Trayodasanga Gulgulu -Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Trayodashang guggulu is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of joint diseases. This tablet contains herbal ingredients only. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.

BENEFITS OF Trayodasanga Gulgulu

  • This medicine is beneficial to the management of muscle pain, inflammatory, and degenerative joint pain.
  • It is also effective in neuromuscular diseases.

INDICATIONS OF Trayodasanga Gulgulu

  • Katigraha – low backache
  • Gridhrasi – sciatica
  • Sandhigata vata – degenerative joint pain
  • Hanustambham-  Lockjaw
  • Janu sandhi vata – knee joint pain
  • Kushta – skin diseases
  • Hridroga – heart diseases

INGREDIENTS OF Trayodasanga Gulgulu

1ABHA Acacia nilotica1 part 
2ASWAGANDHA Withania somnifera1 partThe beneficiary effect in the central nervous system
3HAPUSHA Juniperus communis1partBalances vata, kapha
4GUGGULUIndian bedeliumCommiphora mukul12 partanalgesic
5SUNDIDried gingerZingiber officinalis1 partImproves digestive power
6KACHURA (SHATI)  Curcuma zedoaria1partBalances kapha vata
7SHATAVARIAsparagusAsparagus racemosus1 partRejuvenator aphrodisiac
8AMRITAGiloyTinospora cordifolia1 partrejuvenator
9VRIDHA DARU Argyrea speciosa1partrejuvenator
10GOKSHURASmall caltropsTribulus terrestris1 partDiuretic action
11YAVANIajowanTrachyspermum ammi1partcarminative
12RASNA pluchea lanceolata1 partBalances vata
13SHATAHVA Anethum sowa1 partCarminative
14GHRITACow’s ghee 1 part 


  • Purification of guggulu – boiling in the decoction of triphala  and fried in ghee
  • Above mentioned ingredients are pounded with the purified guggulu and tablets are made.


  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata 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 following roga marga
  • Bahya roga marga – skin diseases
  • Madhyama roga marga –joint pain, muscle pain


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


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

Nadi Shuddhi 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.


  • 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.


  • Bhaishajya ratnavali – vataroga chikilsa


  • Mahayoga raja guggulu
  • Yogendra rasa
  • Maharasnadi kashayam


  • Baidyanath
  • Divya pharmacy


  1. Evaluation of efficacy of trayodashang guggulu in management of cervical spondylosis (manyagata vata)

2.     A Comparative Study on Singhnad guggulu & Trayodasanga guggulu in the Management of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis W.S.R to Amavata


  • Evaluation of efficacy of trayodasanga guggulu in cervical spondylosis

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

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