Mahayograj Guggul Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Mahayograj Guggul is a very famous and versatile Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form. This tablet has Guggulu (commiphora mukul) as its base. It is used in a number of diseases. It has potent rejuvenative action. It should always be taken under strict medical supervision.

Uses

Mahayogaraj Guggul benefits: 
It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment of joint diseases, skin diseases, piles, sprue, diabetes, gout, fistula, bloating, emaciation, low digestion power, asthma, cold, cough, anorexia, male and female infertility.

Ayurveda practitioners also use this medicine for the treatment of
Correcting lipid levels, to lower LDL and triglycerides.
Hypothyroidism
Obesity
Joint pain, muscular pain associated with diabetes
Diabetic neuropathy
Post viral fever, when the patient complains of body, muscle and joint pains
Bursitis,  
Bursitis trochanterica,
Shoulder dislocation pain

Rarely used in
Menstrual disorders, menstrual cramps
Otalgia, earache

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
Hypothyroidism
Ankylosing spondylitis
Pain related to SLE

Diet

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.

Effect on Tridosha – Calms all the three Doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Dose

Mahayograja Guggulu 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.

Co-drinks

Special co-drinks for MYG: 
Based on the target disease, special co drinks are explained for mahayogaraja guggulu.
For Vata diseases like arthritis it is usually co prescribed with Rasnadi Kashayam
For Pitta imbalance diseases, it is administered with decoction of Kakolyadi group of herbs.
For kapha imbalance disease, it is administered with Aragwadhadi kashayam
For treating diabetes, it is used along with kashayam of Daruharidra – Berberis aristata.
For treating anemia, it is administered along with cow urine
For treating obesity, it is administered along with honey
For treating skin diseases, it is given along with neem decoction
For treating gout, it is given with Giloya – Tinospora cordifolia
For treating pain and inflammation, it is given with kashayam of long pepper.
For treating rat bite, it is given with kashayam of Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
For treating eye diseases, it is given along with Triphala kashayam 
For treating ascites, it is given along with Punarnavadi kashayam.

Side effects

Mahayograj Guggul Side Effects: 
There are no known side effects with this medicine.
This medicine is manufactured with herbal-processed heavy metal ingredients within the limits defined in traditional Ayurvedic text books. Hence it should only be taken under strict medical supervision.
Self medication with this medicine is discouraged.
Very high dose than prescribed may lead to stomach irritation.

How long does it take to start showing results?
Depends on the dosage and other products suggested with this. Usually 1 – 2 weeks time.

Can this product be taken along with Allopathic medicines (English medicines)?
It may react with some medicines. Consult your doctor for the right advice. When English and Ayurvedic medicines are advised together, it is best to take English medicine first, give a gap of half an hour and then take Ayurvedic medicines.  

Can it be used in people with diabetes?
Yes. But an eye should be kept on the blood sugar level. Your doctor should help you in this regard. This product can reduce blood sugar levels.

It is sold in plastic bottles. Is it fine? 
If the quality of the bottle material is very good, it should not be problem, if stored for a short period of time.

Can this be taken without consulting a doctor?
No. In many cases, this product alone might not work. More often this is given in combination with a few Ayurvedic medicines. Your Ayurveda practitioner will be the best judge to decide on those things.

Can one take non vegetarian food while taking this medicine?
Yes, unless your practitioner has asked to avoid it.

Is there any Pathya (diet rules to be followed while taking this product?
No product specific diet is mentioned. If the practitioner has advised diet control based on disease, one has to follow that.
Avoid excess spicy foods, junk foods, aerated drinks, frozen and canned foods

Can this be taken while taking multivitamin tablets?
Yes, generally. Your consulting doctor will be good judge on this topic.

Contents

Mahayograj Guggul Ingredients: 
Ginger – 3 g
Long pepper – 3 g
Chavya – Piper cubeba – 3 g
Pippalimoola – Long pepper root – 3 g
Hingu – Asa foetia – 3 g
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica – 3 g
Ajamoda – Trachyspermum roxburghianum – 3 g
Sarshapa – Mustard – 3 g
Shwetajeeraka – Cuminum cyminum – 3 g
Krishnajeeraka – Carum carvi – 3 g
Renuka – Vitex agnus-castus – 3 g
Indrayava – Holarrhena antidysenterica – 3 g
Patha – Cyclea peltata / Cissampelos pariera – 3 g
Vidanga – Embelia ribes – 3 g
Gajapippali – Piper chaba – 3 g
Katuka – Picrorrihiza kurroa – 3 g
Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum – 3 g
Bharngi – Clerodendron serratum – 3 g
Vacha – Acorus calamus – 3 g
Murva – Marsdenia tenacissima – 3 g
Triphala – Haritaki – Terminalia chebula, Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica, Amla – Emblica officinalis 40 g each
Shuddha guggulu – Purified resin of Commiphora mukul 180 g
Vanga Bhasma – 48 g
Roupya Bhasma – 48 g – Calx of Silver
Naga Bhasma – 48 g
Loha Bhasma – 48 g – Calx of Iron
Abhraka Bhasma – 48 g – Calx of Mica
Mandura Bhasma – 48 g – Calx of Iron
Rasasindhura – 48 g

Reference


Sharangdhara Samhita madhyamakhanda 7/56-69
Mahayograj  Guggulu DS tablet is the same medicine in double strength. Dose is usually 1 tablet 2 times a day after food.

Manufacturers


Nagarjuna – Mahaayogaraaja Gulgulu Gulika

Research


Mahayograj guggulu, manufactured by Shree Baidynath Ayurved Bhawan Pvt. Ltd. was tested on albino rats for side effects for heavy metals. 40 Charles Foster strain albino rats were involved in the study. The study concluded that the product is safe in the prescribed dose. (1)

A standardization study was conducted on Mahayogaraja gulgulu. Results found that it contains
an average pH of 4.19, 35.04 % of water soluble extractive, 22 % of ether soluble extractive and 2.57 % of crude fiber. (2)

13 thoughts on “Mahayograj Guggul Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference”

  1. I am here, to have a quck review about this product; Because – I have been consulted by a Ayurvida person to start taking 2 tablets at morning (( After food )) with warm water.

    *** I have a shoulder pain for long time ago.

    Thank you for the informations.

    Reply
  2. I have been advised to take Zandu MahaYograja guggul for cold and cough problem. But in ZANDU website it show for some other problems other than cold like muscle problems. Whether i can take it

    Reply

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