Rinchen Drangjor Rilnag Chenmo Precious Pill

Rinchen Drangjor Rilnag Chenmo Precious Pill


Rinchen Drangjor Rilnag Chenmo

Rinchen Drangjor Rilnag Chenmo (Precious Cold Compound Black Pill) is widely regarded as the "King of All Precious Pills". It is made from 140 special ingredients, the most important being Tsothel, the ultimate essence extraction. It also contains the prepared powder of many precious stones and metals including gold, silver, copper, iron, sapphire, diamond, emerald and turquoise, as well as herbal and non-herbal ingredients including saffron, nutmeg, Indian pokeberry and chebulic myrobalan. 



This precious pill is generally administered against all disorders arising out of an imbalanced state of three principal energies of the body - Lung (rLung), Tripa and Badkan. It is often used for stomach problems, blood in the liver, abdominal cramps (due to the chronic gastro-intestinal disorder known as Muk-po in Tibetan) a burning sensation in chest and stomach, bloody diarrhea or vomiting of blood, bloody stool, weak circulation due to heart disorder, water retention, arthritis, some skin disorders, wounds which will not heal, food poisoning, leprosy, malignant tumors, diphtheria, muscle inflammation and some acute contagious disorders.

When taken by a healthy person, this profound medicine can enhance the complexion and clear the sense organs. It can also powerfully rejuvenate the aged, and act as an aphrodisiac In addition, traditional texts state that it strengthens the nervous and skeletal systems and is a general prophylactic.



In use for more than 1200 years in Tibet, precious pill formulations are held to be some of the most powerful, deep acting preparations in the traditional pharmacopeia. The knowledge of how to harvest, purify and combine the ingredients, along with the spiritual techniques for blessing and consecrating them in order to bring out their full potency and efficacious benefits, is preserved to this day in the active Buddhist monasteries of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, where these pills are hand made in rigorous harmony with both the scriptural and oral traditions.

These blessed and holy pills may be kept on one's shrine as objects of veneration, installed in statues and stupas to bestow blessings, or taken as medicine. When consumed, one should not take more than one pill per month, unless prescribed by a Tibetan doctor.

An interesting history of Rinchen Drangjor can be found here.

Note: These precious pills are very powerful. We strongly recommend you use them only under the recommendation of a trained Tibetan or Chinese doctor.


Traditional conditions for which Rinchen Drangjor Rilnag is used include: all disorders arising out of an imbalanced state of three major energies of the body: rLung, Tripa and Badkan). It is particularly used against stomach problems, excess formation of blood in the liver, abdominal cramp due to Muk-po (chronic gastro-intestinal disorder), burning sensation in chest and stomach, bloody diarrhea or vomiting of rancid blood like sooty water, bloody stool, weak circulation due to heart disorder, water retention, arthritis, skin disorders, chronic wound, food poisoning, compounded poisoning and disorders associated with other poisoning, leprosy, malignant tumor, diphtheria, inflammation of muscle and acute contagious disorder etc. When taken by a healthy person, it enhances complexion, clears sense organs, is a rejuvenator, acts as an aphrodisiac, strengthens nerves and bones and is a prophylactic.

It is important to note that these are traditional uses, and that this formula is not a treatment for any disease or condition, and is not an alternative to good, modern health care. If you are trying to treat a particular illness, see your doctor first.

See this link for information regarding a toxicity study of tsothel:




When used to treat acute conditions, crush and swallow with a good amount of hot water on an empty stomach.

In order treat chronic conditions or when used to improve general health and vitality, the following method is preferred:

Soak the pill overnight in a small amount of hot boiled water, covering it with a lid. Do not expose the pill to bright light. Before dawn the next morning, crush and stir the contents either with the ring finger while reciting the Medicine Buddha mantra a few times (see below), then drink the whole mixture after adding a small amount of hot water. Follow with another cup of hot water. Immediately return to bed, covering oneself with warm blankets and sleep for about an hour in order to induce perspiration. Upon waking, drink additional hot water infused with saffron to close the channels of the subtle body. This process helps the formula to penetrate as deeply as possible. To increase the effects one may take the pill on the new or full moon, or during other auspicious times.

For three to seven days after taking the formula, it is considered auspicious and beneficial to avoid fish, pork, eggs, onion, garlic, fermented foods, hot spices, rigorous exercises and sports, sleeping during the day, cold showers, large amounts of raw food, and sexual activity.

A very interesting essay on these precious pills can be found here:



Mantra of the Medicine Buddha (pronounced as Tibetans say it)

Tad-ya-ta Om Be-kan-dze Be-kan-dze Ma-ha Be-kan-dze Ra-dza Sa-mung-ga-te So-ha

A loose translation could read “Hail! Appear, Oh Healer, Oh Healer, Oh Great Healer, Oh King of Healing!”