Mahayograj Guggul Benefits & Side Effects

Mahayograj Guggul (also spelled as maha yograj guggulu) is an ayurvedic herbal-mineral preparation. It is used in joint and muscle disorders, digestive diseases, respiratory troubles, urinary disorders and all types of pain disorders and inflammatory diseases.

Maha yograj Guggul fortified with Swarna Bhasma is called Swarna Mahayograj Guggul. It has all benefits of Mahayograj Guggul, but it is found to be more beneficial in cases of Rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune diseases.


Mahayograj Guggul is an advanced preparation of Yograj Guggulu. It contains all ingredients of Yograj Guggulu. In addition to them, it also contains some minerals and Bhasma.

The main ingredient of Mahayograj Guggul is Suddha Guggul. It contains about 25% Suddha Guggul. Here is a list of all ingredients present in Mahayograj Guggul.

Herbs in Mahayograj Guggul

Suddha Guggulu25.86%
Triphala Powder17.24%
Dried ginger (Zingiber officinale)0.43%
Pipali (long pepper or piper longum) – fruit0.43%
Pipali (long pepper or piper longum) – roots0.43%
Chavya (Piper cubeba)0.43%
Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica)0.43%
Hingu or Heeng (Asafoetida)0.43%
Ajmod (Apium Graveolens) celery seeds0.43%
Mustard seeds0.43%
Black Cumin0.43%
White cumin0.43%
Nirgundi seeds0.43%
Inderjo (Holarrhena Antidysenterica seeds)0.43%
Patha (Cissampelos Pareira)0.43%
Vidanga (Embelia ribes)0.43%
Gajpipal (Java Long Pepper)0.43%
Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa)0.43%
Atees or Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum)0.43%
Bharangi (Clerodendrum serratum)0.43%
Vacha (acorus calamus)0.43%
Mustak (Cyperus rotundus)0.43%
Castor Oil (Erand Oil)Q.S.

Minerals and Bhasma in Mahayograj Guggul

Rajat Bhasma (Chandi Bhasma)6.89%
Vang Bhasma6.89%
Naga Bhasma6.89%
Loha Bhasma6.89%
Abhrak Bhasma6.89%
Mandur bhasma6.89%
Ras Sindoor6.89%

Swarna bhasma is also added in above formulation and is known as Mahayograj Guggul Gold. Swarna Maha yogaraj guggulu is beneficial in rheumatoid arthritis.

Medicinal Properties

Mahayograj Guggul has following healing properties.

Primary Actions

  • Antirheumatic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-arthritic
  • Anodyne or Analgesic
  • Antispasmodic (antispasmodic)
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Carminative
  • Digestive Stimulant

Secondary Actions

  • Expectorant
  • Emmenagogue
  • Hypo-glycemic
  • Fat Burner and anti-obesity
  • Anti-gout
  • Antioxidant
  • Adaptogenic
  • Anticancer

Therapeutic Indications

Mahayograj Guggul is helpful in following diseases.

Muscle, Bones & Joints

  • Backache with stiffness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout with joint stiffness
  • Joint stiffness
  • Muscular cramps
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Digestive Health

  • Constipation (due to weakness of intestines and reduce peristalsis)
  • Abdominal distension
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence
  • Indigestion
  • Intestinal Gas
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Brain & Nerves

Women Health

  • Dysmenorrhea (Painful Periods)
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Mahayograj Guggul Benefits & Uses

Mahayograj Guggul is useful in disorders of nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Its main action is on AMA (toxins developed in the body due to malabsorption and undigested food). It digests AMA and stops further formation by rectifying digestion process and metabolic activities in the body.

It has significant difference from Yograj Guggulu. Yograj Guggulu works only on AMA, metabolism and pain, but Maha Yograj Guggul also provides strength to different organs in addition to these. Maha yogaraj guggul contains bhasma and minerals, which make it more effective than Yograj guggul. However, we recommend using Yograj guggul instead of Maha Yograj guggul because of a fewer side effects.

Backache with stiffness

Maha Yograj guggul reduces stiffness and backache. In backache, it is more beneficial with Dashmoolarista.

RemedyDosage (twice a day)
Mahayograj guggul500 mg
Boswellia Serrata500 mg
Dashmoolarista20 ml

Fibromyalgia & Muscular cramps

Mahayograj guggul has antispasmodic action due to magnesium based Abhrak Bhasma. It also contains other ingredients such as Guggul, Rajat Bhasma and triphala, which helps reducing tenderness, muscle pain and tiredness. It is more effective when it is used with Ashwagandha powder or Ashwagandharishta.

Gout with joint stiffness and acute pain

However, more safe remedies are available for gout and high uric acid including Kaishore guggulu, Amritadi Guggul, Singhnad Guggulu, chandraprabha vati, punarnavarishta, punarnava powder, giloy decoction etc. Mahayograj guggul is used when joint stiffness and acute pain are more prominent symptoms than joint tenderness or dull pain. In this condition, it is beneficial with Giloy Decoction.

After subsidence of acute pain, one can take yograj guggul for stiffness and Gokhsuradi guggulu and punarnava powder for reducing raised uric acid.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Mahayograj guggul Gold is more beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis. It reduces swelling, stiffness and pain. However, it is best in acute attack of rheumatoid arthritis. In chronic case, one can take the following safer herbal combination.

Herbs for RADosage (twice a day)
Punarnava Powder1 gram
Sondh (Ginger) powder500 mg
Giloy Powder1 gram
Ajmoda (celery)500 mg

Mahayograj Guggul Dosage

Mahayograj Guggul dosage varies according to disease. The below table is for your reference.

Determining FactorsDosage (Twice a day)
Acute Pain1000 mg with warm milk and 10 ml castor oil
Chronic Pain500 mg to 1000 mg with Rasanadi Kwath

The maximum dosage of Mahayograj Guggul should not exceed from 4 grams a day.


Determining FactorsBeneficial Adjuvants
Frequent urinationDaruhaldi Kwath (Decoction)
Skin DiseasesNeem Decoction Or Maha Manjisthadi Kwath
GoutGiloy Decoction and Punarnava Powder
Abdominal DiseasesPunarnavadi Kwath
Eye painTriphala decoction
Rheumatoid ArthritisRasanadi Kwath

Caution & Side Effects

Mahayograj Guggul contains Bhasma made of heavy metals, which can result in severe side effects. The safer medicine is Yograj guggul because it does not contains any mineral or bhasma.

Mahayograj Guggul should not be used more than 60 days on regular basis. The heavy dosages are rarely used, but old VAIDYA (ayurvedic physicians) are still using it in heavy dosage of 2 grams twice a day. Its safer dosage is 500 mg twice a day with recommended adjuvant for 15 to 30 days. After that, it will be better to choose alternative of this medicine. Its continuous use and heavy dosage can result in following side effects.

  1. Acidity or gastritis (rare)
  2. Renal impairment (very rare)

Renal impairment can occur with wrong dosage, unwise continuous use or taking Mahayograj Guggulu containing less processed or inadequately prepared bhasma or minerals.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Mahayograj Guggul is UNSAFE in pregnancy and breastfeeding. It contains some minerals, which can harm developing baby.

The hot potency of this medicine can also reduce the breast milk supply. Therefore, lactating mothers should not use it.


Mahayograj Guggul should not be used in following health conditions.

  • Renal Impairment
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Nephritis
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Before or after surgery

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    Please provide details of panchamrut loha guggul including its indications, dosage etc.

  2. Can a diabetic person with blood pressure problem take this medicine?
    If yes, is there any side effect or any other thing, which should be taken care of before using this medicine.

    1. For precautionary purposes, a minimum 3 hours gap should be kept between Maha Yogaraj Guggul and other allopathic medicines. The long-term continuous use (i.e. more than 6 weeks) of Maha Yogaraj Guggul should be discouraged.

  3. Whether is it useful with Chandraprabha Vati for back pain? Kindly tell. Whether can diabetic person consume it?

    1. 1. Absolutely, Chandraprabha Vati along with Mahayograj Guggul helps to alleviate the backache.

      2. Diabetic patient can consume Chandraprabha Vati without any trouble. Actually, it is highly recommended in diabetes to prevent diabetic complications and their management.

    1. Yes, heart patients can also take Maha Yograj Guggulu. It helps to reduce inflammation and helps in arthritis. In addition, some of its ingredients including Abhrak Bhasma strengthen the heart and improves cardiac functions. Moreover, it also reduces serum cholesterol and triglycerides. Because it contains some heavy metals too, so it should be taken under the supervision of an ayurvedic doctor.

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