TRIPHALA GULGULU -Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Triphala gulgulu is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of haemorrhoids and fistula. This tablet contains herbal ingredients only. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.


  • This medicine is popularly used in the management of haemorrhoids
  • It is effective in improving digestive power
  • Its anti-inflammatory property is effective in reducing the size of pile mass, pain and swelling.
  • It is effective in constipation also


  • Haemorrhoids
  • Constipation
  • Digestive problems
  • Fistula
  • Sinuses
  • Wounds


1PIPPALILong pepperPiper longum1 partcarminative
2HARITHAKIChebulic myrobalanTerminalia chebula1 partrejuvenator
3VIBHITHAKIBelliric myrobalanTerminalia bellerica1 partrejuvenator
4AMALAKIIndian gooseberryEmblica officinalis1 partrejuvenator
5GUGGULUIndian bedeliumCommiphora mukul5 partanalgesic


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 a sufficient quantity of ghee.


  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata, pitta, kapha dosha imbalance.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa , rakta, mamsa dhatu – piles, indigestion
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting Bahya and Abhyanthara roga marga – indigestion, constipation, external and internal piles.


Take 1to 2 tablets after food twice daily or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

               EXERCISES AND YOGA

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.

  • Yoga practice is of great role to prevent and control haemorrhoids. The practice of shatkriya or yogic cleansing techniques purify the body and prevent digestive problems. 
  • In haemorrhoids, one may experience constipation or difficultly in passing stool. Basti kriya aid smooth peristalsis movement for quick elimination.
  • ashwini mudra in various seated and inverted postures strengthen and prevent the enlargement or swelling of haemorrhoids. Inverted postures like viparita karani, sarvangasana and sirsasana are great reliefs from the irritation and pain from the haemorrhoids.


  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more acrid, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, Lukewarm water, gruel
  • Avoid smoking, carbonated drinks, alcohol
  • Avoid consumption of heavy diet at bedtime.
  • Avoid food items which produce constipation
  • Drink more water


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

            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


  • Chiravilwadi kashaya
  • Dusparshadi kashaya
  • Kankayana gulika
  • Kalyana kshara


  • Divya pharmacy
  • Baidyanath
  • Sdm ayurveda pharmacy


  1. Pharmaceutico – Analytical Study of Triphala Guggulu

  • Physical, Phytochemical and Chromatographic Evaluation of Triphala Guggul Tablets
  • Antidiabetic potential of Triphala Guggul – an ayurvedic formulation in alloxan-induced diabetes animal model.

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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