Triphala Guggulu (Navkarshik Guggul)
Triphala Guggulu or guggul is an effective ayurvedic medicine and guggulu preparation used in ayurveda for weight loss, constipation, fistula, piles, internal and liver abscesses, infective wounds of soft tissues and corn of feet.
Due to other medicinal properties, Triphala Guggulu can be used for reduction of belly fat (abdominal obesity), indigestion, flatulence, intestinal diseases and for expelling out intestinal worms.
Synonyms of triphala guggulu
- Navkarshik Guggul
- Navakarshika Guggulu
- Trifala gugul
- Triphala guggul
- Triphala gugul
- 1 Therapeutic Indications
- 2 Triphala guggulu ingredients
- 3 Medicinal Properties
- 4 Triphala Guggulu Benefits & Uses
- 5 Triphala Guggulu Dosage
- 6 Triphala guggulu side effects
- 7 Contraindication
- 8 Triphala Guggulu (Guggul) Manufacturers
Triphala guggul is medically indicated in following diseases:
- Pain disorders
- Weight loss or Obesit
- Blood disorders
- Skin Diseases
- Wound edema
- Abscesses (internal abscesses)
- Pyogenic liver abscess or Amebic liver abscess
- Chronic Appendicitis
Triphala guggulu ingredients
1000 mg gram of triphala guggulu contains:
|Common Name||Latin Name||Quantity|
|Amla (Indian Gooseberry)||Emblica officinalis||125mg|
|Bibhitaki||Terminalia bellirica||125 mg|
|Haritaki||Terminalia chebula||125 mg|
|Pipali (Long Pepper)||Pepper Longum||125 mg|
|Guggul||Commiphora wightii||500 mg|
Triphala and guggulu are the main constituents of trifala guggulu.
Active phyto-chemical constitution
- Guggulipids (gugulipid or guglipid)
- Phenolic Compounds (Gallic Acid)
- Linoleic acid
Triphala guggul has following medicinal properties:
- Mild Laxative
- Intestinal Detox
- Anti flatulent
- Anthelminthic or vermifuge
- Digestive stimulant
Triphala Guggulu Benefits & Uses
Triphala Guggulu is beneficial in all types of pain disorders, especially pain related to soft tissue injuries, wounds, cuts and inflammation of skin.
Weight loss or Obesity
Triphala Guggulu contains five very potent herbs that affect digestive system, metabolism and body energy. Triphala and guggul both are well known for their anti-obesity and fat reduction effects. Long pepper is an additional ingredient in this formulation, which boosts up fat metabolism in the liver and fatty tissue.
Triphala is mainly noted to influence the abdomen and tissues around the abdomen. It is beneficial in reduction of belly fat. The following combination is effective to reduce weight and belly fat.
|Triphala Guggul||500 mg|
|Pushkarmool (Inula Racemosa)||250 mg|
|Medohar guggul||500 mg|
|Arogyavardhini vati||500 mg|
- However, above formula is not suitable for people suffering from gastritis and acid reflux. They should use only Triphala Guggul and Arogyavardhini vati in lower dosage, but if KAPHA is dominant and effect of PITTA humor is secondary. If patient has symptoms of NIRAMA PITTA, then both remedies should not be used. Then Amlalaki Rasyana, Kutki and Mustak would be best for losing weight.
- Some doctors also add Tamra Bhasma (Copper Ash) in about 15 mg dosage in the above formula.
Triphala Guggulu is helpful in non-bleeding and infective piles. Some patients also have a problem of mucus discharge from the the excretory opening and piles. Triphala Guggulu helps in this condition to reduce mucus production, destroy pus, and stop pus formation and eliminate infection.
Anal Abscess & Fistula
Due to the antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, Triphala Guggulu is highly beneficial in anal abscess and fistula. Generally, this preparation is formulated for the treatment of anal abscess and fistula, but due to other beneficial effects of its ingredients, it is also used in many other cases.
Triphala Guggulu along with Abhrak Bhasma reduces pus and eradicates infection from the anal canal. Therefore, it is mostly prescribed for fistula and anal abscess. The following combination of ayurvedic medicines might effective in anal fistula.
|Triphala Guggulu||1 gram|
|Abhrak Bhamsa||250 mg|
|Bang Bhasma||125 mg|
|Chandi Bhasma (Rajat Bhasma)||125 mg|
|Gandhak Rasayana||1 gram|
Drainage of anal abscess is also necessary to get the promising results with Triphala Guggulu. It also prevents recurrence of abscess.
Triphala Guggulu is detoxifier ayurvedic preparation. It helps to purifies blood and corrects the natural functions of blood vessels.
High cholesterol or raised lipids
Triphala Guggulu reduces cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the blood. It also helps to eliminate plaque formation in the blood vessels. The following combination is effective in reducing cholesterol levels.
|Triphala Guggul||1 gram|
|Pushkarmool (Inula Racemosa)||500 mg|
|Arjuna – Terminalia Arjuna Bark Powder||500 mg|
|Arogyavardhini vati||1 gram|
As we already discussed that Triphala Guggulu purifies the blood and helps to eliminate the toxins from the blood. Abnormal level of uric acid is also a toxin for our body. There are two causes of high level of uric acid. One is problem with its excretion and another one is its overproduction in the body.
Triphala Guggulu is effective in both conditions. It reduces the production of uric acid by correcting the metabolism of the body. It reduces uric acid levels in the blood by aiding in its excretion.
Infectious Skin Diseases
Due to antibiotic effects of Triphala Guggulu, it is used in Infectious Skin Diseases.
Triphala Guggulu reduces inflammation and swelling of wounds.
Triphala Guggulu is an effective ayurvedic treatment for internal abscesses. It reduces pus and cures infection.
Pyogenic liver abscess and amebic liver abscess
Triphala Guggulu is helpful against Entamoeba histolytica, so it is used in Pyogenic liver abscess or amebic liver abscess.
Triphala Guggulu is used along with Arogyavardhini vati in chronic Appendicitis. It reduces feeling of nausea, low-grade fever, constipation and improves appetite in chronic Appendicitis.
Some doctors also use Triphala Guggulu in goiter and thyroid diseases.
Triphala Guggulu Dosage
One Triphala guggulu tablet contains approximate 500 mg triphala guggulu. It is standard for many manufacturing companies for guggulu preparations.
Dosage according to classical text is 1 gram to 4 grams twice a day, but nowadays, ayurvedic doctors prescribed 1 gram to 2 grams twice a day.
Triphala guggulu tablets: 2 to 8 tablets twice a day.
Triphala guggulu powder: 1 gram to 4 grams
The dosage of triphala guggulu depends on the health condition of the person, so dosage can vary patient to patient. The maximum dosage should not exceed 10 grams per day.
Trifala gugul Adjuvants
- Triphala decoction
- Cow’s urine
- Lukewarm water
Triphala guggulu side effects
There are very rare side effects reported with the use of triphala guggulu. These are due to the errors of selection of dosage according to the body type and health conditions.
Generally, patient having Pitta type body complaints loose stool in the dosage above 1 gram, but it generally occurs first two three days of use. After that, this side effect disappears. It occurs due to mild laxative action of triphala guggul.
Due to hot potency of guggulu, it should not be given in heavy bleeding piles, but it is effective in non-bleeding piles and fistula. If there is pus present in cases of fistula or piles, it can be given with lukewarm water safely. Your doctor may prescribe you other remedies for bleeding if he has given triphala guggul.
Triphala Guggulu (Guggul) Manufacturers
- Baidyanath triphala guggulu
- Divya triphala guggulu/guggul (Ramdev/patanjali)
- Dabur triphala guggulu