Bhasma is a calcined preparation in which the gem or metal is converted into ash. Gems or metals are purified to remove impurities and treated by triturating and macerating in herbal extracts. The dough so obtained is calcinated to obtain the ashes.
Bhasma and pishti (calcined powdered gem or metal) are used with herbs for the treatment of critical ailments as a medicinal preparation in Ayurveda. The procedures for preparing these medicines are time-consuming and complicated.
Following bhasmas and pishtis are available-
Abhrak Bhasm (100 Puti)
Godanti (Hartal) Bhasma
Jaharmohra Khatai Pishti