Naga Bhasma – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects Preparation

Naga Bhasma  is an Ayurvedic medicine, prepared from Lead. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of Diabetes, Skin diseases, liver diseases, Asthma etc.  This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision. 


 It is used in the treatment of diabetes, non healing wounds, piles, malabsorption syndrome, helminthiasis, diarrhoea, jaundice, skin diseases, itches, visarpa, expectorating cough, asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis, emaciation, thirst, abdominal colic, obesity, anemia, rheumatoid arthritis, gonorrhoea, leucorrhoea,bleeding, spitting and vomiting blood, epilepsy etc.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha.


62.5 – 125 mg once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is traditionally administered along with ghee, honey milk or with sugar.

In visarpa and itches it is applied over after mixing in ghee, honey or coconut oil.

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.
  • Over-dosage may cause severe poisonous side effects.
  • It is best avoided in pregnant and lactating mothers and chidren.
  • 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.


Nag Bhasma ingredients, preparation? :

Shuddha Naga  – Purified Lead – 100 g. Purified Lead is melted. 100 g of Ashwattha (Ficus religiosa) dry powder, and stirred well. Then it is taken in a closed container, sealed, heated till red hot. It is allowed to self cooling, washed with water to remove herbal powder. The metallic component is added with Purified Manashila (Realgar), and ground with lemon juice or Kanji (fermented gruel), cakes are prepared, and heated in 400 – 500 degree Celsius for 2 -3 hours. This process of grinding with lemon juice and heating is repeated for 3 times to obtain black coloured Bhasma. (Lead Calx)

Reference and Expiry Date

Rasa Tarangini 19/11-18

Expiry date: 5 years from the date of manufacture.  

Research article:


 Uma Ayurvedics pvt. Ltd.

Ayurvedic medicine list with  Nag Bhasma as ingredient: Mahayograj Guggul, Gorochanadi Gulika, Swarna Mahayograj Guggul

12 thoughts on “Naga Bhasma – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects Preparation”

  1. Is Naga gulika same as Naga bhasma.
    Also lead lose its poisonous effect when it is purified on the above said method?
    Meaning just by heating in high tempattempe with herbs will the toxicity of this metal go away

    Sorry if the question is elementary


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