Swarna Bhasma

Swarna bhasma is an Ayurvedic medicine used for increasing the immunity and in the treatment of a wide range of diseases. It also acts as an adjuvant for various
medicines and herbs and boosts their actions and increases the efficacy. According to Ayurveda it is a good nervine tonic and improves overall health. It increases
lifespan, intelligence, memory, skin glow and prevents many diseases. In addition, it increases strength and endurance and improves mental as well as physical


Swarna bhasma is prepared from pure gold through a series of exhaustive classical Ayurvedic techniques and calcinations process with the other raw materials and
herbs. These processes are required to convert the gold into the therapeutic form and removing is bad effects on the body. Swarna bhasma particle crystallite size is
about 25-35 nm.

Swarna bhasma indications:


A wide range of bacterial and fungal infections
All types of tuberculosis
Recurrent upper respiratory tract infections
Chronic bronchitis
Bronchial asthama
Cardiovascular system

Congenital heart diseases
Cardiac weakness
Varicose veins
Brain and nerves

Neurological diseases like paralysis
Bipolar disorders
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder
Bone joints and muscles

Rheumatoid arthritis
Gouty arthritis
Osteo arthritis
Skin diseases

Chronic allergic infections

Male infertility
Uterine weakness
Female infertility
Ayurvedic properties:

Rasa        :       
 Madhura, Tikta, Kashaya, Katu
Guna        :        Guru, Snigdha, Pichila
Veerya        :        Sheeta
Vipaka        :        Madhura
Prabhava        :        Immuno-modulary action
Karma        :        Trodoshahara, Vrushya, Balya, Rasayana, Medhya, Ayushya, Varnya, Kanti prada, Smriti prada, Vagvishudhikara, Ojovardhaka, Vayasthapakaa
Effect        :        Whole body specially on brain, lungs, nerves, heart and blood vessels, ovaries and testis
Dhatu        :        Rasa, Rata, Mamsa, Asti, Majja, Shukra

Safety precautions:

Swarna bhasma is well tolerated in most individuals and hence Swarna bhasma is taken in recommended dosage under the supervision of an Ayurvedic physician.

Swarna bhasma in the management of male infertility:

Fertility is an existential necessity and has assumed overwhelming importance from the time immemorial. On the other hand, infertility severely affects the couples
psychologically, sexually and socially.

Ayurveda realized these problems thousands of years back and has been mentioning a separate branch of Vajikarana, which deals with promotion of sexual health,
good progeny and management of disorders caused by Shukra. Many single and combine herbal, mineral and herbo-mineral drugs have been described for this

In Ayurveda, role of gold in Vajikarana preparations is well known and it is in medical practice from the Vedic period. Gold is first purified by the process of shodhana and
there after it is reduced to ash known as bhasma by the process of Marana. Swarna bhasma thus prepared is considered safe for therapeutic use.

Experimental study:

Effect of Swarna bhasma on patients of Asthenozoospermia

Prasad and Singh (1997) studied the effect of Swarna bhasma on 35 patients of Asthenozoospermia. The patients of this group were administered 4 mg of Swarna
bhasma orally 2 times a day for one month. 57% patients of this group were of the age group 21-30 years, 31.5 % were of age group 31-40 years and remaining 11.5 %
patients were of 41-50 years age group.

The results of the study showed that the drug caused a significant increase in the sperm RLP motility ranging from 186.78 % to 335.98 % in the patients of
Asthenozoospermia. It also significantly increased SLP motility upto 72.17% with corresponding significant decrease in immotile spermatozoa count upto 21.5% and the
reduction in the total abnormal forms of spermatozoa ranging from 3.5 to 16.2%. Further Swarna bhasma has also increased sperm count ranging from 6.6 % to 129.56
%. Analysis of co-efficient of correlation showed that improvement provided by Swarna bhasma in both sperm count and motility has significant positive correlation with
each other. It also reduced insignificantly the semen liquefaction time ranging from 6.4 to 25.2 % and semen pH by 0.14 to 0.44%.

Further analysis showed that sperm count of 6.3% patients of severe Oligozoospermia, 33.3% patients of moderate oligozoospermia and 66.7% patients of mild
oligozoospermia became normal after the treatment of Swarma bhasma with 1%. Similarly it also improved sperm motility to the normal state in 23.5% patients of severe
asthenozoospermia, in 46.2% patients of moderate asthenozoospermia and in 66.7% patients of mild asthenozoospermia.

Swarna bhasma provided improvements in Oligozoospermia ranging from 11.1% to 40 % and active motility ranging from 25% to 55.4% under conditions of different
semen viscosity variations. It also increased sperm count ranging from 137.3% to 146.2% under conditions of different semen pH variations. These effects indicate that
Swarna bhasma corrects the dysfunctions of accessory glands. Further, it provided active motility by 92.8% in cases of varicocele, which is indicative of its usefulness in
the treatment of asthenozoospermia produced by varicocele.

Effect of Swarna bhasma on patients of Oligozoospermia

Thakar and Singh (1999) evaluated the role of Swarna bhasma when administered orally with a dose of 10 mg twice a day with milk for 30 days. It significantly increased
the sperm count (227.6%), RLP motility (44.6%) and SLP motility (57.3%). It also significantly increased sexual health parameters like erection (11.1%), ejaculation
(19.5%) and orgasm (19.5%). 10 % patients succeeded in achieving pregnancy in their spouse. 20 % patients got complete remission and 20 % showed marked
improvement in semen count.

Ayurvedic properties:
Rasa  :
Madhura, Tikta, Kashaya, Katu
Guna        : Guru, Snigdha, Pichila

madAra        m. (only L. ; cf. Un2. iii ,
134) a hog ; an
elephant (in rut) ;
madarAga        m. affected by passion
or by intoxication "' , the god of love L.
; a cock L. ; a drunken man MW.
modaka        mfn. (ifc.) gladdening ,
exhilarating MBh. ; (in medicine) a kind
of pill Sus3r. Bhpr.
madanamodaka        m. a partic.
medicinal powder L.
madhura        mf(%{A})n. sweet ,
pleasant , charming , delightful
A1s3vGr2. R. Sus3r. &c. ; sounding
sweetly or uttering sweet cries ,
melodious , mellifluous MBh. Ka1v. &c.
(%{am} ind.) ; m. sweetness L. ; a kind
of leguminous plant Car. ; the red
sugar-cane L. ; a species of mango L.
; a Moringa with red flowers L. ; rice L.
; a
partic. drug (= %{jIvaka}) L.

mada        m. hilarity , rapture ,
excitement , inspiration , intoxication
RV. &c. &c. ; (du. wite %{madasya}N.
of 2 Sa1mans A1rshBr.) ; ardent
passion for (comp.) MBh. ; (ifc. f. %{A})
sexual desire or enjoyment ,
wantonness , lust , ruttishness ,
rut (esp. of an elephant) MBh.

Ka1v. &c. ; (ifc. f. %{A}) , pride ,
arrogance , presumption , conceit of or
about (gen. or comp.) ib. ; any
exhilarating or intoxicating drink ,
spirituous liquor , wine , Soma RV. &c.
&c , ; honey Ragh. ; the fluid or juice
that exudes from a rutting elephant's
temples MBh. Ka1v. &c. ;

madacyut        mfn. reeling with
excitement , wanton , intoxicated ,
exhilarated or inspired with Soma RV. ;
gladdening , exhilarating , inspiriting ib.
; emitting temple-juice (as an elephant
in rut) BhP.

mAD        cl. 1. P. A1. %{mADati} ,
%{-te} , to measure , weigh Dha1tup.
xxi , 29 (v.l. for %{mAh}).

mADa        m. measure , weight ,
quantity W. ; Caryota Urens L. (also
%{maDA-druma} ; cf. %{madya-d-}).

madhyayava        m. a weight of six
white mustard seeds W.
Ayurveda and other Indian system of medicine use metals, but their use is also amply described
in Chinese and Egyptian civilization in 2500 B.C. Bhasma are unique ayurvedic metallic/minerals
Bhasma : The ancient Indian nanomedicine (PDF Download Available). Available from:
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Feb 19 2018].
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•     Akkadian: šag, šak, šaq, riš
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