Guggul

Abha Guggulu

Abha Guggulu speeds up the fracture healing. It is likely to facilitate the repair of a bone fracture by hastening the proliferative physiological process in the body. It improves blood circulation and increases nutrients supply to the bone, which enables quick healing of the fracture and increases the rate of regeneration of the bone. In addition, it also improves appetite, absorption of nutrients from the foods, and bioavailability of the minerals beneficial in bone healing.

Ingredients (Composition)

Abha Guggulu contains Shuddha Guggulu as a major ingredient. It contains 50% Guggulu. In addition to Guggulu, it contains gum of Babul tree, Triphala powder, Trikatu powder and cow’s ghee.

IngredientsQuantity
Babul (Kikar – Gum Arabic Tree) – Acacia Arabica1 Part
Triphala Churna (Amla, Bahera, Harar)3 Parts
Trikatu Churna (Kali Mirch, Pippali, Sonth)3 Parts
Shuddha Guggulu7 Parts
Cow’s GheeQ.S.
Abha Guggulu Ingredients and Composition

If we take individual ingredients, the Abha Guggulu contains:

Gum from Babul (Kikar) tree7.14% (1 Part)
Haritaki Powder7.14% (1 Part)
Bibhitaki Powder7.14% (1 Part)
Amalaki Powder7.14% (1 Part)
Black Pepper Powder7.14% (1 Part)
Long Pepper Powder7.14% (1 Part)
Ginger Powder7.14% (1 Part)
Shuddha Guggulu50% (7 Parts)
Cow’s GheeQ.S.

Preparation Method

For making Abha Guggulu, take a mortar and put Shuddha Guggulu in it and add a small quantity of Ghee. Pestle it and gradually add the fine powder of other ingredients of Abha Guggul. When the mixture is ready to make tablets, then make tablets of each 500 mg.

Pharmacological Actions

Abha Guggulu has following medicinal properties:

  • Bone Healing Booster
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-osteoporotic
  • Anti-arthritic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Appetizer and digestive
  • Bioenhancer

Therapeutic Indications

Abha Guggulu is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Bone Fractures
  • Osteoporosis
  • Low bone mineral density
  • Low Backache
  • Stiffness of joints
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cervical Spondylosis (when neck pain and stiffness are main symptoms)

Abha Guggulu Uses & Benefits

Abha Guggulu mainly acts on bones, joints, and parts of the musculoskeletal system. Here are some key benefits of each ingredient used in Abha Guggulu formula.

  1. Gum from Babul (Kikar) tree: Enhances bone regeneration & supports increased biomineralization. (1)
  2. Haritaki Powder: Reduces bone inflammation & prevents bone resorption. (2)
  3. Bibhitaki Powder: Reduces inflammation & support Haritaki for its therapeutic effects.
  4. Amalaki Powder: Exerts potent antioxidant action, improves calcium absorption and its utility in the body and prevents bone destruction. (3, 4)
  5. Black Pepper Powder: Enhances bio-availability of nutrients & boosts bone mineralization.
  6. Long Pepper Powder: Enhances bio-availability of nutrients & boosts bone mineralization.
  7. Ginger Powder: Reduce bone inflammation, alleviates pain, enhances bio-availability of nutrients & boosts bone mineralization.
  8. Shuddha Guggulu: Reduce bone inflammation, alleviates pain, prevents bone resorption and enhances fracture healing. (5)
  9. Cow’s Ghee: Strengthens the bone and supports healing.

Bone Fracture

Abha Guggulu reduces inflammation, pain, and swelling of the affected area. The study suggested, it significantly improves the bone healing process, exerts significant anti-inflammatory action, and relieves feverishness, dyspnoea, pain, and swelling. In the group treated with Abha Guggul, the severe pain was reduced with 12 to 48 hours and completely subsided within 7 days. The swelling completely alleviated within 5 to 10 days as compared to 5 to 32 days in the control group. The radiological examination of the bone fracture showed significant improvement callus formation and fracture healing as compared to control group. The significant improvement was observed in the group treated with Abha Guggulu as compared to the controlled group. (6)

A study published in Ancient Science of Life in 1997 stated that abha guggulu has significant anti-inflammatory action. It provided symptomatic relief and improvement in healing of simple fractures. In the treated group, patients got relief from feverishness, dyspnea, urinary retention within 15 to 45 hours. The severity of pain alleviated within 12 to 48 hours. The complete relief from pain was observed within 7 days in the treated group. (7)

Symptomatic Relief

In control group, symptoms including continuous pain, feverishness, dyspnea etc. were persistent in patients until 5 to 20 days. These patients got complete relief from pain within 10 to 32 days.

In comparison, the minimum duration required for getting pain relief was 12 hours in the treated group and 7 days in the control group. The maximum duration for getting relief from pain was 25 days in the treated group and 52 days in the control group.

The similar effects were observed on swelling subsidence. In the treated group, swelling subsidence took 7 to 10 days. Whereas, in the control group, it took 5 to 32 days.

Improvement in fracture healing

The radiological evidence also showed significant improvement in fracture healing in the treated group. The rapid progress in callus formation was noted from 7th to 15th day of treatment with Abha Guggul, in the treated group. In the control group, these rapid changes were not observed until the 15th day.

Conclusion:

This study proved that Abha Guggulu:

  1. Improved fracture healing.
  2. Hastened the process of callus formation.
  3. Exerted significant anti-inflammatory action.
  4. Reduced swelling significantly.

The combination given below under heading Bone Strength is also very useful for enhancing fracture healing.

Improves Bone Strength

Abha Guggulu improves nutrients supply to the bones and increases bone strength. Therefore, it is used in cases of bone weakening in osteoporosis, low bone mineral density, and similar cases. Along with mineral supplements, it provides good results. In ayurveda, it can be used in the following combination.

IngredientsDosage
Abha Guggulu100 grams
Cissus Quadrangularis100 grams
Godanti Bhasma50 grams
Praval Pishti25 grams
Mukta Shukti Pishti25 grams
Abhrak Bhasma10 grams
Jasad Bhasma5 grams
Ashwagandha Churna50 grams
Amla Powder25 grams

Dosage: 3 grams (or a half teaspoon) three times a day with lukewarm water. After 30 minutes, drink a cup (240 ml) of milk.

Avascular Necrosis

The treatment with Abha Guggul, Tikta Dravya Siddha Ksheera Basti, and Ajasthi Bhasma had shown improvement in tenderness, pain, debility, and gait in 4 patients with idiopathic avascular necrosis of the femoral head, a preliminary study suggested. The AVN grade did not get worse and was maintained in these patients. (8)

Abha Guggulu Dosage

The general dosage of Abha Guggulu is as follows.

Children250 mg to 1 gram
Adults1 to 2 grams
Maximum Possible Dosage6 grams (in divided doses)

How to Take

Anupan (Adjuvant)Preferably warm milk, alternatively warm water
Dosage Frequency Twice or thrice daily
Medication TimeAfter a meal

Safety Profile

Abha Guggulu is considerably safe for most individuals when taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.

Side Effects of Abha Guggulu

There are no side effects reported with Abha Guggulu.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Abha Guggulu is not well established for pregnant women. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Abha Guggulu during pregnancy and lactation.

Abha Guggulu is likely to be safe for lactating mothers. There are no adverse effects reported with the use of Abha Guggulu in lactating mothers and breastfeeding babies.

Abha Guggulu Ingredients & Benefits Infographic

Contraindications

There are no absolute contraindications for Abha Guggulu.

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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