Yogaraj Guggul Medicinal details

Yograj Guggulu is a very famous Ayurvedic herbal medicine. It is prepared from 29 ingredients. It is the most effective Guggulkalpa indicated in vata vyadhis (neurological, musculoskeletal disorders). Guggulkalpa means medicines containing equal or more amount of guggul 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 removes toxins from body. 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.

Yograj Guggulu is warming, digestive, and detoxifying in nature. It has anti-inflammatory, Vatahar and pain reliving action. It shows beneficial effect in arthritis, gout, degenerative diseases of joints due to excess vata, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain etc.

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

Ingredients of Yograj Guggulu

Yogaraja Guggulu Vati is preparation made with the ingredients in the Formulation Composition, given below, with Guggulu as the basic ingredient.

Formulation Composition:

  1. Citraka Plumbago zeylanica Rt. 1 part
  2. Pippali Piper longum Rt. 1 part
  3. Yamani (Yavani) Trachyspermum ammi Sd. 1 part
  4. Karavi (Krishna Jiraka) Carum carvi Fr. 1 part
  5. Vidanga Embelia ribes Fr. 1 part
  6. Ajamoda um leptophyllum Fr. 1 part
  7. Jiraka (Shveta Jiraka) Cuminum cyminum Fr. 1 part
  8. Suradaru (Devadaru) Cedrus deodara Ht. Wd. 1 part
  9. Cavya Piper chaba St. 1 part
  10. Ela (Sukshmaila) Elettaria cardamomum Sd. 1 part
  11. Saindhava Lavana Rock Salt 1 part
  12. Kushtha Saussurea lappa Rt. 1 part
  13. Rasna Pluchea lanceolata Rt./ Lf.* 1 part
  14. Gokshura Tribulus terrestris Fr. 1 part
  15. Dhanyaka Coriandrum sativum Fr. 1 part
  16. Haritaki Terminalia chebula P. 1 part
  17. Bibhitaka Terminalia belerica P. 1 part
  18. Amalki Emblica officinalis P. 1 part
  19. Mustaka (Musta) Cyperus rotundus Rz. 1 part
  20. Shunthi Zingiber officinale Rz. 1 part
  21. Marica Piper nigrum Fr. 1 part
  22. Pippali Piper longum Fr. 1 part
  23. Tvak Cinnamomum zeylancium St. Bk. 1 part
  24. Ushira Vetiveria zizanoides Rt. 1 part
  25. Yavagraja (Yava) Kshara Hordeum vulgare Water soluble ash of Pl. 1 part
  26. Talisa Patra Taxus wallichii Lf. 1 part
  27. Patra Cinnamomum tamala Lf. 1 part
  28. Guggulu -Shuddha Commiphora wightii O.R. 27 parts
  29. Sarpi (Goghrita) Clarified butter From Cow’s milk 1 part

* Actual part used in the formulation.

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 1 to 27 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 Ghrita in small quantity at regular intervals for smooth pounding and continue pounding till a semi-solid 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 Eranda Taila 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: Dark brown spherical Vati with spicy pleasant odour and astringent taste.

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

Ayurvedic Properties and Action of Yograj Guggulu

Rasa (Taste): Katu (pungent) kashaya/Astringent, Madhura/Sweet

Guna (Characteristics): Laghu/Light, Ruksha/Dry

Virya (Potency): Ushna/Hot

Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Katu/Pungent

Action on body: Cures arthritis, clears vata from body, scraps toxins.

It reduces Vata and Kapha and increases pitta.

Benefits of Yograj Guggulu

Yograj Guggulu is indicated in diseases that mainly occur due to vitiation of vata, accumulation of toxins in body and restricted circulation. The oral administration of this medicine improves circulation, detoxifies body, balances vata dosha, nourishes nerves, eliminates obstructions and gives relief in pain, stiffness and swelling.

It rejuvenates and strengthen neuromuscular system.

It nourishes bones and nerves.

It removes toxins accumulated in bod.

It maintains healthy metabolism.

It has anti-arthritis, alterative, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, circulation stimulant, carminative and muscle relaxant properties.

Therapeutic Uses of Yograj Guggulu

Yograj Guggulu is indicated in variety of diseases. It is one of the beat medicine for vata-vyadhis.

  • Arthritis, Amavata/Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout, rheumatism, Osteoporosis, low bone density
  • Pain, cracking, coldness, dryness, swelling, deformation, numbness of joints
  • Sciatica, neuralgia
  • Lower back pain, pain in muscles
  • Tingling sensation, tremors, stiffness
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Carpel syndrome, Repetitive strain injury
  • Painful periods
  • Udararoga (diseases of abdomen)
  • Dushtavrana (non-healing ulcer)
  • Plihavriddhi (splenomegaly)
  • Gulma (abdominal lump)
  • Anaha (distension of abdomen)
  • Arsha (piles)
  • Agnimandya (digestive impairment)
  • Daurbalya (weakness)
  • Sandhigata Vata (osteoarthropathy)
  • Majjagata Vata (bone marrow disorders)
  • Epilepsy

Dosage of Yograj Guggulu

The recommended dosage of Yograj Guggulu is 500mg to 1 grams three times a day, with warm water or milk or as advised by the physician. Yograj Guggulu can be safely taken for longtime without side-effects.

Where to buy

You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.

This medicine is manufactured by Dabur (Dabur Yogaraj Guggulu), Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan (Yogaraj Guggulu), Patanjali Divya Pharmacy (Divya Yograj Guggul), Shree Dhootapapeshwar Limited (Yogaraj Guggul), Pankajakasthuri Herbals India (Yogarajaguggulu Gulika), Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala (YogarajaGuggulu Vatika) and some other pharmacies.

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