Benefits & Medicinal Uses
Mandur Bhasma is mainly iron supplement, but it also has valuable therapeutic benefits in other diseases as well. In ayurveda along with other remedies, it is widely used for jaundice, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, worm infestation and neuralgia. Here are some of important medicinal uses and benefits of Mandur Bhasma.
Mandur Bhasma is effective for iron deficiency anemia or microcytic anemia. It is processed with herbs and calcined under high temperature, which increases the bioavailability of the iron from the Mandur Bhasma in the body and reduces its unwanted effects. Therefore, it more LIKELY SAFE and TOLERABLE as compared to traditional allopathic iron supplements. Modern iron supplements lead to blackish discoloration teeth and blackish discoloration of the stool, but a well-prepared Mandur bhasma does not cause these side effects. Mandoor bhasma is also well tolerable as compared to Loha Bhasma used in ayurveda.
Mandur bhasma also reduces general fatigue, physical weakness and yellow discoloration of the skin. It helps relieving almost all anemia symptoms including shortness of breath, dizziness, swelling and headaches. It also helps treat vertigo, laziness, anorexia and loss of appetite, which occur due to anemia.
In people with severe anemia, heartbeat becomes rapid and irregular. Mandur bhasma along with Arjuna powder helps reducing this symptom and strengthens the heart.
According to ayurvedic science, Mandur bhasma also has Hematogenic (aids in formation of red blood cells) action in addition to Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels). Therefore, it is also beneficial for people with bone marrow disease.
Sickle Cell Anemia
However, Mandur bhasma cannot alone work well in the management of Sickle Cell Anemia, but its formulation named as Punarnava Mandur is effective treatment solution for Sickle Cell Anemia. Punarnava Mandur helps produce more red blood cells and completes the requirement of iron. In addition to this, it reduces fatigue and swelling due to anemia.
Edema may have several underlying causes. It may also occur due to severe anemia and liver disorders. If the underlying cause is severe anemia and liver disorders, then Mandur bhasma becomes beneficial. In combination with Punarnava powder or Punarnavarishta, Saribadyasava and Shilajit, Mandur bhasma reduces edema. This combination is more beneficial in pitting edema.
Geophagia – Earth or clay eating
Mandur bhasma reduces strange craving for eating earth, dirt, chalk or clay by increasing hemoglobin level. Actually, Geophagia occurs due to iron deficiency anemia in most people. Research studies also suggested that these people are also reported to have low calcium. Therefore, Mandur bhasma along with Praval Pishti is very beneficial.
In these cases, clay also affects intestine’s health and may disrupt the absorption of important nutrients including zinc, iron and calcium. In such cases, a purgative medicine should be used before using Mandur bhasma. Further, Mandur bhasma also cleanses the intestine and detoxifies it to remove the foreign substances from it. Therefore, it also improves digestive functions and enhances absorption of other nutrients.
Hepatitis & Jaundice
Mandur bhasma has hepatoprotective characteristics. 2 to 4 weeks course with Mandur bhasma and Kumaryasava helps reducing bilirubin level in the blood and normalizes the liver functions.