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Hematite Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
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Botanical Name
Haematitum, Silicate of Alumina and Iron Oxide
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Dai Zhe Shi

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Parts Used

Powdered form of mineral

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Hematite

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
It may be harmful to spleen, intestine and may cause prickly heat to skin.
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Hematite is a mineral.
It is a reddish black mineral consisting of ferric oxide.
It is pounded into a fine powder before use.
It is commonly taken as a decoction.
It pacifies the Liver.
Best used for Heart and Liver Problems.

In TCM :
Hematite : Zhe Shi
Meridians associated : Heart, Liver and Pericardium.


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TryphenaCN4N ( India/Maharashtra )
19 Mar 2016
My daughter is 2.5 yrs n she is suffering from severe constipation. Can I give her geru n how.
Dr. Premanand
30 Mar 2016
Your daughter is too small to give geru. It has its own side-effects. More over some people sell geru which is nothing but
earthenware soil. Give her probiotic drink. The good bacteria in probiotic drink will ease her constipation problem.
Shashank ( India, Hyderabad )
10 Jul 2016
I have an irritation problem. I face this problem from last two months I use all medicines but still problem persist. Is geru help to remove irritation problem?
18 Jul 2016
what kind of irritation are you talking about prashant Kindly explain your problem in detail. Is it skin irritation or allergy ? Or some other irritation.
Mention the symptoms in detail please
Archana mithal ( Gurgaon /India )
20 Jul 2016
Hello. ..I have heavy menses till three days and last till 5-6 days. ...some one told me to soak geru mitti overnight and drink that water empty stomach for 5-6 days during periods time...I want to know how much quantity to have....should we drink the mitti also....pls advice
20 Jul 2016
Dear Archna
We have no idea about the use of Geru mitti for heavy menses. But, We advise you the following herbs that are good for a female's reproductive organs.
1. You may take Manjakani ( Oak Galls ). Buy Oak Gall and boil it in water for 10 to 15 min. Drink this decoction 2 times in a day. 2. But Dong Quai pills and take 1 at alternative days. Take it for a month. We also advise you to take a healthy diet and go for yoga daily.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Sapna ( Delhi )
05 Sep 2016
I bought a face pack recently from a well known herbal brand.it claims to be dark spot corrector and anti acne.one of its ingredients is geru powder..please help knowing whether it claims right or not..is geru powder useful or harmful for skin..if it is useful can i keep the pack on overnight, If i am sure of other ingredients? Anything better can use for dark spots, acne marks and aeging skin?
Please help
09 Sep 2016
Yes, you can trust Geru. It will cleanse the blood and skin. Another very effective herb for you is, capsules of Deer Plaenta. These are very effective to reduce dark spots and rejuvenate the aging skin. You must give it a try.
Buy it from internet. You will easily get it delivered at your door step.
Astha ( Delhi )
28 Nov 2016
I hve any irritation or itching from past 6months
Wich occur evey alternate day can u let me know if geru will help me
02 Dec 2016
What irritation are you talking about ? What is the specific organ ?
Please give the detailed symptoms, only then a cure can be provided.
Aditya ( DELHI )
08 Jan 2017
During winters i feel like ant-bites all over my body on exposure to sun or even if i think to dance or any kind of exciting activity... It also happens in warm conditions in winter...it either starts from scalp, or thigh or back and then all over body...also i have repeated episodes of jaundice ..can i use geru..and how??
Pramod ( India )
16 Jan 2017
I have Urticaria on my body with itching and red bumps. May I use Geru for that ?
27 Jan 2017
For Urticaria, take Stinging Nettle tea, one cup every day for a week. For itching use vinegar.
Add 20 ml vinegar to your bathing water. Have a bath with this water everyday.
Rajesh ( Maharashtra, India )
09 Feb 2017
I am suffering from Eczema since a year. My both palm's skin is extremely dry, itchy, thick and scaly causing frequently cracking. Can i apply Geru on it and Can i eat Geru to get rid over Eczema. Please advice. I have used Mahamanjisthadi kadha, Sarivasav kadha, Paripathadi Kadha, Rasa Manikya, Multivitamin tablets, some of ayurvedic tablets for constipation and metabolism, Jatyadi oil for more than six months as per Ayurvedic doctor's advice but in vain.
27 Feb 2017
Apply Tea tree oil on the affected region. Aloe vera is also a wonderful herb used to cure Eczema. You may apply Geru powder paste prepared by added rosewater to it., or turmeric and rose water to it.
Pankaj ( Delhi )
23 Feb 2017
My daughter is suffering from CHHAPAKI for last 8 months. She is 18 years old. Can she take Geru with water
Lovely bahl
29 Apr 2017
garoo with honey half teaspoon garoo with honey morning and evening best for chappaki ,I have problem and it cure with in week
Sukhbir Randhawa
27 Feb 2017
Pankaj. Stinging Nettle is the best herb to cure Chapaki. Add 5 ml vinegar to 10 ml of water. apply it on the affected area every day for a month.
Take Sarsaparilla tincture, 10 drops in half glass of water 2 times in a day. Take a few Basil leaves and make a paste. Apply on the affected areas daily for a month.
Biba Bhusri
22 Jun 2018
For Chappaki / Urtecaria: 5-6 pods of 'kokum' soaked overnight - drink half a glassful 2-3 times a day ... it works - my experience and also of others ..!!! And the Chappaki didn't come back.
Virender Kumar ( India )
26 Feb 2017
My father aged 88 is suffering from itching all over body legs, back, arms, abdomen for the last 6-7 years. we tried Ayurveda medicines like Nimbadich powder, KRG TABLETS . AVV . after using for 3-4 months it gives some relief but etching starts again. when humid it increases. Due to etching he remains irritant also.
Now a Ayurveda Doctor has advised to give Geru powder with Honey one teaspoon twice a daily. but some people told me that it has side effects.
Doctor also says it is some kind of allergy.
please advise.
Urvashi Chauhan ( India )
27 Feb 2017
Yes, it may cause side effects, so take the herb in the recommended amount only.
And, do not go in the sun after 24 hours of the application of the herb. Does he suffer from rashes ? Does he suffer from Hives or Uritcaria ?
Have you got his allergy test done?
Is this itching throughout the year ? Or during a specific season ?
Samir Thapa
16 Mar 2017
No side effect, guaranteed. When I was about 10 yrs old, after eating honey ( we used to have apiary ) I used to often get itchy hives all over my body. My father gave me one spoon of honey mixed with equal amount of geru. Since that day I can eat as much honey I want but no itchy hives or reaction. I love geru ...
Nitin gupta
19 Mar 2021
samir can you give me your contact number as need to discuss more about geru.
Nitin gupta
19 Mar 2021
+91 6263082875 my number also on whatsapp
Rohit Thakur ( India /Punjab )
06 Mar 2017
My son is 5 and half year old and eat sand and paint from wall, can I give geru metti to him or you have any other idea so that he leave his habbit.
08 Mar 2017
Rohit Thakur .
Does your son crave for milk and eggs too ?
Please let us know if he was born fat, fair and flabby. Answers to these questions are important, only then we can suggest a cure.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Asma Shaikh
19 Apr 2018
I have the same problem too.... I have craving for geru but not for milk and eggs... Can you tell me whether I can eat geru or not?
Ashish ( India )
18 Mar 2017
I am suffering from chapaki from last 4-5 mnths
What should i do to cure this permanently
Bcoz if i take anti allergy like dazit m
To theek rehta else firr se strt ho jati
Lovely bahl
29 Apr 2017
garroo half teaspoon with honey morning and evening .my chapaki cure with in week
Saijal Suri
21 Mar 2017
Apply Aloe Vera Gel on the affected area twice in a day regularly for one month.
Consume Urtica Dioica mother tincture for 15 days. Add 5 drops of this tincture to a glass of water and drink once in a day regularly. Apply Sandalwood paste on the affected area daily for a month.
21 Mar 2017
Thnkew so very much sir Everything is clear but urtica dioica mother tincture cant understand like from where i bought this medicine is this easily available ?
Anuradha ( India )
07 Apr 2017
My daughter is 12 years old now. She has a problem of nose bleed since childhood. But now it has become severe as nose bleeding does not stops before 20 minutes and also bleed is thick, dark and severe. It seems that somebody opens the tap of blood. I have done homeopathy, allopathy and home remedies but no permanent effect. Just request you to help in this matter and let me know the medicine which will stop and cure this problem permanently.
11 Apr 2017
The remedy for your daughter is Natrum Muraticum 200. Give one dose of this medicine to your daughter. Buy this from a homeopathic store. Do not repeat it at ll. Please.
Only one dose.
Write to us after one week and share the feedback. Observe all the symptoms closely.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
17 Apr 2017
Hamamelis Virginiana tincture, for one week. Take 5 drops in a glass of water.
Biba Bhusri
22 Jun 2018
This is not a cure but relief to stop bleeding when it occurs: Cut an onion in half, push a fork into the uncut side, smell the onion from its cut side ... this will stop the bleeding. For a cure check out the other posts.
Ashwani kaushal
04 Oct 2017
Soak some 5 gms of Goand (glue) in water a 1/2 cup of water overnight. give the same to her in the morning and she will be fine from day one.... My daughter had the same problem and she is alright now.
Ashwani kaushal
04 Oct 2017
Goand is readily available at Pansari (local shop keeper)
Vishal hunka ( India )
13 Apr 2017
I am suffering from rashes on skin all over body, sneezing and watery nose.Mostly this problem occurs in the morning or anytime in a day.please suggest Geru help me or other.
17 Apr 2017
Are you taking any remedy ?
Are you allergic to something ?
Please share since when are you suffering from this ?
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
15 Aug 2017
Sir merit age 21 year h aur mujhe 4- 5 saal se nightfall hhhio rha h aur Maine pasha h ki bhuni fitkari k saath geru liya ja Santa h
Leena ( Punjab , India )
07 Jul 2017
Hi , where can I get purified Geru . I bought Geru from a local Pansari as they call in Punjab . I was little apprehensive that it might have some dangerous spores of bacteria so stopped eating . Please help
Raj Kumar ( India / Uttarpradesh )
19 Jul 2017
I'm suffering from Vitiligo, white spots on my body. I saw a video on YouTube that explains the importance of mixture of Geru (Hematite) and Ginger juice to cure the Vitiligo. Is it correct.?
Sakshi ( India )
20 Jul 2017
Can i use it as a face pack for acne. Plz help
Sumit007 ( India )
15 Aug 2017
I'm 21 year old and I have suffering from nightfall for 4-5 years. Please anyone tell me what should I do.
Jassj ( Usa )
14 Dec 2017
Hi I have celiac disease,wheat allergy, redness on skin . Someone told me take geru with yogurt . How much can I take plz let me know thanks
Pushpa madhrani ( India Mumbai )
20 Dec 2017
I have got slipdisc some one recommed me to take geru 1tbsp soak inwater at night and drink empty stomach
Asma Shaikh ( Maharashtra )
19 Apr 2018
I have a lot of craving of eating geru.... Can u advice me whether it has any side effects or not or else any other substitute for geru...
Nisha Chaudhary ( India )
12 Oct 2018
I am suffering from angio edema, a form of urticaria.It was severe but stopped on its own but now have resurfaced on face and around my eyes specially. Someone tole me 2 teaspoon of geru powder with 1 spoon of honey 3 times a day. But after the first dose only, my stomach got upset. Have I gone wrong in taking the dose , please suggest.
14 Jan 2019
Hi nisha Did geru powder help you? Are you free from Angioedema ?
Maninder Ghumman
03 Aug 2019
Take 100 gm raal from pansari shop and 50gm geru mix and make a powder and consume it half tea spoon two times a day with sharbat unnab 15 ml mix in glass of water
Mimi ( Australia )
15 Oct 2018
Hello dear I have freckles dark spot on face nose tried almost expensive creams etc , nothing much effective saw somwhere Geru powder is very effective how can someone apply like put on face leave it all night or rinse after 30 mins ?? For how long like how many days per week for how many months.,
Plus saw here about deer placenta tablets is effective ?? Thank you in advance
Priya ( India Maharashtra )
28 Dec 2018
I’m suffering from Lichen Planus on stomach and chest (black marks) since last from 5month...it’s itch me and burn inside the stomach..please tell me what should I use on my stomach...and can I put Geru on my stomach Nd drink it?
What is the best treatment for Lichen Planus to cure?
04 Mar 2019
M 34yr old.. I got inflammation around my nose n mouth..n have blemishes too.. Skin lurking dull n lifeless now... It all got bad in one months time... My father told me to use geru powder.. Can anyone tell me how many days in a week I shud apply n for how long... Wid water only?
Ppriya ( India )
01 Apr 2019
I am 5 months pregnant and eating geru. Is it good for my health or not...actually I have very strong carving for slate pencil so instead eating Slate pencil I eat very small amount of geru mitti.
Rk frome punjab ldh
29 May 2019
Geru calcium ke liye bohat acha he body ke kisi be part se bleeding hoti ho to geru khane se theeth ho jati he is me mineral bi he din me half gram he khana chahiye two month khakar chod de two month ka antar rakh kar fir dobara shuru kare
Harpreet ( Punjab )
28 Aug 2019

I am 25yrs old and i am facing the problem of dark circles around eyes. Please suggest me some natural ways or some other medications.
28 Aug 2019
Dear Harpreet,

Dark circle has become very common nowadays. There are multiple cures for it. However, you should follow the procedures on a regular basis to get the results at least for 1 month.

1. Apply potato juice on the dark circles around eyes.

2. Boil Green tea bags in a cup of water for 10-12 minutes. Let them cool and then refrigerate for 30 minutes. Place them on your eyes for 15 minutes. Use twice for 2 weeks.

3. Almond is an effective cure. Take almond oil or make it on your own. Crush 2-3 almonds. Squeeze the milk out of them. Apply it under eyes. Follow it with 3 coatings and leave it overnight. Do it daily and you may notice the changes after 15 days.

These are just a few of the many remedies. You can go for any of them which is easy for you to follow. Get more on cures and procedures to use them on the Dark Circle in diseases section in this website.

This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Sapna ( India )
11 Sep 2019
Hi , I m suffering with jaundice n had severe itching on all over the body can I apply Geru mix with water on my body parts.
12 Sep 2019
Dear Sapna,
1. Have a cup of Sugarcane juice with a bowl of Curd. Take it every morning for 1 week.
2. Buy Milk Thistle capsules and take 1 every day. Take these tablets for 15 days and let us know the results.

For Itching, Boil Neem leaves. Use this water for the bath. If you feel better, use it in regular for a few days.
Do you have any rashes too?
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Nodhi ( New delhi )
28 Feb 2020
Hello I have one white spot on my neck is vitiligo may I use geru on it to remove spot
Sri Venkatesvara Das ( 110065 )
28 Apr 2020
I get chappal in the evening, in the morning or afternoon after sleep. For the last 8 month or so.

I had got similar chappak when I was 16 years old and I was recommended half a teaspoon geru to be mixed with a teaspoon of honey twice a day and it got cured in some days.

I'm 44 now, should I repeat the same treatment.
Atharva fadke
08 May 2020
My sister has been suffering from skin fungal infection can she use geru. And is yes then in what way.
26 Dec 2020
I have chronic urticaria,, it appears every day and currently I am taking montek LC the day I take montek lc hives doesn't for that day and again it appears the next day, can geru help in curing urticaria permanently.
Upasna ( India punjab )
23 Jan 2021
I am 46. I have fibroid in utrus can I have geru for its treatment
Kiran ( India )
16 Feb 2021
I have been suffering from urticaria since 7 years, went to ayurvedic,homeopathy, dermatologist in reputed hospital in deli and other state. None of the medicine helps , sometimes steroid help me but i don not want to take it due to heavily side effects. Pls help me to cure this. I am in depression this is affecting my life
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