Kanchanar Guggulu, also known as Kanchnar Guggul, is beneficial in hypothyroidism, PCOS, lipoma, weight loss, tumor, cancer, cysts, goiter, wounds, fistula, boils and skin diseases.

It is more famous for lipoma and hypothyroidism. Now, many doctors also prescribe this ayurevdic remedy for the treatment of obesity associated with hypothyroidism.

Ingredients

Kanchanar Guggulu contains following ingredients.

Common NameBotanical name
KanchanarBoehinia variegata
ShunthiZingiber officinale
MarichaPiper nigrum
PippaliPiper longum
HaritakiTerminalia chebula
VibhitakiTerminalia bellerica
AmalakiEmbelica officinalis
VarunaCrataeva nurvala
Tej PatraCinnamomum tamala
ElaichiElletaria cardemomum
DalchiniCinnamomum zeylanicum
Suddha GugguluCommiphora mukul

Main ingredient is Kanchanar and Guggulu. Kachanar bark is used for making decoction.

Guggulu is mixed in kachnaar decoction and other ingredients are added in the mixture thereafter.

Medicinal Properties

Kanchnar guggul has following healing properties.

  1. Anti-tumor
  2. Thyroid stimulant
  3. Anti-cancer
  4. Anti-mutagenic
  5. Analgesic
  6. Muscle relaxant
  7. Antioxidant
  8. Anti-inflammatory
  9. Antibacterial

Therapeutic Indications

Kanchanar Guggulu is beneficial in following diseases:

  1. Hypothyroidism
  2. PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  3. Lipoma (tumors consisting of fatty tissue)
  4. Obesity or overweight
  5. Tumors
  6. Cancer
  7. Cysts
  8. Polycystic kidney disease
  9. Liver cysts
  10. Goiter
  11. Wounds
  12. Boils
  13. Fistula
  14. Skin diseases

Kanchnar guggul benefits & Uses

Kanchanar Guggulu is beneficial in reducing symptoms of hypothyroidism and stop gaining weight due to it.

Further, it is helpful in all diseases related to thyroid gland. It is a main ayurvedic medicine for lipoma. Kanchanar Guggulu is used in following diseases.

Uterine Fibroids

Kanchnaar Guggulu is an effective remedy for uterine fibroids. If patient does not have any symptom, but it is detected in ultrasonography, then patient just need following treatment.

Ayurvedic RemediesDosage
Kanchnaar Guggulu1 gram
Chandraprabha Vati1 gram

If patient also have heavy bleeding due to uterine fibroids, then patient requires following medicines.

Ayurvedic RemediesDosage
Kanchnaar Guggulu1 gram
Chandraprabha Vati1 gram
Mukta pishti125 mg
Mukta Sukti Pishti500 mg
Praval Pisthi750 mg
Mulethi (Yashtimadhu) – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza Glabra Churna2 grams
Amalaki rasyana1 grams

Some doctors also use nagkeshar, mochrasa and other medicines to stop heavy bleeding. We found that RAKT PADAR RIPU CHURNA is more effective to control bleeding along with above treatment.

Hypothyroidism

Kanchanar Guggulu is generally given along with Arogyavardhini vati, yogaraj guggulu or maha yograj guggulu in hypothyroidism. It is believed that it activates the thyroid gland to normalize the hormonal secretion, so it is used in both cases hyperthyroidism as well as hypothyroidism. However, in hypothyroidism the following combination works well.

Ayurvedic RemediesDosage
Kanchanar guggulu2 tablets (1 gram)
Arogyavardhini vati2 tablets
Yograj guggulu2 tablets

Hyperthyroidism

In hyperthyroidism, the following combination helps.

Ayurvedic RemediesDosage
Kanchanar guggulu2 tablets (1 gram)
Sootshekhar Ras2 tablets
Parwal pisthi500 mg
Mukta Pisthi250 mg
Swarna makshik Bhasma250 mg
Licorice powder1 gram

PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome)

In PCOS, VATA and KAPHA are two main humors responsible for the symptoms of PCOS. PITTA can also be associated with other humors. It is the disease of PITTAVAHA SASASTANA, so we also have to consider PITTA in the ayurvedic treatment of PCOS.

Kanchanar Guggulu helps along with Chandraprabha vati in polycystic ovarian syndrome. Further, Ashokarishta is also required in this case.

Ayurvedic RemediesDosage
Kanchanar guggulu2 tablets (1 gram)
Chandraprabha vati2 tablets
Ashokarishta4 tsp. with water

Lipoma

Kanchanar Guggulu is an excellent ayurvedic remedy for lipoma. It reduces the size of fatty tissue tumor. It should be taken with Arogyavardhini vati.

Ayurvedic RemediesDosage *
Kanchanar guggulu2 tablets (1 gram)
Arogyavardhini vati2 tablets
Triphala Powder2 grams

Take these remedies twice a day with warm water or Triphala water. You can take all these medicines together.

Weight loss

Kanchanar guggulu is frequently used for reducing weight associated with hypothyroidism. In fact, all ingredients in it are fat burners and correct metabolism in the body. Usually, this action is due to shuddha guggulu, triphala, trikatu and varna.

Swollen Lymph Nodes (lymphadenitis)

Kanchanar guggulu is a drug of choice for enlarged lymph nodes. Enlargement of lymph nodes occurs due to bacterial or viral infection. It can occur on the neck, in armpits and groin.

Kanchanar guggulu has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial action, so it is an effective ayurvedic treatment for swollen lymph nodes.

For a proper ayurvedic treatment of lymphadenitis, the following combination is best.

Ayurvedic RemediesDosage
Kanchanar guggulu2 tablets (1 gram)
Arogyavardhini vati2 tablets
Yashad Bhasma125 mg
Gandhaka rasayana500 mg

This is for adults and can be given three times a day.

This combination reduces tenderness, fever, pain, Night sweats and swelling of lymph nodes. It is also beneficial in sore throat if associated.

Nasal polyps

Kanchanar guggul reduces the size of nasal polyps and eases in breathing. The following combination helps.

Ayurvedic RemediesDosage
Kanchanar guggulu2 tablets (1 gram)
Mahalaxmi vilas Ras with Gold1 tablet
Kapardika bhasma125 mg
Long pepper250 mg
Honey10 ml

This combination should be taken three times a day with honey and then drink warm water thereafter. This combination also reduces snoring, runny nose, postnasal drip and persistent stuffiness.

Cancer

Kanchanar guggul also helps along with other medicines in various types of cancer. The following combination helps in cancer.

Ayurvedic RemediesDosage
Kanchanar guggulu2 tablets (1 gram)
Hirak bhasma2.5 mg
Swarna Bhasma40 mg
Abhrak Bhasma 1000 Puti40 mg

However, other medicines also require according to the type of cancer and symptoms that patient experience. It is a common combination, which is generally advised in all cases.

Non-cancerous tumors

Kanchanar guggul is also useful in non-cancerous tumors. The following ayurvedic combination helps in this case.

Ayurvedic RemediesDosage
Kanchanar guggulu2 tablets (1 gram)
Abhrak Bhasma125 mg
Tamra Bhasma10 mg
Black Pepper250 mg
Long Pepper250 mg
Triphala powder1 gram

Polycystic kidney disease

Kanchanar guggul and Chandraprabha vati both are drug of choice for the treatment of polycystic kidney disease.

Ayurvedic RemediesDosage
Kanchanar guggulu2 tablets (1 gram)
Chandraprabha vati2 tablets

Note: Dosage mentioned in tables above is a single dosage. Patients may require taking twice or thrice a day. The common adjuvant is Triphala decoction or warm water.

Kanchanar guggulu dosage

According to ayurveda, its dosage varies from 125 mg to 2 grams. The maximum dosage should not exceed from 4 grams per day.

Kanchanar guggulu is available in tablet form. The dosage of Kanchanar guggulu tablets is 2 to 4 tablets twice or thrice a day.

Adjuvant: The best adjuvant is Triphala decoction or tea. Warm water is also a good adjuvant of Kanchanar guggulu.

Caution & warning

Kanchanar guggulu may not help you quitting modern thyroid medicines. We observed that Kanchanar Guggulu does not give 100% results in hypothyroidism, but it can help reducing symptoms of hypothyroidism in almost all patients. It can reduce weight, puffy face, hoarseness, belly fat and constipation associated with hypothyroidism. In addition, it also helps in reducing joint pain, muscle weakness, muscle stiffness or pain.

You should not quit your thyroid medications and do consult ayurvedic doctor for other medicines require for a proper ayurvedic treatment of hypothyroidism.

Kanchanar guggulu side effects

Kanchanar guggulu is possibly safe for most patients when taken under the supervision of ayurvedic physician. The following side effects may appear in some sensitive people.

  1. Stomach upset or mild gastric irritation
  2. Itching or skin rash due allergic reaction to any ingredient present in Kachnar guggul
  3. Loose stools
  4. Hiccups with herbal taste in mouth (in high dosage)

Pregnancy

Kanchanar guggulu is LIKELY UNSAFE during pregnancy. It seems to stimulate uterus and encourage the menstrual flow. It may occur due to its second main ingredients Shuddha guggulu.

Breast-feeding

Kanchanar guggulu is possibly safe if taken strictly under a proper supervision and according to Tridosha Analysis.

Our best suggestion

Guggul safety is not known in breast-feeding, so many other authority websites suggest not using guggul or guggul containing product during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

References

  1. Kachnar Guggul, Gutika Prakarna, Ras Tantra Saar va Sidh Prayog Sangrah (Vol. 1)
  2. Kachnar Guggul, Guggulu prakarna, Ayurved Sarsangreh
  3. Chapter 14, Bhaishajya ratnavali

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