Vyoshadi Guggulu (Navaka Guggul) Uses, Benefits and Dosage

Vyoshadi Guggulu is multi herbal ayurvedic medicine useful in weight management. This medicine is Guggul-Kalpa. Guggulkalpa means medicines containing equal or more amount of Guggulu as compared to amount of other ingredients. Guggul is gum resin of the Commiphora mukul tree. Guggul has anti-inflammatory, hypolipedemic, antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, antispasmodic and antifertility properties.

Guggul supports thyroid function and helps in weight loss. It also works as a carrier for other drugs. Classical Ayurvedic texts recommends not to take Guggulu as a single drug but it should be administered along with other herbs in combination.

The other main ingredient of this medicine is Vyosh or Trikatu (Combination of three pungent). Trikatu is combination of Dry ginger powder, long pepper and Black pepper. It is heating (thermogenic) in action. It reduces Vata/wind and Kapha/phlegm in body. It supports normal digestion, assimilation and healthy metabolism. It has detoxifying, expectorant, decongestant and stimulant properties. It is also very effective for burning Ama (metabolic waste and toxins) which is the prime cause of all disease.

Trikatu is beneficial in both digestive and respiratory ailments. As a single drug Trikatu is used in treatment of indigestion, flatulence, loss of appetite, excessive mucous, cough and improving metabolism.

Vyoshadi Guggulu has anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic and anti-obesity properties. This herbal combination helps to detoxify body and reduces Ama (toxins) and Kapha.

Most of the medicinal herbs used in this medicine are pungent in taste (Katu Ras), easy to digest and drying in qualities (Laghu, Rukhsha Guna), hot in potency (Ushna Virya) and pungent post digestion (Katu Vipak). This combination helps to remove obstruction from the channels, reduces phlegm and fat, burns Ama and improve appetite and digestion.

Vyoshadi Guggulu is also known as Navak or Navaka Guggul. Here is given more about Vyoshadi Guggulu such as indication/therapeutic uses, Key Ingredients and dosage.

  • Synonyms: Medohar Guggulu, Navaka Guggulu, Navaka Guggul, Vyoshadi Guggul Vati, Vyoshaadi Guggul
  • Type of medicine: Classical Medicine
  • Form of medicine: Pills / tablets
  • Purpose: Weight Management, lowering lipid and high cholesterol levels, rheumatism, Vata Roga
  • Availability: Online and at Pharmacy Stores

Medicinal Properties of Vyoshadi Guggulu / Navaka Guggulu

  • Anti-rheumatic: Counteracting rheumatism and rheumatoid disease.
  • Anti-inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
  • Anti-obesity: Helps in weight loss.
  • Anti-hyperlipidemic: Promoting a reduction of lipid levels in the blood.

Ingredients of Vyoshadi Guggulu

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

Formulation composition:

  1. Shunthi Zingiber officinale Rz. 1 Part
  2. Marica Piper nigrum Fr. 1 Part
  3. Pippali Piper longum Fr. 1 Part
  4. Citraka Plumbago zeylanica Rt. 1 Part
  5. Musta Cyperus rotundus Rz. 1 Part
  6. Haritaki Terminalia chebula P. 1 Part
  7. Bibhitaka Terminalia belerica P. 1 Part
  8. Amalki Emblica officinalis P. 1 Part
  9. Vidanga Embelia ribes Fr. 1 Part
  10. Guggulu- Shuddha Commiphora wightii O.R. 9 Parts
Method of preparation:

Take all the ingredients of the pharmacopoeial quality. Wash, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 1 to 9 of the formulation composition separately and pass through sieve number 85, weigh 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 oil to an extent required to facilitate the pounding and continue pounding till a semisolid uniformly mixed mass of suitable plasticity is obtained.

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 and smeared with Shunthi oil or use suitable mechanical device.

Dry the rounded Vatis in a tray-dryer at a temperature not exceeding 600 for 10 to 12 h. Pack it in tightly closed containers to protect from light and moisture.

Description: Spherical pills, black in colour with pleasant odour and bitter taste.

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

Key Ingredients

Guggulu is gum resin obtained from Commiphora mukul, a tree found in arid- subtropical to tropical climate. It is highly effective in the treatment of Vata-Vyadhi and due to its thermogenic, digestive, anti-inflammatory, carminative rejuvenating and tonic activities.

Guggulu / the gum resin contains guggul sterons Z and E, guggul sterols I-V, two diterpenoids- a terpene hydrocarbon named cembreneA and a diterpene alcohol- mukulol, a-camphrone and cembrene, long chain aliphatic tetrols- octadecan-1,2,3,4-tetrol, eicosan-1,2,3,4-tetrol and nonadecan-1,2,3,4-tetrol. Major components from essential oil of gum resin are myrcene and dimyrcene.

Guggulu is the main choice of drug for treatment of obesity and inflammatory conditions of joints. It is effective in reducing synthesis of cholesterol in liver. It reduces serum triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol and increases HDL. It can reduce 14-27 percent blood cholesterol and triglycerides by 22-30 percent. Guggulu increases metabolism of LDL.

Guggulu is used in Ayurveda for treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, gout, lumbago, disorders of the nervous, respiratory, digestive and circulatory systems. It has anti-inflammatory with strong purifying and rejuvenating properties.

Trikatu is combination of dry ginger, black pepper and long pepper (Sonth + Pippali + Kali mirch). It is effective for burning Ama (metabolic waste and toxins) which is the prime cause of all disease. It supports better digestion and cures constipation. It stimulates the liver to secrete bile which is vital for fat digestion and absorption. It also balances Kapha.

Triphala is combination of Amalaki, Bibhitaki, and Haritaki and used extensively in Ayurveda for treatment of digestive diseases. It is a tonic for whole body. It has been used in various gastric disorders including intestinal inflammation. It contains vitamin C, linoleic oil, phospholipids and other important nutrients. It is rich source of tannins, which is known to affect the integrity of mucus membrane. Tannins with their protein precipitating and vasoconstriction effects could be advantageous in preventing ulcer development. It is a Rasayana drug and used for detoxifying and tonifying the body.

Triphala pacifies Vata-Vikar and cleanses the digestive tract. It aid to elimination and purification. It tones and strengthens digestive tract and promote regular and complete evacuation of the bowels. It helps with the digestion and assimilation of food, improves blood circulation and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Chitraka, Plumbago zeylanica is a large perennial sub-scandent medicinal shrub, found throughout India. Its Sanskrit synonyms are Agni, Vahni, Jvalanakhya, Krishanu, Huasha, Dahana, Hutabhuk and Sikha.

It reduces vata and kapha and increases pitta. It is stimulant, anthelmintic and antiseptic. It is used in Ayurveda for colitis, indigestion, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, gas and intestinal parasites.

Benefits of Navak Guggulu / Vyoshadi Guggulu

  1. It decreases cholesterol, triglycerides and bad cholesterol LDL.
  2. It increases good cholesterol HDL.
  3. It burns Ama inside body. Ama refers to unmetabolized waste produced inside body due to incomplete digestion.
  4. It improves appetite and digestion.
  5. It reduces Kapha / phlegm.
  6. It decreases Vata inside body and gives relief in Vata disorders such as joint swelling, arthritis, gout, bloating, gas, distension etc.
  7. It is warming in effects and helps to improve metabolism.
  8. It helps to shed extra kilos.
  9. It supports better bowel movements.
  10. It removes obstruction from channels and congestion.

Uses of Vyoshadi Guggulu

Vyoshadi Guggulu has warming effect on body and reduces Kapha.

This medicine is indicated in treatment of Medoroga or Obesity. In a clinical study, Vyoshadi Guggulu and Haritaki Churna were given to a selected group to evaluate the efficacy of these two Ayurvedic medicines on obesity. The treated group age ranged from 16-65 years and duration of treatment was three months. The dose of Vyoshadi guggulu was 3 tablets (each of 500 mg) and Haritaki powder was given 3 gm with lukewarm water both before meals. The result found significant improvement in B.M.I., sr triglyceride levels, waist circumference and other clinical features. The combination also gave relief in allied symptom of obesity such as breathlessness, confusion, paraesthesia and fatigue.

This medicine is also given to treat rheumatism or Amavata, arthritis and diseases that occur due to aggravation of Vata and Kapha.

  • Medoroga (obesity) excess fat deposition in the body
  • Kapha Roga (disease due to Kapha Dosha)
  • Fatty liver
  • Amavata/rheumatism
  • Arthritis of various types
  • Swelling
  • Pain in muscles

Dosage of Vyoshadi Guggulu

Vyoshadi Guggulu is a useful medicine for overweightness, gout, rheumatism etc. The recommended dosage of Vyoshadi Guggulu is 2-3 tablets, twice or thrice a day before meals. In one day not more than eight grams of this medicine should be taken.

Or take as directed by physician.

Where to buy

You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.

This medicine is manufactured by Dabur (Dabur Vyoshadi Vati), Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (Baidyanath Vyoshadi Bati) Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala (Vyoshadi Gulgulu Tablets) and some other pharmacies.

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