Kaishore Guggulu (Pathyadi Guggulu)

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Kaishore guggulu (also called pathyadi guggulu) is an ayurvedic guggul formulation used for raised uric acid, mild to severe attacks of gouty arthritis, inflammatory diseases, wounds, abdominal diseases, constipation, indigestion, diabetic carbuncles etc.

Kaishore guggulu ingredients

Kaishore guggulu (Pathyadi Guggulu) contains:

Common NameBotanical Name
Giloy or GuduchiTinospora cordifolia
Amla (Amalaki)Emblica officinalis
BibhitakiTerminalia bellirica
HaritakiTerminalia chebula
Shuddha GugguluCommiphora mukul
ShunthiZingiber Officinale
Black pepperPiper Nigrum
Pipali (Long Pepper)Pepper Longum
VidangaEmbelia Ribes
NisothOperculina Turpethum
Danti MoolBaliospermum Montanum

Active phyto-chemical constitution

  1. Guggulipids (gugulipid or guglipid)
  2. Polyphenols
  3. Polysaccharides

Medicinal Properties

Kaishore guggulu has following healing properties:

  1. Adaptogenic
  2. Analgesic
  3. Anti-bacterial
  4. Anti-diabetic
  5. Anti-inflammatory
  6. Anti-arthritis
  7. Anti flatulent
  8. Anti-microbial
  9. Antioxidant
  10. Carminative
  11. Detox
  12. Digestive stimulant
  13. Mild laxative

Therapeutic Indications

Kaishore guggulu (Pathyadi Guggulu) is generally advised in following diseases:

  1. Raised Uric acid levels and gouty arthritis
  2. Acne or acne vulgaris
  3. Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  4. Wounds or boils
  5. Inflammatory diseases
  6. Chronic constipation
  7. Bursitis (Inflammation of a bursa; frequently in the shoulder)
  8. Muscle cramps or stiffness or inflammatory diseases of muscles
  9. Dysmenorrhea
  10. Sprains
  11. Fever due to joint disease
  12. Tendonitis (inflammation of tendons)
  13. Fibromyalgia
  14. Rheumatic fever
  15. Rheumatoid arthritis
  16. Repetitive motion injuries or stress injuries
  17. Chronic cough (with yellow thick sputum)
  18. Ingestion or loss of appetite along with any joint disorder
  19. Diabetic carbuncles
  20. Skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis etc.
  21. Blood disorders

Health Benefits & Uses

Kaishore guggulu is a good herbal combination that works on metabolism in the body. It corrects the functions of stomach and intestines, which helps improving digestion and removing toxins from the body. It works in all health conditions in which we need to correct digestion and metabolism. In detail, we discuss further health benefits and uses of Kaishore guggulu as follows.

Raised uric acid or gouty arthritis

Kaishore guggulu is a drug of choice in gout. Overproduction of uric acid in the body and decrease in excretion of uric acid through the kidneys are main cause of gout or raised uric acid.

Kaishore guggulu works well in both conditions.  It corrects the metabolism and checks on uric acid production. Further, it corrects the elimination process of uric acid in kidneys. It improves kidney functions and helps in excretion of various chemicals through it.

Therefore, kishore guggul use is also suggested in cases of kidney failure along with sarvatobhadra vati and other helpful herbs. In raised uric acid, following combination is helpful.

  • Kaishore guggulu = 500 mg
  • Punarnava Powder =  3 grams

Both remedies should be taken with warm water for at least 3 months.

Fibromyalgia

However, for fibromyalgia, yograj guggul is best, but kaishore guggulu is a substitute of yograj guggul. It works on VATA humor and PITTA humor and reduces inflammation and muscle spasm. It further reduces muscle tenderness and shifting pain due to fibromyalgia. Some ayurvedic doctors use it along with yograj guggul for better results in fibromyalgia.

Boils, wounds and Carbuncles

Kaishore guggulu has anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties due to which it helps in treating boils and carbuncles.

Diabetes is a common condition in which carbuncles occur. Kaishore guggul also works on blood glucose level and corrects the problem of cellular resistance to insulin. Moreover, it reduces infection, swelling and pus discharge from the carbuncles.

Acne vulgaris

Kaishore guggulu is a good blood purifier, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Therefore, it helps in getting rid of acne and pimples. However, its effects on hormones are still unknown, but it stops recurrence of the acne in about 70% cases.

Eczema & psoriasis

Along with other ayurvedic medicines, kaishore guggul gives promising results in eczema and psoriasis. Local application of 777 oil or charm rog nashak oil is recommended with kaishore guggul.

Dosage

Kaishore guggulu powder: 500 mg to 1 gram twice a day

Kaishore guggulu tablets: 2 to 4 tablets twice a day

The dosage of kaishore guggul should not exceed from 3 grams per day.

Adjuvants

The common adjuvant is warm water, but Kaishore guggulu is generally taken with following adjuvant in different diseases:

DiseasesAdjuvants
Gout or high uric acidManjishtadi kwath or Punarnava decoction
Eye diseasesVasadi Kwath (Vasaka Decoction)
Abdominal DiseasesWarm water
Chronic ConstipationWarm milk
Skin DiseasesKhadiradi Kwath
Wounds or boilsKhadir kwath

Dietary restrictions while taking kaishore guggul

  1. Avoid eating heavy and spicy foods
  2. Avoid eating fried foods and junk foods.
  3. Avoid eating during indigestion.
  4. Do not take sour foods such as curd and citrus fruits.
  5. Reduce intake of salt in diet.
  6. Avoid endurance physical exercise and love making.
  7. Avoid alcohol and sun exposure.

CAUTION & SIDE EFFECTS

However, kaishore guggulu is considered safe and well tolerable in most of people, but in some cases, it can cause following problems.

  1. Acidity (rare and it occurs only if you already have history of gastritis, GERD or ulcer)
  2. Frequent urination (rare with kaishore guggulu, but if you are taking it with punarnava for gout, it is common due to diuretic action of punarnava)

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

You should avoid using kaishore guggulu during pregnancy. Lactating mothers should take it if required and indicated under supervision of ayurvedic physician.

Children below 5 years

It is not recommended using kaishore guggulu in children below age 5 years.

Contraindication

There are no contraindication yet known with kaishore guggul.

Manufacturers

  1. Arya vaidya sala, Kottakkal
  2. Baidyanath
  3. Dabur
  4. Divya kaishor guggulu

FAQs about kaishore guggul

What is expiry period for kaishore guggul?

Kaishore guggul and other guggul preparation has expiry period of 5 years from the date of manufacture.

When can I see results in gouty pain and high uric acid?

Kaishore guggule start working within 15 days, so do not quit taking it before 15 days. You can see noticeable improvement after first 15 days and you should continue taking it at least for three months to get rid of gout.

Can Kaishore guggule prevent recurrent attacks of gout?

Yes, kaishore guggule can reduce the frequency of gouty attacks and it helps in further prevention of gouty attacks. For this purpose, you have to complete its three months course.

Should I consult a doctor before start using it?

Self-medication is hazardous to health, so you should consult an ayurvedic doctor for detail of its use in your health condition. Each person might require different medications, according to ayurvedic principles.

References

  1. Sharangdhara Samhita
  2. Bhaishajya Ratnavali

12 Comments
  1. Bhadra Mohan says

    The information provided about Kaisora guggulu was very informative.

  2. Ramesh Kumar Pujari says

    Thanks for sharing very useful information.

  3. Nitesh says

    1. So, Kaishore Guggulu is beneficial in reducing high pitta conditions (burning sensations, acne, inflamed skin etc.) from body and in detoxifying the blood?

    2. Does it cause any healing crisis?

    3. Does it work on cleansing and cooling liver too?

    4. Can it be taken while suffering cough and cold?

    5. Does it increase immunity?

    6. Does it have any effects in digestive and elimination system?

    7. Does it increase vata? Can it be taken by a vata body type person? Does it cause weight loss to such a person?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      1. Kaishore Guggulu is less likely to increase Pitta in most individuals. Yes, it is beneficial for reducing acne, skin inflammation and pain. It likely to removes the toxins from the blood.

      2. Kaishore Guggulu does not likely to cause any type of healing crisis.

      3. It detoxifies the blood, removes toxins and improves liver functions. I may not have any cooling effect on liver.

      4. Yes, it can be taken while suffering cough and cold.

      5. Yes, it increases immunity.

      6. Yes, it improves digestion and prevents constipation.

      7. No, it does not increase Vata. It pacifies Vata and People with Vata body type can use it. It improves metabolic rate, so it may promote weight loss.

  4. RL says

    Why is kaishore guggul contraindicated with breastfeeding?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      It is not contraindicated. Lactating mothers can take it under professional supervision if required.

  5. Safik says

    In which conditions Kaishore Guggulu is helpful? When should we take it?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Read: Therapeutic Indications.

      Kaishore Guggul should be taken after meal.

  6. Srirama Datta says

    can kaishore guggulu be taken along with trayodasang guggulu for knee pain – osteoarthritis – is kaishore guggulu is helpful in cervical spondiosys/spinal canal stenosis & osteoarthritis – if so what is the anupana

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      However, Kaishore Guggulu can be taken along with Trayodashang Guggul. But Trayodashang Guggul alone can help in cervical spondylosis, spinal canal stenosis, knee pain and osteoarthritis. In these conditions, it should be taken with milk.

  7. Akshay says

    Respected Dr jagdevji. I initially had pitta symptoms. but now there is increase of vata . My nadi vaidya says your nadi reading is vata pittaj. Neck and shoulder stiffness, constipation, tingling or slight numbness in limbs due to muscle stiffness ,stress ,backside, headache,eyestrain due to stiffness,fatigue. so currently i am using yograj + cervilon + calshiva ( shankha ,praval,hadjod combo ) .Its managing vata effectively but does it increase pitta ? because i have both doshas. Some vaidyas suggest panchamrut loha or kaishor guggul instead of yograj…is yograj bad for vata pitta…please guide. pranam

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      Generally, Yograj Guggul is best for Vata and Kapha conditions or where Pitta is associated with AMA. In pure Vata Pitta conditions, Kaishore Guggulu and Panchamrit Loha Guggul are considerably best.

      However, your condition is different. As per your symptoms, it seems AMA is also present in your body, so you may need Maha Yograj Guggul or Yograj Guggul. In case of pure Vata and Pitta condition, you may also take Yograj Guggul along with Praval Pishti to minimize or balance its effects on pure Pitta Dosha.

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