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.
Kaisor Guggul 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.
Doctors also suggest this for –
Obesity and high cholesterol – Triphala, Trikatu, Vidanga and Guggulu ingredients in Kaishora guggulu – all are useful in lowering fat, to reduce weight and to lower cholesterol.
High Uric acid levels in blood and gout treatment.
Cystic and non cystic acne, pimples.
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 – Ardha Drona – 6.144 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 6.144 liters of water, and boiled down to half quantity -(3.072 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.
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.
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), strong physical activity, excessive sun exposure, alcohol consumption and anger.
People with gastritis, diarrhoea and dysentery should take precaution, while taking this medicine.
This medicine should only be taken under the supervision of physician.
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.