Swarna Mahayograj Guggul – Benefits, How To Use, Side Effects, Ingredients

Swarna Mahayograj Guggul is an Ayurvedic medicine, with herbal and mineral ingredients, in tablet form. It is used in treating Rheumatoid arthritis, low back ache etc. This medicine is used more in North Indian Ayurvedic treatment method and should only be taken strictly under medical supervision. 


  • It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of Lumbar spondylosis, Low back ache, Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It is widely used in many neuro-muscular conditions
  • Post viral fever, when the patient complains of body, muscle and joint pains
  • Bursitis trochanterica,
  • Shoulder dislocation pain

Effect on Tridosha – Balances 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

Traditional indications

Tridoshaghna – balances all three Doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Rasayana – anti aging and rejuvenating medicine
Vata Amaya – Vata imbalance disorders pertaining to muscles, joints and nerves
Kushta – skin diseases
Arshas – hemorrhoids
Grahani – Irritable bowel syndrome
Prameha – diabetes and urinary tract disorders
Vatarakta – gout
Nabhishoola – pain in umbilical region, gastritis
Bhagandhara – fistula in ano
Udavarta – bloating
Kshaya – tissue loss, muscle wasting
Gulma – abdominal tumors
Apasmara – epilepsy
Urograha – chest congestion
Mandagni – weak digestion strength
Shwasa – difficulty in breathing
kasa – cough, cold,
Aruchi – anorexia
Retodosha – disorders related to infertility
Rajodosha – female infertility

Suitable co-drinks

For all  Vata related disorders, it is traditionally administered along with Rasnadi kwath.
For Pitta related disorders, it is given with Kankolyadi Kashaya
For Kapha imbalance disorders, it is administered with Aragwadhadi Kashaya
For urinary tract disorders, correct anupana is decoction of Daruharidra,
For anemia, it is given with cow urine
For obesity, it is administered with honey
For skin disorders, apt anupana is neem decoction or herbal tea
For gout, it is given with Guduchi Kashaya
For swelling, inflammation and pain relief, suitable co drink is decoction of long pepper or radish.
For rodent and mice bite, it is administered along with Patala kwatha
For eye disorders, suitable co drink for this medicine is Triphala Kashaya
For ascites, suitable Anupana is decoction of Punarnava.


The shloka says that strict diet and lifestyle regimen is not required while taking this medicine. However, 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.

1 – 2 tablets once or twice a day before or after food or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.

Side Effects

  • This medicine should only be taken under strict medical supervision.
  • Self medication with this medicine may prove to be dangerous.
  • It is to be avoided in children and pregnant ladies.
  • Make sure to select this medicine from a good company.
  • In high doses, it may cause or worsen gastritis.
  • Seek your doctor’s advice for its usage during pregnancy, lactation and in children.


Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Pippali & Pippalimoola – Fruit and root of Long pepper – Piper longum
Chavya – Piper Chaba
Ajamoda – Trachyspermum roxburghianum
Indrayava – Holarrhena antidysenterica
Patha – Cyclea peltata
Vidanga – Embelia ribes
Gajapippali –  Scindapsus officinalis
Katuki – Picrorhiza kurroa
Ativisha – Aconitum heterophyllum
Murva – Marsdenia tenacissima
Vacha – Acorus calamus
Triphala –

  • Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
  • Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica
  • Amalaki – Emblica officinalis

Guggulu – Commiphora mukul
Vanga Bhasma – Tin Bhasma
Raupya Bhasma – Bhasma of Silver
Naga Bhasma – Bhasma of Lead
Loha Bhasma – Bhasma of Iron
Abhraka Bhasma – Bhasma of Silica
Mandura Bhasma – Bhasma of Iron
Rasa Sindhura – Mixture of Purified Sulphur and Purified Mercury
Svarna Bhasma – Bhasma of Gold


Its reference is found in Sharangdhara Samhita, Madhyama Khanda, 7th chapter, verse number 56-69.
The original reference explains about Mahayogaraja guggulu. To this, manufacturers add Swarna Bhasma i.e. calx of gold and prepare a tablet, called Swarna Mahayogaraja guggulu.


  • Unjha Ayurvedic Pharmacy
  • Amrita Pharmacy
  • Baidyanath

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