Yogaraja Guggulu, also known as Yograj guggul or Pakshaghatari Guggulu is an ayurvedic guggul preparation that is used to treat disorders with respect to pain, digestion and respiration system. A Guggulu or guggul is a fragrant resin which is derived from the Guggul or Mukul Myrrh tree and is botanically referred to as Commiphora Mukul.
The Yograj Guggul, a combination of various potent herbs is considered an effective treatment for those suffering from stiffness, pain, inflammation and swelling and joint disorders. It is also used as a rejuvenating supplement and is a basal supportive therapy in Ayurveda. In addition to the above, it is also used to improve appetite and overall digestive ability.
Yograj Guggulu Composition And Preparation
The Yograj Guggulu is made of numerous herbs and naturally occurring constituents all incorporated in a basal, supportive binding agent. The ingredients are as follows:
- Dried ginger (Zingiber officinale) with a weight of 10 grams
- Pipali or long pepper (piper longum) – fruit with a weight of 10 grams
- Pipali or long pepper (piper longum) – roots with a weight of 10 grams
- Chavya (Piper cubeba) with a weight of 10 grams
- Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica) with a weight of 10 grams
- Hingu or Heeng (Asafoetida) with a weight of 10 grams
- Ajmod or celery seeds (Apium Graveolens) with a weight of 10 grams
- Mustard seeds with a weight of 10 grams
- Black Cumin with a weight of 10 grams
- White cumin with a weight of 10 grams
- Nirgundi seeds with a weight of 10 grams
- Inderjo (Holarrhena Antidysenterica seeds) with a weight of 10 grams
- Patha (Cissampelos Pareira) with a weight of 10 grams
- Vidanga (Embelia ribes) with a weight of 10 grams
- Gajpipal (Java Long Pepper) with a weight of 10 grams
- Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa) with a weight of 10 grams
- Atees or Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum) with a weight of 10 grams
- Bharangi (Clerodendrum serratum) with a weight of 10 grams
- Vacha (Acorus calamus) with a weight of 10 grams
- Mustak (Cyperus rotundus) with a weight of 10 grams
- Triphala with a weight of 10 grams
- Shuddha Guggulu or Commiphora Mukul with a weight of 270 grams
- Sarpi or Ghee of a sufficient quantity.
Method Of Preparation
To prepare the potent concoction, the herbs and spices listed above must be carefully sourced. Following the same, they must be cleaned, dried and separated into the right proportions. They must be powdered pounded together along with the Shuddha Guggulu. Once that is done, the pure ghee is added slowly to ensure proper binding and mixing of the paste.
Yogaraja Guggulu Medicinal Properties
The Yograj Guggulu has numerous medicinal properties, starting with the following:
- Anti-inflammatory in nature
- Anti-arthritic properties
- Carminative properties
- Acts as a digestive stimulant
- Hypo-glycemic properties
- Natural expectorant
- Used to burn fat
- Anti-gout properties
- Muscle relaxant
- Analgesic or anodyne
- Anticarcinogenic properties
Yograj Guggulu Uses And Benefits
The Yograj Guggulu can be considered for therapy in numerous cases and is resorted to when the treatment is directed towards balancing the Vata and Kapha doshas of the body. It is especially beneficial in reducing the vata settled in the joints and muscles creating pain, crackling sounds, spasms and tremors. This built-up is due to excess vata or sometimes accumulation of AMA (toxins) in the joints and muscles. Yograj Guggulu is a detoxification formulation which removes excess AMA and fat from the body.
- With respect to muscle, bone and joint disorders, it can be used to treat muscle spasms, stiffness in the joints, stiffness in the back, Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, bursitis and gout.
- With respect to the neural system, the Guggulu can be considered as a viable treatment option for epilepsy, depression, paralysis and sciatica. It is rather more effective to treat the above-mentioned disorders when combined with more target-specific ayurvedic concoctions but is a great foundational medicine nevertheless.
- For digestive health, the Guggulu can be used to treat constipation, loss of appetite, indigestion, gas or bloating or flatulence, abdominal distension and irritable bowel syndrome.
- It can be used to maintain proper cardiac health and can also be used to treat high cholesterol levels in the body, Atherosclerosis and congestive heart failure with feet oedema.
- With respect to respiratory health, it is effective in treating persistent cough and Asthma which is a primary symptom of chest/respiratory congestion.
- A viable option with respect to feminine health, the Guggulu can be used to treat membranous dysmenorrhea, secondary amenorrhea (in cases where the condition is not diagnosed as primary) and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome or PMS.
Yogaraja Guggulu For Flatulence, Intestinal Gas And Abdominal Distension, Chronic Constipation And IBS
Vata is the primary factor for abdominal gas and distension. It is known to correct and ease the functioning of the digestive system and targets the adhesive toxins also known as the AMA toxins in the abdomen. These toxins are indicated by means of foul-smelling flatulence and are a result of malabsorption or an improper metabolism.
To normalize bowel movements, patients are prescribed the Guggulu which treats cramps that are a result of intestinal gas. The Guggulu can also be used to treat symptoms of cramps before passing stools.
Chronic constipation can be treated using this potent ayurvedic medicine. It can be prescribed and recommended for therapy in cases of constipation with the sticky or fatty excretory matter. However, in the case of dry and hard faecal matter that can result in tears and anal fissures, the Guggulu cannot be of much help. Fatty faeces is a result of malabsorption, fat-related metabolic disorders, reduced liver function and possible AMA formation in the abdomen.
It can also be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome or IBS but cannot be used when there is a constipation bout.
Dosage And Administration
The maximum dosage of the Yograj Guggulu is restricted to six grams a day. However, the usual dosage can be around 500mg to 1000 mg. It is only in cases that the ayurvedic practitioner or medical practitioner deems fit that the patient is prescribed a higher dosage.
Yogaraja Guggulu Side Effects And Necessary Precautions
As with all potent ayurvedic medication and therapy, it is important that the ayurvedic and medical practitioner be consulted before use. It is known to cause certain side effects in people that are quite sensitive and can have adverse reactions during prescription changes and interaction with allopathic medicines. It is known to cause acidity, heartburn, abdomen burns, or allergic reactions to the ingredients in rare cases.
It is easily available in tablet form, at almost all online ayurvedic pharmacies. You can purchase the most famous ones here
- Dabur Maha Yograj Guggulu Tablets – 80 tablets For Rs. 359/-
- Patanjali Yograj Guggul, Pack of 3 – Rs 160
- Baidyanath Yograj Guggulu, Pack of 2 – Rs 176
- Kerala Ayurveda Yogaraja Gulgulu, 50 Tabs For Rs. 140.00