Yograj Guggulu - Introduction and Benefits

>> Monday, August 6, 2012


Yogaraj-guggulu is a widely used Ayurvedic formulation. In a retrospective study for the frequency of, usage, Yogaraj guggulu ranked first in the hospital practice and second in the private practice. This formulation is used in conditions like arthritis, myalgia and hyperlipidemia. It has been shown to have significant anti-inflammatory activity in formaldehyde-induced arthritis and in croton oil granuloma.

Guggulu, the resinous material of Commiphora mukul, the largest single ingredient of Yogaraj-guggulu has been mentioned to be useful in disorders of lipid metabolism in Ayurvedic literature 600 B.C.Hypolipidemic activity of Guggulu has been shown by various workers; however, guggulu as a single drug is rarely used in practice. Yogaraj-guggulu is the commonly used formulation. A large dose of 12 gm/day has been prescribed in ancient Ayurvedic texts.Smaller doses from 3 to 5 gm/day are usual in the present day practice. It was therefore of interest to study the tolerability of large doses of Yogaraj-guggulu in healthy human volunteers. The results of the Phase 1 study are presented in this paper.
Yograj Guggulu is a combination of many Ayurvedic herbs and Guggulu, which are traditionally used in Ayurveda for old and high Vata (Air) related conditions of the joints and muscles (Rheumatoid Arthritis). It helps to maintain healthy metabolism and remove toxins from the system. It rejuvenates and strengthens the skeletal and neuromuscular systems. Other uses are stiffness and painful Thigh, Osteoporosis, Bone Density, Gout (Vata Rakta), Nervous Problems, Epilepsy, Cardiac Lesions, Anemia, Tumor, Pain in chest etc. Yograj Guggulu is an ancient traditional formula to reduce excess Vata in the system.

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When the vata gets accumulated in the joints and muscles, the joints and muscles start cracking or popping and the body experiences tics, spasms or tremors. In such condition Yograj Guggulu is helpful.


  • Yograj Guggulu helps remove toxins which can lead to obesity, joint pain, arthritic conditions, muscle aches, and rheumatism. It was traditionally used as a remedy for gout. It reduces Vata and Kapha doshas and is an effective adjunct to weight loss along with proper exercise and diet.
  • Supports comfortable movement of the joints and muscles.
  • Rejuvenates and strengthens the skeletal and neuromuscular systems.
  • Promotes healthy elimination of toxins.


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