Kaharwa Pishti – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Kaharwa Pishti  is an Ayurvedic medicine, prepared from amber. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of menorrhagia, metrorrhagia, diarrhoea etc. This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision. This is also called as Trinakantamani pishti. 

Benefits

It is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, metrorrhagia, menorrhagia, bleeding hemorrhoids, ulcerative colitis, fever, anorexia.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Pitta and Rakta

Dosage


125 mg – 250 mg once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is traditionally administered along with cold water, honey etc.

It is also widely used in Unani system of medicine.

It is used as an ingredient of a Himalaya herbal healthcare product – Styplon Tablet

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.

Side Effects

  • This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.
  • Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous.
  • It is to be avoided in children and pregnant and lactating mothers.
  • Over-dosage may cause many severe headache.
  • Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.

Ingredients

Trinakanta Mani  (Kaharwa / Amber) –  10 g

Rose water – quantity sufficient.

The kaharva is taken, pounded to powder form. It is thoroughly ground with rose water for 3 – 4 days to obtain Pishti.

Reference

Rasatantrasara, Siddhaprayoga sangraha, Bhasma Prakarana 33. AFI, Vol. 1

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