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

Heera Bhasma is an Ayurvedic medicine prepared from Diamond. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of tuberculosis, diabetes, obesity, anemia etc. This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision. It is also known as Vajra Bhasma. 


It is good for heart, aphrodisiac,  rejuvenative, and acts as a catalyst, when used with other Ayruvedic medicines.
It is used in the treatment of tuberculosis, asthma, diabetes, obesity, infertility, anemia, inflammatory conditions etc.

Traditional uses according to Rasatarangini

sumṛtaṃ hīrakaṃ – a well formed Heera bhasma is –
hṛdyaṃ paramaṃ – very good cardiac tonic
ṣaḍrasānvitam – possesses all the six tastes – sweet, sour, salt, pungent, bitter and astringent

yogavāhī – acts as a catalyst. Vajra Bhasma enhances the potency of other medicines, when used in a combination.

sarvotkṝṣṭaṃ rasāyanam – it is one of the prime anti aging medicines

rājayakṣma praśamanaṃ – useful in treating tuberculosis, chronic bronchial disorders
meha medo vināśanam – useful in diabetes and obesity  

pāṇḍu śotha udaraharaṃ – useful in anemia, inflammatory conditions and ascites
klaibyaharaṃ param tathā – useful in treating male and female infertility and sterility vṛṣyaṃ mahāyuṣyam – It is a very good aphrodisiac, and relieves aging
atīva netryaṃ – very beneficial for eye health, used in many eye disorders
balyaṃ – promotes strength
tridoṣaghnam – Balances all three doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha, hence useful in a wide variety of chronic disorders
atīva varṇyam – improves skin health and radiance   medhyaṃ – promotes intelligence
viśeṣāt vividhāmayaghnaṃ – useful in a huge range of disorders
sudhopamaṃ – acts like ambrosia.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Chemical composition: Carbon – C



8  mg once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is traditionally administered along with honey.

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 side effects and gastritis.
  • 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.


Vajra Bhasma preparation, ingredients, how to make:
Vajra Bhasma is prepared from purified diamond. There are many different methods of preparation. Any one method can be used. Here is one such method.

Purified Diamond is aded with equal parts of Rasasindhura, Purified Gandhaka and ground well, taken in closed container and heated in absence of air in 800 – 900 degree celsius, allowed to self cool down. This process is repeated for 14 times to obtain Hirak Bhasma.

Reference and Manufacturers

 Rasa Tarangini 23/25-27

Research article: 

Manufacturers: Dabur, Baidyanath, Divya Pharmacy, Sri Dhootapapeshwar Ltd.

Ayurvedic medicines with Vajra Bhasma as ingredient:
Trailokya Chintamani Rasa,
Navaratna Raja mriganka Rasa

Method of manufacturing

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

119 thoughts on “Heera Bhasma – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects, Preparation”

  1. may I know the cost of heera bhasma and from where I can buy it.will it be beneficial for me if I consume 1 gm of it in 3 days with mixing it with shakti vardhak.

    • Hello Sir, No sir. Heera Bhasma helps in strengthening immunity, aid stamina and overall vitality of the human body.

  2. hi some vaid in manali gave me some ayurvedic churn and told me to add 5 grams of hira bhasm 1000mg in to that churna for fat reduction is it safe to take this high 1000 mg hirs bhasm in that churna pls advice

    • It is not useful on external application, even if it is used for massage by mixing with other ingredients.
      I have seen many quacks using this as a technique to steal money from many patients. Do not believe in this.

  3. Past T.B 2006 but rt side lung pain dr. Said plurisy. And i treatment but pain is now. Dr said lung is small rt side then i can used heerk bhsm or send ayurvedic treatment in lung

  4. Heera bhasma is use for skin problem like white spots………..my docter had said to mixed with honey and said to apply on skin……….is it good???????????

    • It is good for heart, aphrodisiac, rejuvenative, and acts as a catalyst, when used with other Ayruvedic medicines.
      It is used in the treatment of tuberculosis, asthma, diabetes, obesity, infertility, anemia, inflammatory conditions etc.

  5. hello sir, H had done Hijama (Cupping) Therapy due to hair loss and as a medicine they suggest to take heera bhasma and swana bhasma to recover hair loss. is this two bhasma are useful tor hair growth??

  6. Sir after taking 3-5 mg heerak bhasma with milk, my body gets very hard and i feel very weakened.
    According to heerak bhasma benefits I should feel more lively and healthy but here everything is going just the opposite.
    My prakriti is Vata- Pitta, so i want to know that is heerak bhasma dry in nature or not.

  7. sir , mai nai kisi vaid ka suggestions lai Kar 3,00,000 re ka treatment Karwa liya h usmai mujhe kuch benefit nahi mila abhi bo mujhe kuch aur bhasm lainnai ki bol rahe h jiski price 52,000 / gm h aur 5 gm milanai ki bol rahe h mai abhi kya karu mai bahut hi problem mai hu
    mai jo abhi tak medicine lai chuka hu bo yah h
    kalpana amritrus- 10 gm
    heera brage bhasm – 25 gm
    indrani tila oil-10gm
    ye course mai nai 10 din kiya jab mujhe koi benefit nahi mila tab mujhe vaid nai bo 5 gm bhasm mila nai ko bola

  8. Hi, I do not think it is a good medicine combination.
    Please consult a qualified Ayurveda doctor directly for treatment.
    Massage etc treatments, which are way cheaper are really effective.

  9. Sir my mom had paralysis. She has swalowing problem. One person told me to aply heera basm along with kesar. In til ka tel.

  10. sir my mom had paralysis for the past 8 months. one person told me abot heera basm and he told to apply it along with kesar.she will recover in 15 days. sir pls guide me

  11. Sir, My daughter is mentally weak and speech problem also, one man saying to give her heerak bhasm and amrit kalash vati for cure to herself and giving me rate of amrit kalash vati Rs. 6000/- for 1gm and heerak bhasam 15000/- for 1gm is it true ?

    • Always believe in qualified AYurveda doctors. Never believe in these types of thieves and robbers. If you have the contact details of the person, inform police about him. He is a thief.
      Both are not useful in you daughter’s case. For a total of 21000 rupees, you can get good quality treatment in any Ayurveda center.

  12. Hello Sir,

    My father suffered clot in the brain twice. He is undergoing medication for neuro and also treating him with Ayurveda from a good hospital.
    We met a stranger on the street who asked us to use the following remedy:
    1 lt coconut oil + 500 ml Til Oil + 250 ml Almond oil mixed with ealaichi + rose petals + neem leaves.
    Then she asked us to mix 5 gms of Swarna Bhasma, 5 gms of Heera bhasma and 3 other bhasmas into the mixture and apply it behind my father’s neck.

    Is this going to work? As these medicines and the quantities that she is saying will cost more than 60,000 INR and I want to be sure before investing so much as my father is already going through very expensive medication.