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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.


Honey or butter milk.

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, Rasaratnasamucchayam.

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?

    • Hi, only if your doctor has prescribed the said combination, then only take this or else, consult your Ayurveda doctor.

      • Hello doctor..I am a 29 year old woman and I have hypothyroid for the past 2 years..all my joints are making noise during movement and aches too ..i consulted an ortho n he said I’m fine n no arthritis ..I live in Abudhabi and I could not find a good Ayurveda doctor here..Is it because of Vata imbalance?? Can I take Yogaraj Guggulu?? If so what is the dosage?? Kindly advise..

        • hello.., yes. you can take. default dose is 1-2 tablet 2-3 times a day after food. you can also go for kottamchukkadi tailam or the mixture of mahanarayana and dhanwantaram tailam application.

  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. Can yogaraja guggulu tablet be taken every day. this was prescribed to me for knee pain and had good improvement

    Can I continue ?

  13. Ankit Jain says:

    My mother is suffering from back spasms. At times,when she gets up after sitting for a while,she tilts to one side because she cannot walk straight.She has arthritis and spondolysis as well.Will yogaraj guggulu or trayodashang guggulu be helpful?

  14. Can this be taken for Trigeminal Neuralgia which is existing for the past 18 years?

  15. minal shah says:

    does the yograj guggulu helps for weightloss? hw long it can be continued ? does it creat any side effects? how and when the dosage will be in a day time for weight loss?

    • It helps in weight loss. It can be continued for 2 – 3 months time. Side effects have been explained above. Regular dose is – 1 or 2 tablets, two times a day after food.

  16. prabhakar bhagavatula says:

    does it contain lead or any heavy metals?

  17. Can we used yograj guggul in migrane & what is result.

  18. Brigukumar says:

    My rheumatologist treated me during last 4 months with Methotrexate Injection each week and a pain killer for severe knee pains and swellings. This worked well. Now I am on lower doses of same. I asked him if I can take Yograj Ggl? He said-ask Ayurvedic Dr. Can I take it?

  19. Is it useful in tinnitus ?

  20. Shahim kk says:

    Sir I have right side body pain last 2year., from head to heel.Pain come and goes several time a day and also headache. My body conditions all normal (age35).My dr said it related to nerve pain.Sir plz..plz.. tell which medicine i can use?

  21. Soumya says:

    Is this medicine good for the treatment of ankylosis spondylitis? Currently my cousins condition is such that, the vertebrae has fused together which is affecting his posture.

    Will the medicine be effective in reducing the further fusion or can the fusion be completely treated, so that he can regain his actual posture.

  22. Sir is this useful in migraine pain?

  23. Dear Dr: On May 24, 2015 you had replied to my Q that I can take Yograj Guggu-1 Tablet twice/day after meals for 1 to 2 months. Rheumatologist put me back on Methotrexate Injection of 1ml (15mg) instead of Tablet of 10 mg for 6 more months due to return of swelling and pain. Then I started Yograj Guggal after your consent. My pain/swellings have reduced, hardly take Neproxyn Tab for pain. My digestion has also improved and feel better overall. But Kapha formation has started! Why is it so? Any cure? I want to continue both above treatments. Please let me know.

  24. Dharmenda Chhatar says:

    sir my 26 years old wife is suffering from osteonecrosis of hip joints. have there any medicine for it?

  25. Jacob J Barie says:

    I have had polymyalgia rheumatica for approximately 3 months. it is being treated with prednisone. Why dose of prednisone is now 7.5 milligrams per day. Will herbal treatment paranthesis yograj guggal be useful in tapering the prednisone more quickly?

    • Yes, surely. Usually it is prescribed in a dose of 2 tablets 2 times a day in such conditions, gradually reduced to 1 tablet 2 times a day after 4 – 6 weeks. it can be continued for 3 – 4 months of time.

  26. Manjeet Singh says:

    Is it safe for people having High Blood Pressure?

  27. sundari says:

    I have pain in my right arm and back neck. Is the yogaraj gugglu will work to relieve me from my pain.

  28. Sir, I have been prescribed Guggulu tablets with boiled Fenugreek and Garlic for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.. Please comment. Asitha

  29. I have pain and swelling in my feet.my treatment is going on morning and evening after food I ate it yogarajagugul

  30. Can this medicine reduce calcification in arteries? Can it also reduce calcification in heart valve?

  31. I had viral Arthritis(Fever) 1 month back and after that started getting joint pains in the sole & ankle and wrist & fingers. Doctors say it is due to viral infection which is a new strain of virus and prescribed painkillers and low dose steroid for 15 days. I still have pain and started taking Yogaraj guggulu 1 in morning and 1 in night after food. Will this be useful or any other medicine along with this is required.

  32. I am suffering knee and joint pains since 2 months. Kindly tell me is it safe to take yogaraja guggulu tablets 2 per day without consulting of doctor and how many days it can be used.

    • yogaraja guggulu definitely help you. but,in each and every health issues it is always better to get an advice from your doctor. self medication is not advsed even for a doctor also.

  33. How can I buy the medicine online ..

  34. What is the difference between Mahayograj Gugulu and Yograj Gugulu and can these two be used in treatment of Hypothyroid also?

  35. ravi prasad p says:

    Dr please suggest psoreisis

  36. Ravindranath says:

    Namasthe Doctor, I had viral arthritis one month ago. Though fever was for only one day, the pain in the hands & legs especially palm n sole still continuing. Can I take yogaraja guggulu.

  37. Hello, I have pain in right knee and foot. I’m 28years old. Will this help? If not what do you recommend?

  38. Sir meri digestion power kam h air mujhe erection dysfunction problem h kya mai chandreprabha vati…..le sakta hu ya koi aur medician ho to plzz bataye?

  39. sir,i have a boby( before two month) and feeding.i affect rhematic arthrics.now i bought yogaraj guggulu but not take.when i took tablet i affcet any side effect sir,pls tell me sir

  40. Can i take it for ankylosing spondylitis?

  41. Dr. Hebbar, will Kanchanar Guggulu be more helpful in Tinnitus or It should be avoided when having Tinnitus – can it make it worse
    or Yogaraj guggulu is more helpful than Kanchanar Guggulu
    Or there any other herb that helps?. I have very loud ringing right now . Started 5 years ago in my left ear then year and half later the right ring but not as loud as left is . Now from one year it’s very loud. Even sometime drinking water room temp cause ringing to be louder . See the above herb will help or not.
    Thank you

  42. Sir, doctor prescribed gulguluthikthakam kashayam wit yogarajagulgulu tablt fr my gout problem. Is it pathyam compelsory ?if so wat are they?

  43. Hi Sir, I am a 29 year old woman and I have hypothyroidism and taking thyroxin for the past 2 years..I have bloating problem and all my joints make noise during movements for the past 1 year..I don’t know if any good Ayurvedic doctors r available in my place..Can I eat Yogaraj Guggulu ??? Is this noise because of vata imbalance..I’m living in Dubai .. Kindly advise Sir..

  44. Is yograj Guggulu or Kanchnar Guggulu is better for hypothyroid?.

  45. Hello – is this also recommended for a frozen shoulder (consequence of an inflammation), or is there another remedy that would serve me better? I have a combination of pain and stiffness

  46. pt padmaja says:

    hello ,i am 27 year old suffering with psoriasis for past 10 years i saw in charaka samhithamaha yogiraja guggulu is effective in treating in psoriasis is it true

  47. is mahayogiraja guggulu can be used in treating psoriasis please reply

  48. R R Belgaonkar says:

    I AM 54 years old, I have ankle joint,knee joint and lower back pain and warm feeling in right toes. Dr prescribed Yograj guguula 2 tabs 3 times a day and Gokshuradi guggul 1 tabs 3 times a day for 3 months. CAN I continue these tabs, Pl reply

  49. Dear Doctor… My mother is 60 years old and has pain in the knee joints, she is also taking one tablet at night for Choloestrol, can she take 500 mg of Yogaraja Guggulu in the morning as a treatment to the knee joint pain?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir, Please do consult a ayurvedic physician before taking over the counter medication. Because 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. And the dosage is taken into consideration seeing several factors which include the age, sex and health of the individual.

  50. I am 40 yrs, feeling pain in whole body. how to consult with Doctors. what is the address. in medical checkup found deficiency of Vitamin D

  51. Mali apparao says:

    Hello sir,i am 30yrs old i am suffering from lower back and in buttocks pain from 2004 ,present too much pain and knee, foot pain is coming. When i ate oily foods taken immediately pain increased so please suggest to me.recently met Ayurveda doctor is given trayodashanga tablet is ok or yogaraja guggulu better? Please reply to me.

  52. sir I want to know to take back pain medicine .I have one confusen between the two medicine “baidyanath yograj guggulu ” and “ekangveer ras baidyanath” which one is best for the back pain.because in 2013 my doctorate say to take.but I forget he say “baidyanath yograj guggulu ” or “ekangveer ras baidyanath”.please suggest me medicine so I got relief from the backpain.

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello sir, Ekangaveer Rasa is used in treatment of loss of muscle functions. It is especially useful in Pakshaghata/Paralysis.

      Yogaraj Guggul on the other hand helps in reducing stiffness, pain and swelling in joint disorders.

      Note:Please do consult a ayurvedic physician before taking over the counter medication. Because 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. And the dosage is taken into consideration seeing several factors which include the age, sex and health of the individual.

  53. Hi,
    Can yogaraj guggulu work the same as kanchanar guggulu?

    • They are slightly different in their actions.
      Yogaraja guggulu is commonly used in treating joint disorders. Kanchanara guggulu in cysts, tumors, thyroid problems, cold, cough etc.

  54. pooja chawla says:

    Hi, sir I’m a patient of papillary thyroid cancer for past 6 yrs and have undergone total thyroidectomoy surgery.I take 150 mcg of thyronom daily and lately I have gained weight over hundred kilo and want to reduce it. does yogaraja guggulu help and won’t effect my cancer

  55. Sir,
    I am a trigerminal patient for the last 18 years.now I am using yogarajagulgulu DS and dhanya day an ad in k a shay am. Is yogarajagulgulu DS and yogarajagulgulu are the same medicine.

  56. Can i take yograj gugggulu during first month of pregnancy . i am suffering from lower back pain from many months earlier.

  57. Dr,Can i take yograjguggul along with Vitamin D supplement? Will vitamin d interfere with the guggul?

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