Kaishore guggulu – Benefits, Ingredients, Dosage, Side Effects

Kaishore guggulu is one of the very famous Ayurvedic herbal product. It acts as –  aging skin health promoter, joint health,  natural blood cleanser, useful as supportive dietary herbal supplement in many health conditions such as diabetes, skin diseases etc.
Name differences - kaishore guggulu, kaishor guggulu, kaishora guggulu, kaisora guggulu, kaisora gulgulu – all these terms are synonymous.  They are all one and the same.

Composition of Kaisora guggulu -
Triphala (Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amalaki fruit rind) – 3 Prastha – 2.304 kg
Amruta – Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia – 1 Prastha – 768 g
Water – 3.072 liters
Guggulu – Commiphora mukul – 768 g
Triphala (Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amalaki fruit rind) – 2 Pala – 96 g
Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia – Giloy – 1 Pala – 48 g
Tryushana – Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger – 6 Aksha – 72 g
Vidanga – False Black pepper – Embelia ribes – ardha Pala – 24 g
Danti – Baliospermum montanum – root – 1 Karsha – 12 g
Trivrit – Operculina turpethum – 1 karsha – 12 g
Ghrita – quantity sufficient.

Method of preparation of Kaishore Guggul -
Its method of preparation is an example for Agni Siddha guggulu.  - Where fire is used in the preparation of tablet.
First the said amount og Triphala and Amruta (Guduchi) are taken in coarse powder form. It is added with 3.072 liters of water, and boiled down to half quantity -(1.536 liters). This boiling should be done in an iron vessel. It is then filtered.
To the filtered decoction, guggulu is added. It is heated further with continuous stirring and pounding till it reaches Gudapaka (semisolid) consistency.
It is taken out of fire and is added with fine powder of rest of the herbs.
The total mass is mixed well and it is taken into a vessel, smeared with ghee (so that the mass does not stick to the vessel and it will be easy to roll into pills).
Then, pills are rolled.

Traditional reference:
kaishora guggulu

What is the dosage?
Usual dosage is two tablets two or three times a day, after food.
The traditional dose, as explained in the verse is 3 grams per day, in divided doses.
If your doctor has not specified any particular co-drink for this medicine, then by default, this tablet should be taken along with warm water or warm milk.
It is traditionally indicated in
Kushta – skin diseases with secretions, for which it is administered along with Manjishtadi kashayam
Tridoshaja Vatarakta – Gout-arthritis
Vrana – non healing wounds with suppuration, wherein, it is administered along with Khadiradi Kashayam
Gulma – abdominal tumor, fibroid, for which, it is administered along with Varanadi Kashayam
Prameha Pidika - Diabetic carbuncle
Prameha – urinary disorders, diabetes
Udara – ascites, constipation
Mandagni – low digestion strength
Kasa – cold, cough
Shvayathu – inflammatory conditions
Pandu – Anemia
On long term usage, (only as per physician’s advice), it acts as Rasayana – anti ageing benefits.
Reference: Sharangdhara Samhita Madhyama Khanda 7/70-81

Do’s and Don’ts while taking Guggulu - While taking Guggulu, it is best to avoid sour tasting food, (because, it may cause indigestion), Sex, strong physical activity, Excessive sun exposure, alcohol consumption and anger.

Side effects:
People with gastritis, diarrhoea and dysentery should take precaution, while taking this medicine.
This medicine should only be taken under the supervision of physician.

Manufacturers: 
AVP,  AVS (Kottakkal), Baidyanath, AVN, Nagarjuna
AVN manufactures Kaishora Guggulu DS – double strength.
Most of the manufacturers follow the Sharangdhara Samhita reference.
Some companies like Bacfo follow Bhaishajya Ratnavali reference. Wherein the ingredients and indications are quite similar with small difference in quantities of a few ingredients.

Safe for kids? 
It is safe to use this medicine in lower dose, in children above 5 years of age.
Pregnancy and lactation - 
It is best to avoid this medicine during pregnancy and lactation. 
Expiry date: 
5 years from the date of manufacture.
How long can it be taken?
It can be used for a few months time based on your doctor’s advice.
Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Assistant Professor, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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Comments

  1. Dear Dr.,

    Will Kaisora guggulu tablets benefit eyes condition like “Eye floaters” (without flashes of light)?

    Thank you.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Usually eye floaters are quite common and no need to worry. But if you are seeing eye floaters all the time, or if there is any blindness issue, then consulting an eye doctor looks a better idea. I really doubt if Kaishora guggulu can help with this condition.

  2. Aekta Bhatt says:

    Hello Sir,

    I want to know that is there any side effect of kaisora guggula?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      There are no side effects with the prescribed dose.
      In a very high dose, than prescribed, it may worsen gastritis. But it is just a temporary side effect.

  3. sir,
    please let me know if kaishore guggul cures corn on feet.I have been advised by a doctor to take this medicine 3 times a day for one month.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      The doctor might have had his experience in treating corn with kaishora Guggulu.Please go with his advice. Regards

  4. Dear sir..

    Is it(kaishore guggulu) helpfull to get rid of from the pain of periouds cramps??

    Thnk u…:)

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes, to some extent. But there are still better medicine for periods cramps. Consult your doctor.

  5. ashik narayan says:

    Sir ,
    what s d word meaning of kaishora?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Kaishora is derived from Kishora. Meaning, young. This helps to make the body young, it rejuvenates, etc.

  6. Sir,
    Can This edicine cure Hormonsal Acne?
    If Not please tell me which wyurvedic medicine can cure it.

  7. Does Kaishora capsules have to be taken with warm milk. I am suffering from Plantar fasciitis and just started on the capsules.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Usually it is not administered with milk. But if your doctor has advised it with milk, then there should be some good reason.

  8. Dear Sir,
    I am suffering from urticaria and have just started on the capsules. I am taking two capsules three times a day, but i am not aware of how long i should be taking these capsules.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Please go ahead as per the suggestion of your Ayurveda doctor.
      Generally, this medicine is good for long term use (2 – 3 months).

  9. Is it helpful to take Kaishore Guggulu for blood purification purposes? For example, how does it compare to taking Hamdard safi?

  10. padmavathy.M. says:

    It will reduce the cholestrol

  11. hi,
    I am suffering from thyroid and eye buldging but nt getting any remedy

  12. Respected doctor you need to see this link. The lesson seems to be that you need to choose the companies from which you buy ayurvedic medicines really carefully. I have now decided to only go with Arya Vaidya Sala Kotakkal.

    http://www.mhra.gov.uk/PrintPreview/DefaultSP/CON307402

    http://www.icenews.is/2013/07/19/sweden-finds-arsenic-tainted-herbal-cures/

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, Not only Kottakkal, but companies like AVN conduct heavy metal analysis before exporting Ayurvedic products. Moreover, some Ayurvedic products contain certain heavy metals by design, which are used after purification procedures as told in traditional Ayurveda textbooks.

      • If some Ayurvedic Herbs have metals by design, then are those metals discovered and removed during heavy metal analysis? If so, then wouldn’t that make the herb useless? What herb do you suggest for lead poisoning?

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          I do not think any herb has heavy metal by design. If the soil in which the herb is grown, is contaminated with heavy metals, then only, in very minor quantities, herb might get some heavy metals. From India, whatever the Ayurveda products are legally exported, they all undergo mandatory heavy metal test. Hence, nothing to worry about.
          For lead poisoning, it really depends on the mode of lead exposure. Generally speaking, a Panchakarma detox therapy, along with chelation therapy, calcium, Iron and zinc supplementation should work good.

  13. Does is cure moles ?

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