Triphala Guggulu and Kaisohre Guggulu are two Ayurvedic tablets used in skin diseases, wounds etc. Though the ingredients of both look similar, there are many differences in usage, dose and benefits.
Triphala Guggulu – It is a combination of five ingredients – Triphala (3 fruits), Long pepper and Guggulu (gum resin of a plant called Guggulu).
It is mainly indicated in fistula, hemorrhoids etc. Read more
Kaisora Gulgulu – It contains 16 ingredients. It is indicated in skin disorders, non healing wounds, diabetes, diabetes carbuncle etc. Read more
Method of preparation:
when it comes to ease of manufacturing, Triphala Guggulu is easier than the other. This is due to lesser number of ingredients and simpler procedure.
Both these contain Guggulu as the single most dominant ingredient.
Triphala Guggulu is an example of Anagni Siddha Guggulu – Anagni means – No Agni – No fire. In the making of this Guggulu, no fire (heating process) is involved.
Kaishor Guggul is an example of Agni Siddha Guggulu – In the making of this product, fire is used.
Triphala Guggulu contains five ingredients. Kaishor Guggulu has 16 ingredients, including the five ingredients of Triphala Gulgulu.
Both the products are commonly indicated in –
Gulma – tumor, fibroids
Shotha – inflammatory conditions
Trifla Guggul is especially indicated in hemorrhoids and fistula.
Kaishor Guggul is indicated in non healing wounds, arthritis, skin diseases, diabetic carbuncle, cough anemia etc.
When it comes to inflammation, Triphala guggulu is slightly better than Kaishor Guggul.
When it comes to variety of diseases that a single tablet is indicated, Kaishor Guggul is better.
Kaishore has Rasayana (anti ageing effect). Its anti aging effect can be attributed to Guduchi, Pippali and Amla.
Kaishore guggulu benefits are explained along with suitable co-drinks. Example: For non healing wounds, it is administered along with Khadiradi Kashayam . Where as such co drinks are not explained specifically for Triphala Guggulu.
Effect on Dhatu (body tissues)
Kaishor has better action over Rakta (blood), Mamsa (muscle tissue) and Medo Dhatu (fat tissue), when compared to Triphala Guggul.
Though both the tablets have ingredients against diabetes, Kaishor Guggul is superior.
Triphala Guggulu is safer. Because Kaishore contains Danti and Trivrit.
Tendency of diarrhoea is more in Kaishore, because of Danti and Trivrit ingredients.
Overall both these tablets are efficient tools in the hands of Ayurvedic doctor.