Vatari Guggul for Rheumatism

Vatari Guggulu is an Ayurvedic formulation. This medicine is Guggulkalpa. Guggulkalpa means medicines containing equal or more amount of guggul as compared to amount of other ingredients. Vatari Guggulu is prepared from Castor oil, purified Sulfur, Triphala and Guggulu. The main ingredients of this medicine are Vatari taila or Castor oil and Guggulu. Guggul is gum resin of the Commiphora mukul tree. Guggul has anti-inflammatory, hypolipedemic, antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, antispasmodic and antifertility properties. It also works as a carrier for other drugs. Classical Ayurvedic texts recommends not to take guggul as a single drug but it should be administered along with other herbs in combination.

Vatari guggulu is indicated in rheumatism, arthritis, joint pain, joint swelling, sciatica, pain in waist, lower back pain, and other similar condition. It should be consumed in dose of one tablet, twice a day with warm water for one month to get relief from vata disorders (diseases that occur due to vata dosha).

Here is given more about Vatari Guggulu such as indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.

Ingredients of Vatari Guggulu

Vatari Guggulu Vati is a preparation made with the ingredients in the Formulation composition given below with Gu ggulu as the basic ingredient.

Formulation composition:

  1. Vatari Taila (Eranda) Ricinus communis Sd. Oil. 1/8 Part
  2. Gandhak Shuddha Sulphur 1 Part
  3. Guggulu Shuddha Commiphora wightii O.R. 1 Part
  4. Haritaki Terminalia chebula P. 1 Part
  5. Bibhitaka Terminalia belerica P. 1 Part
  6. Amla Amalki Emblica officianalis P. 1 Part

Lf.=Leaf;P.=Pericarp;Rt.=Root;Fr.=Fruit;Rz.=Rhizome;Sd.= Seeds;St.=Stem;St. Bk.= Stem Bark;Fl. Bd.=Flower Bud.

Method of preparation

Take all the ingredients of the pharmacopoeial quality.Wash, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 4 to 6 of the formulation composition separately and pass through sieve number 85. Powder Shuddha Gandha to a fine powder and pass through sieve number 85. Weigh all of them separately in the required quantities and mix.

Crush weighed quantity of Guggulu-Shuddha, add fine powder of other mixed ingredients to it and pound well. Add Eranda Taila in small quantity at regular intervals for smooth pounding and pound to a semisolid uniformly mixed mass of suitable plasticity. Expel the mass through Vati machine fitted with a suitable die and cut the Vatis to a desired weight. Roll the Vatis on flat surface to round them by circular motion of palm covered with a glove andsmeared with Eranda Taila or use suitable mechanical device. Dry the rounded Vatis in a tray-dryer at a temperature not exceeding 600 for 8 to 10 h. Pack it in tightly closed containers to protect from light and moisture.

Description: Spherical pills, greyish-black in colour with agreeable odour and bitter taste.

Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed container, protect from light and moisture.

Benefits of Vatari Guggulu

  1. Gives relief in joint pain and swelling
  2. Improves appetite and digestion.
  3. Detoxifies body.
  4. Balances Vata and Kapha dosha.

Uses of Vatari Guggulu

  1. Rheumatism, Vatarakta/gout
  2. Deformed knee due to chronic arthritis
  3. Pain in joint
  4. Swelling in joint
  5. Lower backache pain
  6. Paraplegia
  7. Inflammation, Joint stiffness
  8. Limping
  9. Sciatica
  10. Burning sensation

Dosage of Vatari Guggulu

The recommended dosage of Vatari Guggulu is 1 tablets, twice or thrice a day. You can take this medicine safely for 2-3 months. Always take in recommended dosage. Overdose can produce many side-effects.

Where to buy

You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.

This medicine is manufactured by Maharshi Ayurveda (Vatari Guggulu), Vhca Herbals and some other pharmacies.

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