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Hartal Bhasma – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Hartal Bhasma is an Ayurvedic medicine, prepared from Orpiment (Arsenic Tri Oxide). It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of  Syphilis, Gout, herpes etc. This medicine should only be taken strictly under medical supervision.


  • It is pungent, unctuous, astringent, and hot in nature.
  • It is useful in skin diseases with itching, cough, cold, bronchitis, asthma, syphilis, sinus, boils etc.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Kapha and Pitta.

Chemical composition: As2S3


31.25 – 125  mg once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is usually administered along with honey or butter.

Patient is advised to take only cow milk with rice, during treatment with this medicine.

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

  • Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous.
  • Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
  • This medicine is best avoided during pregnancy, lactation and in children.
  • Over-dosage may cause sever poisonous effect.
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.


Haratal Bhasma preparation, ingredients, how to make:

It is prepared from purified Haratal. There are many different methods of preparation. Any one method can be used. Here is one such method.

Purified Haratala is ground with thick decoction (Kashaya) of Palasha moola (root of Butea monosperma), made into disc shaped cakes, dried and heated in absence of air in 300 – 400 degree Celsius. This process is repeated for 12 times to obtain Bhasma (Calx).

Reference and Manufacturers


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Manufacturers: Divya Pharmacy,  Dabur, Baidyanath, Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd

Ayurvedic medicines with Haratala Bhasma as ingredient:
Avalgujadi Lepam, Sameer Pannag Ras

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

13 thoughts on “Hartal Bhasma – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. haratal bhasma in minute quantities is tried in the combination of panchaniba churna, gandhak rasayan, sukdhma triphala and praval pishti(to counteract haratal)for nearly three months for psoriasis with permanent positive results. This information, I just want to share. Kindly reply.

  2. I have use Hartal bhasma for my rheumatoid arthritis patient. Hartal 200mg + godanti bhasma 300mg BD. My paint get relieve but he fell very hot!!!

  3. Dear Sir is any reffrance in ayurveda for uses of arsenic trioxide As2O3 for any treatment kindly update me with book name or reffrance pages


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