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Amritadi Guggulu - Benefits, Usage, Indications and Dosage

Reference: Bhavaprakasha Madhyama Khanda, Vatarakta Chikitsa

Amritadi Guggulu is a polyherbal classical Ayurvedic medicine. It is used for the treatment of various diseases like piles, gout, skin diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, fistula, decreased digestive power. It is also useful in the management of obesity. This Ayurvedic preparation balances all the three doshas, predominantly vata and Pitta.

Ingredients

  • Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia – 1 Prastha – 768 g
  • Guggulu – Commiphora mukul – ardha prastha – 384 g
  • Triphala (Haritaki, Vibhitaki, Amalaki) – 384 g
  • Danti - Baliospermum montanum - 24 g
  • Vyosha - 24 g
  • Maricha - Black pepper - 24 g
  • Pippali – Long pepper - 24 g
  • Shunti – Ginger - 24 g
  • Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes - 24 g
  • Guduchi – Giloy – Tinospora cordifolia - 24 g
  • Triphala – Haritaki, Vibhitaki, Amalaki - 24 g
  • Tvacha – Cinnamon bark - 24 g
  • Trivrut – Operculina turpethum – Karsha – 12 g

Method of Manufacturing

  • Guduchi and Guggulu are taken along with Triphala. Then added in the double quantity of water.
  • These ingredients are boiled in the wide mouthed vessel till water reduces to a quarter half.
  • Filtration is done to remove the impurities of Gum guggul.
  • After filtration, obtained herbal decoction (Kashaya) is heated till it becomes thick.
  • Added the 24 grams of each of the rest of the ingredients mentioned above, in the herbal decoction (Kashaya).
  • A semi-solid mass is formed. It is mixed well and pills of the size of 500 mg are rolled.

Dosage

2-6 tablets twice in a day with hot water or as directed by the physician.

Indications

  • Piles
  • Fistula
  • Wounds
  • Skin diseases
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Abscesses (internal abscesses)
  • Liver disorders
  • Digestive impairment
  • Chikungunya
  • Inflammation and swelling
  • Gout or raised uric acid levels
  • Acne or pimples
  • Arthritis

Side effects

  • This medicine should be avoided by the people having IBS - diarrhea, sensitive stomach and diarrhea.
  • Avoid this medicine during pregnancy and lactation.
  • It can worsen gastritis in few cases.
  • It is advisable to avoid this medicine in children below 6 years of age or prescribed only in lower doses.
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