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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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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    1. Diet plays a major role in gaining weight again. Therefore, it is possible to regain weight after stopping any medicine used for losing weight, not only Medohar Guggulu. You just require improve your diet and adding more healthy diet for maintaining weight. I think this article will help you for healthy diet: Weight Loss Diet

  1. Sir, I am a patient of hypothyroid since 5 years. Weight is 60 kg and height is 5’3″. I want to reduce 12 Kgs. So, I take 12 tabs of Medohar Guggulu and 6 caps of veil shank on empty stomach in morning. Are the dosage and time both all right for weight loss? As well as I take ELTROXIN 50 mcg.

    1. Actually, we do not recommend anybody to take more than two tablets trice a day. In such way, the total daily dosage is about 3 grams per day. However, according to classical text the dosage can be up to 6 grams per day. I do not know the weight of your Medohar Guggulu tablets that you are taking. We suggest taking Medohar Guggulu 2 hours after meal.

  2. I want to reduce my weight, I suffering from fat belly problem and I am over weighted. My age is 39 yrs. Please suggest me medicine.

  3. Sir, can we take medohar vati 3 times a day, one tablet each, even if we have pcos problem?

  4. 1. Can we take Oral Diabetes Medications along with Medohar Guggul?

    2. How much weight will lose after one month’s course with Medohar Guggul?

    3. Do I also need to change diet?

    4. How should we take Medohar Guggul after meal or before meal?

    1. 1. However, one can take Medohar Guggul with any kind of medicines, but 3 hours gap between allopathic or homeopathic medicines and Medohar Guggul is highly suggestible for minimizing the possibilities of interactions if any.

      2. Losing weight with Medohar Guggul varies person to person. However, on average one can lose 2.5 Kg body weight with Medohar Guggul in combination with calorie restriction diet.

      3. Intake of calories and amount of food play an important role in management of weight. If you are taking high calorie diet, even with Medohar Guggul or other medicines, you cannot lose weight. Therefore, calorie control is also very important. For more details, read this article: Healthy Diet for Losing Weight

      4. One can take Medohar Guggul any time, but the most preferable time to take is 2 hours after meal. Patients with history of hyperacidity, ulcer or heartburn should not take Medohar Guggul on empty stomach.

  5. 1. Can I take Medohar guggul and Triphala guggul at the same time after meal?

    2. What is the dosage?

  6. I was wrestler in past time. So my weight is 98 kg right now but my height 5•3ft. so you please advise to me.
    How to take the quantity of your medicine

  7. Sir my weight is 65 kg.and my height is 5.5.” Can i loss my weight or not? Pls tell me the ideal weight for my height.and can i use medohar guggula?

  8. I leave abroad. Where can I get this medohar guggul from? do you have any options for overseas delivery?

  9. 1. Can lactating mothers use Medohar guggul?

    2. When should lactating mother start Medohar guggul?

    1. 1. Lactating mothers can use Medohar guggul in dosage less than one gram per day. This dosage may not have huge influence in breast milk supply. Higher dosage may decrease the milk production due to hot potency of ingredients in Medohar Guggul.

      2. Nursing mother should wait for 6 months after delivery to take Medohar guggul in higher dosage.

    1. However, Garcinia is effective in both form – crude (raw) and extract. We always consider Garcinia in natural form (i.e. raw), so we suggest raw form is best and free from unwanted effects.

  10. 1. Can I take Medohar Guggulu with other medicine like allergy migraine or any other medicine?

    2. How much weight can I lose with it in one month?

    3. What should be perfect diet?

    1. All four remedies described in the article should be taken together for good results in weight loss. The dosage is already given in the article under section of obesity & belly fat.

  11. Is Medohar Guggulu suitable and risk free for the age of 17?
    Is there any risk?
    What is the dosage for age of 17?

    1. According to ayurveda, one should eat less than his appetite to avoid several health problems including obesity. If you overeat or take food more than your daily requirement, then there is possibility to regain the weight.

      The balanced diet is highly recommendable according to individual’s daily requirement and balanced diet is less likely to increase the weight.

  12. Can we take Kanchnar Guggul and Medohar Guggul at a time? Can you suggest after meal or before meal?

  13. Money waste
    Waste product
    This baidyanath medohar guggul does not work.
    This cannot reduce the weight of me. I took these tablets 1 hour after lunch and dinner. These tablets make me hungrier and these also increased my belly fat.

    1. I have Guggul tablet too. That is true. It’s not going to work. What can I do now?

  14. Is it required to workout with this med or is 20-25 minutes’ walk sufficient?

    1. Yes, exercises and diet control is required with Medohar Guggul to get a good results in losing weight. 20 to 25 minutes walk is not sufficient for most of obese individuals.

    1. Medohar Guggul is less likely to affect menstrual periods in recommended dosage, but it contains ingredients having hot potency, which may increase the menstrual flow. Therefore, it should not be taken if anyone has heavy bleeding. In rare cases, it may also alter the menstrual cycle duration.

    1. Medohar Guggul contains most of natural ingredients and some of them we are using in Indian Kitchen daily. It is likely to be safe for kidney patients when taken under supervision.

      The dosage will remain same as described above in the dosage section.

    1. Ingredients in Medohar Guggul and Navaka Guggulu are same, but the difference is in the quantity of the Guggul in the formulations. Guggul is 50% in the Navaka Guggulu and Guggul is 10% in Medohar Guggul.

  15. So the above mentioned combination for weight loss needs to be taken half an hour after meal. Is it correct?

      1. Great thank you also I’m taking this in a tablet form so 2 tabs is fine as I don’t understand it in mg or gms. So how do I proceed?

  16. Sir, I am taking Medohar Guggulu of Baidyanath, which is a 700 mg tab containing around 250 mg Guggulu, but I am already suffering from belching, bloating and heartburn.
    Is it safe to take Medohar Guggulu 2 tabs in morning and night if one is suffering for belching, bloating and heartburn?

    1. Medohar Guggulu may not be suitable if one has sour belching (Acid Burps) and heartburn due to its hot potency. However, it is effective in bloating.
      In such cases, other medicines for heartburn should also be taken along with Medohar Guggul and dosage should be reduced less than one gram twice daily.

  17. Sir,

    As mentioned above all 8 symptoms are associated with my body since long time. As well i have varicose veins. Right now I am taking Balarishta and Arjunarishta and would like to add triphala or Medohar Guggulu.

    Please suggest which one is good

    Thank you

    1. In this case, Medohar Guggul should be best. One can also use Triphala Powder with Medohar Guggul in combination for enhancing the beneficial effects.

      1. Thank you,
        As well, I am also searching for GOTU KOLA pills, which are not available in pill form, meanwhile can I go for kaishore guggulu?

  18. Is Medohar Guggulu safe for a new mom? Are there any side effects to a three months baby due to breast feed?

  19. My height is 5.2 Feet and my weight has become post delivery (child age is 1.5yrs at present) 79.8kg. Kindly suggest a product which will help me to reduce my weight.

  20. An ayurvedic shopkeeper gave me Medohar Guggul and Arogya vardhani vati (both by nidco) for weight loss, told me to take one of them half an hour before meal and one half an hour after (both one tablet twice a day). I forgot which one was before and which one after.

  21. I am a lactating mother of a 10 month old baby. Can I take Medohar guggul? Will it cause weight loss of the baby?

  22. Hello Dr, happy to see your response to all the questions. Thanks!
    I’m having tyroid (5.3) and also have chocolate cyst 13.5mm.
    my height is 5.2 and weighing 67kg and because of tyroid my wieght is not getting reduced.

    Can i take Ganga Medohar guggul? i need to reduce.

  23. I delivered my baby in july end and now he is 2 months weight is 75 kgs nd i want shed off my weight abt 25 kgs.can i start using this medicine now.plsss tell me abt the combination with medohar guggulu and ryt use of this and when i use this medicine ti shed off my xtra fat.

  24. I m lactating mother with a baby of 6month. I had consulted a Dr for weight loss. They have given a combination of medohara guggulu and patoladi kashaya. Is it fine if I take tis 2 medicine.

  25. Can Abana (himalaya) can be taken along with Medhohar guggulu.. will it be effective for weight loss
    Or Medhohar Guggulu with Triphala Guggulu ????

  26. Hi… can u plz tell me that medohar gugal and kachnar gugal r safe for kidneys. Specially if we take these medicines combined..

  27. Hi……I’m a breastfeeding mother, is it safe for me to consume it. N what should be doses. M 27 years old female with 92 kg of body weight. Kindly suggest me.

  28. Hi, I’m 39years female,5’ and 54kg. I exercise regularly and take care if diet but was stuck with 3-4 kg fat. Since a month, I started taking 2 tablets once in a day then, twice in a day. Then 3 tablets twice in a day, and there was a lot of reduced belly and overall fat. But suddenly I feel there no difference and it has stopped working. What should I do?

    1. Slightly change your diet. Just take raw vegetables in the morning. It boosts fat loss and provides necessary nutrients.

      You also skip Medohar Guggul for a 3 to 7 days and restart it again.

  29. Sir I’m taking medohar guggulu since last two months. My weight has increased from 113 to 116 kg. That is 3 kg in 2 months.
    What should I do?

    1. Taking any medicine may not be sufficient for losing weight for some people. They may also need to correct their diet and include exercises in their daily activities. Read More: Dietary Guidelines to Lose Weight.

      Secondly, there are also other options available if medohar guggul does not provide results. For this, you should talk to ayurvedic doctor.

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