Vyoshadi Guggulu Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference

Vyoshadi Guggulu 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 obesity. Vyosha means Trikatu – pepper, long pepper and ginger. These are the main ingredients of this tablet.


Vyoshadi Guggulu benefits: 
It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment of obesity, hypercholestrolemia, rheumatoid arthritis,
Effect on Tridosha – Calms Vata and Kapha

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.


Vyoshadi Guggulu dosage: 
1 – 2 tablets 2 – 3 times a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
It is usually administered along with cow urine, honey or warm water.

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

Vyoshadi 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


Vyoshadi Guggulu Ingredients: 
Ginger – Zingiber officinale – Rhizome – 1 part
Pepper – Piper nigrum – Fruit – 1 part
Long pepper – Piper longum – Fruit – 1 part
Agni – Plumbago zeylanica – Root – 1 part
Musta – Cyperus rotundus – Rhizome – 1 part
Vidanga – Embelia ribes – Fruit – 1 part
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula – Fruit rind – 1 part
Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica – Fruit rind – 1 part
Amla – Emblica officinalis – Fruit rind – 1 part
Guggulu – Purified Commiphora mukul – oleo gum resin – 9 parts

Method of Preparation

Ingredients from Trikatu to Amla is powdered and weighed separately. Purified guggulu is added with fine powder of other ingredients and pounded well till it forms semi solid consistency. Castor oil is added at regular intervals to facilitate smooth pounding. When required consistency is obtained it is rolled into pills of uniform size of 500 mg, dried and packed in a tightly closed containers.


Ashtanga Hrudaya Chikitsasthana 29/49-54

Is it same as Vyoshadi ghritam? If not, what is the difference?
There are many medicines with the name Vyoshadi.
Vyoshadi Guggulu – you already know it here.
Vyoshadi ghritam – a spice rich ghee used in weak digestion associated with burning sensation in stomach.
Vyoshadi Vatakam – used in cold, cough and sinusitis
Agasthya Vyoshadi Vatakam – used in the treatment of sinusitis, headache, etc.
Vyoshaadi Kashaayam – used in the treatment of anemia.
All the above are not interchangeable.

14 thoughts on “Vyoshadi Guggulu Benefits, Dosage, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients, Reference”

    • I have not measured the weight loss effect just with this medicine. Theoretically, about 2 kg per month, if the patient is following diet and lifestyle advice studiously.

  1. Hi Dr. Hebbar,
    Thanks for posting such article with details. I need your suggestion, I have high triglycerides values. Please suggest which kind of guggulu I should go with.

  2. Are vyoshadi gulgulu and vyoshadi grutham refering to same type of medicines?
    Are they interchangeable? If not how is vyoshadi grutham different?


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