Triphala Guggul Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Triphala Guggul is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form. It is also known as   Triphala Guggulu tablets, Triphala Gulgulu etc. This tablet has Guggulu (commiphora mukul) as its base.It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment for weight loss.

Triphala Guggul benefits: 
It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment of weight loss, piles, fistula and inflammatory conditions.
Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Kapha.
Triphala guggul for weight loss: 
In Ayurvedic practice, it is widely used for weight loss treatment, since it has the Triphala advantage, which helps to control cholesterol.

Triphala Guggul dosage: 
1 – 2 tablets 2 – 3 times a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

Triphala 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.

Triphala Guggul Ingredients: 
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula – 48 g
Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica – 48 g
Amalaki – Emblica officinalis – 48 g
Krishna – Long pepper – 48 g
Guggulu – Purified Commiphora mukul.

All the above ingredients are pounded with guggulu and rolled into pills of uniform size of 500 mg.

Triphala Guggul reference: 
Sharangdhara Samhita madhyamakhanda 7/82-83

Triphala Guggulu DS tablet is the same medicine in double strength. Dose is usually 1 tablet 2 times a day after food.
Divya Triphala Guggul is the same product manufactured by Ramdev pharmacy.

How does it work in hemorrhoids? 
Hemorrhoids patients often suffer from constipation. Triphala helps to relieve constipation, soothens the mucous layer and Guggulu helps in shrinking the size of the pile mass and to relieve inflammation.  

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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  1. Hello Dr. Hebbar, I have noticed that the addition of Guggul, makes medicine more potent (in theory at least) and often there is a suggestion against self medication. For example, even on your website there is no caution self-medication with just Triphala or with Pippali/Krishna alone. Is this a valid argument?

  2. Today I tried a tsp. of the Triphala Guggul in a tiny bit of water and drank it. I am taking this product recommended by my health store for constipation (not bad constipation, but enough to make my life bothersome). I followed the package dosage, as well as the Naturopathic Doctor in the health store, which was the 1 tsp. I took. I took it in the late morning and in the evening could not stop going to the bathroom, felt good to eliminate, but stomach was very sore and irritated. The soreness and irritation lasted about an hour, now its better. The package and the Naturopathic Doctor advises to take 1 tsp. a day, everyday. But, I am skeptical now after this feeling of soreness and irritation, I don’t want to have to experience this again and again after usage of this product. Although about the constipation problem which is the initial reason I am taking this product, well that certainly worked for my problem. Can someone advise me if I should cut the dosage to a half tsp. instead of a tsp. or if you have any other tips please let me know I would appreciate any feedback you can help me with. Thank you.

    • Dear Nancy,
      the dose of Triphala Guggulu was slightly high for you. Please first try with quarter a teaspoon at night for a week. It is a mild dose. Get to know its effect and adjust the dose accordingly.

  3. will triphala guggula will help in weight loss without side effect.

  4. My mother was given triphala guggul (some other brand) and she had severe side effects with a dosage of only 500 mg per day. Had to stop it after 6-7 days. This is a very powerful medicine and should be taken with caution. I am not saying that the medicine itself is bad, its just that different people have different constitutions, so it may not suit all. After taking this medicine, she suffered from dehydration and acute breathing problems. Just for information, she has hypothyroidism, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, edema and is obese.

    I repeat, this medicine itself is not bad (its actually a very good combination), but it may not suit all. You should specially be careful about guggul because some people may be allergic to it, like my mom, which caused the breathing problems for her.

    Lastly, it is foolish to say ayurvedic medicines have no side effects. They are in many ways more powerful than conventional drugs and are eventually composed of chemicals too just like conventional drugs. If allopathic/conventional drugs can have side effects, so can herbs.

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