Manikya Ras – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Manikya Ras is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form, used in the treatment of skin diseases. This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision. This medicine is most commonly used in north Indian Ayurvedic practice.

Uses and effect on dosha

Manikya Ras Uses: It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of skin diseases, gout, allergic skin conditions, dermatitis, fever, anemia, pruritis, hiccup, jaundice.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Kapha

Dose and duration of use

Manikya Ras dosage:
125  mg once or twice a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is advised along with cold water or milk.

How long to use: It is administered for a period of one month.

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.


Manikya Ras ingredients, how to make:
Shuddha Haratala – Purified and processed Orpiment (Arsenic tri sulphide) – 48 g
Shuddha Gandhaka – Herbal purified Sulphur – 48 g
12 g of each of
Manashila – Purified and processed Realgar (Arsenic di sulphide)
Shuddha Parada – Herbal purified Mercury
Naga Bhasma – Lead Calx
Tamra Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Copper
Abhraka Bhasma – Purified and processed Mica
Loha Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Iron
Vataksheera – Latex of Nyagrodha – Ficus bengalensis – quantity sufficient for grinding for
Kashaya of Nimba – Neem – Azadirachta indica – quantity sufficient for grinding for three days
6 g each fine powder of
Guduchi – Indian Tinospora (stem) – Tinospora cordifolia
Hrivera – Pavonia odorata
Tala – Borassus flabellifer
Vanari -Atmagupta – Velvet Bean (seed) – Mucuna pruriens
Nila Jhintika
Shobhanjana – seeds of Shigru – Moringa oleifera
Ajaji – Cuminum cyminum
Nirgundi – Vitex negundo
Karavira – Nerium indicum

Reference and side effects

Reference:  Bhaishajya Ratnavali Kushta Rogadhikara 300 – 308

Manikya Rasa side effects:
Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous, since it contains heavy metal 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.


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8 thoughts on “Manikya Ras – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. I have use rasa manikya made by Patanjani with dose 200mg BD. I feel very tied after one week. When I take liver test the SGOT and ALT increased to 320 and 350. What is cause of problem? The dosage or the medicine? Thank you for answer !


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