Hemagarbha Pottali Rasa

The Pottali rasayana is a unique preparation in Ayurveda as it is very compact in structure and quick acting due to its high potency. Hemagarbha pottali rasa is a medicine which is known as emergency medicine of Ras shastra because of its efficacy and its quick effect in condition like Rajayakshma (Tuberculosis).

The Shloka —

रसभस्म त्रयो भागा भागैकं हेमभस्मकम् |
मृतताम्रस्य भागैकं भागैकं गन्धकस्य च || १७८ ||
मर्दयेच्चित्रकद्रावैद्विंयामान्ते समुद्धरेत् |
पूर्या वराटिका तेन टङ्कणेन विलेपयेत् || १७९||
वराटीं पूरयेद्भाण्डे रूद्ध्वा गजपुटे पचेत् |
विचूर्णयेत्स्वाङ्गशीते पोटट्लीं हेमगर्भिकाम् || १८० ||
मृगाङ्कवच्च गुञ्जैकाभक्षणाद् राजयक्ष्मनुट् || १८१ ||

rasabhasma trayo bhaagaa bhaagaika.m hemabhasmakam |
m.rtataamrasya bhaagaika.m bhaagaika.m gandhakasya ca || 178 ||
mardayeccitrakadraavaidvi.myaamaante samuddharet |
puuryaa varaa.tikaa tena .ta”nka.nena vilepayet || 179||
varaa.tii.m puurayedbhaa.n.de ruuddhvaa gajapu.te pacet |
vicuur.nayetsvaa”nga”siite po.ta.tlii.m hemagarbhikaam || 180 ||
m.rgaa”nkavacca gu~njaikaabhak.sa.naad raajayak.smanu.t || 181 ||

The Ingredients —

  • Parada Bhasma
  • Rasa sindura
  • Svarna Bhasma
  • Tamra Bhasma
  • Purified Gandhaka
  • Chitraka Roots Kashaya
  • Varatika — Cowries
  • Water based paste of borax

The Dosage —

125mg in the morning and evening before or after food or as directed by the Physician.

The Indications —

  • Rajayakshma — Tuberculosis

Reference —

Bhaishajya Ratnavali (Rasendra Sara Sangraha) 14/178-181

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