Ayurveda, being an ancient Indian medical science system, used an innovative method of combining herbs with metals to cure diseases. Some of the ayurvedic formulations contain metals like gold, silver and even toxic elements like mercury. The science of ayurvedic system of healing makes use of these metals in through the purification process of calcification.
Sootshekhar Ras is one such herbal-metal formulation that contains various Indian herbs, purified gold metal and mercury. It is an alterative, antacid and carminative (drugs that are known for expelling wind from the body). It is known for overcoming excessive biliousness or gastric disorder caused by disorder of the liver or gall bladder and neutralizes hyperacidity. This is one of the most effective ayurvedic medicines known for stomach related ailments and disorders.
It is extremely useful in Vata (air related movements in the body) and Pitta (digestive system of the body) disorders. Sootshekhar Ras is known for balancing these two important energy points in the human body. It is effective for gall bladder related movements and stomach disorders. It also works like a pain killer and takes away the pain associated with gastric hyperacidity and gastric and ulcers.
It is indicated in hyperacidity, all acute and chronic complaints of liver such as biliousness and vomiting.