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Medohar Guggulu Benefits, Dosage & Side Effects

Medohar Guggulu is anti-obesity herbal medicine used in ayurveda. It stimulates fat metabolism and burns excess body fat. It helps the adequate use of the fats in the body by burning it off.

Initially, some people have reported increase in their appetite, but they feel reduction in appetite after a few days. Therefore, you should not stop taking Medohar Guggul and increase intake of salads, fruits and vegetables or foods with low glycemic index. Almost all types of salads, fruits and vegetables have low glycemic index, so it is best healthy and nutritious diet in your weight loss program. You can also add Vrikshamla (Garcinia Cambogia) to suppress excessive craving for foods.


Herbal Ingredients Quantity
Suddha Guggul – commiphora mukul 10%
Black pepper (piper nigrum) 10%
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) 10%
Pipali (Long Pepper) – Pepper Longum 10%
Mustak (Nagarmotha or Nut grass) – Cyperus rotundus 10%
Chitrakmool – Plumbaga zeylanica 10%
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula 10%
Bibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica 10%
Amla (Amalaki) – Emblica officinalis 10%
Vaividang (Embelia ribes) 10%
Castor Oil (Erand tel) Q.S.

Medohar Guggulu Benefits & Uses

Medohar Guggulu is a unique preparation that works on metabolism and naturally burns fats. However, it is formulated only obesity, but it also work for associated diseases such as diabetes, knee pain, fatty liver, high cholesterol levels, breathing troubles and belly fat. It works in all following KAPHA symptoms associated with these diseases.

  1. Lethargies or laziness or inactiveness
  2. Loss of energy
  3. Feeling of heaviness in the body
  4. Abdominal heaviness after meal
  5. Inactiveness
  6. Congestion
  7. Excessive sleep
  8. Passive depression or aloneness

Obesity & Belly Fat

In some people, Medohar Guggulu can alone work. It works best reducing belly fat and hip fat. However, you may also require other remedies to speed up the fat burning process. The best combination of Medohar Guggulu is as follows.

Ayurvedic Remedies Dosage (twice a day)
Medohar Guggulu 500 mg
Triphala Guggulu 500 mg
Pushkarmool – Inula racemosa 250 mg
Vrikshamla (Garcinia Cambogia) 500 mg

This combination speeds up the shedding off the fat and works on overall body including facial fat. Some people may initially feel increase in appetite, but you should not stop taking this remedy because your body is correcting metabolism and it will reduce after a few days itself.

How does medohar work?

The action and mechanism of Medohar Guggulu depends on the Guggul. Guggul has been studied for following actions and verified by scientific studies. Guggulsterone present in guggul is responsible for its weight reduction property.

  1. Guggul increases lipid’s metabolism.
  2. It may induce natural cellular death of adipose cells.
  3. It inhibits the production of new fat cells.
  4. It also acts on thyroid gland and stimulates thyroid functions. Thus, it improves the metabolism in the body.

All other ingredients in Medohar Guggulu have almost similar properties and work together correcting the lipid metabolism, improving liver functions and reducing excess fat.


In diabetes, Medohar Guggulu works in obese people with above listed KAPHA symptoms. Its main action is on insulin resistance diabetes. It may not work in insulin insufficiency. In such condition, patient may require other insulin production stimulating remedies.

Knee Pain or osteoarthritis

However, Medohar Guggulu is not directly indicated in osteoarthritis, but it becomes useful when knee pain is associated with obesity. In such case, it is given as per following table.

Remedies Dosage (twice a day)
Medohar Guggulu 500 mg
Gokshuradi Guggulu 500 mg
Boswellia serrata 500 mg

Fatty Liver

Medohar Guggulu is very helpful for people with fatty liver syndrome. It reduces excess fat from the liver and corrects the liver functions. In most cases, fatty liver syndrome has a link with obesity, so it works in both and provides relief from liver disorders. The following herbs can be included for maximum benefits.

  • Andrographis paniculata (Nilavembu)
  • Boerhavia diffusa
  • Eclipta alba
  • Phyllanthus niruri
  • Picrorhiza kurroa
  • Solanum nigrum
  • Tephrosia purpurea

High cholesterol levels

Medohar Guggulu also works for cleansing the blood vessels and reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. It works great in following combination.

Remedies Dosage (twice a day)
Medohar Guggulu 500 mg
Pushkarmool – Inula racemosa 250 mg
Arjuna – Terminalia arjuna 500 mg

Medohar Guggulu Dosage

The general dosage of Medohar Guggulu is as follows.
Children 250 to 500 mg *
Adults 500 to 1000 mg *
Geriatric (Old age) 250 to 500 mg *
Maximum Possible Dosage 6 grams per day (in divided doses)
* Twice a day with warm water or Triphala Decoction or Triphala Tea
The dosage can be adjusted according to body weight, age and several other factors.
Medohar Guggulu is also available in Tablet form in the market. Each Tablet of Medohar Guggul contains about 500 mg Medohar Guggul powder.

Effectiveness of Medohar Guggul

The most common question is about the effectiveness of the Medohar Guggul. Many people have reported that it has not worked for them. What is the reason and what should they do?

The reasons might be the following:

  1. Ayurveda considers body type and Dosha dominance. Medohar Guggul work well when you have no Pitta symptoms.
  2. The minimum effective dosage of Medohar Guggul is 1 gram twice or thrice daily. If you have taken the dosage less than 1 gram, then it may also be ineffective.
  3. Poor dietary habits may also be responsible. Even you may have cut down the food intake, but the right foods are essential for losing weight. Read more – Weight Loss Diet Guidelines
  4. You may not drink the enough water, which help you eliminating the toxins and prevent overeating.
  5. Sedentary lifestyle – you cannot expect reduction in weight even if you are taking a little food while you are living a passive life.
  6. Eating the junk foods, frozen foods or stored/packed foods may also be a hindrance in losing weight.
  7. Not taking whole nutritious diet may also be responsible.

If you are seeing that all these reasons are not applicable on you, then it may also occur due to the failure of Medohar Guggul. It is a common problem with natural medicine that it works well for some people and shows no results for some. It might also be due to non-standardization of the Medohar Guggul, which may result in good potency in some manufacturing batches and poor potency in some other batches.

What can I do now if Medohar is not working for me?

If you are not getting the desired results with Medohar Guggul, then you may also require other supporting medicines, or need to stop it and consult ayurvedic doctor for the better remedies specific to your body type and symptoms.

Caution & Side Effects

Medohar Guggulu is POSSIBLY SAFE and WELL TOLERATED with dosage less than 2 grams per day. The heavy dosage may cause following side effects.

  1. Heartburn
  2. Dull headache (commonly associated with acidity and occurs in people with history of acidity, gastritis or ulcer)
  3. Increase in appetite (it may not its side effects, as people feel it initially and after a few days it reduces itself)
  4. Loss of appetite (it occurs in people with chronic gastritis or digestive troubles)


You should not take Medohar Guggul in pregnancy. It has warm property, which means it produces heat in the body. The medicines having hot potency are not used in pregnancy according to ayurvedic science.


However, Medohar Guggulu is possibly safe during lactation. But it is better to stay away from all medicines during lactation. Instead of medicines, you should take a balanced diet and start exercise 30 to 45 minutes a day.

According to Ayurveda, Guggulu preparations are likely to reduce breast-milk supply, so it may not be the best idea to take Medohar Guggul for losing weight if your baby is less than 6 months and depends entirely on breast-milk. Once he/she start taking other foods and you may start Medohar Guggul along with Triphala Powder, Ayaskriti and other medicines.

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