Guggulu is commonly known as Indian bedellium. The herb protects the body by curing many diseases and hence the name is given. Dr. Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Guggulu in conditions involving the vitiation of Vata,Kapha and Pitta doshas as it alleviates all the doshas. The herb is used effectively in conditions like Cough, Oedema, Arthritis, Gout, Obesity etc. Guggulu contains Phytoconstituents like guggulusterone, diterpene alcohol etc and it aids in herb’s aphrodisiac actions.
General aspects and Geography
Botanical name : Commiphora mukul
Family : Bursearaceae
Habitat: Found through out India
- Gum resin
Classical categorization based on Ayurveda Textbooks
Charaka Samhita – Sanjnasthapana varga ( herbs used for restoring consciousness /intellect)
Susruta Samhita – eladi gana
Medicinal property according to Ayurveda
- Pramehahara (Antidiabetic)
- Vrsya (Aphrodisiac)
- Rasayana (Rejuvanative )
- Jwaraghna (Reduces fever )
- Oedema (Sotha)- Gum resin of Guggulu is administered internally to alleviate Oedema
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (Amavata)- Habitual intake of Guggulu along with honey alleviates Arthritic conditions.
Gum resin(Niryasa) – 1-3 g
Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor
Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor.
- Kanchanara guggulu
- Laksha guggulu
- Kaisora guggulu
- Thriphala guggulu
A shrub of 4-6 ft height. Branches usually ends in a sharp thorn. Leaves are rhomboid or ovate. Flowers are brownish red. Fruits are drupe.
Vernacular names of Guggulu
English – indian bedellium
Malayalam – gugulu
Rasa- Kashaya (Astringent ) Katu (Acrid ) Madhura (Sweet)
Guna- Laghu (Light)
Vipaka- Katu (Acrid )
Virya- Ushna (hot )
गुग्गुलुर्विशदस्तिो वीर्योष्णः पित्तलः सर: |
कषायः कटुकः पाके कटू रूक्षो लघुः परः ||
(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Karpuradi varga-shloka 38)
Guggulu alleviates Vata Pitta and Kapha doshas because of its properties like hot potency and Sweet taste. Ayurvedatarian lead by Dr. Varun Ram Raj, uses the herb Guggulu to treat numerous diseases including cough and arthritis and also conducts researches on the herb to prepare new combinations of medicines to cure diseases effectively. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.
Frequently asked Questions
- What are the uses of Laksha guggulu ?
According to Ayurvedic textbooks, Laksha guggulu can be used in fracture of bone as an analgesic .
- What is the Dosage of Kaishora guggulu ?
Kaishora guggulu can be taken internally at a dose of 1-2 tablets for an adult.