Navaka Guggulu (also called Vyoshadi Guggulu and Dashang Guggul) is anti-obesity and antihyperlipidemic ayurvedic medicine. It reduces elevated lipids – cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein etc. It helps to manage the body weight by reducing the fat accumulation and improving the fat metabolism and its usability. It is also used for the management of the Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Navaka Guggulu vs. Medohar Guggul
Navaka Guggulu is often confused with Medohar Guggul because all ingredients are same, but the quantity of Shuddha Guggulu is 50% in Navaka Guggul and 10% in Medohar Guggul. Other ingredients in Medohar Guggul are also 10% each whereas around 5.55% each in Navaka Guggul.
Therefore, Navak Guggul has more antihyperlipidemic action than Medohar Guggul. Navak Guggul is more beneficial in Rheumatoid Arthritis because of the high Guggulu content.
|Shuddha Guggulu||50% (9 Parts)|
|Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) – Piper Nigrum||5.55% (1 Part)|
|Sonth (dried ginger root) – Zingiber Officinale||5.55% (1 Part)|
|Pippali (Long Pepper) – Pepper Longum||5.55% (1 Part)|
|Mustak (Nagarmotha or Nutgrass) – Cyperus rotundus||5.55% (1 Part)|
|Chitrak root – Plumbago Zeylanica||5.55% (1 Part)|
|Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula||5.55% (1 Part)|
|Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica||5.55% (1 Part)|
|Amla (Indian Gooseberry) – Emblica Officinalis||5.55% (1 Part)|
|Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes||5.55% (1 Part)|
|GUNA (Main Quality)||LAGHU (Light), USHNA (Hot), RUKSHA (Dry)|
|VIRYA (Potency)||USHNA (Hot)|
|DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)||Pacifies KAPHA DOSHA & VATA DOSHA|
|Dhatu (Tissue) Effect||RASA, MEDAS, ASTHI|
|Organs Effect||Fatty Tissue, Liver, Stomach, Intestines, Bones & Joints|
Navaka Guggulu is used in following health conditions:
- Kapha Diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Hyperlipidemia, Dyslipidemia, Hypercholesterolemia
- Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis)
Benefits & Medicinal Uses
Navaka Guggulu boosts fat burning by modulating the fat metabolism and its usability. Most obese people have slow metabolic rate. It helps to improves the metabolic rate and discourage the body to store more fat.
The second action is on the liver. Poor liver functions may be the hidden cause of obesity and obesity may also lead to poor liver functions. The condition is called fatty liver disease and it is present in many obese people. Navaka Guggulu also improves the liver functions, reduces the storage of the fat in liver cells, prevents and treats the fatty liver disease and ultimately reduces the fat storage in the body and promotes weight loss.
Dosage & Administration
|The general dosage of Navaka Guggulu (Vyoshadi Guggulu) is as follows.|
|Children||500 mg to 2 grams|
|Adults||1 gram to 4 grams|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||8 grams Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day with lukewarm water|
|Best Time to Take: An hour after meal|
|Note: The classical dosage of Navaka Guggul seems to be very high, but the low dosage has little effects on the body weight. If patient has no Pitta condition, then an optimum dosage should be used for maximum benefits.|
Navaka Guggulu is considerably safe and well-tolerated in most individual when taken in recommended dosage as discussed above and under professional supervision.
In people with Kapha body type or Kapha symptoms, there are no side effects observed with Navaka Guggulu. Some people suffering from Pitta conditions can experience following side effects:
- Acid Reflux
- Burning sensation
- Vertigo (very rare)
Pregnancy & Lactation
Navaka Guggulu is not advisable during pregnancy. Lactating mothers should take under professional supervision if recommended.
There are no absolute contraindications for Navaka Guggulu.