Yograj Guggul Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients

Yograj Guggul is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form. This tablet has Guggulu (commiphora mukul) as its base.It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment for various types of arthritis. It also has many different uses, which are mentioned below.

Yograj Guggulu benefits: 

It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment of
Amavata – Rheumatoid arthritis,
Adhyavata – Gout
Krumi – worm infestation
Dushta Vrana – infected wounds
Pleeha – splenomegaly
Gulma -abdominal tumours
Anaha – bloating
It increases digestion power, complexion, strength and immunity. It is mainly helpful in Vata imbalance diseases affecting bone, joints and bone marrow.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Tridosha

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

Yograj Guggulu 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.

Yograj Guggul Ingredients: 
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica – 10 grams
Pippalimoola – Long pepper root – Piper longum- 10 grams
Yavani – Trachyspermum ammi – 10 grams
Karavi – Piper chaba – 10 grams
Ajamoda – Trachyspermum roxburghianum – 10 grams
Jeeraka – Cumin seed – 10 grams
Suradaru – Cedrus deodara – 10 grams
Chavya – Piper cubeba – 10 grams
Ela – Cardamom – 10 grams
Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt – 10 grams
Kushta – Saussurea lappa – 10 grams
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata – 10 grams
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris – 10 grams
Dhanyaka  -Coriander – 10 grams
Triphala – Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) – 10 grams
Musta – Cyperus rotundus – 10 grams
Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger – 10 grams
Twak – Cinnamon – 10 grams
Usheera – Vetiveria zizanioides – 10 grams
yavagraja – Hordeum vulgare – Barley – 10 grams
Taleesapatra – Abbies webbiana – 10 grams
Patra – Cinnamomum zeylanicum – 10 grams
Guggulu – Purified Commiphora mukul – 270 grams
Sarpi – ghee – quantity sufficient.

The first 27 herbs (till guggulu, in the list) are taken in fine powder form.
Guggulu (gum resin) is taken in a wide mouthed vessel and heated till it liquefies.
Then rest of the ingredients are added and mixed well.
Ghee is also added and the whole mass is pounded well.
Pills of uniform size of 500 mg are rolled.

Yogaraja Guggulu reference: 
Bhaishajya Ratnavali Amavatarogadhikara 90 – 95

Yograj Guggulu DS tablet is the same medicine in double strength. Dose is usually 1 tablet 2 times a day after food.
Baidyanath Yograj Guggulu is the same product manufactured by Baidyanath company.

Q: Is Yograj Guggul useful for osetoporosis arthritis and for rheuthematic arthritis.
Yes, Baidyanath Yogaraj guggulu is useful in both osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It helps to relieve pain and inflammation.
If taken in a low dose for 3 – 4 months, it also has rejuvenative and immuno-modulatory properties, which helps in tissue regeneration.
However, in chronic / severe cases of arthritis, this Ayurvedic medicine alone might not be effective.

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Lecturer, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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  1. Dr.Nagarajan says:

    dear sir, if any different between yogaraja guggulu and yogarajagoggule vatt, Jundly inform please.

  2. G Srinivasa Rao says:

    Dear Sir,
    What is the diffrence between yogaraja guggulu and trayodashanga guggulu,
    which one should be used when

  3. Muralidharan says:

    Dear Sir,

    How should this be taken after or before food. Can we have food immediately after taking this medicine….


  4. Mukul Pandey says:

    Is Yograj Guggul good for lowering cholestrol ?

  5. Yogaraj Guggulu is indicated for Vata problems involving bone, joint and bone marrow. But what if the Vata problems are mainly in muscle and fat alone, not in bone?

  6. Can It be used for (weakness in hip and back+ weak digestion) along with Chitrakadi vati before meal? I mean would it address both diseases if taken like this?

  7. priscilla says:

    I have arthritis of knee pain. I was doing yoga but the pain is not going. so doctor prescribed me Yograj guggulu for a month. Will my pain disappear after a month. also I m advised to take dashmul kada

  8. Rav Bains says:

    Hi! Dr JV Hebber
    It’s great that I was able to connect to your website!!
    Is it good for Osteoarthiris???

  9. Narayan kar says:

    My mother is 83 years old.She is having pain in spinal chord-west pain.She is also low appetite.
    Kindly suggest medicine for pain and tonic to increase strength.

  10. It is a wonderful information Dr.Thank u very much.

  11. sir iam sufferring with sciatica.pain in leg and back of waist.i consult a doctor and he presribed yogarajaguggulu and aswagandha.can i use this medicene for sciatica.please
    suggest medicne

  12. prabhakar bhagavatula says:

    does it contain lead or any heavy metals?

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