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

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General Name
English Name
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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Queries on Hematite
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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
03 Aug 2017
I have a ring type skin disease from last 5-6 months, I have use different types of medicines. After 10-15 days its look like normal, but after next 5-6 days again shown a red spots.
should I use GERU powder for this and how..???
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.
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