Ratnagiri Ras – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Ratnagiri ras is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet or powder form. It is used in the treatment of all types of fever. This medicine contains heavy metal ingredients, hence should only be taken under strict medical supervision.


It is used in the treatment of all types of fevers.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Kapha.


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

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 Mercury 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.


Ratnagiri Ras ingredients, how to make:
10 g fine powder of each of
Shuddha Parada – Herbal purified Mercury
Shuddha Gandhaka – Herbal purified Sulphur
Tamra Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Copper
Abhraka Bhasma – Purified and processed Mica
Swarna Bhasma – Bhasma of Gold
Loha Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Iron
Vaikranta Bhasma – Bhasma (Calx) of Tourmaline
Quantity sufficient of juice extract or decoction of
Bhringaraja – Eclipta alba
Shigru – Moringa oleifera
Vasa – Malabar nut tree (root / whole plant) – Adhatoda vasica
Nirgundi – Vitex negundo
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Chitraka – Lead Wort (root) – Plumbago zeylanica
Munditaka – Sphaeranthus indicus
Draksha – Raisin – Vitis vinifera
Amruta – Indian Tinospora (stem) – Tinospora cordifolia
Jayanti – Sesbania egyptica
Agastya – Sesbania grandiflora
Brahmi – Thyme leaved gratiola (whole plant) – Bacopa monnieri
Katuki – Picrorhiza kurroa
Kumari – Aloe vera

Fine powder of ingredients is triturated with juice extract and made into paste form, taken in a closed container, heated to 400 – 500 degree celsius for 3 – 4 hours, obtained powder is used as it is or made into tablet form.

Reference and Manufacturers

Bhaishaj Ratnavali Jwara Rogadhikara 433 – 438, AFI Vol. 1

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

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