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Sphatika Bhasma: Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Sphatika Bhasma is an Ayurvedic medicine in powder form, used in the treatment of leucoderma, herpes etc. In Ayurvedic terms, it is categorized as one among Uparasa.  It is also called Shubhra Bhasma. 

Uses and effect on dosha

Sphatika Bhasma uses: It  is useful in abdominal pain, Pneumonia, low back ache, Dry cough, Chronic bronchial diseases, haematemesis, menorrhagia, leucoderma,Visarpa, etc.
It is also called by the names – Tuvari, kankshi, Phataki etc.
Doctors also use this for the treatment of mouth ulcer.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta.
Synonyms: sphatika, Alum, Phitkari, aspatic, aspatik.

Dose and duration of use

Sphatika Bhasm / Shubhra Bhasma Dosage:
125 – 250 mg, once or twice daily, before or after food, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

How long to use: It can be used upto 1- 2 month, based on doctor’s advice.

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.


Sphatika Bhasma Ingredients, How To make?
There is no purification procedure explained for Sphatika (alum). Each molecule contains 24 water molecules, which is evaporated by the process heating.

Sphatika – Alum, is heated in open air, in a pan till all the moisture is lost. At the end, white powder is collected.

Reference, manufacturer and side effects

Reference: Ayurveda Prakasha 257 – 258
Manufacturers: Baidyanath, Divya Pharmacy

Sphatika Bhasm Side effects:  
It is best to take this medicine only under medical supervision, especially for children, pregnant and lactating mothers.
Take this medicine only in prescribed dosage for particular time period only.
Store in a cool dry place. Keep out of reach and sight of children.

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

11 thoughts on “Sphatika Bhasma: Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Are spatika linga & potash alum are the same ?

    Is shodita spatika (after heating )heatingg is used to purify water as of unpurified spatika?

  2. Dr.

    All articles published by you are fantastic. Can you please write article on alum/fatki/fitkari.



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