Amrutadi Guggul: Benefits, Ingredients, Dose, Side Effects

Amrutadi Guggul is used in treating gout, arthritis, hemorrhoids, etc. It is also useful in obesity management. A potent immunity booster comes with a set of side effects. 

It is also known as Amruta Guggulu / amruta guggul.
Amruta refers to Guduchi / Giloy, which is the dominant ingredient of this medicine.
Guggulu is Gum guggul – Commiphora mukul, which is the base and the second largest proportion of ingredient in this tablet medicine.

Amrutadi guggulu uses:
It is used in the treatment of gout, arthritis, peripheral vascular insufficiency, it reduces cholesterol, detoxifies blood.
Traditional indications:
Vatarakta – Gout
Kushta – skin diseases
Gudaja roga – Piles, Fistula, fissure in ano
Agnisada – low digestion strength
Dushtavrana – non healing wounds, infested wounds, abscesses, sinuses
Prameha – Urinary tract disorders, diabetes
Amavata – Rheumatoid arthritis
Bhagandhara – fistula in ano

Effect on Tridosha: Balances All the three Doshas, mainly Vata and Pitta.

Traditional dose is – 1 Karsha – up to 12 grams per day, as per digestive strength of the patient.
In practice, it is administered in a dose of  1- 2 tablets, 2-3 times a day, usually after food, or as directed by physician.

Anupana: co-drink –
Based on disease, many liquids are administered along with this tablet.
Abhayarishta, in case of hemorrhoids, fistula
Mahamanjishtadi Kada or Nimbadi Kashayam – in cases of non healing wounds, vasculitis etc.
Ayaskruti in case of obesity, low digestion strength
(warning: Do not use this or any other information on this website for self medication.)

Amritadi Guggul Ingredients –
Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia – 1 Prastha – 768 g
Guggulu – Commiphora mukul – ardha prastha – 384 g
Triphala –  384 g
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica
Amalaki – Amla – Emblica officinalis
Ardha pala – 24 grams of each of
Danti – Baliospermum montanum
Vyosha –
Maricha – Black pepper
Pippali – Long pepper
Shunti – Ginger
Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes
Guduchi – Giloy – Tinospora cordifolia
Triphala – Haritaki, Vibhitaki, Amalaki
Tvacha – Cinnamon bark
Trivrut – Operculina turpethum – Karsha – 12 g

Method of manufacturing:
Guduchi and Guggulu are taken along with Triphala. Added with double the quantity of water. Boiled in a wide mouthed vessel,reduced to a quarter part (of water), filtered.
Filtering helps to get rid of the impurities of Gum guggul.
After filtering, again the obtained Kashaya is heated till it becomes thick.
It is added with 24 grams of each of the rest of the ingredients mentioned above, while the Kashaya is still hot.
It turns to a semi-solid mass. It is mixed well and pills of the size of 500 mg are rolled.

Traditional reference verse:

Amrutadi Guggul

Reference: Bhavaprakasha Madhyama Khanda, Vatarakta Chikitsa

Sri Dhootapapeshwar Ltd.
Ayurveda Rasashala manufactues this product with Yogaratnakara reference, with almost similar set of ingredients. Here are the indications: Painful polyarthritis, Backache, Peripheral arterial insufficiency, Amavat, Acne.

Side effects;
Because it contains Trivrut, people with IBS – diarrhea, sensitive stomach and diarrhea – It is better for them to avoid this.
It may worsen gastritis in a few.
It is not suitable to take this medicine during pregnancy and lactation.
Better to avoid in children below 6 years of age or prescribed in lower doses.

Packaging: 60 tablets, 1000 tablets in plastic jar.
Price: 1.33 – 1.5 rupees per tablet
Shelf life / expiry date: 5 years from the date of manufacture.

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