The holistic science of ayurvedic medicine uses a wide range of herbs melded with metals, minerals or gems known as rasha shastra medicines. These formulations are taken in the form of powders, pellets and tablets to cure several infections and optimise overall health and wellbeing. One such potent ayurvedic rasayan is Gandhak Rasayan which has a mineral base of purified sulphur. It is a healthy potion that nourishes the system from the inside out while assuring that the body is free of detrimental toxins.
Gandhak rasayan is processed with different herbal juices as the dominant ingredient. It is a versatile ayurvedic medicine, that is credited to possess antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial activities. Gandhak Rasayan has a wide spectrum of health benefiting effects and can effectively treat a host of ailments.
This formulation is most valuable in treating all types of infections owing to its potent antibiotic trait. It is mainly used to treat chronic fever, skin disorders, diarrhoea, urinary tract infections, pruritus, malabsorption syndrome, bleeding disorders, and oligospermia. It is an effective anti-ageing medicine, enhances skin complexion and immunity.
Ingredients And Composition
The key ingredient is shuddha gandhak or purified /detoxified sulphur, where gandhak is purified several times with clarified butter before utilising it in the making of rasayan. Further, it is processed with cow’s milk and finally, it is blended with potent herbal decoctions and juices to render a super-powerful medicine.
Chaturjat decoction comprises cinnamon, cardamom, tejpat and naagakesara.
Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) decoction
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) decoction
Amla (Indian Gooseberry or Phyllanthus emblica) decoction
Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) decoction
Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) rhizome juice
Beringia (Eclipta alba) juice
Sugar is added after processing with the above herbal decoctions and juices.
Gandhak Rasayan is bestowed with powerful healing properties that include:
Digestive stimulant (mild effects)
Antipyretic (mild effects)
Analgesic (reduces tenderness and pain of soft tissues)
Gandhak Rasayan is well-known to bolster immunity, fertility, and potency, enhances body strength, stamina, and nourishment, while it also aids in stimulating the digestion process and uplifts the reproductive health in men and women.
Benefits of Gandhak Rasayan
Tiny red spots that develop on the skin due to allergic response to allergens, cause itching and burning sensation on the skin. Gandahak Rasayan is a medicine of choice in Ayurveda, that is prized for its incredible antimicrobial and anthelmintic traits. This formulation when combined along with Jasad bhasma and Haridra Khand is valuable in easing symptoms associated with skin problems. When the burning sensation is more severe, then giloy satva, praval pishti, motipishti and Mukta sukti pishi can be added.
Gandhak Rasayan is potent when taken internally to alleviate itching and scabies rashes. For better results, topical application of neem oil or neem leaves and turmeric paste works wonders in thwarting this infection.
Natural skin-soothing properties of gandhak rasayan reduce acne and pimples. It works by purifying the blood, clearing dirt, impurities, unclogging pores and averting the risk of secondary infections. For best results, it is blended along with Shankh bhasma and Mukta Sukti Bhasma.
Detoxifies The Body
Gandhak Rasayan is beneficial in treating upper respiratory tract infections, breathing difficulties caused due to an underlying bacterial infection in the lungs. Having this rasayan helps the system to eliminate harmful toxins in the lungs and improves lung function.
Gandhak Rasayan is effective in easing the burning sensation associated with urinary tract infections and eliminates harmful pathogens from the system.
It is a classic formulation for both men and women with infertility issues and enhances reproductive health and functions.
The dosage of Gandhak Rasayan depends on age, health condition and other factors. The most recommended dosage is around 250 mg to 500 mg twice or thrice daily.
It is taken along with water or milk or ghee ,after an hour of having food. Always seek advice from ayurvedic practitioners before taking this medicine to known about the correct dosage based on the individual doshas.
Gandhak Rasayan is possibly safe when formulation is prepared as per the strict ayurvedic principles. Any changes in preparation methods or having raw sulphur can lead to certain adverse effects. Having this medicine in excess dosage (more than 2 grams a day) can cause following side effects:
No information is available regarding its safety and efficacy in pregnancy and breastfeeding. Therefore, pregnant, and lactating women should best avoid this rasayan.