Tamra Bhasma Health Benefits, Precautions & Side Effects

Bhasmas are an important part of Ayurvedic medications. Bhasma is the fine-grained powder obtained by calcinations of different metals or minerals. Tamra Bhasma is obtained by oxidizing and heating the copper metal with different herbal juices including aloe vera and lemon juice.

Copper has great significance in Ayurveda and is widely used in different ways to cure many diseases. Copper bhasma is used since ancient times for the treatment of leprosy, tumors, abdominal diseases, worms, liver, spleen, piles, cough, asthma, diabetes, acidity with indigestion, and in many other disorder treatments. It is also used in Ayurvedic treatment of skin diseases, obesity, chronic respiratory conditions, eye diseases, anemia, piles etc.

Medicinal Properties:

Tamra bhasma is blessed with several extraordinary healing properties. Some of the prominent characteristics are:

Antacid – That cures acidity caused by indigestion.

Expectorant – Helpful in clearing air passage and curing cough.

Mild laxative – Eases bowel movement and cures constipation, piles etc.

Digestive Stimulant – Helps in quick digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Emmenagogue – Stimulates menstrual flow.

Hematogenic – Increases red blood cell count.

Lowers bilirubin – Helps in treating jaundice.

Fat Burner – Fights obesity and helps in maintaining body weight

Medicinal Uses & Health Benefits

The main action of Tamra bhasma is on liver, spleen, stomach, intestines, skin and muscles. It stimulates bile secretion from the liver and gall bladder. It eases digestion and stimulates appetite and helps in maintaining healthy skin and body.

Treats high cholesterol

Tamba bhasma has a scraping quality and it also acts as a fat burner that aids in controlling obesity. Hence, tamra bhasma is widely used in treating high cholesterol. 

Treats Liver & Spleen enlargement

Ayurveda hails the use of Tamra bhasma in the treatment of liver and spleen enlargement. Tamra bhasma gradually reduces the size of spleen and liver by alleviating inflammation. 

Cures Piles, anal fissure and anal fistula

Tamra bhasma is a mild laxative. It eases the bowel movement, stimulates bile salts from the liver and softens the hard bowels thereby providing relief in problems related to irregular, hard or inconsistent bowel.


Relieves acidity with indigestion 

Tamra bhasma is very useful in indigestion and abdominal distention along with acidity. It stimulates appetite, rectifies acid production and cures abdominal distention. 

Tamra bhasma in poisoning

Tamra Bhasma is a very good emetic drug and produces instant vomiting thereby flushes  the toxic poisons from the intestine. 

Other uses of Tamra Bhasma

Apart from the above mentioned uses of tamra bhasma, it is also used in combination with different potent herbs as a panacea to a zillion diseases. The most notable effect of tamra bhasma is found in curing:

Ascitis (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity)


Bronchial asthma, cough

Gulma or abdominal lump or tumour

Neurological disorder

Parasitic infections

Caution & Side Effects

This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.

Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous because of the metal content. Also, it is advised to take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as prescribed by an Ayurvedic specialist.

It is best avoided in pregnant and lactating mothers and chidren.

Over-dosage of this bhasma is dangerous and may cause severe poisonous side effects like:

Nose bleed

High blood pressure

Mouth ulcer





Bleeding disorders

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