Guggulu Rasayana

Guggulu Rasayana is used for the treatment of obesity. It helps to lose weight and reduces accumulation of fat in the body. It improves digestion and metabolism, which improves the usability of major nutrients including fats, protein, and carbohydrates. The improvement in metabolic rate helps to enhance the burning of the accumulated fats. In addition, it also reduces bad body odor, excessive sweating, and laziness. It improves strength, vitality, and immunity.

Ingredients (Composition)

Kanta Loha Bhasma1 Part
Abhrak Bhasma1 Part
Swarna Makshik Bhasma1 Part
Amla (Indian Gooseberry) – Emblica Officinalis1 Part
Bibhitaki (Bahera) – Terminalia Bellirica1 Part
Haritaki (Harar) – Terminalia Chebula1 Part
Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes1 Part
Turmeric (Haldi or Haridra) – Curcuma Longa1 Part
Nagarmotha or Mustak (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus1 Part
Devdaru (Deodar Cedar or Himalayan Cedar) – Cedrus Deodara1 Part
Sonth (Ginger Rhizome) – Zingiber Officinale1 Part
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum1 Part
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum1 Part
Elachi (Green Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum1 Part
Chitrak – Plumbago Zeylanica1 Part
Punarnava (Spreading Hogweed or Common Hogweed) – Boerhavia Diffusa1 Part
Ankol – Alangium Salvifolium1 Part
Shuddha Shilajit (Asphaltum)1 Part
Shuddha Guggulu18 Parts
Bhringraj Svarasa – Eclipta Alba JuiceQ.S.

Preparation Method

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

Pharmacological Actions

Guggulu Rasayana has following medicinal properties:

  • Anti-obesity
  • Antioxidant
  • Metabolic stimulant
  • Antihyperlipidemic & Antilipidemic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Aam Pachak (Detoxifier)
  • Anti-hepatomegaly
  • Carminative
  • Hepatic stimulant
  • Antidiaphoretic (reduces sweating)
  • Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)
  • Immunomodulatory

Dosha Karma

Guggulu Rasayana mainly reduces on Kapha Dosha and also pacifies Vata Dosha.

Therapeutic Indications

Guggulu Rasayana is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Obesity
  • Hyperlipidemia (elevated lipids)
  • Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
  • Hypertriglyceridemia (high triglycerides)
  • Bad body odor
  • Excessive sweating

Guggulu Rasayana Dosage

The general dosage of Guggulu Rasayana is as follows.
Children250 to 750 mg
Adults500 to 1500 mg (optimum dosage is 1500 mg)
Maximum Possible Dosage3 grams Per Day (in divided doses)
Doses: 2 Doses per day
Best Time to Take: 30 Minutes before meal
Adjuvant: Warm water or Triphala Water

Safety Profile

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

Side Effects of Guggulu Rasayana

Generally, there are no side effects when Guggulu Rasayana is used wisely in patients with the dominance of Kapha Dosha. If the patient has Pitta Prakriti or any condition related to the increase of the Pitta, then it can cause following side effects:

  • Heartburn
  • Burning sensation in abdomen
  • Acid reflux

These side effects with Guggulu Rasayana are very rare because it also contains some ingredients like Swarna Makshik Bhasma, Amla, and Nagarmotha, which acts to reduce acid reflux, heartburn, and burning or heat sensation.


There are no absolute contraindications for Guggulu Rasayana.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Guggulu Rasayana should not be used during pregnancy.

The safety profile of Guggulu Rasayana is not well established for lactating mothers. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Guggulu Rasayana during lactation.

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