Singhnad Guggulu (Simhanada Guggul) – Vatari Guggulu

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Singhnad Guggulu (also called Vatari Guggulu and Simhanada Guggul) is an ayurvedic medicine mainly used for joint pains, swelling, stiffness and inflammation associated with gout and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, it is also helpful in the management of skin diseases, abdominal disorders and Vata Disorders (mainly paralysis). It has purgative action, which helps in detoxification and increases the toxin elimination.

Ingredients (Composition)

The ingredients and preparation methods of Simhanada Guggul and Vatari Guggulu are explained below:

First Method

IngredientsQuantity
Triphala Ingredients:
Terminalia Chebula – Haritaki144 grams
Terminalia Bellirica – Bibhitaki144 grams
Emblica Officinalis – Amla (Indian Gooseberry)144 grams
Triphala ingredients are taken to make a coarse powder and then added in water and decoction is prepared. Then following ingredients are added.
Shuddha Gandhak48 grams
Shuddha Guggulu144 grams
Eranda Tail (Castor Oil)192 grams
Now, the mixture is heated and simmered to get thick mixture to make tablets. 500 mg tablets are made.

Note: The quantity of Eranda Tail (Castor Oil) may not be good for making tablets, so making tablets with it may become difficult. Some manufacturers use ¼ of the quantity of Castor Oil described above.

Second Method

IngredientsQuantity
Eranda Tail (Castor Oil)1 Part
Shuddha Guggulu1 Part
Take an iron pan and put castor oil and Shuddha Guggulu. Simmer the ingredients until Shuddha Guggulu gets completely mixed in Castor Oil.
Triphala (Amla, Bibhitaki & Haritaki)3 Parts
Now, gradually add Triphala Churna in the iron pan with Shuddha Guggulu and Castor Oil. Simmer the mixture until it becomes thick and ready for Avaleha consistency.
Shuddha Gandhak1 Part
Now, put off the stove. Mix Shuddha Gandhak Powder in the mixture. Then make tablets of each 500 mg.

Note: Both Singhnad Guggulu and Vatari Guggulu have same ingredients used in same proportion. They are just synonyms.

Pharmaceutical Actions

Singhnad Guggulu (Simhanada Guggul) is formulated to get three actions:

  1. Appetite and metabolism stimulation
  2. Detoxification
  3. Pain relief

Guggul in it helps to relieve pain. Eranda (castor) Oil reduces dryness of Vata and supports Guggulu in pain relief. Triphala and Shuddha Gandhak helps in detoxification. Castor oil and Triphala increases elimination of the toxins from the body. The formulation has synergetic action, which is very useful for the management of hyperuricemia, gouty arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Furthermore, Shuddha Gandhak helps to reduce skin diseases by its antibacterial, antipruritic, antimicrobial, antitoxin, and demulcent actions.

Medicinal Properties

  • Aam Pachak (Detoxifier)
  • Antitoxin
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-gout
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antipruritic
  • Antirheumatic
  • Demulcent
  • Depurative (purifies blood)
  • Mild laxative
  • Nervine Stimulant

Ayurvedic Properties

DOSHA KARMA (Effect on Humors)Influence all three dosha (Tridosha)
Dhatu (Tissue) EffectRASA, RAKTA, MAMSA, ASTHI, MAJJA
Organs EffectAbdominal organs especially intestines, Nerves, Muscles, Bones, Joints and Skin
Main IndicationRheumatoid Arthritis

Therapeutic Indications

Singhnad Guggulu (Simhanada Guggulu) is indicated in the following health conditions:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hyperuricemia and Gout
  • Cough & Bronchitis
  • Constipation
  • Intestinal Gas
  • Abdominal diseases mainly related or associated with constipation and excess gas
  • Skin Diseases – mainly itching with pain
  • Premature Graying Of Hair
  • Hair loss

Singhnad Guggulu Benefits & Medicinal Uses

Singhnad Guggul (Simhanada Guggulu) is mainly indicated in rheumatoid arthritis. The main actions are toxin removal and subsiding joint inflammation.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Simhanada Guggulu has good results in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It reduces inflammation, pain, stiffness and swelling. It also improves joint flexibility and strengthens bones, joints, muscles and ligaments. It can be used along with Guluchyadi Kashayam for best results.

Hyperuricemia & Gout

Triphala in Simhanada Guggulu both reduces serum uric acid level and exert antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-gout or antihyperuricemic effects. (1)

Terminalia Bellerica in Triphala has strong antihyperuricemic action and reduces serum uric acid level significantly. Its results are comparable with FEBUXOSTAT, a modern drug used for lowering uric acid. (2)

Triphala, castor oil, Shuddha Gandhak and Guggulu have the synergic effect of reducing serum uric acid level, inflammation, pain and stiffness in patients suffering from hyperuricemia (abnormally elevated serum uric acid level) and gouty arthritis.

Dosage & Administration

The general dosage of Singhnad Guggul (Simhanada Guggulu) is as follows.
Children250 to 500 mg *
Adults500 to 2000 mg *
Maximum Possible Dosage6 grams Per Day (in divided doses)
* Twice or thrice a day
Best Time to Take: After Meal
Best Adjuvant: Warm water

Generally, the most suitable dosage for Simhanada Guggulu is 375 to 500 mg tablet, which can be taken two times a day. It is well-tolerated and suitable for most people.

In high dosage, some people can experience loose stools or diarrhea. Therefore, it should be started with minimal effective dosage i.e. 1 tablet twice daily.

If the patient feels a little improvement or no improvement, then its dosage should be gradually increased or should be given along with other ayurvedic medicines like:

Other medicines should be included according to Dosha Analysis and other health conditions.

Safety Profile

Singhnad Guggulu (Simhanada Guggulu) is considerably safe and well-tolerated in most individuals when taken in the recommended dosage under the supervision of an ayurvedic physician.

Side Effects

The most common side effect occurs due to the purgative action of Simhanada Guggulu. Some people may experience loose stools. In high dosage, it can also cause diarrhea. Rarely, people have reported restlessness after taking it, which generally occurs with its high dosage.

Pregnancy & Lactation

The safety profile of Singhnad Guggulu (Simhanada Guggulu is not well established for pregnant women and lactating mothers. Pregnant women should avoid using it. Lactating mothers should consult an ayurvedic physician before using Singhnad Guggulu.

Contraindications

Generally, there are no absolute contraindications for Singhnad Guggulu but it may not be suitable for people with following health conditions.

  • Visceral hypersensitivity
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Recurrent diarrhea (Frequent Diarrhea)

Manufactures

  • Baidyanath
  • Dabur
  • Divya Pharmacy (Patanjali)
  • Zandu

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