Gulgulu Panchapala Choornam, is Ayurvedic medicinal powder containing Guggulu, Triphala, long pepper, cinnamon, and cardamom. Gulgulupanchapalam Choornam is from Kerala Ayurveda tradition. The formulation is given in Sahasrayogam Choorna Prakarana.
Gulgulu Panchapalam Choornam, is used for treating chronic skin diseases. It is helpful in removing blood toxins and thus helps in curing skin problems. It contains Triphala (Amla, Harad, Baheda) which is well known for improving digestion and curing constipation.
Gulgulupanchapalam Choornam is used for sinus, fistula, non-healing wounds, skin diseases and gas. Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
- Manufacturer: Classical Medicine manufactured by many pharmacies.
- Synonyms: Guggulu Panchapalam Choorna
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Classical Medicine
- Main Indication: Detoxification, Fistula, piles, chronic skin diseases
Ingredients of Gulgulu Panchapalam Choornam
- Guggul or Gulgulu (Commiphora mukul) 50 grams
- Triphala 10 grams
- Twak or Dalchini (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) 10 grams
- Ela Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) 10 grams
- Pippali or Magadhika (Piper longum) 10 grams
Know the Ingredients
Guggulu / Guggul is gum resin of a tree Commiphora mukul, found in arid- subtropical to tropical climate. Guggulu is highly effective in the treatment of Vata-Vikar and inflammatory conditions.
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.
The gum resin is bitter, acrid, astringent, thermogenic, aromatic, expectorant, digestive, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, anodyne, antiseptic, demulcent, carminative, emmenagogue, haematinic, diuretic, rejuvenating and general tonic.
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% 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.
Guggulu is heating in Qualities and reduces Vata-Pitta and Kapha. But when taken in excess, it aggravates pitta. Guggulu is Artavajanana and Promotes menses and hence it is contraindicated in pregnancy. Guggulu is contraindicated in acute kidney infections, excessive uterine bleeding, thyrotoxicosis. Pregnancy and breast-feeding.
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 is being 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 aids 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.
Triphala revitalizes the whole body by removing toxins, gas and distension whilst nourishing the nervous system. It is good for anemia, fatigue, candida, cancer, allergies, constipation, diarrhea, yeast infections, indigestion and skin disorders. Triphala and Guggulu, both are rejuvenating tonic.
Ela / Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), is known as lesser cardamom in English. It is cool in potency. It is Tridosh-har, digestive, carminative, nutritive, laxative, and expectorant. It has diuretic action and gives relief in urinary disorders. The seeds are useful in asthma, bronchitis, throat disorders, piles, gas, vomiting, digestive disorders and cough.
Pippali is known as Pippali, Pipal, Long Pepper and Dried Catkins. It is fruits of a plant Piper longum. It is pungent (Katu) in taste, hot in potency and sweet (Madhur Vipak) after digestion. The main organs on which it works are digestive, reproductive and respiratory.
It has analgesic, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, carminative and expectorant properties and is used in treatment of digestive and respiratory ailments such as gas, bloating, distension, digestive weakness, excess phlegm, asthma, bronchitis, colds, coughs and laryngitis. It is also used in rheumatic pain, gout, paralysis etc. as it reduces Vata inside body, gives relief in pain and digests Ama (toxic waste produced in body to incomplete digestion).
Pippali increases Pitta inside body. So, people of Pitta nature should use it cautiously. Moreover, the long term and excessive use of Pippali is contraindicated in Ayurveda.
Dalchini or Cinnamon has carminative, astringent, topical stimulant, aphrodisiac, anti-fungal, antibacterial, diuretic, digestive, stimulant, antiseptic action.
Cardamom and cinnamon help to reduce Kapha and Vata.
Ayurvedic Action Gulgulupanchapalam Choornam
- Amanashaka: Destroys Ama.
- Balvardhak: Promotes strength.
- Deepan: Enkindles the digestive fire.
- Kapha-Vatahar: Remover of the Humor of Kapha-Vata.
- Lekhaniya: Scrapes waste residues from the channels.
- Medhoghna: Clears fat tissue.
- Pachana: Digests Ama but does not increase appetite.
- Raktashodhaka: Blood purifier
- Shothahar: Removes inflammation.
- Vatahara: Pacifies Vata Dosha.
- Vatashodhana: Clears vata from the body.
Biomedical Action of Gulgulupanchapalam Choornam
- Anticoagulants/antiplatelet: Decrease platelet aggregation and inhibit thrombus formation.
- Anti-inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
- Antioxidant: It has ability to reduce oxidative stress. Hence, it helpful in the management of conditions such as leukoplakia, diabetes mellitus, chronic eye disease and tissue injury.
- Antirheumatic: Alleviating or preventing rheumatism.
- Antispasmodic: Relieve spasm of involuntary muscle.
- Detoxifier: It is a natural blood detoxifier and anti-microbial which helps alleviate skin diseases and enhances the complexion.
- Emmenagogue: Stimulates or increases menstrual flow.
- Muscle relaxant: Affects skeletal muscle function and decreases the muscle tone.
Benefits of Gulgulupanchapalam Choornam
- This medicine is indicated in treatment of many diseases.
- It reduces Ama and Kapha.
- It helps in detoxification.
- It helps in treatment of intestinal parasites.
- It supports better healing of wounds.
- It detoxifies blood and gives relief in skin diseases.
- It reduces body swelling.
Important Therapeutic Uses of Gulgulupanchapalam Choornam
- Bhagandar / fistula-in-ano
- Chronic wounds
- Ear infections
- Intestinal parasites
- Sinus wounds
- Skin rashes, scabies and eczema
Dosage of Gulgulupanchapalam Choornam
- The recommended dosage of medicine is 1 grams to 3 grams.
- It should be taken once or twice a day.
- It can be taken with honey or Gulgulutiktakam Ghritam or Tiktakam Ghritam etc.
- It is to be taken with water.
- Or take as directed by doctor.
Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings
- It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
- It may or may not work for your condition.
- Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give same result in another person.
- Exact dose depends on the age, strength, digestive power of the patient, the nature of the illness, the state of the viscera and humours, and the properties of individual drugs.
- Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
- It contains Guggulu as main ingredient. Guggullipid is reported to reduce the effect of antihypertensives such as propranolol and diltiazem and so medication should be adjusted accordingly.
- It is hot in potency.
- It should be taken only in recommended doses. High doses cause burning sensation acidity, heartburn etc.
- It has Anticoagulants/antiplatelet action. When taken along with warfarin, enoxaparin, heparin, aspirin, dipyridamole, clopidogrel, it may increase risk of bleeding. Therefore, in such cases caution is advised.
- It should not be taken while suffering from dengue.
- Guggul is contraindicated in acute kidney infections, excessive uterine bleeding, thyrotoxicosis, pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Pharmacies Making Gulgulupanchapalam Choornam
You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores. Since it is a classical medicine, it is manufactured by many Ayurvedic pharmacies.
Name of some of the Ayurvedic Pharmacies manufacturing this medicine are given below:
- Bipha Gulgulupanchapalam Tablets
- Kairali Ayurvedic Products Gulgulupanchapalam Choornam
- Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala Gulgulupanchapala Choornam 50g
- and many other Ayurvedic pharmacies.