MAHAYOGARAJA GUGGULU-Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Mahayogaraja guggulu is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of skin diseases, diabetes, and joint diseases. This tablet contains mineral ingredients along with herbs. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.


  • This medicine is used in the management of diabetes and its associated conditions.
  •  It is also beneficial to the management of muscle pain, inflammatory, and degenerative joint pain.
  • This medicine is specially administrated in skin diseases.
  • It is used as a natural rejuvenator.


  • Kushta – skin diseases
  • Vatarakta – rheumatoid arthritis
  • Prameha – diabetes
  • Premeha pidaka – diabetic carbuncles
  • Vrana – chronic wounds
  • Kasa – cough
  • Swasa – breathing difficulty
  • Arsas – piles
  • Bhagandara – fistula
  • Apasmara – epilepsy
  • Pandu – anaemia
  • Udara – ascites


1PIPPALILong pepperPiper longum3 gmcarminative
2HARITHAKIChebulic myrobalanTerminalia chebula40 gmrejuvenator
3VIBHITHAKIBelliric myrobalanTerminalia bellerica40 gmrejuvenator
4AMALAKIIndian gooseberryEmblica officinalis40 gmrejuvenator
5SHUNDIGingerZingiber officinale3 gmCarminative
6CHITRAKAMRoot of lead wortPlumbago zeylanica3 gmCarminative
7CAVYALong pepperPiper chaba3 gmcarminative
8VACHASweet flagAcorus calamus3 gmBalances kapha and vata
9VIDANGA Embelia ribes3 gmEffective in worm infestation
10PIPPALI MULALong pepper (Root)Piper longum3 gmcarminative
11MURVA Marsdenia tenacissima3 gmBalances kapha and vata
12BHARNGI Clerodendron serratum3 gmAntipyretic action
13ATIVISHA Aconitum heterophyllum3 gmBeneficial effect on the digestive system
14JEERAKACuminCuminum cyminum3 gmcarminative
15PATHA Cyclea peltata3 gmBalances vata, kapha
16GAJAPIPPALI Piper chaba3 gm 
17INDRAYAVA(SEED) Holarrhena antidysenterica3 gmRelieves diarrhoea
18RENUKA Vitex agnuscstus3 gm 
19KRISHNA JEERAKABlack cuminNigella sativa3 gmReduces fever,vomiting
20KATUKA Picrorrhiza kurroa3 gmAntipyretic action
21SARSHAPAMustard 3 gmAntibacterial action
22AJAMODAajowanTrachyspermum ammi3 gmcarminative
23HINGUAsafoetidaFerula asafoetida3 gmCarminative
24NAGA BHASMABhasma of lead 48 gmAntidiabetic property
25ABHRAKA BHASMAprocessed Biotite mica 48 gmbalances vata dosha, reduces pain
26LOHA BHASMAbhasma of Iron 48 gmtonic and rejuvenator
27RAJATA BHASMAbhasma of Silver 48 gmbalances vata dosha, provide strength
28VANGA BHASMAbhasma of Tin 48 gmProvide body strength
29MANDURABhasma of iron oxide 48 gmHaematinic action
30PARADA BHASMA (RASASINDURA)bhasma of mercury 48 gmFast relief from symptoms
31GUGGULUIndian bedeliumCommiphora mukul180 gmanalgesic


Purified guggulu heated in an iron vessel till it attains semisolid consistency. Then the powder of the above-mentioned drugs added to it and mixed well. Then tablets are made by using asufficient quantity of ghee.

  • Purification of loha, naga, vanga, rajata-  Heated and immersed in sesame oil,buttermilk, cow’s urine,gruel and decoction of kulatha (Dolichos biflorus) in that order for seven days in each liquid.
  • Detoxification of Parada – Ground with the juice of Aloevera, Triphala(Terminalia
  • chebula, Terminalia bellerica, Emblica officinalis), the root of chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) each for 7 days. Purified parade processed with gandhaka to prepare rasasindura.
  • Purification of Abhraka – Heating and quenching in decoction of Triphala or cow’s milk for 7 times.


  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata, pitta, and kapha dosha imbalance.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa, raktha, mamsa ,asthi ,majja dhatu –musculoskeletal diseases, skin diseases
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting all roga marga
  • Bahya roga marga – skin diseases, wounds
  • Abhyanthara roga marga – respiratory diseases, ascites
  • Madhyama roga marga –joint pain, muscle pain, diabetes


Take 1to 2 tablets after food, twice daily along with the following adjuvants or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

  • Rasnadi kashayam – vata dosha imbalance
  • Kakolyadi kashayam – pitta dosha imbalance
  • Aragvadhadi kashayam – kapha dosha imbalance
  • Decoction of berberis aristata – diabetes
  • Cow’s urine – anaemia
  • Honey – obesity
  • Neem decoction – skin diseases
  • Decoction of Tinospora cordifolia – rheumatoid arthritis
  • Triphala kashayam – eye diseases
  • Punarnavadi kashayam – ascites


Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practised in the treatment of many diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – for getting calmness to the mind provide overall health

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.


  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold, more salty, sour, and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid heavy exercises that further aggravate degenerated conditions.
  • Oil massage on body advised. Which alleviates vata dosha
  • Avoid smoking, soft drinks, and alcohol.
  • Avoid sugar-containing diet in patients with diabetes.


  • This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
  •  Taken by children, lactating women and during pregnancy only after consulting an ayurveda doctor.
  • Improper administration and overdosage leads to side effects
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            The duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of the disease. Before taking medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

    This medicine is not habit-forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.

                  CLASSICAL REFERENCE

  • Sarangadhara samhita


  • Kaisore  guggulu
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Lakshmi vilas ras
  • Yogendra rasa


  • Baidyanath
  • Dabur
  • Kottakkal Arya vaidya sala
  • Nagarjuna


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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, United States. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your GP before the intake.

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