Abharak also called as abhraka, gagana,megha, girija, abhrakam,abrakam.
Kautilya the author of arth sastra has mentioned about abhraka.
Giridih variety is considered as best variety of abharak.
It is good for medicinal use.
Abharak is available in various forms but it is mostly found big flakes and sheaths which are attached in the form of cluster.
Abharak bhasama is given in chronic fever, in loss of sight,etc.
The bhasam is cold in potency,sweet in digestion,smooth in quality.
It is usefull in growth of hair,improves longevity,it acts as a rejuvenative.
Abhrak Bhasma is a classical ayurvedic formulation that employs the use of abhrak ash or calcined mica ash for treating and managing a quarry of health anomalies including sexual and reproductive problems, respiratory disorders, liver & abdominal diseases, mental and psychosomatic disorders. This potent mineral formulation is blessed with the ability of pacifying the Tridoshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Being a powerful Rasayani dravya or ingredient, Abhrak bhasma not only provides adequate energy to carry out various activities but also has a calming effect on both the mind and body.