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.
- Shunthi Zingiber officinale Rz. 1 Part
- Marica Piper nigrum Fr. 1 Part
- Pippali Piper longum Fr. 1 Part
- Citraka Plumbago zeylanica Rt. 1 Part
- Musta Cyperus rotundus Rz. 1 Part
- Haritaki Terminalia chebula P. 1 Part
- Bibhitaka Terminalia belerica P. 1 Part
- Amalki Emblica officinalis P. 1 Part
- Vidanga Embelia ribes Fr. 1 Part
- 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
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
Description: Spherical pills, black in colour with pleasant odour and
Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed container, protect
from light and moisture.
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
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
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
- It decreases cholesterol, triglycerides and bad cholesterol LDL.
- It increases good cholesterol HDL.
- It burns Ama inside body. Ama refers to unmetabolized waste produced inside body due to incomplete digestion.
- It improves appetite and digestion.
- It reduces Kapha / phlegm.
- It decreases Vata inside body and gives relief in Vata disorders such as joint swelling, arthritis, gout, bloating, gas, distension etc.
- It is warming in effects and helps to improve metabolism.
- It helps to shed extra kilos.
- It supports better bowel movements.
- 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
- Arthritis of various types
- 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
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.