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kanchnar guggulu – Ingredients, Uses, Dose, Side Effects

kanchnar Guggulu is also known as kanchanara Guggulu / gulgulu.It is one of the very efficient Ayurvedic herbal medicine. Its reference is found in Bhaishajya ratnavali, 44th chapter.

Ingredients –
Bauhinia variegata L. (Bark),
Terminalia chebula Retz (Fruit rind),
Terminalia bellerica  (Fruit rind),
Emblica officinalis (Fruit),
Zingiber officinale (Rhizome),
Piper nigrum (Fruit),
Piper longum Linn (Fruit),
Crataeva nurvala (bark),
Elettaria cardamomum (Fruit),
Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Leaves & Bark)
Commiphora mukul (Guggulu Resin)

Uses: Galagandam jayatyugram apachim arbudaani cha |
grantheen vranaani gulmaashcha kushtani cha bhagandharam ||

Useful in treating goitre (nodules of neck), tumors and extra growths, useful in herbal wound healing, skin diseases, sinuses and fistula.

Dosage: two tablets two to three times a day.

Kanchanara Guggulu side effects:
In people with sensitive stomach, this medicine may cause mild gastric irritation.
It is best avoided in pregnant and lactating mothers.
In children, this medicine should only be given under medical supervision.
Store in a cool dry place. Keep out of reach and sight of children.  

Kanchanara Guggulu DS is the double strength version of the same medicine.

Manufacturers: AVN, Alva Pharmacy, Swadeshi Pharmacy

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  1. ArchanaDhanabal says:

    I want to know more about this Kanchanara guggulu formulation. Please suggest my request…

  2. Does it work on enlarge liver and enlarged prostate. With regards.yous v.p.arya

  3. Kriskumar says:

    How good is for treatment for enlargeed prostate,what is the % of reducement of the gland.

    • It is used widely in the treatment of enlarged prostate. The percentage wise, it will be difficult to say. Enlarged prostate is usually seen in elders. who require to meet many parameters such as BP control, Diabetes control etc. In such a patient, to keep the enlargement under check, Kanchanara Guggulu is used. If you ask my experience, I would say, 20 % reduction in enlargement can be achieved.

  4. Is it also useful for weight loss ?

  5. Can it also reduce enlarged uterus?

    • No. I do not think that Kanchanara Guggulu alone would be effective enough to reduce the size of uterus.
      Please consult an Ayurveda specialist. A more comprehensive treatment appears required.

  6. if one has a small benign cyst, can it help? If so, how long does one have to take it for?

  7. Will this be helpful in PCOS ?

  8. can it be also used for reducing heavy and long menstrual periods?

  9. Can kanchanna gugullu reduce goiter (nodules)

  10. Hello Dr.,
    Your replies are quite helpful. Can this be used in treatment of Lipomas and how long one should take to see any difference?
    Thanks in advance.

  11. How long will it take to get rid of a goitre nodule 1″ in diamater

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      very difficult to guess. Some other medicines along with it may be required.

      • Currently I’m using kanchnara guggulu 300mg 1 tablet daily for 3 months now after breakfast. I have not seen any dramatic improvements so far. Can you advise how this is to be used for best effect and any other medicines/remedies which will assist the process. Many thanks

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          The dose you are taking is way too low. For best results, take 2 tablets 2 times a day 10 minutes after food. You may feel a bit of stomach burning sensation. If so, revert back.
          Another reason – may be, your Kanchanara Guggulu might not be of good quality.
          For full analysis and treatment, it will be better if you consult a doctor directly. If you wish to consult me, fill up this form here –

  12. does this treat endometrium polyps as well? if so, kindly advise dosage.
    thank you

  13. Dear doctor, this medicine is prescribed against uterine fibroids. But at the same time it may have pro-estrogenic effect. Won’t it make things worse then, because fibroids are caused by excessive estrogen?

  14. is this helpful in treating sarcoidosis, if so what dose or in any combination. i am the patient of sarcoidosis stage -1, please answer me, thank you

  15. Respected Doctor, I have a question Why expecting moms should not consume Kanchanara Guggulu ?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      There is no hard and fast rule like that.
      BUT, Kanchakara Guggulu is something which reduces the size of cyst, nodule etc. so, it is not nourishing in nature, hence, to be on the safer side, it is best to avoid in expecting moms.

      • Is it true then that along with any Guggulu based medicine, other tonic (nourishing) medicines must also be taken (to counter the not-nourishing/detoxifying effect of Guggulu? Which of the Guggulu preparations are ‘complete’ i.e. don’t require additional nourishing herbs to be taken? Just looking for a general idea…

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          It is not true. Only in a very weak patient, when higher dose of guggulu is required to be used, then only it can be said that some nourishing agents like milk can be used as adjuvant. Not in all cases. This rule should also be applied very selectively. For example, in Rheumatoid arthritis case, it is best to avoid milk and go ahead with guggulu tablet alone.


    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, to some extent. But Doctor’s consultation is required. Some more efficient treatment / medicines might also be required. kanchanara Guggulu is surely one of the medicines used in the said conditions.

      • Hello Sir, Can Kanchnar guggulu useful in treating benign kidney cyst ?

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          No. Not very useful.

          • Thanks Sir! Can you suggest any remedy for benign kidney cyst apart from Kanchnar Guggulu

          • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

            Age related benign cysts ate quite common. For others, a detailed case history and consultation is required. However even with Ayurveda, it is quite difficult to treat a cyst.

  17. Is kachnar effective in recurrent throat infection and tonsillitis with pus in 8 yrs child

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, but as a stand alone medicine, it might not help. Please consult a doctor directly. Do not take chances with your kid’s health with online advice.

  18. If yes then in what dosage for 8 yrs old kid in throat infection recurrent

  19. is Kanchnar guggul helpful to reduce nerves tumors. neurofibromitosis

  20. chunmun says:

    Can you please tell the ayurvedic medicines for testicular tumors??

  21. Dear SIr i have fistula and recently i traced my diabetes , my age is 34 now i am taking homeopathy , now my lymph node at armpit swelled . since 5 months no growth that can i use kanchanar guggulu , please suggest me

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Dear Ramesh, you have multiple complaints to look into. There is underlying infection to be treated. Being diabetes makes infection spread faster and it also delays the healing of fistula. I suggest you to consult your family physician immediately.

  22. R.Doctor,
    I am suffering from hypothyroidism since 2010 and taking thyrinorm 25 as adviced by the doctor but my TSH level always remain 6.4, please suggest appropriate dose as well as diet take and not to take.

  23. Hello Sir,
    In my physical checkup, I found my cholesterol high – 240 now. and also that I am anemic ferritin level is below <1, so I am also taking iron supplements but can I take kanchnar guggul when I am on Iron supplements? will that interfere with the Iron supplements ?
    Thanks for your time!!

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Dear Bhaskar,
      Kanchnar Guggulu will not interfere with absorption of Iron Supplement. In fact, because Kanchnar Guggulu contains Triphala, it helps in easy iron absorption.

  24. mehboob says:

    Dearpls. tell me dr. does it work in polycystic kidney disease.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes it works. But for PCOS, it has to be a combination of Ayurvedic medicine and Panchakarma treatment, rather than a single medicine. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly. Regards

  25. Can it is helpful in treatment for men boobs or harmonal balance. I hav gout in my chest so it look like brest any treatment for this problem

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It might not help in gynaecomastia due to hromonal imbalance. But it is useful in the treatment of gout.

      • what are the ayurvedic medicines available to treat gynecomastia?

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Hi, it is quite difficult to treat Ayurveda. If there is hormonal imbalance that can be corrected. If the mass is small in size then some exercise and muscle strength which would enhance the bulk of chest muscles and which would help in reducing the fat might help. If you wish to consult me, please click on contact button on top of this page.

  26. Hello sir,
    I am suffering from hodgkins lymphoma.
    Will kanchnar guguul be helpful ? Have heard it is useful in cleaning out lymph nodes.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It might help to some extent. But please consult an Ayurveda doctor in person for a detailed checkup and advice.

  27. Hello,

    I am fighting with an anal fistula and I am taking kanchnar guggulu since like 6 weeks now. I also have quite some big muscle nods and very stiff muscles in general. My question is. For how long does it make sense to take kanchnar guggulu because I feel a positive effect on my issues but its not at the point where I can say that the fistula or the muscle nods are gone. Does it make sense to improve the dose (I am taking 2 tabs 2 times a day)? Are there negative effects from taking too much, like problems with absorption of food? Or should I just stop taking it when i feel that my issues are gone (my sinus is almost completely healed)

    Thank you very much, its an awesome product

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, you are already on moderate to high dose of Kanchanara Guggulu. I would continue the same dose for another month and then would have reduced it to 3 tabs per day for next 6 weeks. There are no big side effects with this, other than gastric complaints. But I’d best to avoid during pregnancy. The muscle nodes might not go away completely with this.

  28. Why we are not suppose to use it during Pregnancy? is it ok to use till the time pregnancy is confirmed?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It can be taken till the pregnancy is confirmed. But once after confirmation, it is better to avoid taking it further. It is used in reducing the size of cyst etc. hence there is an assumption that it may not be ideal for the fetus health.

  29. I have glands (lypoma) all over my body..specially on my hands and chest. will kanchnar guggulu help me get rid of lypoma? what is the recommended dose?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Recommended dose is 1 – 2 tablets 2 – 3 times a day.
      However, its efficacy in lipoma management is not very well established.

  30. Silambarasan says:

    I have N number of small small “Warts” in my face. 1 Ayurveda doctor in Trivandrum prescribed me this Kanchanara Gulgulu Gulika 2-0-2 for 15 days. is it right prescribtion for warts? or Is there any Ayurvedic medicine?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Kanchanara guggulu is one of the medicines used in wart treatment. Please follow your Ayurveda doctor’s advice.

  31. Hi Dr.
    May I know how long I should take Kanchnar Gugglu to reduce Hyperthyroidism? How many tablets should I consume in a day to help me reduce my hyperthyroid levels? What other herbal medicines should i take alongside Kanchanar Gugglu to reduce very high Thyroid? Are there any side effects of this herb? What are the chances of Kanchnar Guggulu in treating hyperthroidism? Do you know of any cases where this herb did not work to reduce hyperthyroidism?Thank you.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Kanchanara Guggulu might not be sufficient as a standalone medicine for hyperthyroidism. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor in person.

      • Can you use it for hypothyroidism? And do you need to consult doctor before using Ayurvedic medicine?

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Hi, This is one of the medicines used in treating Hypothyroidism. But it is not a standalone medicine to treat it. Hence, a doctor’s advice is required.

  32. Dr Hebbar, what anupans would you think best with Kanchanar Guggulu Churna and Maha Sudarshan Churna guiding to thyroid?

  33. jinitkumar says:

    can this drug reduce the cyst in breast?

  34. shivakumar says:

    sir this is shivakumar how many days has to take kanchanar guggul for hypothyrodism plz ans

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, it depends on your doctor’s prescription. I suggest you to consult an Ayurveda doctor for methodical treatment.

  35. is there a recomened dosage available for children?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      General dose for children of 5 – 8 years – one or two tablets a day, usually after food.
      Dose for 9 years and above – 2 tablets per day.

  36. is it useful in pcod n obesity..i have pcod since last 16 yrs n my weight 94 kgs..i m 28yrs,unmarried and have irregular periods…even after taking medicines (Diane) i get period for just 1 day

  37. Does Kanchanar guggul produce heat in the body. If yes, then is it good to be consumed during summer? Should one consume something cooling like sabja seeds too during summer?

  38. ashish kumar says:

    Hi doctor, i am 30 yr old male suffering from acute prostatitis. Does it help in this particular condition ??

  39. Can kanchanar gugul help to cure brtholin mother is suffering from reccurance of bartholin cyst.its very painfull.please suggest doctor.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, it may be useful. But cannot expect it to cure the cyst as a stand-alone medicine.

  40. N R Abeyasinghe says:

    Is there a guggulu named KANCHANADI GUGGULU. It is available in Sri Lanka.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, it is Kanchanara guggulu. Should be easily available in any Ayurvedic store in Sri Lanka. If not, please contact Mr Veeresh – He can supply.

  41. Mr. mashenene says:

    Hi, i need your products, i mean your medicine and i am here at Tanzania, how can i get it?
    please help me

  42. slankapa says:

    does it work for those with hidradenitis?

  43. Medicine for cough release from lungs.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      There are lot of options like Agasthya rasayanam, Vasavaleha etc. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor.

  44. RAMACHANDRAN says:

    Can it be used for treating varicocele ?

  45. is vyoshadi gulgulu gulika is reduce lipomo??
    pls help me

  46. hello sir i am form Nepal i am suffering form diabetes and enlargement gland i take kanchner gugguu since 70 day now result 85% reduction gland and also normal my diabetes levels thanks Dr

  47. urvashi says:

    Can kanchar guggulu help to reduce tumuor of retromolar trigone(oral cancer) in last stage????

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:


      • urvashi says:

        what is the benefit of Kachnar gugglu in respect of oral cancer? I am aware of a patient of oral cancer using this herb as medicine & its effective in his case. Is it related to stages of cancer?

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          At the best it may help in reducing the cancer growth. This theory is based on its usage in cysts and fibroids. But there is no research data to back it’s usage in cancer.

          • Hi

            My ayurvedic dr has suggested kachnar guggul along with other medicines for hypothyroidism and infertility.
            I am a female of 30 yrs.
            He has said for maximum effect, chew 2 tablets twice daily after food. I wanted to know whether it is important to chew or can I swallow it with water?
            I chewed it once but I didn’t like the taste at all.

          • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

            Hi, you can swallow it. There is no special benefit by chewing this tablet.

  48. edith mwanje says:

    i have fibroids in my uterus i started taking kanchnar guggul two months sometimes i feel like its helping and times my tummy is bloated is there reasons for feeling like that? how shall i keep taking them for.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It happens because it contains Trikatu – which are spices. Take it soon after meals. This will reduce their effect on the stomach, hence the bloating will be reduced.

  49. Yogesh Mangal says:

    Is surgery only alternative for enlarged prostate for people who are on allopathic medication or ayurved can still benefit

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Ayurvedic medicines reduce the size of the prostate to some extent. But if the gland has increased in size to a big extent, surgery is the best option.

  50. will this help in reducing Piles? I was given ArshKalph and Kanchanar Guggulu together. By reading all the posts, I don’t think Kanchanar Guggulu has any connection with Piles treatment. Please advise. I would better stop a medicine which is not required.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It is not directly indicated in piles treatment. By it would help in improving digestion and to some extent shrinking of piles mass

  51. Hi, I have hypothyroid problem and am taking eltroxin 50 mg daily and 100 mg on saturday. I had BP too but have managed to get off allopathic thanks to Carditone. 🙂 I am now looking to do away with eltroxin and rectify my thyroid problem through ayurveda. Will kachnar guggul help?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Please consult an Ayurveda doctor in person. That is the first and best option. If you wish to get my advice, please write here –

  52. dear sir, is it helpfull for tonsils treatment

  53. sir Namskar mae katmandu se hu .mera age 31 years old Hae.mereko diabites 2 years se hae.mero ko kanchanar gulgulu(250mg) 2time 2 month khaya. .keuki mero ko gland proplm tha.ustime diabites normal huwatha.avi mereko only diabites hae.kaya mae kanchanar gulugulu continue kar sakta hu plz helpsir

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Agar Kanchanara guggulu aapko kisi Ayurvedic doctor ne prescribe kiya hai, to aap isse continue kar sakte hai.

  54. sir
    namaskar mae ktamandu se hu.mereko diabetes 2 years se hae.kanchanar guggulu khane se(2 tablet 2 time after food)diabetes normal hota hae.kaya yasko mae continue kar sakta hu plz life time.plz sir help me

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Kanchanara guggulu ko direct diabetes me istemaal nahi karte hai. Diabetes ke liye is se bhi accha Ayurvedic medicines medicines hai. Krupaya aap apni Ayurvedic doctor ki salah le.

  55. Zakir Hussain says:

    Dear Sir,

    i am using this tablet 3 per day after food (as per Dr. Its reduce Colustoral ) can i continew

    please suggest

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, you can continue.

      • i have seen that for swine flu we can use guggul with havansamagri for havan. but i m pregnant. I saw in jiva site that guggul should avoid by pregnant women. i dont have swine flu but for prevention only i want to do this. is any other alternative is available for me.

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Hi, you can make a mix of a pinch of each of turmeric powder, black pepper and cinnamon along with a teaspoon of honey, in the morning.

  56. Sunil Kumarshukla says:

    Hi Sir

    Can u plz suggest me that how many days I will have to take it for reduce my glad which has been enlarged arount 30%.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, it is best to consult a doctor for full advice. Usually it is prescribed for up to 3 – 4 months time. Dose is decreased gradually.

  57. hello sir, Is it helpful in the both condition of hypo/hyperthyroidism?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, but in combination with other medicines such as ksheerabala capsule, Dhatri Lauha etc.

  58. i am going to start using Kanchanara guggulu and navaka guggulu for lipoma and to reduce weight. Lets see how this medicine helps me.

  59. Sir is it useful to cure Hernia?


  60. namarkar doctor will kanchnar has any anti cancer properties ?
    any ayurvedic medicines helps to prevent or treat cancer?
    for the one who maintaining good life style

  61. Naresh Komti says:

    Kanchnar gugul & kirattiktadi yoga may cause for joint pain?

  62. manjesh says:

    Hi Doctor,

    there was a small Corn\Cyst growing on my hand thumb, I had to tried to cut it multiple times, but would grow back again, I used Kanchanar Gugul from Divya pharmacy ( 2 tabs 3times/day) and this automatically started to reduce the cyst and started to peel out and slowly reduced in size in a weeks time and within next two weeks, my skin was so clean that I couldn’t locate the exact spot where it was.

  63. Can Kanchnar Guggul provoke a hormon disbalance? Doctor prescribed it for fibroids but since I start taking medication (2 tablets twice a day), I have no periods and no libido. Before I used to have a very regales periods and high libido.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It can. Consult your doctor again with these symptoms. He may reduce the dose and add something like Shatavari.

  64. Sir It is useful for lipomas treatment?

  65. Sir,
    For PCOS, what dose should I take and for how long.
    Thank you

  66. Can I take this medicine along with ashwagandha powder? I am a hypothyroid, TSH level 16.I read that ashwagandha helps to lower the TSH level. I do not have goiter and kanchnar guggul is esp. for goiter. Is there any side effect if I consume this medicine with ashwagandha? I face no other symptom of hypothyroidism, I am active, do not feel sleepy all the time, no weight gain, (it is reducing instead).

  67. Hello sir! I’m 21 year old girl. Is it safe to take triphala guggul and kanchanar guggul together?

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello Madam, Would like to know for which symptom you are taking the above mentioned drugs.

      • Hello m’am!
        I’ve been taking triphala guggul, aarogyavardhini vati and chandraprabha vati for a month. I’m taking them for weight loss and irregular periods. My periods are regular now and I’ve lost 3 kgs of weight. My mom suggested me to take kanchanar guggul to lose weight faster since she has dramatically lost weight with it. So, I just wanted to make sure whether it is safe to take these meds together.
        I’ll be so grateful if you’ll answer.

        • Dr Malini Bhat says:

          Hello madam, Hope you are under medical supervision while taking the medicines you have mentioned above. kanchnar Guggulu is Useful in treating goitre (nodules of neck), tumors and extra growths and not for weight loss exactly.

          Note: As 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. For specific treatment, always consult with a qualified Ayurvedic physician.

  68. Hope kanchnar guggulu is helpful in treating retina disease
    Macular degeneration

  69. Can this be used for inner ear infection that has puss formation in a 11 year old.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, but please consult a doctor directly. The ear infection can cause complications. If there is puss, minor surgical procedure to drain it out makes more sense.

  70. Amal Jain says:

    Hello Dr Hebbar! There are skin tags developing and growing around my neck. Kindly suggest whether Kanchanara Guggulu is the right medicine to get rid of the skin tags. What should be the dosage in milligrams? Gratitude and thanks.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, there is no guarantee that Kanchanara guggulu alone would cure skin tags. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor.

  71. B.P.Uniyal says:

    Hello sir . my wife has a cyst in vagina. Can this cyst dislove by using kachnaar guugle. Pls tell me. Doctor also prescribed ovarian and likorin tablet.

  72. Hello Dr.
    I’m having multiple lipoma on my hands,chest and backside around 20no’s with size of 5 to 8mm.. Dr suggested me to use triphala guggulu and kanchanar guggulu together one hr before taking food morning and evening 2tabs with water or milk each time.. this combination is useful for reduce lipoma or any other suggestions…
    Thanks in advance

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