Triphala Guggulu Benefits, Dose, Ingredients, Side Effects

Triphala guggulu is one of the best herbal remedy for ano rectal conditions, haemorrhoids and fistula.
It is one of the ancient  Ayurvedic formulations. Its reference is found in Sharangdhara Samhita, an Ayurvedic Sanskrit textbook.


It is used for the treatment of piles and fistula.
It helps to ease bowel movements, acts as a mild laxative.
It helps to heal the wound faster.

Triphala Guggul – For Piles, Fistula and Weight Loss


Emblica officinalis – Amla – 1 part
Terminalia chebula – Hareetaki – 1 part
Terminalia bellerica  – Vibheetaki – 1 part
These three together are called as Triphala. They are very well known for quick wound healing, healing of sinuses and fistula. They also provide mild laxative effect. This helps to avoid friction of stool mass on the pile mass or fissures. Thus, it helps to heal the fissures fast.
Piper longum – Long pepper – 1 part – Stimulates liver and aids in healing
Commiphora mukul – Guggulu – 5 parts – One of the best anti inflammatory herbs, useful to reduce swelling, heal fistula track and to reduce pain and swelling.
Note – Triphala Guggulu and Triphala Gulgulu are one and the same.

Method of manufacturing

The method of preparation of this medicine is an example of Anagni Siddha Guggulu. – preparation without usage of Agni -fire.
The said amounts of ingredients are taken together along with guggulu, pounded well and pills are rolled.

Indication in ano-rectal conditions

How Triphala gugglu is beneficial in piles and fistula?
Triphala is well-known for its quality.  It soothes the inflammed mucous layer and helps in checking further infection.

Guggulu is one of the best known herbal anti inflammatory herbs of Ayurveda. It also helps in healing the inflammation of fistula-anorectal and haemorrhoids.
Triphala helps in easy bowel movements, a problem, often troubling the people with hemorrhoids.
Long pepper helps digestion and assimilation of food nutrients. It also supports the liver.


1-2 tablets two to three times a day after food or as directed by your Ayurvedic specialist.

Dose of triphala guggulu for weight loss –
2 tablets 2 times a day after food, for adults.

Side effects

Better to avoid this medicine for very long term use, for more than 3 – 4 months time.
Safe for kids?
Yes. It can be used in children above five years of age.
Pregnancy and lactation?
It is best to avoid this during pregnancy and lactation.


Original Shloka reference:
Sharangdhara Samhita Madhyama Khanda 7/52-53

18 comments on “Triphala Guggulu Benefits, Dose, Ingredients, Side Effects

  • asad

    19/01/2012 - 12:34 pm

    dear sir

    kindly tell me what pau d arco or taheebo or lapacho is in urdu or hindi

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      19/01/2012 - 4:01 pm

      Pau d acro is probably English.
      Taheebo is the inner bark of the same plant.

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      • Dr RahulPathania

        22/11/2013 - 9:35 pm

        hlo hebbar sir,after reading ur aticles on ayurveda medicines i have become great fan of yours.plz keep it up.

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        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

          12/12/2013 - 4:04 pm

          Dear Dr Rahul Pathania, Thank you very much. ūüôā

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  • Gaurav

    31/01/2014 - 12:39 pm

    How is Triphala Guggulu different from plain Triphala? Is Triphala Guggulu okay for long term use, just like Triphala (under doctor supervision)?

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  • Gaurav

    31/01/2014 - 12:44 pm

    How to ensure that one doesn’t experience ‘detox crisis’ when taking Triphala Guggulu (or any Guggulu based preparations for that matter which roots out deep seated toxins)? What additional supporting medication might be prescribed to help support organs such as kidney/liver apart from ensuring good bowel movements? Are there any early signs of ‘detox crisis’?

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  • Triphala Guggul

    01/04/2014 - 9:34 am

    Triphala Guggul is an ancient ayurvedic product that it generally used for detoxification of the body and improving metabolic functions. This herbal remedy contains a good blend of Triphala and Guggul along with other herbs. It has Terminalia chebula, Terminalia belerica, Emblica officinalis, Piper longum and Commiforra mukul. It is excellent for haemorrhoids, anal fistula, anal fissure and severe constipation and permanently cures conditions. It detoxifies the colon and ensures it stays in a healthy state. It helps to build a good appetite. Guggul because of its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, relieves swelling and pain where as triphala acts as a very good antioxidant to removes toxins and free radicals from the body and clear the channels. Pippali another herb helps in digestion and assimilation of food nutrients.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    06/10/2014 - 8:10 am

    It can be bought online.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    27/09/2015 - 9:46 pm

    Emblica officinalis – Amla – 1 part
    Terminalia chebula – Hareetaki – 1 part
    Terminalia bellerica – Vibheetaki – 1 part
    [These three together are called as Triphala.]
    Piper longum – Long pepper – 1 part
    Commiphora mukul – Guggulu – 5 parts
    Read more about Triphala guggulu method of manufacturing –

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  • Elena Lopez

    06/12/2016 - 10:40 pm

    Dear Dr Hebbar

    First of all I would like to say that you are so kind to take the time to answer everybody’s questions. It is remarkable!!! I am very thankful for that. It is important that people can have their questions answered to heal and to learn.

    My question is about the use of Triphala Guggulu for ulcerative colitis to reduce inflammation and to heal the ulcers. Would this be appropiate and if not what would be better?
    I tend to get a bit dry and mild inflammation in the rectum. I take half a tea spoon of triphala every day at night with water and was wondering if the addition of guggulu would be better.
    Please advise.

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  • charan

    16/01/2017 - 11:49 am

    hello doctor,
    taking triphala guggulu for fistula in ano would be beneficial and any other ayurvedic remedies for fistula ?

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    08/06/2017 - 2:42 pm

    respected sir
    i am having files ///is files and fistula are interrelated
    some of the nerves around ano bulge and when i pressed some type of stick feeling object is sensed above the rectum ,,i feel always wet around the area from four months please refer if trifala guggulu can solve my problem

    thanks and regards

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      09/06/2017 - 8:51 pm

      It can help but please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly. It should not be neglected.

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  • Yashasvi

    24/02/2018 - 11:42 pm

    Can we take triphala guggul for hard stool At first which is painful
    How long can we use..?
    If not recommend for long term use
    Which medicine for long term soft stool without habit forming than other alopathy laxative.
    Why we have painful stool At first which brings fissures?

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    04/06/2018 - 5:07 pm

    You can take Triphala guggulu tablet – 2 tablets 2 times a day after food for 1 month.

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