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Yograj Guggul Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients

Yograj 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 various types of arthritis. It also has many different uses, which are mentioned below.

Yogaraja Guggulu Uses

It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment of
Rheumatoid arthritis Amavata
Gout – Amavata worm infestation – Krumi
Infected wounds – Dushta Vrana
Splenomegaly – Pleeha
Abdominal tumoursGulma
Bloating – Anaha
It increases digestion power, complexion, strength and immunity. It is mainly helpful in Vata imbalance diseases affecting bone, joints and bone marrow.
Neurological disorders such as paralysis, hemiplegia, neuropathy, joint disorders etc – Vataroga
Post viral fever, when the patient complains of body, muscle and joint pains

Doctors also prescribe this for the treatment of
Ankylosing spondylitis – partially useful to reduce pain and tingling sensation
Knee pain, headache, back stiffness, muscle catch, backache, ankle pain, ligament injury, neck pain, stiffness of muscles, Coccyx pain – very useful.
It is useful to promote strength of bones and joints.
Bursitis trochanterica,
Shoulder dislocation pain
Partially useful in (other medications might be required)
Avascular necrosis
Sensory-neural hearing loss
Ankylosing spondylitis
High uric acid
Pain related to SLE
Weight loss therapy

Use in disc problems

Yogaraja guggulu is used frequently in the treatment of lumbar and cervical spondylosis. With herbs such as Amla and ghee, it has some amount of cell and disc tissue regeneration property.
With anti inflammatory and analgesic herbs such as Rasna, Tribulus, Guggulu, it relieves pain.
It acts more like a pain reliever than disc rejuvenation medicine in this case. It is one of the commonly co-prescribed herbs in cases of disc prolapse.

Effect on Tridosha – It balances all the three Doshas

Dose and Adjuvants

Yograj Guggul dosage: 
1 – 2 tablets 2 – 3 times a day, before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
Dose for children below 5 years – half to 1 tablet once or twice a day after food.
Dose for children between 5 – 12 years – 1 tablet 2 – 3 times a day after food.
Dose for children between 12-18 years – 1-2 tablets 2 – 3 times a day.

Honey or butter milk.

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

Yograj 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.


Yograj Guggul Ingredients: 
Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica – Root – 10 grams
Pippali moola – Long pepper root – Piper longum – 10 grams
Yavani – Trachyspermum ammi – Seed -10 grams
Karavi – Piper chaba – Fruit – 10 grams
Ajamoda – Trachyspermum roxburghianum – Fruit – 10 grams
Jeeraka – Cumin seed – 10 grams
Suradaru – Cedrus deodara – Heartwood – 10 grams
Chavya – Piper cubeba – Stem – 10 grams
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum – Seed – 10 grams
Saindhava Lavana – Rock salt – 10 grams
Kushta – Saussurea lappa – Root – 10 grams
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata – Root/leaves – 10 grams
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris – Fruit -10 grams
Dhanyaka  – Coriander – Coriandrum sativum – Fruit – 10 grams
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula – 10 grams
Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica – 10 grams
Amalaki – Emblica officinalis – 10 grams
Musta – Cyperus rotundus – 10 grams
Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger – 10 grams
Twak – Cinnamon – 10 grams
Usheera – Vetiveria zizanioides – 10 grams
yavagraja – Hordeum vulgare – Barley – 10 grams
Taleesapatra – Abbies webbiana – 10 grams
Patra – Cinnamomum zeylanicum – 10 grams
Guggulu – Purified Commiphora mukul – 270 grams
Sarpi – ghee – quantity sufficient.

Method of Preparation

Ingredients from Chitraka to Patra are powdered and weighed separately. Crushed purified guggulu is added with fine powder of other ingredients and pounded well till it forms semi solid consistency. Ghee is added at regular intervals to facilitate smooth pounding. When the required consistency is obtained it is rolled into pills, dried and packed into tightly closed containers.

Shloka- Sanskrit verse

The first 27 herbs (till guggulu, in the list) are taken in fine powder form.
Guggulu (gum resin) is taken in a wide mouthed vessel and heated till it liquefies.
Then rest of the ingredients are added and mixed well.
Ghee is also added and the whole mass is pounded well.
Pills of uniform size of 500 mg are rolled.


Bhaishajya Ratnavali Amavatarogadhikara 90 – 95, Rasaratnasamucchayam.

Yograj Guggulu DS tablet is the same medicine in double strength. Dose is usually 1 tablet 2 times a day after food.
Baidyanath Yograj Guggulu is the same product manufactured by Baidyanath company.
Yogaraaja Gulgulu Gulika manufactured by Nagarjuna.

Osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis

Q: Is Yograj Guggul useful for osetoporosis arthritis and for rheumatoid arthritis.
Yes, Baidyanath Yogaraj guggulu is useful in both osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It helps to relieve pain and inflammation.
If taken in a low dose for 3 – 4 months, it also has rejuvenative and immuno-modulatory properties, which helps in tissue regeneration.
However, in chronic / severe cases of arthritis, this Ayurvedic medicine alone might not be effective.

Proprietary Ayurvedic medicines with Yogaraja gulgulu as ingredient:
Flexofen Capsule
– manufactured by Prakruti Pharmaceuticals. It is used in the treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders.

Yograj Guggulu – An Ayurvedic Tablet for Joint Care

Yogaraja guggulu for weight loss

Guggulu, the main ingredient of this medicine is very well known to reduce cholesterol and fat deposition in the body.
Apart from guggulu, it contains Gokshura, leadwort, Kushta etc herbs that are very effective in obesity treatment. So, this product is very useful for weight loss therapy.

Prostate gland enlargement

Though it is not directly indicated in Benign prostate hypertrophy, it contains guggulu, which has potential to reduce the size of the glad and also has Gokshura which can help with easy urination.
That being said, Yogaraj guggulu is not an ideal choice of medicine for BPH, though it is useful to some extent.


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.
Some manufacturers advice to avoid curd, jaggery, urad dal.

Difference – Gandha tailam

What is the difference between Gandha tailam and Yogaraj guggulu? They both are used for treating arthritis, weak bones and joints.

Gandha tailam is specific to build back the eroded bones, joints and ligaments. It also soothes down the nerve irritation and hence relieves pain associated with arthritis, knee joint and backache.

Yogaraja guggulu largely helps in pain and swelling reduction. To a lesser extent, it also rejuvenates the discs, reduces nerve irritation and improves joint movement by relieving stiffness.
Some doctors prescribe Gandha tailam along with Yogaraja guggulu to counter neck pain, stiffness and at the same time to rejuvenate the discs and reverse spondylosis changes.
Read more about Gandha tailam here

With BP Medicines?

Can it be taken with allopathic hypertension medicines?
There are many herbs in Yogaraja guggulu that help to reduce blood pressure.
For example: Caramom (1), Triphala etc. It also contains rock salt, but in very low quantities. So, for short term use of 10-15 weeks, it is safe to take along with hypertension. For long term use, I would suggest keeping an eye on blood pressure. If seen increasing, consult your doctor.
Read: Hypertension Causes, Types, Symptoms, Ayurvedic Treatment

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

132 thoughts on “Yograj Guggul Benefits, Dose, Side Effects, Ingredients”

  1. Dear Sir,
    What is the diffrence between yogaraja guggulu and trayodashanga guggulu,
    which one should be used when

  2. Dear Sir,

    How should this be taken after or before food. Can we have food immediately after taking this medicine….


  3. Yogaraj Guggulu is indicated for Vata problems involving bone, joint and bone marrow. But what if the Vata problems are mainly in muscle and fat alone, not in bone?

  4. Can It be used for (weakness in hip and back+ weak digestion) along with Chitrakadi vati before meal? I mean would it address both diseases if taken like this?

  5. I have arthritis of knee pain. I was doing yoga but the pain is not going. so doctor prescribed me Yograj guggulu for a month. Will my pain disappear after a month. also I m advised to take dashmul kada

  6. does the yograj guggulu helps for weightloss? hw long it can be continued ? does it creat any side effects? how and when the dosage will be in a day time for weight loss?

    • It helps in weight loss. It can be continued for 2 – 3 months time. Side effects have been explained above. Regular dose is – 1 or 2 tablets, two times a day after food.

  7. Sir I have right side body pain last 2year., from head to heel.Pain come and goes several time a day and also headache. My body conditions all normal (age35).My dr said it related to nerve pain.Sir plz..plz.. tell which medicine i can use?

  8. Is this medicine good for the treatment of ankylosis spondylitis? Currently my cousins condition is such that, the vertebrae has fused together which is affecting his posture.

    Will the medicine be effective in reducing the further fusion or can the fusion be completely treated, so that he can regain his actual posture.

  9. Dear Dr: On May 24, 2015 you had replied to my Q that I can take Yograj Guggu-1 Tablet twice/day after meals for 1 to 2 months. Rheumatologist put me back on Methotrexate Injection of 1ml (15mg) instead of Tablet of 10 mg for 6 more months due to return of swelling and pain. Then I started Yograj Guggal after your consent. My pain/swellings have reduced, hardly take Neproxyn Tab for pain. My digestion has also improved and feel better overall. But Kapha formation has started! Why is it so? Any cure? I want to continue both above treatments. Please let me know.

  10. I have had polymyalgia rheumatica for approximately 3 months. it is being treated with prednisone. Why dose of prednisone is now 7.5 milligrams per day. Will herbal treatment paranthesis yograj guggal be useful in tapering the prednisone more quickly?

  11. Sir, I have been prescribed Guggulu tablets with boiled Fenugreek and Garlic for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.. Please comment. Asitha

  12. I had viral Arthritis(Fever) 1 month back and after that started getting joint pains in the sole & ankle and wrist & fingers. Doctors say it is due to viral infection which is a new strain of virus and prescribed painkillers and low dose steroid for 15 days. I still have pain and started taking Yogaraj guggulu 1 in morning and 1 in night after food. Will this be useful or any other medicine along with this is required.

  13. yogaraja guggulu definitely help you. but,in each and every health issues it is always better to get an advice from your doctor. self medication is not advsed even for a doctor also.

  14. sir,i have a boby( before two month) and feeding.i affect rhematic arthrics.now i bought yogaraj guggulu but not take.when i took tablet i affcet any side effect sir,pls tell me sir

  15. Dr. Hebbar, will Kanchanar Guggulu be more helpful in Tinnitus or It should be avoided when having Tinnitus – can it make it worse
    or Yogaraj guggulu is more helpful than Kanchanar Guggulu
    Or there any other herb that helps?. I have very loud ringing right now . Started 5 years ago in my left ear then year and half later the right ring but not as loud as left is . Now from one year it’s very loud. Even sometime drinking water room temp cause ringing to be louder . See the above herb will help or not.
    Thank you

  16. Sir, doctor prescribed gulguluthikthakam kashayam wit yogarajagulgulu tablt fr my gout problem. Is it pathyam compelsory ?if so wat are they?

  17. Hello – is this also recommended for a frozen shoulder (consequence of an inflammation), or is there another remedy that would serve me better? I have a combination of pain and stiffness

  18. I am 40 yrs, feeling pain in whole body. how to consult with Doctors. what is the address. in medical checkup found deficiency of Vitamin D

  19. Sir, Because we all are genetically different with different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many different ways. Hence Standard Ayurvedic Treatments are always individually formulated.

    The doctor has prescribed based on your age, strength, digestive power, the nature of the illness. Kindly go ahead with that.

    To know more about Trayodashang guggul: https://www.ayurmedinfo.com/2012/02/16/trayodashang-guggul-benefits-dose-how-to-use-side-effects-ingredients-reference/

  20. sir I want to know to take back pain medicine .I have one confusen between the two medicine “baidyanath yograj guggulu ” and “ekangveer ras baidyanath” which one is best for the back pain.because in 2013 my doctorate say to take.but I forget he say “baidyanath yograj guggulu ” or “ekangveer ras baidyanath”.please suggest me medicine so I got relief from the backpain.

    • They are slightly different in their actions.
      Yogaraja guggulu is commonly used in treating joint disorders. Kanchanara guggulu in cysts, tumors, thyroid problems, cold, cough etc.

  21. Hi, sir I’m a patient of papillary thyroid cancer for past 6 yrs and have undergone total thyroidectomoy surgery.I take 150 mcg of thyronom daily and lately I have gained weight over hundred kilo and want to reduce it. does yogaraja guggulu help and won’t effect my cancer

  22. Sir,
    I am a trigerminal patient for the last 18 years.now I am using yogarajagulgulu DS and dhanya day an ad in k a shay am. Is yogarajagulgulu DS and yogarajagulgulu are the same medicine.

  23. hi Dr sahib
    some problem diagnosis and found disk osteophyte complex
    please give advice if any medicine in Ayurveda

  24. I have severe stiffness in both my knees. It worsens after I sit n get up. I am 54 yrs old. Will yograj guggul help. Will it help in losing weight too. Will it have side effects What should be the dosage and how long.

    • Hello Mam, Yograj Guggul is mainly used when there is pain, as in arthritis, etc. Trayodashanga guggul helps in pain associated with stiffness.
      Self medication with this medicine is discouraged. Do consult a Doctor for the right dosage and the pathya s to be followed.

  25. It is good. If there is no pain reduction, consider increasing the dose to 2 tablets 3 times a day, for 15 days time. If still pain persists, please consult an Ayurveda doctor.

  26. Good evening sir
    I have back side pain especially backside of chest and chest pain. backside all pains top to bottom mostly in the morning and my uric acid is 8.5. Other medical examination is also done but found normal. What can cure my problem sir ? can yograj guggulu works sir or what is to be done to cure please suggest me sir.

  27. Hello
    mera pitaji ka age 65 hai.unhe 4 months se paralysis hua hai (right side).woh allopathic medicines kha rahe hain.lekin abhi tak chal nehi paye hain.unke liye koi ayurvedic medicines batayein.please.

  28. For recurring gout which is better, yograjguggulu or mahayograjguggulu in combination with maharasnaadhi kashayam/kwatha

  29. Hi I m shraddha I m 34 yrs having vata dosh I do take yograj what shud I consume along with it? I mean any other good ayurvedic combination drug for better results

  30. Hi Dr,

    I have pain in my lower back and pain radiates down the right leg, and i have been advised to either take Yogaraj guggulu or rheumacalm tablet. Could you tell me what is the difference between these two or if I should take both of them.

    Thanks & regards

  31. is mahayograja guggulu better than yograj guggulu for bachache, sciatica and sacroiliac pain? is it safe because it has bhasmas? can it cause gastric irritation? dose, before or after food and for how many days

  32. How does this Yogaraj Guggul+ Amruthotharam Kashayam help in treatment of Optic Neuritis + Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis) ?

  33. Hi Sir,I am having mandagni and my symptoms are white coating on tongue,foul smelling stool,weakness,belching of food what I ate,no appetite.Shall I use yograj guggulu for this or any other?Please prescribe.

  34. I have ankylosing spondylitis with pain in upper and lower back. I am having Inmecin R 75 along with Myospaz as prescribed by my Rheumatologist. Is it safe to have Yograj guggulu along with these medicines?

  35. Dear Dr Hebbar,

    Which of the following is best for reducing Kapha / diabetic symptoms – Triphalla Guggulu, Kaishore Guggulu or Yograj Guggulu?


  36. Hi Sir,due to hot potency of yograj guggulu I am getting constipated.Please give me a tip to reduce this heat.I am diabetic patient.

  37. Can I use Yograj guggulu 2 tablets twice a day for external piles? Do I have to take mahayograj guggulu or any other medicine along with yograj guggul? Pl. reply.

  38. I have disc problem yesterday i am starting Yograj Guggul tablet. it is really good tablet.can i use this tablet for weight loss and how many days i used this tablet for weight loss