Navaka Guggulu – Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients

Navaka Guggulu is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form, used for weight loss treatment and Rheumatoid arthritis.  This tablet has Guggulu (commiphora mukul) as its base.

Navaka Guggulu benefits:
It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment of weight loss, it improves digestion.
It is also used to relieve Rheumatoid arthritis.

Doctors also prescribe Navak Guggul for the treatment of –
obesity related to PCOD,
Hypothyroidism and diabetes.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Kapha.

Navaka Guggulu 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.

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

Navaka 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.

Navaka Guggulu Ingredients: 

Trikatu –

  • Pepper – Piper nigrum – 48 g
  • Long pepper – Piper longum – 48 g
  • Ginger – Zingiber officinalis – 48 g

Triphala –

  • Haritaki – Terminalia chebula – 48 g
  • Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica – 48 g
  • Amalaki – Emblica officinalis – 48 g

Agni – Leadwort – Plumbago zeylanica – 48 g

Musta – Cyperus rotundus – 48 g

Vidanga – Embelia ribes – 48 g

Guggulu – Commiphora mukul – 48 g

The fine powder of all the above are mixed and punched into the form of tablet of 500 mg size

Synonyms: Navak Guggul, Navaka Guggul

Navaka Guggulu reference: 
Bhaishajya Ratnavali Medoroga Chikitsa 39/43

व्योषाग्नि त्रिफला मुस्त विडङ्गैर्गुग्गुलु समम् ।
खादन् सर्वाञ्जयेद् व्याधीन् मेदश्लेश्मामवातजान् ॥

vyoṣāgni triphalā musta viḍaṅgairguggulu samam |
khādan sarvāñjayed vyādhīn medaśleśmāmavātajān ||

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  3. Does it can be taken who has bp

  4. How many months it will take to reduce weight sir?

  5. R. Baskaran says:


    Whether the BP will go up using this Navaka Guggulu medicine.

  6. Nava/navaka guggulu is it same r different? Sir

  7. what is the therapeutic diffrence between guggul n sallaki in arthritis?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Sir, Shallaki is a Herbal Analgesic and is also helpful in muscular spasm and other muscular pains. Shallaki is thought to be similar to the Guggulu but there is a basic difference in between Shallaki and Guggulu works on the neural pain and other neural pains and Shallaki is the drug of choice where cause of pain lies with the muscles.

      • I found in a australian joint supplement,glucoamine HCL & boswellin/shallaki together ,they claim ,these will repair cartilage,& hyaluric acid for knee fluid replacement….Is there any natural herb work as hyaluric acid…?

  8. Shirisha says:

    My age is 24 and am female can i use this medicini . From dis medicine no side effects will be there sir? And how many KG I can reduce by 3months

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello madam, You can use but under medical supervision. As the dosage is given taken into consideration several factors including the age, sex and health of the individual.

  9. seema seth says:

    hello Dr. Bhat, which brand sells navaka guggulu and if you know any store in mumbai that sells this?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello Madam, Chirayu and Amrita brands sell Navaka Guggul. The same medicine is sold by a different name Vyoshadi Guggul by other companies which include Dabur, Vaidyaratnam oushadhashala etc.,

      And I have no idea about the stores in Mumbai.

  10. My tri glyceride is 290 and total cholesterol is 245 .navak guggulu can be taken or not

  11. Which one is beter for weight loss triphala guglu triphala tablet medohar vati or navak guglu

  12. Shafiya says:

    Sir this has been suggested for me in pcod so can i take this and i am just fan of u even iam also n ayurvedic student of 2nd year bams ur articles are always helful for me to understand ayurveda in an better way so thanks..😊

    • Dear Ms Shafiya,
      Thanks for your kind appreciation.
      This is usually prescribed in PCOD. So, please go ahead with it.
      Do not forget to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. This is very important in PCOD.

  13. Is this available online ? Which Brands are available for purchase ?

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