Brihat Vishama Jwarantak Lauh – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Brihat Vishama Jwarantak Lauh is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form, used in the treatment of fever. This medicine contains heavy metal ingredients, hence should only be taken under strict medical supervision. This medicine is most commonly used in north Indian Ayurvedic practice.

Uses and effect on dosha

Brihat Visham Jwarantak Loh Uses: It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of all types of fever.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata, Pitta, Kapha

Dose and duration of use

Brihat Vishama Jwarantak Loh dosage:
125 mg in the morning and evening, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor. It is advised along with long pepper and jaggery.

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


Vrihat Vishama Jwarantak Lauh ingredients, how to make:
10 g fine powder of each of
Suta – Purified and processed Mercury
Shuddha Gandhaka – Herbal purified Sulphur
Rasasindhura – A compound of Purified Mercury and Sulphur
Swarna Bhasma – Bhasma of Gold
Rajata Bhasma – Bhasma of Silver
Loha Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Iron
Abhraka Bhasma – Purified and processed Mica
Tamra Bhasma – Bhasma prepared from Copper
Shuddha Haratala – Purified and processed Orpiment (Arsenic tri sulphide)
Vanga Bhasma – Tin Calx
Mukta Bhasma – Bhasma (Calx) of Pearl
Pravala Bhasma – Bhasma (Calx) of Coral
Makshika Bhasma – Bhasma of Copper-Iron Pyrite
Quantity sufficient of Juice extract of  following for grinding three times with each liquid.
Nirgundi – Vitex negundo
Nagavalli – Betel leaves – Piper betel
Kakamachi – Solanum nigrum
Parpataka – Hedyotis corymbosa
Triphala – water decoction
Karavellaka – Bitter gourd – Momordia charantia
Dashamoola – water decoction
Punarnava – Spreading Hogweed – Boerhaavia diffusa
Guduchi – Indian Tinospora (stem) – Tinospora cordifolia
Vasa – Malabar nut tree (root / whole plant) – Adhatoda vasica
Peeta and Shweta Bhringaraja – Eclipta alba

Reference and side effects

Reference: Bhaishaj Ratnavali Jwara Rogadhikara

Brihat Vishama Jwarantak Lauh 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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