Triphala Guggul Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Triphala Guggul is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form. It is also known as   Triphala Guggulu tablets, Triphala Gulgulu etc. This tablet has Guggulu (commiphora mukul) as its base.It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment for weight loss.


Triphala Guggul benefits: 
It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment of weight loss, piles, fistula and inflammatory conditions.

Traditional indications

Fistula in ano – Bhagandhara
Abdominal tumor, distension – Gulma
Oedema, swelling, inflammatory conditions – Shotha
Hemorrhoids – Arsha

Effect on Tridosha – Balances all the three Doshas.

Triphala guggul for weight loss: 
In Ayurvedic practice, it is widely used for weight loss treatment, since it has the Triphala advantage, which helps to control cholesterol.


Triphala Guggul dosage: 
1 – 2 tablets 2 – 3 times a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
How long to continue? 
It can be continued for a period of 3 – 4 months time, under doctor’s advice.

With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.

Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.

With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.

Side effects

Triphala Guggul Side Effects: 
There are no known side effects with this medicine.
Very high dose than prescribed may lead to stomach irritation.
Store in a cool dry place, away from sunlight.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Seek your doctor’s advice for its usage during pregnancy.
This product can be safely used during lactation period and in children for a limited period of few weeks time.


Triphala Guggul Ingredients: 
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula – Fruit rind – 48 g
Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica – Fruit rind – 48 g
Amalaki – Emblica officinalis – Fruit – 48 g
Krishna – Piper longum – Long pepper – Dry fruits – 48 g
Guggulu – Purified Commiphora mukul – 5 X 48 grams = 240 g

Method of Preparation

Ingredients from Haritaki to Krishna is powdered and weighed separately. Crushed purified guggulu is added with powdered ingredients and pounded well till it forms semi solid consistency. Ghee can be added at regular interval to facilitate smooth pounding. When required consistency is obtained, it is rolled into pills, dried and packed in a tightly closed container.

Shloka- Sanskrit verse


Sharangdhara Samhita madhyamakhanda 7/82-83

Triphala Guggulu DS tablet is the same medicine in double strength. Dose is usually 1 tablet 2 times a day after food.
Divya Triphala Guggul is the same product manufactured by Ramdev pharmacy.
Thriphala Gulgulu Gulika manufactured by Nagarjuna pharmacy.

How does it work in hemorrhoids? 
Hemorrhoids patients often suffer from constipation. Triphala helps to relieve constipation, soothes the mucous layer and Guggulu helps in shrinking the size of the pile mass and to relieve inflammation.  

Shelf life

5 years from the date of manufacturing.

Proprietary Ayurvedic medicines with Triphala Gulgulu as ingredient:
Farid DS Tablet –
Manufactured by Akshay Pharma Remedies. It is the anti-obesity medicine. Useful to reduce belly fat and weight.

107 thoughts on “Triphala Guggul Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference”

  1. Hello Dr. Hebbar, I have noticed that the addition of Guggul, makes medicine more potent (in theory at least) and often there is a suggestion against self medication. For example, even on your website there is no caution self-medication with just Triphala or with Pippali/Krishna alone. Is this a valid argument?

  2. Dear Nancy,
    the dose of Triphala Guggulu was slightly high for you. Please first try with quarter a teaspoon at night for a week. It is a mild dose. Get to know its effect and adjust the dose accordingly.

  3. My mother was given triphala guggul (some other brand) and she had severe side effects with a dosage of only 500 mg per day. Had to stop it after 6-7 days. This is a very powerful medicine and should be taken with caution. I am not saying that the medicine itself is bad, its just that different people have different constitutions, so it may not suit all. After taking this medicine, she suffered from dehydration and acute breathing problems. Just for information, she has hypothyroidism, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, edema and is obese.

    I repeat, this medicine itself is not bad (its actually a very good combination), but it may not suit all. You should specially be careful about guggul because some people may be allergic to it, like my mom, which caused the breathing problems for her.

    Lastly, it is foolish to say ayurvedic medicines have no side effects. They are in many ways more powerful than conventional drugs and are eventually composed of chemicals too just like conventional drugs. If allopathic/conventional drugs can have side effects, so can herbs.

    • You can take 1 tablet 2 times a day after food for 3 months time.
      Please read the article related to Ayurvedic management of obesity-

  4. Dear Nancy,
    Triphala Guggulu removes deep seated toxins from the intestines and it is given to patients to treat their chronic constipation and host of other stomach related problems. Take two tablets of Triphala Guggulu daily after dinner until you find improvement in your bowel movements. There after, continue taking one tablet daily after dinner for satisfactory evacuation. You need not to worry for stomach irritation since it happens for smaller moments due to ailment reflection. The ailment reflection is a positive response of the body towards the disease. When the body is removing toxins, minor changes are sure to happen but they fade away soon. It is a part of healing process after taking the medicines to treat the disease. Drink cumin boiled water to get away with stomach irritation. Cumin boiled water is helpful in treating anaemic conditions. The quantity of cumin seeds or powder is half tea spoon to be boiled in a glass of water.

    In case you are unable tolarate Triphala Guggulu, I would suggest you to take two capsules of Triphala (By Himalaya) daily after dinner and if you don’t find it in your locality, you can take one table spoon Triphala Powder to avoid complications. Triphala capsules and Triphala Powder are mild laxative and can be taken for a longer duration. Hope this solves your query!

    Take care and best of health!

  5. sir, I have an ITP patients and was under steroids treatment for about six months in the year 2012. now I have stopped all medicenes. I have been putting on weight actually I was 60kg and now I am 75 kg. do I advised to take these tablets?

  6. Hi sir my father (62aged) taking kaishore guggulu and trayodashanga guggulu for sandhivata shall i give triphala guggulu for weight losing purpose and they have mild acidity problem .

  7. Sir, my BMI is 23. Although I try to eat as healthy as possible, it is not always the case so I feel unhealthy inside and like I’m gaining a lot of weight because of the food. I am doing exercises almost everyday (as and when time permits). I have gained 5 kilos over the past year. I consulted an Ayurvedic doctor regarding weight loss and was advised against medical treatment of it. However, I would like to know if Triphala or Triphala Guggulu will help me lose the gained kilos and in what dosage should it be used. Thank you.

  8. sir today i brought triphala guggulu tablet… many tablets i need 2 take for reducing 10 kg weight in one month pls suggest its dosage sir….pls

  9. Sir, i m having thyroid problem pcod ,high blood sugar,high cholesterol and i have tried to loose weight but nothing works. Can triphala guggul will help me loose my weight. My age is 24 and weight 96 kg . Please suggest me what should i do to loose weight drastically. Thank you

  10. What is better triphala guggul or varadi kashayam for weight loss purposes especially adipose tissue in belly. I have read both articles and both use triphala, but one has guggul and other has iron. Please advise.

  11. What is better triphala guggul or varadi kashayam for weight loss especially for belly fat. I have read both articles and both have triphala in them , the difference being guggul in one and iron in the other. Please advise.

  12. is triphala guggul better or varadi kashayam for weight loss purposes. especially for adipose tissue in the belly? i know both contain triphala, but one has guggul and the other has iron/loha content. please advise on which is most effective in your opinion

      • hi sir

        lipomas r looking odd & nearly 20 lipomas i am having on thighs, on hand.
        2days back doctor prescribed me navaga guggulu & seraankottai
        for lipomas for 90 days

        navaga & navaka r same or different.

        if same navaka is for weight loss my weight is 62 age 28
        any problem with using it (3 times per day)

        seraankottai medician for ?

  13. Doc has given me triphala tablets nd recommend me to take it in powder form with warm water but its not working.. The powder is not forming accurately b’coz of which it settles down at the bottom. Plz suggest me other way

    • it will help you definitely. but only this is not sufficient to reduce weight, a strict diet control, daily physical exercises are also very necessary. it may take around 3-6 months, depending on the nature and condition of the body.

  14. sir, I sufferd with fissures from 1 Year. Can u suggest triphala guggulguggul with abhayarista. I suggest, how many days i continue this.

  15. hello sir i want to loose fat from my all body like arms tummy and back so its best to take triphala guggul please reply

  16. Sir i hav verico veins problem. As Baba Ramdev says i m taking trphala guggul, kachnar guggul, punarvadimandoor 1-1tab 3 time a dsy, divya kaya kalp vati 2 tab 2 times a day. Plz tell me if here is any sideffect of this

  17. Triphala guggulu would be more appropriate medicine for treating high cholesterol.
    But please consult an Ayurveda doctor while trying to replace your allopathic cholesterol medication. In initial few weeks time, the cholesterol levels may shoot up (due to withdrawal of allopathic medicine.)

  18. Hello doctor, I am 64 kgs 5’4″ ht.. I am trying to conceive and using shivlingi n putrajeevak for it.. At the same time trying to reduce weight with medohar vati n triphala guggulu.. Are these combination medicines ok.. Please guide.. Thank u

  19. dr,i am 50 yrs old .taking thyronorm125 mcg, also going through premenopausal symptoms .i am 74 kgs n not been able to reduce weight inspite of daily morning -evening half an hour walk n a restricted diet .my ortho suggest me to reduce weight as i have also developed osteoarthrities of knee . should i take madohar vati along with triphala guggal??????

  20. Hello Doctor,
    I have a bone bruise on my left knee and my doctor has recommended Triphala Guggul.Is it useful in this case,as I’ve read above its main use is for weight loss and piles?

  21. Dear Dr. Hebbar,

    How hot is Triphalla Guggul in nature? Is it ok for use for high Pitta Dosha?

    Should it be taken after meal or on empty stomach?


  22. What is the minimum time i should wait to consume triphala gugalu after consumption buttermilk ?
    I take buttermilk along with lunch and take triphala guggalu an hour later. Is it fine?

  23. Am using guggulu tablets for acne n pus formation along wit shodhak syrup(prakruthi remedies) and acnovin cream.. will it cure acne nd scars

  24. Sir I want to reduce weight. My weight is 63 and height-5″2 and age-23. The combination of divya medohar vati and triphala guggulu will help me to reduce 10 kg weight in 1 month or not please guide.

  25. Sir my wait is 67kg,i am female,patanjali doctor suggested me to take 2tab of medohar vati before meal twice a day and 1-1tablet of Triphala guggul and arogyavati after meal. Is the dosage correct? Because for weight loss it is not mentioned anywhere to take arogyavati.

  26. Im having triphala guggul and medohar vati for past 8 mnths for weight loss. Does itnhave any side effects in long run. Im a non vegetarian however have read that guggulu should notbbe taken with non veg. What are the side effects if i continue consuming non veg with this medicine?

  27. Hello Sir, Is it fine if we consume the individual tablets of Triphala and Shudha guggulu (Each of 250 mg) for weight Loss ?

  28. hello sir,
    actually i have a problem of fistula, so doctor suggests me to take triphala guggal , and i m having it since 3 months .. but i m having a gas issues and slightly chest pain sometimes, so please tell how to solve this issue ??

  29. Hi sir, combination of triphala guggulu, Chinese fargelin and kailas jeevan cream are ok? I have rectal abscess/fistula and hemorrhoids.

  30. Sir, for hypothyroid is it ok to take thriphla guggul, kanchanar guggul and medhohar guggul together? How many months should I continue?
    I have face swelling sue to hypothyroid

  31. Taking 2000 mg triphala (planetary herbals) and 300 mg triphala guggulu (banyan botanicals) 2x a day… better bowel activity but breakthrough period 10years after menopause?????

    What to change?

  32. Hi sir ,I have a problem of constipation due to bad water out here and coz if hard stool now I got fistula on my rectal area and sometimes its bleed after pressurly defecation ,coz of this I have started taking triphala guggul tablet and abhyarisht liquid so just wanted to know is that OK to take or I will take pilex tablet with abhyarisht liquid can u plz suggest me.

  33. हैलो डॉक्टर, मेरी उम्र 21 वर्ष हैं और मेरा गैस से पेट फूल जाता हैं और डकार आती हैं मुझे कब्ज की प्रॉब्लम हैं कृप्या सही आयुर्वेद दवा बताए.

  34. hello,
    can my sister use calcium tablets
    while she is using this ayurveda medicine called trifala guggulu
    please suggest

  35. Hello Dr I am 47 yrs female ..n have fat n cellulite onbmy thighs n hip part …kindly suggest medication for this ..n my pre menopausal symptoms are also there ..the whole day I am sluggish..don’t feel like doing anything..n hot flushes are also there …kindly help

  36. Thank you very much doctor .For your information I tried Himalaya himcocid for 2days but it leading me to severe heat burn.I couldn’t tolerate the heat burn & body pain. Shud I take dabur amtacid?

  37. I am 37 years of female…Recently gained weight..Now 85 kgs..Have tried various remedies and medicines but there is no affect… my diet is also not much, have no health issues, bp gets high sometimes..periods are regular…do walk regularly.. I have to reduce 30kgs…for constipation also please suggest..I take pet safa or kayam churn without which I can’t pass stools easily …Please help me..

  38. Hi,

    I m 38 yrs /female, overweight, with no medical symptoms, I reduce but gain again…,I have gain lot of fat in my muscles which looks shaggy and whitish and marks ….

    I have started walking and Lil exercise….

    Trifala gugulu
    Medohar gugulu


    Kindly suggest if this a right combination.

  39. Sir, I am having piles for more than 10 years. I have been trying all sorts of medicine but of no relief. Last time I got colonoscopy done and it says 2nd degree internal piles. While passing the bowl the mass comes out and I have to push inside. Very discomfort. It bleeds also. Recently Ayurvedic Dr has given Triphala Guggul for this.
    Let me know if it is fine or need to take some thing else


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