Mahayograj Guggul – Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Mahayograj Guggul is a very famous and versatile Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form. This tablet has Guggulu (commiphora mukul) as its base.I t is used in a number of diseases. It has potent rejuvenative action. It should always be taken under strict medical supervision.

Mahayogaraj Guggul benefits: 
It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment of joint diseases, skin diseases, piles, sprue, diabetes, gout, fistula, bloating, emaciation, low digestion power, asthma, cold, cough, anorexia, male and female infertility.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms all the three Doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

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

Special co-drinks
Based on the target disease, special co drinks are explained for mahayogaraja guggulu.
For Vata diseases like arthritis it is usually co prescribed with Rasnadi Kashayam
For Pitta imbalance diseases, it is administered with decoction of Kakolyadi group of herbs.
For kapha imbalance disease, it is administered with Aragwadhadi kashayam
For treating diabetes, it is used along with kashayam of Daruharidra – Berberis aristata.
For treating anemia, it is administered along with cow urine
For treating obesity, it is administered along with honey
For treating skin diseases, it is given along with neem decoction
For treating gout, it is given with Giloya – Tinospora cordifolia
For treating pain and inflammation, it is given with kashayam of long pepper.
For treating rat bite, it is given with kashayam of Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
For treating eye diseases, it is given along with Triphala kashayam 
For treating ascites, it is given along with Punarnavadi kashayam.

Mahayograj Guggul Side Effects: 
There are no known side effects with this medicine.
This medicine is manufactured with herbal-processed heavy metal ingredients within the limits defined in traditional Ayurvedic text books. Hence it should only be taken under strict medical supervision.
Self medication with this medicine is discouraged.
Very high dose than prescribed may lead to stomach irritation.

Mahayograj Guggul Ingredients: 
Ginger – 3 g
Long pepper – 3 g
Chavya – Piper cubeba – 3 g
Pippalimoola – Long pepper root – 3 g
Hingu – Asa foetia – 3 g
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica – 3 g
Ajamoda – Trachyspermum roxburghianum – 3 g
Sarshapa – Mustard – 3 g
Shwetajeeraka – Cuminum cyminum – 3 g
Krishnajeeraka – Carum carvi – 3 g
Renuka – Vitex agnus-castus – 3 g
Indrayava – Holarrhena antidysenterica – 3 g
Patha – Cyclea peltata / Cissampelos pariera – 3 g
Vidanga – Embelia ribes – 3 g
Gajapippali – Piper chaba – 3 g
Katuka – Picrorrihiza kurroa – 3 g
Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum – 3 g
Bharngi – Clerodendron serratum – 3 g
Vacha – Acorus calamus – 3 g
Murva – Marsdenia tenacissima – 3 g
Triphala – Haritaki – Terminalia chebula, Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica, Amla – Emblica officinalis 40 g each
Shuddha guggulu – Purified resin of Commiphora mukul 180 g
Vanga Bhasma – 48 g
Roupya Bhasma – 48 g
Naga Bhasma – 48 g
Loha Bhasma – 48 g
Abhraka Bhasma – 48 g
Mandura Bhasma – 48 g
Rasasindhura – 48 g

Mahayograj Guggul reference: 
Sharangdhara Samhita madhyamakhanda 7/56-69

Mahayograj  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. Al Shukaili. says:

    I am here, to have a quck review about this product; Because – I have been consulted by a Ayurvida person to start taking 2 tablets at morning (( After food )) with warm water.

    *** I have a shoulder pain for long time ago.

    Thank you for the informations.

    • Hi, if your Ayurvedic doctor has prescribed it to you, it is safe for you to take it for a certain period of time, in the said dose. Please follow his advice.

  2. Once opened, when would be the expiry date?

  3. Where to buy this medicine from ?

  4. Dilip shah says:

    I m suffering from rhumatoid arthritice.I m advised by Ayurveda doctor to take one tab of RHUMAYOG GOLD and TWO tab of MAHAYOGRAJ GUGAL. I m taking six month long. Pl.advise how long should I take both tab.

  5. I have been advised to take Zandu MahaYograja guggul for cold and cough problem. But in ZANDU website it show for some other problems other than cold like muscle problems. Whether i can take it

  6. Can I take it after food for my irregular mensural problems and obesity due to it? Thanks.

  7. Ashok Desai says:

    I am suffering from knee problem lsst one month. I have been advised mahayograj guggal, two teblets morning and evening. How long I should take it . Any side effects?

  8. Hi, I have sciatica pain bec. Of this I have numness too … So is this medicine good for sciatica pain? If than how much dosage can take?

  9. sushant says:

    Hi I have a hip pain can i take this tablets

  10. the potency for these medicines is extremely crucial therefore, are your products “freshly harvested” and organic? Please help because I need several things and am looking for authentic products! thank you.

  11. Dr. can mahayograj guggul be continued for a longer span say three months or more.?..
    Rajeev kharbanda

  12. weight is around 85 kg, i wanna loss my weight,

  13. Sir the disc space of L4 and L5 has increased. I have pain in the supporting bone while sitting on a hard surface for half an hour or more. Dr. adviced one tablet of mahayograj guggulu with milk in morning and evening. Could this help.

  14. Rita Nemes says:

    Dear Dr JV Hebbar,
    Can MyrGuggul help in case of osteoporosis or broken bone recovery?
    Thank you!

  15. Hi sir may rait sahit kindny bhaut pina Ho raha hy

  16. How much period this medicine can be used?and as the metallic ingredients are thoroughly purified as per the ayurvedic phenomena and the manufacturer follow the instructions in Ayurveda strictly, why one should be cautious of using it in kidney disease??? Is it truly harmful afer cleansing procedure!!!
    Or it’s the manufacturer defect?plz let me know clearly Dr.Hebbar

    • Hi, it can be used for a period of 2 months. After that, it is good to give a gap of a month time, before continuing it further. All metallic ingredients are well purified as per Ayurvedic procedures.
      It is not harmful for cleansing procedures.
      Kidney patients are more prone for heavy metal poisoning effect hence the precaution.

  17. Hi
    My aunt has severe joint pain and diabetes too. Is this guggul is recommended to females also? And is there any side effects of it?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello Sir, This medicine with different adjuvants has effects on each disease. Do consult a Ayurvedic Physician for the correct treatment.

  18. Dear sir,
    Does Mahayograj guggul work on Otalgia, is it safe?

  19. Chaithanya says:

    If we start taking maharajayoga guggullu what type of food we should avoid

  20. I have pain on my toe, fingers, wrist and ankle after suffer from a fever, month ago
    Identified as viral arthritis hence my doc prescribed mahayogarajduggula, can I continue it and I also want to know how long it will take to cure all my joint pains

  21. I have little lover back pain in ughravyo side but not in spine but in muscle cause of my weight , and I got click and pop sound from my back some times only , should I use maha yograj guggul ?

    • Hi, Plain Yogaraja guggulu tablet – 2 tablets 2 times a day after food for 1 month time, along with application of Mahanarayana taila – to the painful area once or twice a day is ideal for you.
      For further advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
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  22. RUKMINI KENIA says:

    Is it effective in obesity

  23. sir
    i have neck and shoulder pain last two month..yograj guggul can treat my pain?

  24. Ronny Wadia says:

    Sir, I a male : weight : 85kgs. Height : 5feet 4″
    Have chronic acidity problem + heamorrhoid problem of late n also right knee pain issue (osteoarthritis with chondromalacia patellae with Patellar Maltracking) underwent right knee arthroscopy in 2014.
    Will Mahayograj Guggul help my case?

  25. Naman kapoor says:

    I have Rheumatoid Arthritis just 4 months back diagnosed. Have no Ayuvedic doctor. Have strips of mahayograj Guggultablets. About 11 years old. Should I use them ?

  26. Sir, i am having arthritis problem diagnosed 6mths back.. I get pain in any joint any time, restricting my movement, severe pain in knee but not all the time, mainly at night.. I am taking mahayogaraj guggul (2 tab) and chandraprabha vati tab(1) twice a day. Also drink the decoction of peedantak kwath and sarvkalp kwath.. SHOULD I CONTINUE THIS.. And how long will it take to get relief

    • Hi
      I hope you are taking them under advice from an Ayurveda doctor.
      All are good to continue. usually it is advised for a period of 4 – 6 weeks time.

      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. ratnesh Dixit says:

    Sir, I a male : weight : 90kgs. Height : 5 feet 11″
    I suffering from sciatica pain since 5 year After MRI doctor say you have Mild disc desiccation and also mild disc diffuse bulge.& L5/S1 and mild diffuse posterior disc-oscteophyte complex .Presently I am taking treatment of Patanjaly Trayodashang Guggul and Chandraprabha vati .can I take Mahayograj Guggul can its helpful to me.
    Request your view please

    • Hi, you cna ad Yogaraja guggulu tablet – 1 tablet 2 times a day after food to the above combination, rather than mahayograj.

      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.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) –

  28. Is this tablet helpful for menstrual cramps?

  29. I was suggested by someone to take maha yograj guggul for monthly periodical pain is this tablet is helpful for this purpose?

  30. Hi doc,
    I am suffering from a lumbar disc herniation at l5-S1 along with sciatic nerve compression.
    Can I take this along with other muscle relaxation and vitamin b12 pills I am on?
    How will it help my case,if you could shed some light on that…

  31. sir ! im male age 23 i have knee pain issue
    can i use baidnath mhayograj guggul
    is it safe ? or this medicine has any sideeffect i this age ??

  32. Dilip Dharmasthal says:

    I’ve recently had heart attack and I’m on blood thinners like aspirin etc. Can I take herbal medicines containing Mahayograj giggulu?

  33. Meghna das says:

    Can mahayograj guggul be taken in hypothyroidism?

  34. Hi doctor
    I am 24 years old suffering from ankylosing spondylitis.
    Can I take this medicine.

  35. Hi , my wife is 27 years old ,she had knee pain the doctor told her the early signs of arthritis, patellofemoral pain syndrome , knee caps displacing , can she use it ? Or shallaki ?
    Kindly advice

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