Swayambhuva Guggul (Svayambhuva Guggulu) has potent antipruritic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory actions. It is the drug of choice in many skin diseases including vitiligo, leucoderma, weeping eczema, skin infections, pruritus, skin abscess, fistula, and diabetic ulcers and carbuncles.
It reduces itching, abnormal fluid secretions (weeping skin), and pus formation. It clears skin infections and restores the natural color of the skin.
|Shuddha Guggulu||10 Parts|
|Babchi (Bakuchi) – Psoralea Corylifolia||5 Parts|
|Shuddha Shilajit (Asphaltum)||5 Parts|
|Swarna Makshik Bhasma||3 Parts|
|Loha Bhasma||2 Parts|
|Gorakhmundi – Sphaeranthus Indicus||2 Parts|
|Haritaki or Harad (Chebulic Myrobalan) – Terminalia Chebula||1 Part|
|Bibhitaki (Bahera) – Terminalia Bellirica||1 Part|
|Amalaki (Amla or Indian Gooseberry) – Phyllanthus Emblica (Emblica Officinalis)||1 Part|
|Karanja (Karanj) – Pongamia Pinnata Leaves||1 Part|
|Khadira (Catechu) – Acacia Catechu||1 Part|
|Guduchi (Giloy or Heartleaf Moonseed) – Tinospora Cordifolia||1 Part|
|Neem – Azadirachta Indica Inner Bark||1 Part|
|Nishoth (Trivrit or Turpeth) – Operculina Turpethum||1 Part|
|Dantimool – Baliospermum Montanum||1 Part|
|Nagarmotha or Mustak (Nut Grass) – Cyperus Rotundus||1 Part|
|Vaividang (False Black Pepper) – Embelia Ribes||1 Part|
|Haldi (Turmeric) – Curcuma Longa||1 Part|
|Amaltas (Aragvadha ) – Cassia Fistula||1 Part|
|Chitrakmool – Plumbago Zeylanica||1 Part|
|Kurchi (Kutaj) – Holarrhena Antidysenterica||1 Part|
For making Swayambhuva Guggul, take an iron mortar and put Shuddha Guggulu in it and add a small quantity of Ghee (Clarified Butter). Pestle it and gradually add the fine powder of other ingredients of Swayambhuva Guggul. When the mixture is ready to make tablets, then make tablets of each 500 mg.
Swayambhuva Guggul has following medicinal properties:
- Depurative (purify blood)
- anti-suppurative (reduce pus)
- Wound healing enhancer
- Aam Pachak (Detoxifier)
- Haematinic (increases hemoglobin levels)
Swayambhuva Guggul is helpful in following health conditions.
- Pruritus (itching)
- Gout & Hyperuricemia
- Leucoderma and Vitiligo
- Weeping eczema
- Abdominal Distension
- Worm infestation
- Premature graying of hair
- Frequent urination
- Liver disorders
Swayambhuva Guggul is mainly used in all types of skin diseases characterized by itching and weeping skin (watery fluid weeping from affected skin). It is also beneficial in the management of skin infections. It has antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal actions, which helps to reduce the discharge of fluids from the skin, stops the formation of the pus, and eradicates the infection.
Swayambhuva Guggul Dosage
|The general dosage of Swayambhuva Guggul is as follows.|
|Children||250 to 1000 mg|
|Adults||500 to 2000 mg (optimum dosage is 2000 mg)|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||6 grams Per Day (in divided doses)|
|Doses: 2 Doses per day|
|Best Time to Take: After Food|
|Adjuvant: Warm water; Honey; Cow’s Urine (in Kapha Diseases); Ghee (Clarified Butter) (in Vata Diseases)|
Swayambhuva Guggul is considerably safe for most individuals when taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.
Side Effects of Swayambhuva Guggul
Generally, there are no side effects when Swayambhuva Guggul is used wisely in patients with the dominance of Kapha Dosha. If the patient has Pitta Prakriti or any condition related to the increase of the Pitta in the body, then it can cause following side effects when used in the dosage more than 1 gram:
- Burning sensation in abdomen
- Acid reflux
However, these side effects of Swayambhuva Guggul are very rare because it also contains some ingredients like Swarna Makshik Bhasma, Neem, Nishoth, Amaltas, Amla, and Nagarmotha, which act to reduce acid reflux, heartburn, and burning or heat sensation.
There are no absolute contraindications for Swayambhuva Guggul.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Swayambhuva Guggul should not be used during pregnancy.
The safety profile of Swayambhuva Guggul is not well established for lactating mothers. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Swayambhuva Guggul during lactation.