Rasamanikya – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Rasamanikya is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet or powder form. It is used in the treatment of fever, bronchitis, Asthma etc. This medicine contains heavy metal ingredients, hence should only be taken under strict medical supervision.

Uses


It is used in the treatment of  Vata and kapha type of fever, bronchitis, Asthma etc.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Kapha.

Dosage


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

How long to use: It can be used upto 1 – 2 months based on doctor’s prescription.

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, since it contains Arsenic as ingredient.
Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
Over-dosage may cause sever poisonous effect.
It is best avoided in pregnancy, lactation and in children.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store in a dry cool place.

Watch Video- 1

Contents

Ras manikya ingredients, how to make:
Small pieces of Purified Haratala (Arsenic tri oxide) is taken and made into fine powder. It is sandwitched between leaves of mica, and burnt in open air, till the internal mass turns to coppery red colour.

Materials required for Rasamanikya preparation
Materials required for Rasamanikya preparation
Heating the Leaflet of Abhraka containing the purified Rasamanikya
Heating the Leaflet of Abhraka containing the purified Rasamanikya

Rasamanikya Preparation by Fuse bulb method:
Purified Haratala powder is taken in a fuse bulb and heated uniformly till it turns to “Aruna” Morning sun (red). colour.

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Preparation by Abhraka patra method:
Purified haratala powder is taken between two mica leaves. Clips are applied. heated uniformly till it turns to “Aruna” Morning sun (red). colour.

Reference

Siddha Bheshaja manimala Jwaraprakarana, 66, AFI, Vol. 1.

Research

Standardization
Ras manikya is a famous drug, frequently used by Ayurvedic physicians for Vata-Kaphaja diseases like Shwasa, Kasa and Kushtha (Skin disorders). Various methods of preparation have been found described in Rasa classics. Generally it is prepared by Shuddha Haratala which is kept between two thin transparent Abharaka Patra (mica sheets) in small scale and in sharava for large scale, heated up to desired level. There are so many methods and different liquid media have been found described for Shodhana of Haratala. Therefore the methods of preparation of Rasamanikya and Shodhana process of Haratala have been validated through various experiments. Tankana-treated Haratala(T. Treated) is found best for Shodhana process and final product too i.e. Rasamanikya in terms of pharmaceutical standards i.e. Ruby in colour, along with reproducibility of fixed quality.

Manufacturers

Imis Pharma, Zandu, Dabur, Baidyanath, Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd.

7 thoughts on “Rasamanikya – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Hi,

    I have been taking RAS MANIKYA for the last two months. My Dr told i can take one more month till Feb’16 end. As weather will change by March in Delhi. This medicines is not advisable in summer. Giving excellent results.

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