Amrutadi (Amritadi) Guggul: Benefits, Ingredients, Dose, Side Effects

Amrutadi Guggul is used in treating gout, arthritis, haemorrhoids, etc. It is also useful in obesity management. A potent immunity booster, it comes with a set of side effects. It is also known as Amruta Guggulu / amruta guggul.
Amruta refers to Guduchi / Giloy, which is the dominant ingredient of this medicine.
Guggulu is Gum guggul – Commiphora mukul, which is the base and the second largest proportion of ingredients in this tablet medicine.

Amrutadi guggulu uses:
It is used in the treatment of
gout, arthritis,
peripheral vascular insufficiency,
it reduces cholesterol, detoxifies blood.

Traditional indications

Vatarakta – Gout
Kushta – skin diseases
Gudaja roga – Piles, Fistula, fissure in ano
Agnisada – low digestion strength
Dushtavrana – non healing wounds, infested wounds, abscesses, sinuses
Prameha – Urinary tract disorders, diabetes
Amavata – Rheumatoid arthritis
Bhagandhara – fistula in ano

Doctors also prescribe this for the treatment of
Nasal polyps.

Effect on Tridosha

Balances All the three Doshas, mainly Vata and Pitta.

Dosage

Traditional dose is – 1 Karsha – up to 12 grams per day, as per digestive strength of the patient.
In practice, it is administered in a dose of  1- 2 tablets, 2-3 times a day, usually after food, or as directed by physician.

Co-drink

Based on disease, many liquids are administered along with this tablet.
Example:
Abhayarishta, in case of hemorrhoids, fistula
Mahamanjishtadi Kada or Nimbadi Kashayam – in cases of non healing wounds, vasculitis etc.
Ayaskruti in case of obesity, low digestive strength
(Warning: Do not use this or any other information on this website for self medication.)

Ingredients

Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia – 1 Prastha – 768 g
Guggulu – Commiphora mukul – ardha prastha – 384 g
Triphala –  384 g
Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
Vibhitaki – Terminalia bellerica
Amalaki – Amla – Emblica officinalis
Ardha pala – 24 grams of each of
Danti – Baliospermum montanum
Vyosha –
Maricha – Black pepper – Piper nigrum
Pippali – Long pepper – Piper longum
Shunti – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Vidanga – False black pepper – Embelia ribes
Guduchi – Giloy – Tinospora cordifolia
Triphala – Haritaki, Vibhitaki, Amalaki
Tvacha – Cinnamon bark
Trivrut – Operculina turpethum – Karsha – 12 g

Method of manufacturing

Guduchi and Guggulu are taken along with Triphala. Added with double the quantity of water. Boiled in a wide mouthed vessel, reduced to a quarter part (of water), filtered.
Filtering helps to get rid of the impurities of Gum guggul.
After filtering, the obtained Kashaya is again heated till it becomes thick.
It is added with 24 grams each of the rest of the ingredients mentioned above, while the Kashaya is still hot.
It turns to a semi-solid mass. It is mixed well and pills of the size of 500 mg are rolled.

Traditional reference

Amrutadi Guggul

Reference: Bhavaprakasha Madhyama Khanda, Vatarakta Chikitsa

Vehicle and Indications:
Usually Cchinnaruhadi kashaya or Amritottara kashaya is used as vehicle for this formulation while treating gouty arthritis.

Other suitable formulations like Mahamanjishthadi kashaya, Sarivadi kashaya, Gopatmajadi kashaya etc can also be used to treat the cases where the formulation is administered to detoxify blood.

Manufacturers:
Sri Dhootapapeshwar Ltd.
Ayurveda Rasashala manufactues this product with Yogaratnakara reference, with almost similar set of ingredients. Here are the indications: Painful polyarthritis, Backache, Peripheral arterial insufficiency, Amavat, Acne.
Nagarjuna – Amrutha gulgulu gulika

Side effects

Because it contains Trivrut, people with IBS, diarrhoea and sensitive stomach – It is better for them to avoid this.
It may worsen gastritis in a few.
It is not suitable to take this medicine during pregnancy and lactation.
Better to avoid in children below 6 years of age or prescribed in lower doses.

Contra indications

The formulation is not recommendable to the patients who are already emaciated or where muscular dystrophy is found. Also in chronic cases its utility is restricted.

Even though it is not contra indicated absolutely, administration of this formulation in children less than 12 years may not be suitable as guggulu can not be tolerated by all children. Also if there is some alternatives as per the condition better formulations can be searched for pregnant and delivered women.

Packaging: 60 tablets, 1000 tablets in plastic jar.
Price: 1.33 – 1.5 rupees per tablet
Shelf life / expiry date: 5 years from the date of manufacture.

Proprietary Ayurvedic medicines containing Amrutadi Guggul as an ingredient:
Decrin Plus Capsule –
Manufactured by SG Phyto Pharma, used for the treatment of obesity and high cholesterol.

Specifications :
As it contains Triphala, the formulation will not cause constipation or gastric irritation like any other Guggulu preparations. But the formulation is very effective in psoriatic arthritis which is associated with oozing.

Kind of formulation:
This is a formulation in the form of tablet (Guggulu vati)
It can be used in the form of powder also.

My experience with this formulation – Dr MS Krishnamurthy
Acute and chronic gouty arthritis can be treated effectively by this remedy. In varicose veins and neuritis also, this is effective.

7 thoughts on “Amrutadi (Amritadi) Guggul: Benefits, Ingredients, Dose, Side Effects”

  1. Hello doc.. I wonder if u could help me… my daugher recenty had ear operation which was not completely well…. do you really think that amrutadi guggul would be very benificial to her????? Waiting 4 ur advice

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  2. Is Amrutadi Guggul presribed for Nasal Polyps? If not, what are other ayurvedic preparations useful in nasal polyps. Would it also help in anosmia?

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