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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.
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. 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

  10. 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.

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