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

Lakshadi Guggul is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form. This tablet has Guggulu (commiphora mukul) as its base. It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment for of bone related diseases and fracture healing.


Lakshadi Guggulu benefits: 
It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment of osteoporosis
It is also known to fasten the healing process in bone fracture.
Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata

It is useful to promote strength of bones and joints.
It acts as an excellent anti inflammatory and analgesic medicine.
It is used for the treatment of ankle pain, ankle twitch, slipped disc, sprain, back spasm, backache, back injury, stiffness of muscles, Coccyx pain

Partially useful in (other medications might be required)
Avascular necrosis
Sensory-neural hearing loss
Ankylosing spondylitis
Pain related to SLE


Avoid deep fried foods, heavy-to-digest non veg foods, fast foods and aerated drinks, smoking and excess alcohol. These can irritate stomach and intestinal lining. These also may increase Tridosha.


Lakshadi Guggul dosage: 
1 – 2 tablets 2 – 3 times a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

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

Lakshadi Guggulu Side Effects: 
There are no known side effects with this medicine. However it is best to use this product under medical supervision. Self medication with this medicine is discouraged.
Very high dose than prescribed may lead to stomach irritation.

Shloka Sanskrit Verse

Lakshadi Guggul – To Fasten the Fracture Healing Process


Lakshadi Guggul Ingredients: 
Laksha – Laccifer lacca – resin – 1 part
Asthisamhrut – Cissus quadrangularis – stem – 1 part
Kakubha – Terminalia arjuna – stem bark – 1 part
Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera – root – 1 part
Nagabala – Grewia populifolia – 1 part
Guggulu – Purified Commiphora mukul – oleo resin – 5 parts

All the above ingredients are pounded with guggulu and rolled into pills of uniform size of 500 mg.

Method of Preparation

Ingredients from Laksha to Nagabala are washed, dried and powdered. They are weighed separately and then mixed together. Purified guggulu is weighed and boiled with equal quantity of water till it forms thick consistency. Fine powder of ingredients mixed is added and stirred continuously. Then mixture is taken out, pounded well till it forms semi solid consistency and rolled into pills. It is stored in a tightly closed containers.


Bhaishajya Ratnavali Amavatarogadhikara 90 – 95


Nagarjuna – Laaksha gulgulu gulika


Laksha guggulu, Lakshadi guggulu, Lakshadi guggul, Laxadi Guggulu

Laxadi Guggul is also used as ingredient in many proprietary Ayurvedic medicines for strong bones and quick fracture healing such as Bonton capsule, Bonfit capsule, etc.

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

66 thoughts on “Lakshadi Guggul Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference”

  1. Hi, You can use Lakshadi Guggul along with calcium supplements for quicker fracture healing and bone re-ossification. It can be taken for a period of up to 8 – 10 weeks, in a dose of 1 – 2 tablets, 2 times a day, after food. It also reduces pain and inflammation.

    Along with this, once after complete healing of surgical wounds, you can do massage with Mahanarayan oil – 10 minutes before bath in the morning. Even just applying to the affected joints is sufficient, if you do not know about massaging. Read more about Mahanarayana oil – https://www.ayurmedinfo.com/2012/06/14/mahanarayan-oil/

  2. I have a ligament tear in my knee will ths help me to heal it up with this I am having gandha thilam and I am applying thailam like balaswagandhadi nd murivenna will it help me

  3. Dear sir I am having a partial interstitial tear and horizontal tear involving posterior horn of medial meniscus sir I had been suggested to have gandha tailam and asked to apply balaswagandhi thailam and murivenna ill it help me to avoid surgery please help me.

      • Dear sir , I had the following medicine for my ligament tear gandha thailam,lakshadi gugglu and applied murivenna and balaswagandhi oil I am feeling that my pain Is quiet more with that I am hacking back ache and indigestion suggest me is there any issue

  4. I have coccyx pain…due to long term siting.Doctor says ” Pain due to positional problem only,no fracture displayed in MRI and X ray.Pain
    may due to coccyx borns joint pain.Don’t worry” lakshadi guggul tabs helpful for me?

  5. Hi Dr. JV Hebbar,

    I have had a ligamnet tear in both foot ankles in 2014may, i was on half cast fr a week , nd i was put on full cast for further 2 weeks for the left ankle. its been an year, but still i have inflammation and pain if i stand for long hours or do jogging.

    i recently heard of this product, if i try this, will it be of any help to me


  6. I have problem of Cervical Spondylosis . I get neck pain and sometimes both my hand gets numb. I have been prescribed Lakshadi gugglu tablet to be taken after food (6tablets every day). Please let me know if this will help in my problem.

    Also let me know will this help me Viral Arthritis . My sister suffered this problem in June 2015 and still she has swelling on her feet and pain in her both legs.

  7. Sir
    I had a meniscus tear in my knee four months back. I am unable to walk freely after sitting for a long time. Will this lakshadi guggulu help me in overcoming this problem

  8. My right ankle xray report show small calcaneal spur and degenerative changes involving talo calcaneal joint .
    Is this medicine will work

  9. Dear Doctor,
    Which company tablets of this are beneficial?
    Baidyanath or Dhootpapeshwar or does AVS Kottakal make these?
    thank you for your advice.

    • Hello madam, It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment of osteoporosis. it is best to use this product under medical supervision. Self medication with this medicine is discouraged.

  10. I would like to purchase this product for my severe osteoporosis of the spine, but somewhere in the US (to avoid long time shipping and high cost of shipping). Do you know of any supplier in the U.S.? Thank you so much for posting all this info about Lakshadi Guggul!

  11. Hlo doc ..i want to ask u something ..before 3 month ago in acident my leg was broken ..and its 3 months im having english medicine ..but its take so much time to healing ..pls tel me if i take this medicine .than after how many day i can run ..im boxer.

  12. Namaste Dr. Hebbar,

    I have got degeneration in my cervical spine and am having headaches and heavy head and neck since last six months. A Vaidya from India sent me abha guggul, lakshadi guggul and rhuma go tablets.
    I have read somewhere that guggul interacts with thyroid hormone. I have underactive thyroid and take 150mcg of levothyroxine everyday. Is it advisable to take the above mentioned products with it?


  13. In the MRI I have osteophytes in upper & lower part of backbone which cause pressure on nerves ,can use of Lakshadi guggul remove the osteophytes, how long should it be taken for complete relief and is there any other herbal remedy that should be taken along with it to get cured.

  14. Dear Dr, Can this be useful for knees arthritis. Left knee is for 15 years or more. Now the right knee also painful since a month. Is this good for me. I have Mahaaraasnadi kashayam tablets also with me. Can Use them also.
    Thanks for suggetion.

  15. Sir my right leg femur is fractured and intramedullary nailing operation done before 5 months BT the bone is not joining does this medicine will helpful to me

  16. Greetings. I am a 64yrs. Female, slim and very fit , but have very low bone density and vitamin D is also very low. I have no symptoms but only know through tests. Should I take Lakshadi Guggul? How much, how long do you recommend?

  17. Hello Doctor,
    I met an accident, I had femur fracture and rod is fixed about 6 months ago, still bone is not unioned. So lakshadi guggul is enough or can you suggest any other tablets and how many more days it takes to heal.Please suggest.
    Thanks sir

  18. Hi Dr. I met an accident and had ankle fracture, 3 months back, i took homeopathic medicine, vitamin D and calcium tablet, but bone did not get cure fully, should I take lakshadi guggul amd for how may days and by when I can start some exercises?

  19. Hi sir.my mother had sudden osteoporotic proximal tibial stress fracture.doctor had put pop cast and told to take 6wks rest.using calcium tablets.please tell me effective Ayurvedic and food remedies for fast fracture healing and increasing bone density sir?

  20. Hello doctor, I’m so short height, I want to increase my height please tell me it’s does it work for me and my age is 17 (girl)

  21. Sir mara accident ho gya tha elbo humerus joint fracture mana january ma hand oprate kraya tha isma plate lagi ha.isma ab steptococcus fungal infection ho gya ha. Sir please tell me ma kya medicine lu aur bone ko kasa joint karu

  22. Can a person of pitta prakriti with menorrhagia and vitamin d deficiency use it ?
    Sariva shatavari are being given to correct the excess menstrual bleeding. But vitamin d is a cause for concern too. Is it fine to administer Lakshadi guggul in such a case?

  23. Sir I have sciatica problem.. I m using vistinduk vati for pain killer.. it is very useful. But I have some problem in my knee when I sit then cracking sound is coming from my knee(bone). please suggest me which medicine will be useful for me.

  24. Hello doctor,
    My mother 65yrs.she fell 5 times until now.from last 2 yrs she fell 3 times.she tested for bone density,its -4 i think.last time when she fall down,got fractures.have used lakshadi guggul for 6 months.now doctor said severe osteoporosis,she used spray too.now se got fractures again at her spinal.doctor prescribed injections.she don;t want to take.how long she has to take guggul.she is now using 4 tabs a day.

  25. hii sir..
    i am a sportsperson.. i am having a problem in my heel.. so after xray and mri.. it reveals thickness of plantar fascia approx 8.6mm and tendons prblms,muscle tear and also heel spur.. so after many treatments there is no improvement in my heel.
    so today one ayurvedic doctor gave me himalaya shallaki, himalaya hadjod, laaksha Gulgulu Gulika and for massage he gave me Ksheerabala thailam and kairtis oil..
    can u please tell me sir that these medicines and oils will help me?

  26. Hello Dr
    My blood supply vessel supplying blood to my hip balls is broken hence I am not able to walk properly I have been taking medicine like ostofos 35 sazzo 1000 sallaki since last one year but still I can’t walk properly hence requesting you to advise will this lakshad gugula tablet baidyanath help me in the same so that my leg gets alright

  27. Hello Dr. Hebbar,
    I am 37 yrs old. And had severe back pain 2 yrs back. Somehoe it got okay.
    1. Now recently I am feeling the lower back pain again somtimes in left and sometimes in right side.
    2. Also my feet joints and knee joints makes carackle sound after a tiring day or work.
    3. And heels of my feet pains a lot too after tiring day.
    Please suggest your magic ayurveda medicine to curw me 3 problems.


  28. Hello Dr.
    I recently suffered from a collcollarbone fracture. A surgery wasn’t recommneded as it has broken into many pieces.I am on a lot of alopathic medicine but am seeking relief. The slings around both my shoulders are too uncomfortable. I want to get out of them quickly.Which Ayurvedic medicine do you recommend?

  29. Hi sir,

    Am having trouble with my knee. There is a clicking noise and at the same time it gives me pain while climbing stairs or walking for long period of time.
    According to doctors my cartilage is worn off and my knees have become rough cuz of friction. Please suggest.me proper treatment.

    • Dr can i take both lakshadi guggul and mahayograj guggul at the same time as i am diagnosed with cervical disc compression and kampa vata ?


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