Trayodashang Guggulu Benefits, Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

Trayodashang Guggulu (also spelled as trayodasanga guggul) is guggul based herbal formulation. It provides strength to the nerves, bones, joints, muscles and ligaments. It is effective in all types of diseases related to nervous system and musculoskeletal system.

We found it more effective in osteoarthritis in combination with Gokshuradi Guggulu and Ashwagandha Powder. It is also beneficial in gout, pain disorders, paralysis, hemiplegia, sciatica pain and all types of joint pain. Generally, it works well when following two symptoms are associated together.

  1. Weakness
  2. Pain


Trayodashang Guggulu contains following ingredients.

Herbal IngredientsQuantity
Suddha Guggul (commiphora mukul)50%
Babool Seed pods and stem bark4.15%
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)4.15%
Hauber (juniper berries) – juniperus communis4.15%
Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia)4.15%
Shatavari (Asparagus) – Asparagus Racemosus4.15%
Gokhru (Puncture vine) – Tribulus terrestris4.15%
Nishoth Kala (Operculina turpethum)4.15%
Saunf (Fennel Seeds) – Foeniculum vulgare4.15%
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata4.15%
Kachur (Zedoary) – Curcuma zedoaria4.15%
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) – Trachyspermum Ammi4.15%
Ginger – Zingiber officinale4.15%
Cow’s Ghee (Clarified Butter)Q.S.

Medicinal Properties

Trayodashang Guggulu has following healing properties.

  1. Anti-inflammatory
  2. Anti-arthritic
  3. Carminative
  4. Anti-gout
  5. Analgesic
  6. Muscle relaxant
  7. Antioxidant
  8. Adaptogenic

Therapeutic Indications

Trayodashang Guggulu is helpful in following health conditions.

Brain & Nerves

  • Paralysis
  • Facial paralysis
  • Hemiplegia
  • Sciatica
  • Pain of neurological origin

Muscle, Bones & Joints

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone pain
  • Osteoporosis or low bone mineral density
  • Muscle spasm
  • Backache

Trayodashang Guggulu Benefits & Uses

The main action of Trayodashang Guggulu is on nerves, muscles, bone and joints. Therefore, it becomes beneficial in all above diseases listed in therapeutic indication section of this article. Here we will discuss about some main benefits and medicinal uses of Trayodashanga Guggulu.

Paralytic disorders (hemiplegia or facial paralysis)

In ayurvedic ancient texts, paralytic disorders are main indication of Trayodashang Guggulu. It increases recovery span of paralytic disorders. It works well if you start taking it within a month of paralysis attack. In chronic cases, it can also help, but its beneficial effects are less as compared to early start.


Trayodashang Guggulu has very good results in osteoarthritis. It arrests wear and tear process of the joints and cartilages. For more results, the following ayurvedic combination helps.

Ayurvedic RemedyDosage *
Trayodashang Guggulu1000 mg
Gokshuradi Guggulu1000 mg
Ashwagandha Powder1000 mg
Boswellia Serrata (Shallaki)500 mg

* Your doctor can adjust dosage according to your health needs, body weight and age. This dosage is for adult male patient having at least 60 Kg body weight. It can be given twice a day. For better results, you can use milk as adjuvant.

Osteoporosis or low bone mineral density

However, Trayodashang Guggulu does not increase bone mineral density directly, so you also require calcium, zinc, magnesium and vitamin D supplement. In combination of this and Laxadi Guggulu, Trayodashang Guggulu works awesome. It provides strength to bones and prevents fractures and bone injury.

Trayodashang Guggulu Dosage

The dosage of Trayodashang Guggulu varies from 750 mg to 1.5 grams twice a day. Less than this dosage, it is not effective in osteoarthritis and paralytic disorders. However, in osteoporosis, it is used as supportive therapy in combination of minerals and laxadi guggul, so the dosage can be 500 mg twice a day. The dosage should be twice a day and dosage table is below for your reference.

Health conditionDosage (taken twice a day)
Supportive Therapy in Osteoporosis500 mg
Osteoarthritis500 mg to 1 grams
Paralytic disorders1 grams to 2 grams

Caution & Side Effects

Trayodashang Guggulu is POSSIBLY SAFE & WELL TOLERATED in most people. However, it is heavy in digestion, so its excess dosage can cause loss of appetite and indigestion.

Side effects

The following side effects occur only with heavy dosage (6 grams per day).

  • Loss of appetite
  • Indigestion
  • Belching
  • Stomach upset

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh is a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist with B.A.M.S. and M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants. He has a wealth of experience in using Ayurveda to treat patients, including the use of herbal medicine and personalized Ayurvedic diets. His passion for spreading accurate and scientific information about Ayurveda and Medicinal Plants led him to create Ayur Times, a trusted resource for those seeking reliable information on the topic. Through his dedicated work, Dr. Singh has helped thousands of patients find relief and improve their health with Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine.

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