall bladder stone and the pain related to it.
Side Effects –
Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous because of the metal content. Also, it is advised to take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as prescribed by an Ayurvedic specialist. It is best avoided in pregnant and lactating mothers.
Tamra bhasma for children under age 5 years is LIKELY UNSAFE in therapeutic dosage.
Over-dosage of this bhasma is dangerous and may cause severe poisonous side effects like: Anal fissure, Nose bleed, High blood pressure, Mouth ulcer,Vertigo, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Bleeding disorders.
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