Loha Bhasma is also pronounced as Louh Bhasma. It contains micro-fine iron particles prepared by calcination under high temperatures. It is used to treat problems caused due to iron deficiency like anemia. It also shows strength promoting and anti-aging properties. According to some researchers, it also acts as an effective remedy for chronic fever and breathlessness.
According to Ayurveda, Loha Bhasma helps reduce anemia due to its pitta balancing property. It is high in iron which helps with anemia and improves general weakness. Loha Bhasma contains Vrishya (aphrodisiac) and Balya (strength provider) properties which may aid in improving libido, thereby helping improve male sexual dysfunction and stamina.
Loha Bhasma is available in powder form. Loha Bhasma is generally given in combination with other ayurvedic medicines in the form of a mixture. The mixture is usually advised to be taken with Ghee or Honey to get rid of problems like anemia. Avoid self-medication or taking Loha Bhasma in excess.
Patients with gastritis or other digestion-related problems should consult a doctor before taking it. This is because Loha Bhasma is Guru (heavy) in nature and may cause symptoms like flatulence or constipation.
Loha Bhasma is generally well tolerated and does not have any side effects when taken in the recommended dose. However, it is advisable to consult the doctor before using Loha Bhasma.
Loha Bhasma : Lauha Bhasma