Trayodashang Guggul: Benefits, Dose, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Trayodashang Guggul is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine. It is in tablet form.  It is also known as   Trayodasanga Guggul tablets, Trayodasanga Gulgulu etc. This tablet has Guggulu (commiphora mukul) as its base.It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment of joint pain related disorders. Here, Guggulu is treated with 13 ingredients. So the name Trayodashang

Trayodashang Guggul benefits: 
It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment of low back pain, sciatica, arm pain, locked jaw, knee joint pain, foot pain, arthritis pain and myalgia.

Doctors also prescribe this medicine for the treatment of:
Sciatica, Lumbar spondylosis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Osteo Arthritis
Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata

Trayodashang Guggul dose: 
1 – 2 tablets 2 – 3 times a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
Usually it is administered along with gruel, warm water, alcohol, milk or meat soup, based on disease.

Trayodashang Guggul Side Effects: 
There are no known side effects with this medicine. However it is best to use this product under medical supervision. Self medication with this medicine is discouraged.
Very high dose than prescribed may lead to stomach irritation.

Trayodashang Guggul Ingredients: 
Abha – Acacia nilotica Linn. / indica / arabica Willd – 1 part
Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera – 1 part
Hapusha – Juniperus communis Linn.- 1 part
Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia – 1 part
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus- 1 part
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris- 1 part
Vriddhadaru – Argyreia speciosa- 1 part
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata- 1 part
Shatahva – Anethum sowa Kurz.- 1 part
Shati – Hedychium spicatum- 1 part
Yamani – Trachispermum amami- 1 part
Nagara – Ginger- 1 part
Kaushika – Guggulu – purified – 12 part
Sarpi – ghee – 1 part

Fine powder of the rest of the ingredients are added to guggulu, pounded and tablets are prepared.

Trayodasanga Guggulu reference: 
Bhaishajya Ratnavali Vataroga Adhikara 89-92

Trayodashang Guggulu DS tablet is the same medicine in double strength. Dose is usually 1 tablet 2 times a day after food.

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  1. hello doctor ,
    any type of back pain will go with this medicine?

    • In cases of back pain due to local injury with high inflammation, Trayodashang guggulu is useful. This is useful to relieve any kind of pain associated with inflammation in joints.

  2. v.kishore says:

    Is there any side affects of the medicine…is it really works for lower back pain?? How long has to be used??

  3. i have backpain since last 3 months how long should i take this tryodashang guggul?
    please let me know.

  4. sonam gyatso bhutia says:

    l have been diagonised Mild diffuse disc bulge at L4-L5 and L5-S1,which is the best ayuevedic medicine for this sir

    • you can use this. there are lot more medicines for your problem in Ayurveda along with external application and also Abhyanga or kati basti treatment. please consult an Ayurveda doctor so that you can get an appropriate treatment for your problem.

  5. Hello
    can this be used for treating parkinsons disease?


    is it helpful for any type of arthritis?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir, It is more effective in Osteo arthritis along with other drugs.

      Note: Avoid over the counter medication.

  7. Plz tell me medicine for swelling on lower foot

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Madam, There are many causes for the swelling. Would advise you to take a physicians help to rule the cause and take the medication accordingly.

  8. Hello sir , Does it helps in curing golfers elbow ?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello sir, These are the treatments for Golfers elbow:
      Mild oleation(snehana)
      Mild sweating treatment(swedana)
      Oral medications to pacify vata dosha(pain relieving agents)
      Rejuvinators (Rasayana drugs) – to heal the torn tendon, to rejuvenate the degenerated tissues.

      Accessory Ayurvedic therapies:
      Patrapinda Sweda – Ela Kizhi – certain leaves and salt is tied into a pack, dipped in oil and applied over the elbow. Releives pain.
      Shastika Shali Pinda Swedam/ Navarakizhi – with rice and milk – to heal the torn tendon, to rejuvenate and strengthen elbow
      Pizhichil (medicated oil bath) etc are administered to relieve pain, inflammation of muscles and tendons.

      Internal medicaments useful in Tennis elbow-
      Yogaraj Guggul
      Maharasnadi Kashyam

  9. Nayanesh says:

    I am taking this medicines since 3months after consulting doctor ,I have low back pain and sciatica left foot,after a month pain in left foot decrease but the low back pain remains same as before, can you tell me doctor how long the sciatica takes to recover and lower back pain.

  10. Hello
    Can trayodashang guggul be used in spinal stenosis eg lumbar spine stenosis. My mother has numbness in her legs.also can this guggul cause liver problems
    Thank you

    • Yes, it can be used in stenosis treatment and it does not cause liver problems.

      • I have high uric acid,thin n falling hair, kidney stones and acidity problem like belching occasionaly but feel acid like in stomach often , also acne on back ,shoulder n little on scalp. I sweat a lot and have weak thighs and lower body. I have burning in soles legs since a few days.

        I was advised kapardika bhasma 10 gm + shankha bhasma 5 gm + avipattikar churna 100 gm to be mixed and taken twice before meals. Also tryodashang guggulu twice daily.

        I am taking only 1 tablet of tryodashang guggul twice daily can i also take shilajeet rasayan vati along with these.

        If i stop the guggul and bhasma after 20 days and just take the churna will it be good enough

  11. Can it be used for hrad ache and body pain

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      No madam, It is used for in the Ayurvedic treatment of low back pain, sciatica, arm pain, locked jaw, knee joint pain, foot pain, arthritis pain and myalgia.

  12. In how many days, trayadoshang guggulu works on low back pain and when the results shows on body????

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello sir, As we all are genetically different with different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many different ways. Hence Standard Ayurvedic Treatments are always individually formulated. For specific treatment, always consult with a qualified Ayurvedic physician.

  13. Kaushal Sah says:

    I am 45 years old male. I have surgeey in spine before 1 year and cervical surgery before 3 months. Now i have no pain but foot drop is still continued. I have tingling numbness in my right leg. May i use this medicine?

  14. Shradha says:

    Kya nerves se related koi medicine chal rahi ho to andar se hath per me kabhi kabhi kapni hoti hai kya??

  15. Hi I am taking stri there an interaction between the two medicines. Or is it ok to have both.
    Also my mum has dizziness when she takes glucosamine. She noticed similar symptoms when she took this regularly, but not when she takes intermittently.kindly advise.

  16. Hello. I take stri rassayan.can I take this as well or is there an interaction. My jaw gets tightened / irritable monthly basis which causes severe migraine.
    Also my mum has dizziness when she takes glucosamine.she had similar ssymptoms when she took these regulatly but not when she took intermittently.kindly advise. Thank you

  17. Can this be used for treating myelitis also?


    Sir is it useful patient with Osteo Necrosis of hip joints?

  19. What about use in osteoarthritis…age 60 yrs n doses

  20. Hi Dr Is this useful in ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS if yes for how long it can be taken and what should be ideal dosage

  21. Is this any good for the neck pain ?

  22. V Subramani says:

    Can we take this medicine with Varanadi kashayam

  23. Hello sir ,a muscular dystrophy patient is feeling weak and tired for better immunity booster can they take this ??? If yes dosage please for 29 old female

  24. I have 3 month baby boy and I have scitica problem so trayodashang giggle is safe during feeding my baby

  25. DINESH NAYAK says:

    Whether Trayodashantak Guggulu helps in curing neck pain and stiffness brought on by Cervical Spondylysis?

  26. Uttam Zanke says:

    At 75 kgs.What will be the dose

    • Usual dose is – 1 tablet 3 times a day after food.
      For further personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

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  27. I was prescribed trayodashang guggulu for shoulder pain I took it for a month,now after 10 months I am suffering from tendinitis, is it helpful for this also?

  28. Hello Dr.I was suffering from cervicAl pain.I was prescribed trayadoshang gugglu and chanderprabhati twice a day .I took it for a month. Bit ok. But colour of my toungue became slightly grey. I also took shiljit cap for 20 days along with it. I am away in remote area being in defence. I am worried and confused. Pl advice me.shall I stop or continue …

  29. Is this medicine useful in Paralysis

  30. I am having shoulder tendonitis. After some alopathy medicines and physiotherapy my shoulder is getting better. But still it will take time to completely heal according to physiotherapist. Can i take this medicine for faster recovery?

  31. i suffering frm lumbar lordosis does trayodashang guggulu help me…… how much tyme i take this for such problem…..

  32. Vivek jaiswal says:

    Sir, I have tailbone pain (coccyx) and sometimes it shifts in back side of pelvis area(waist). Stretch in back and one side leg. Please suggest the best medicine or group of medicines of ayurveda.

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