Baidyanath Kapardak Bhasma, 10 Grams

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Baidyanath KAPARDAK BHASMA is useful in Digestive Problems, Peptic Ulcers, Nausea, Heartburn, Asthma, Bronchitis.
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About Kapardak Bhasma (Varatika Bhasma)

Cowrie commonly refers to the external shell of sea animal Cyprea moneta (commonly known as money cowry) found in coastal areas of the Indo-Pacific sea. In ancient times, cowries were used as money. They are also used for making ornaments. Chemically, it is Carbonate of Calcium.

In Ayurveda, Cowrie is known by many names such as Varata, Varatika, Kapardik, Kapardika etc. They are mainly of three types based on colour red, white and yellow. The one which has yellowish tinge, nodules on the back and oval in shape is called Varatika and used for medicinal purpose.

In Ayurveda, Varatika is used as a powder obtained by calcination of cowries. It is known as Kapardika or Varatika Bhasma.It a mineral drug of animal origin. It has antacid, alterative, diuretic, anti-diarrheic, digestive and expectorant properties.

Kapardak Bhasma is used in treatment of Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Abdominal Pain, Peptic Ulcer, Sprue Syndrome, Intestinal tuberculosis, Cataract, Otorrhea, Enlarged spleen, liver, Asthma and Cough.

It is also used externally as caustic in various forms of ointments.

Ingredients of Kapardaka Bhasm

  • Kapardaka
  • Lemon juice (Nimbu ka ras)
  • Water

Medicinal Properties of Kapardak Bhasma

  • Digestive Stimulant
  • Antacid
  • Anodyne
  • Antispasmodic
  • Carminative
  • Antiemetic
  • Aam Pachak (Detoxifier)
  • Antiflatulent
  • Antiulcerogenic
  • Mucolytic
  • Astringent

Therapeutic Indications of Kapardak Bhasma

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Sour taste of the mouth
  • Dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • Otorrhea

Kapardak Bhasma Uses & Benefits of Kapardak Bhasma

Kapardak Bhasma has high bioavailability, so it shows instant effects in some diseases. It reacts with stomach secretions, and neutralizes the acid. The main action of it is observed on AMA (toxins), which are producing due to poor digestion. It improves appetite and digestion, which helps to reduce AMA formation and eliminate the produced AMA.

Bloating & Intestinal Gas

Kapardak Bhasma has carminative, anti-flatulent, and VATASHAMAK action, which gives relief from the bloating or abdominal distension, intestinal gas and excessive flatulence. In such cases, it is used mixing with Cow’s Ghee and Misri (Sugar). Additionally, Arogyavardhini Vati is also helpful when used with Kapardak Bhasma in such cases.

Abdominal Pain

As discussed that Kapardak Bhasma has carminative and antispasmodic properties, which aids in abdominal pain and cramps. It is helpful when pain has dull character and accompanies with feeling of heaviness in the abdomen. It should be used along with Cow’s Ghee and Misri (Sugar).


Kapardika Bhasma is very useful for people with uncomfortable belching having sour taste in mouth or tasteless burp. It prevents gas formation by correcting digestion and acting on VATA in digestive system.

Vomiting in Hyperacidity

Kapardika Bhasma along with Swarna Makshik Bhasma is helpful in vomiting with sour vomitus and mucus content. It reduces AMAL GUNA of PITTA.

Dosage of Kapardak Bhasma

  • 2 – 4 teaspoons is to be consumed twice a day.
  • Must be taken along with lemon juice or ghee or even honey.

Side effects of Kapardak Bhasma

  • This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.
  • Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous.
  • Over-dosage may cause severe side effects.
  • It should be very carefully used during pregnancy, lactation and in children, only if found very necessary by the prescribing doctor.
  • Take this medicine in precise dose and for limited period of time, as advised by doctor.
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children.
  • Store in a dry cool place.

Terms and Conditions

We have assumed that you have consulted a physician before purchasing this medicine and are not self medicating.


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