Kaishore Guggulu – Benefits, Ingredients, Dosage, Side Effects

Kaishore guggulu is one of the very famous Ayurvedic herbal product. It acts as –  ageing skin health promoter, joint health,  natural blood cleanser, useful as supportive dietary herbal supplement in many health conditions such as diabetes, skin diseases etc.
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Kaisor Guggul is traditionally indicated in
Kushta – skin diseases with secretions, for which it is administered along with Manjishtadi kashayam
Tridoshaja Vatarakta – Gout-arthritis
Vrana – non healing wounds with suppuration, wherein, it is administered along with Khadiradi Kashayam
Gulma – abdominal tumour, fibroid, for which, it is administered along with Varanadi Kashayam
Prameha Pidika – Diabetic carbuncle
Prameha – urinary disorders, diabetes
Udara – ascites, constipation
Mandagni – low digestion strength
Kasa – cold, cough
Shvayathu – inflammatory conditions
Pandu – Anaemia
On long term usage, (only as per physician’s advice), it acts as Rasayana – anti ageing benefits.

Doctors also suggest this for –
Obesity and high cholesterol – Triphala, Trikatu, Vidanga and Guggulu ingredients in Kaishora guggulu – all are useful in lowering fat, to reduce weight and to lower cholesterol.
High Uric acid levels in blood and gout treatment.
Cystic and non cystic acne, pimples.
Lupus erythematosus


Triphala (Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amalaki fruit rind) – 3 Prastha – 2.304 kg
Amruta – Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia – 1 Prastha – 768 g
Water –  Ardha Drona – 6.144 liters
Guggulu – Commiphora mukul – 768 g
Triphala – 2 Pala – 96 g
Haritaki – Fruit rind
Vibhitaki – Fruit rind
Amalaki – Fruit
Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia – Giloy – 1 Pala – 48 g
Tryushana – Trikatu
Pepper, long pepper and ginger – 6 Aksha – 72 g
Vidanga – False Black pepper – Embelia ribes – ardha Pala – 24 g
Danti – Baliospermum montanum – Root – 1 Karsha – 12 g
Trivrit – Operculina turpethum – 1 karsha – 12 g
Ghrita – Ghee – Quantity sufficient.

Method of preparation

Its method of preparation is an example for Agni Siddha guggulu.  – Where fire is used in the preparation of tablet.
First the said amount of Triphala and Amruta (Guduchi) are taken in coarse powder form. It is added with 6.144 litres of water, and boiled down to half quantity -(3.072 litres). This boiling should be done in an iron vessel. It is then filtered.
To the filtered decoction, guggulu is added. It is heated further with continuous stirring and pounding till it reaches Gudapaka (semisolid) consistency.
It is taken out of fire and is added with fine powder of rest of the herbs.
The total mass is mixed well and it is transferred into a vessel, smeared with ghee (so that the mass does not stick to the vessel and it will be easy to roll into pills).
Then, pills are rolled.

Shloka Traditional reference

kaishora guggulu


Usual dosage is two tablets two or three times a day, after food.
The traditional dose, as explained in the verse is 3 grams per day, in divided doses.
If your doctor has not specified any particular co-drink for this medicine, then by default, this tablet should be taken along with warm water or warm milk.

Reference: Sharangdhara Samhita Madhyama Khanda 7/70-81
Do’s and Don’ts while taking Guggulu – While taking Guggulu, it is best to avoid sour tasting food, (because, it may cause indigestion), strong physical activity, excessive sun exposure, alcohol consumption and anger.

Side effects

People with gastritis, diarrhoea and dysentery should take precaution, while taking this medicine.
This medicine should only be taken under the supervision of physician.

AVP,  AVS (Kottakkal), Baidyanath, AVN
AVN manufactures Kaishora Guggulu DS – double strength.
Most of the manufacturers follow the Sharangdhara Samhita reference.
Some companies like Bacfo follow Bhaishajya Ratnavali reference. Wherein the ingredients and indications are quite similar with small difference in quantities of a few ingredients.
Nagarjuna – Kaishora Gulgulu Gulika

Safe for kids? 
It is safe to use this medicine in a lower dose, in children above 5 years of age.
Pregnancy and lactation – 
It is best to avoid this medicine during pregnancy and lactation. 
Expiry date: 
5 years from the date of manufacture.
How long can it be taken?
It can be used for a few months time based on your doctor’s advice.
Storage: Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.

110 thoughts on “Kaishore Guggulu – Benefits, Ingredients, Dosage, Side Effects”

  1. Usually eye floaters are quite common and no need to worry. But if you are seeing eye floaters all the time, or if there is any blindness issue, then consulting an eye doctor looks a better idea. I really doubt if Kaishora guggulu can help with this condition.

    • There are no side effects with the prescribed dose.
      In a very high dose, than prescribed, it may worsen gastritis. But it is just a temporary side effect.

  2. sir,
    please let me know if kaishore guggul cures corn on feet.I have been advised by a doctor to take this medicine 3 times a day for one month.

    • The doctor might have had his experience in treating corn with kaishora Guggulu.Please go with his advice. Regards

    • Kaishora is derived from Kishora. Meaning, young. This helps to make the body young, it rejuvenates, etc.

  3. Usually it is not administered with milk. But if your doctor has advised it with milk, then there should be some good reason.

  4. Please go ahead as per the suggestion of your Ayurveda doctor.
    Generally, this medicine is good for long term use (2 – 3 months).

  5. Is it helpful to take Kaishore Guggulu for blood purification purposes? For example, how does it compare to taking Hamdard safi?

  6. Hi, Not only Kottakkal, but companies like AVN conduct heavy metal analysis before exporting Ayurvedic products. Moreover, some Ayurvedic products contain certain heavy metals by design, which are used after purification procedures as told in traditional Ayurveda textbooks.

    • If some Ayurvedic Herbs have metals by design, then are those metals discovered and removed during heavy metal analysis? If so, then wouldn’t that make the herb useless? What herb do you suggest for lead poisoning?

      • I do not think any herb has heavy metal by design. If the soil in which the herb is grown, is contaminated with heavy metals, then only, in very minor quantities, herb might get some heavy metals. From India, whatever the Ayurveda products are legally exported, they all undergo mandatory heavy metal test. Hence, nothing to worry about.
        For lead poisoning, it really depends on the mode of lead exposure. Generally speaking, a Panchakarma detox therapy, along with chelation therapy, calcium, Iron and zinc supplementation should work good.

  7. dear sir,

    Does Kaisor Aguggulu Vatika and Guluchyaddi Kashayam, can be used to treat high platelet count disease , biopsy results was negative cant find the reason of platelet fomation of so much, CBC report is ok just little haemoglobin is 10-11 its formation is not found

    Thank you

  8. Can kisshore guggulu be taken as supplement throughtout life..s I have joint pains .cervical and also utricaria

  9. I had a perirectal abcess which was drained and is still draining because it needs to heal inside out. Will taking kaishore guggul help ?

  10. Is kaishore guggul helps to prevent gout attack, should I take it always. I have pain in legs bascially in feet and it triggers after few months may be after2 months

  11. Hello Raj, for the first time found someone with positive comments. could you please share your email if possible, so that i can ask my queries regarding the this.


  12. i have platelet count of 473000.. is it normal / will it cause any health issues? im having headache & left abdomen pain, breathing problem(rarely)

  13. Kaishore guggulu will help her in a dose of 2 tablets 2 times a day after food. But please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.

  14. Hi, Kaishore guggulu is useful. But you may also need other Ayurvedic medicines along with it. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.

  15. Sir the water is not sufficent is it correct 3.072 liters.After process Sir the pills are to be dried are directly stored.

    • Sorry there was a mistake. The water quantity is – ardha drona – 6.144 liters. Boiled and reduced to 3.072 liters.
      After process, pills are ddried and stored in air tight containers.

  16. Dr Hebbar,
    Ayurvedic doctor prescribed me ksishore guggle, arogyvardhani, neem vati with mahamanjishtadi Kwath & giloy ras for my pimple problems, from last 03 weeks I m taking these medicine as per directions but my period prepone by 4 days this time. Is this because of this Kaishore guggle? Should I continue or will it irregular my period ?

  17. Recently I was suffered from chicken pox .after few months i causes pimples and acne on my face so what to do to get rid from this pimple problems

    • There are many medicines based on the type of acne, such as Kumkumadi taila, Mahamanjishtadi kashaya, Panchanimbadi gulika, Epderm cream, Aclear cream etc. Consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.

  18. Dr Hebbar, if I was prescribed Kaishora Guggulu (crushed) 2-2-2 after food with hot water and Sudarshana Ghana Vati, 1-0-1 after food with warm water, how is it possible to combine them? Should I take Kaishora Guggulu with hot water, then wait some time (15?30? minutes) and take Sudarshana Ghana Vati with warm water? (I have no opportunity to ask the doctor who prescribed it). Thank you for your help!

        • Hot water can be had with kaishora guggulu. Hence the advice to take it together with hot water.
          If you wish to stick to your doctor’s advice, please maintain a gap of 20 minutes between the two medicines. Kaishora guggulu first.

  19. Hi doctor. …. I have kidney stone of 9mm and doctor prescribed me kaisora guggulu vatika…. One tablet after dinner. ….. can my kidney stone be removed by this and how long it take to remove stone from my kidney ??

  20. Hi doctor how ru, I’m taking drasksadi kahaysyam night and Kaisore gullalu daily three times, taking long time any prob, please advise me, I’m having body pain, survival pain, I have gastric prob

  21. Respected Dr. Sahib ,very good information you are giving.I suggest you can give treatment on line.that will be benefited for mankind.

  22. Dear Dr. Hebbar,
    I find that your reply to Mr.A on 25 Jan is somewhat contrary to the clarification you gave me on 16 Sept 2016. As I am now confused, could I request you to please clear the confusion.
    Thanks & Regards.

  23. Doctor I was prescribed kaishor guggulu along with rasnerandadi kashayam for initial stages of arthritis mainly morning stiffness of fingers,as well trigger fingers..am a doc by proffession&first time am taking ayurveduc medicine…i would like to know if guggulu is steroidal preparation and kashayam can bring any kidney or liver complaint..so I took only kashayam 4 3 wks.under strict diet schedule.but my stiffness&pain remain same.i would like to have your pinion&advice on this.
    Since my knowledge is less in ayurveduc med.

    • Dear Dr Zareena, Guggulu is not a steroidal preparation and does not harm kidney or liver.
      I suggest you to take both the prescribed medicines at least for a month time to see improvements.

  24. Hi Dr. My skin became black and itching problem below my lips and acne too Dr. , Divya Kishore guggule is good for me or not

  25. Hi.

    I have been adviced kishore gugglu for reducing body fat, is it helpful. Even i am consuming Apple cider vinegar(which is sour) with warm water, shud i continue with the same? Even please explain VATA DOSHA

  26. I have been prescribed Kaishore guggulu twice a day along with other medicines for pustules on my feet ( palmoplantar psoriasis or vipadika as per the doc). I have now developed red itchy rashes on my arms. The doctor said it could be a side effect of guggulu. Please advise.

  27. Taranath Ayurveda college and Hospital has a very good Panchakarma setup with senior Ayurveda doctors. Please consult there. It will be very cost effective as well.

  28. Hi,
    It is in deed used in treating high uric acid, though not mentioned in the classical reference.

  29. Hello sir, does kishore gugggulu, vara churna , neem capsule and bisewellia cucumin cure fishtula? Plz let me know.

  30. Is it good for psoriatic arthritis. I have tendonitis and synovitis in angle , now 30 days are finished.still pain.Psa suspected. Is it beneficial kishoreguggulu along with Amrutharishtam?

  31. It does no cause throat ulcer. But because you have taken it for 1 year, it is best to stop it.

  32. Dr. Sir
    Does taking Kishore guggulu for long causes Impotancy. I have been advised the Kishore guggulu for enlarged prostate would it help in that case how long I have to take it. Thanks

  33. Dear Sir,I have Allergy since last 8 Years. skin me swelling ho jati hai. Pura red hoke khujali bhi hoti hai. Puri body me ho jati hai. Doctor ne mujhe Kaishore Guggulu, Arogyavardhini Vati and mahamanjisthadi lene ko bola hai. Would u please help me to solve out my problem.

  34. Hi Dr,
    Can kakaisor guggulu can cure a cyst on buttocks?
    And how soon will it start working?

  35. Dear Dr,
    Does Kaishore guggulu is efficient to treat cyst and how long does it takes before it start working

  36. Sir,

    Doctor has advised for Kaishore Guggulu – two tabs thrice a day for treating wrist joint pain for one month. is it safe


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