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Smriti Sagar Ras Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Smriti Sagar Ras is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form, used in the treatment of epilepsy and neurological 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

Smriti Sagar Ras Uses: It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of epilepsy, memory loss, neuropathy.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata, Pitta Kapha

Dose and duration of use

Smritisagar Ras dosage:
250 – 500 mg in the morning and evening, with ghee, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

How long to use: It is administered for a period of 1 – 2 month.

Taking Smriti Sagar ras for long term:
In conditions like dementia, sleeping problems etc, this medicines might be required for long term – for 3 – 4 months time. If your doctor has prescribed it for long term, there is no problem in continuing. 

However, watch for the symptoms like nervousness, anxiety, irritability, mood changes, numbness, memory problems, tremors in hands and legs, vomiting, muscle weakness, metallic taste in the mouth, difficulty in walking, changes in vision, speech problems etc. 
If these symptoms increase day by day, then it is best to stop this medicine and consult your doctor. 

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.


Smriti Sagar Ras ingredients, how to make:
10 g fine powder of each of
Shuddha Parada – Purified and processed Mercury
Shuddha Gandhaka – Purified and processed Sulphur
Shuddha Haratala – Purified Orpiment (Arsenis tri sulphide)
Manashila – Purified Realgar – Arsenic Di Sulphide
Tamra Bhasma – Bhasma (calx) of Copper
Quantity sufficient of water decoction or juice extract of following for grinding for 21 times each.
Vacha – Sweet flag (rhizome) – Acorus calamus
Brahmi – Thyme Leaved Gratiola (whole plant) – Bacopa monnieri
Katabhi – Jyotishmati – Celastrus paniculata

Diet To Follow

Have more of Ghee, coconut oil, Sunflower seed, almond, taro root, flaxseed oil, soyabean, pistachio,
Broccoli, carrots, chard, nuts, papaya, pumpkin, red peppers
Flax seeds, walnut, tofu, brussel sprout, cauliflower, winter squash, fish oil, egg oil, krill oil, chia seeds, camelia are fine to take.

Diet To avoid:
There are no diet restrictions. Please avoid all types of junk foods, excessive non veg foods, try to avoid or limit alcohol and smoking. Avoid aerated drinks.
Please prefer homemade food wherever possible.

Reference, Manufacturer and side effects

Reference: Yogaratnakara Apasmara Chikitsa

Manufacturer: Baidyanath, Dabur, Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd, Baidyanath

Smriti Sagara Rasa side effects:
Self medication with this medicine is not ideal. Avoid. 
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.

Habit forming

Is this medicine habit forming? Does it create dependence? Can we stop it after a few months of usage?
This medicine is not habit forming. After using for the prescribed period, your doctor would gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it. Follow your doctor’s instructions for gradual decrease of dose and stopping. Usually it does not cause any ill effects.

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

9 thoughts on “Smriti Sagar Ras Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects”

  1. Sir, i did Forensic testing & found all high levels of Lead, Aluminium & Tin. Mainly Navjivanras has 95000 ppmof Arsenic against Ayush permitted 3 ppm..

    • Very unfortunate to know.
      Usual norm with any medicine with heavy metal ingredient is to prescribe only one medicine and that too for a limited period of 4 – 6 weeks time, taper the dose and stop.

  2. I have been taking Shodhana Vati, by Vyas Pharmaceuticals regularly for a year now with good results and no noticeable side effects. Do you think this is OK considering that it contains heavy metals?

  3. To N. Krishna: You specifically mention Navjivanras which is a completely different product than the subject of this article. And you don’t mention which manufacturer you are referring to? Some are much better than others, e.g. Shree Dhootapapeshwar has a very good reputation for making the Bhasmas and Parad properly according to the traditional procedures. They also show the spectrographic analysis of their products to prove that are within standards of Ayush. I have used many of their products and have not had any problems, only benefits.


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