Rasnadi Guggulu Uses, Dose, Side Effects

Rasnadi Guggulu is an Ayurvedic tablet useful in treating headache, joint pains, nerve related pains, fistula in ano etc. It contains Guggulu (Commiphora mukul) as the main ingredient. 

Rasnadi Gulgulu ingredients:
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata
Amruta – Giloy – Tinospora cordifolia
Eranda – Castor
Surahva – Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
Vishva – Ginger

All the above in equal parts
Purified Guggulu – Commiphora mukul in equal quantity to the sum of above herbs.

Method of preparation:
Fine powders of the above herbs is mixed with Guggulu and pounded together till a fine semisolid mass is prepared. It is rolled into pills.

From a pharmaceutical stand point, this tablet is an example for Niragni Guggulu Vati, wherein, Guggulu is just pounded with other herbs to prepare tablets (in other cases, it is boiled and then mixed with other herbal powders.)

Rasnadi Guggulu

Rasnadi Guggul uses:
Vatavyadhi – Neurological disorders such as paralysis, hemiplegia, neuropathy,  joint related disorders etc
Karnagada  ear disorders with pain and discharge
Shirogada – headache, migraine etc
Nadi – sinus
Bhagandhara – Fistula

How it acts?
Rasna is an excellent anti inflammatory and pain relieving herb, useful in headache, earache, neurological pains etc.
Ginger, Devadaru and Eranda are excellent Vatahara herbs – they balance Vata Dosha
They also possess anti inflammatory effect and hence useful to bring down pain and swellings of fistula and sinus. They help in healing the sinus track.

Effect on Tridosha: Balances Vata Dosha.

Yogaratnakara, Bruhat Nighantu Ratnakara, Brihat Yoga Tarangini

Anupana – Co drinks:
Based on the disease being treated, many co drinks are used.
Maharasnadi Kashaya for headache, joint disorder etc
Lohasavam for Bhagandhara (fistula) etc

Side effects:
There are no known side effects with this medicine.
People with sensitive stomach may take this medicine 20 minutes after food.
Over-dosage may cause or worsen mild stomach discomfort.
It can be used in lactating mothers and children.
During pregnancy, this can only be taken based on doctor’s prescription for a very short period of time.

Strength of this product: 250 – 500 mg

Dosage: 1 – 2 tablets,  1 – 2 times a day, before or after food, as directed by physician
Baidyanath – Packaging – 80 tablets in a plastic jar.
Sharmayu – 300 mg tablet, 80 tablets in a plastic jar.

Common adjuvants used: 
Starch, Lactose, Talcum, Shellac,  Gum acacia

Shelf life: 5 years from the date of manufacturing. 6 months, once after the bottle is opened.
Storage: Store in a cool dry place, away from sunlight and reach of children.

How long to use?
It can be used for a period of 4 – 12 weeks, in a reducing dose format.

Related links:
Fistula in ano – Ayurvedic treatment and remedies
20 things to avoid during headache

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  1. Hello Sir,

    I am taking a guggulu + Arjuna based tablet for lowering my cholesterol level. After taking the tablet, I start getting hard boils on my face. If I stop these tablets for 2 or 3 days, the boils come down. Is it due to Guggulu? If yes, can you please tell me some alternative ways of taking Guggulu?


  2. If I take Rasanadi guggulu for a long time say lifelong what happens for a 73 year man?

    • If the dose is just 1 or 2 tablets per day, then nothing bad could happen. However, for a 73 year old man, it is always good to consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.

  3. suhebbalkar says:

    Sir, is it good for tennis elbow? What other medicines can be used dor tennis elbow

    • It can be used for the treatment of tennis elbow.
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  4. Hi, I have chondromalcia patella due to which I have pain and very bad burning sensation in and around my knees.i have recently stated taking Rasnadi guggulu , is it fine ?? Also does it upset the stomach or increase the chance of piles??

    • Hi, it is useful. It may upset stomach a little. Hence, take it 30 minutes after food. It does not increase the chance of piles.
      If you have constipation issue, consult your doctor for the same.

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