Yograj Guggul and Trayodashang guggul are very famous Ayurvedic tablets used commonly in the treatment of arthritis. But there are some differences in ingredients and usage of these two medicines. Let us find out. This article is in response to a reader’s query.
Ingredients and method of manufacturing
Yograj Guggulu contains 29 ingredients. it includes ghee. Full list of ingredients, indications etc can be found here
The 27 herbs are taken in fine powder form, added with heated, liquefied guggulu, pounded with ghee to form tablets.
Trayodashanga Guggulu contains 14 ingredients. Read more about Trayodashang.
The first 12 herbs are in fine powder form, added with heated, liquefied guggulu, pounded with ghee to form tablets.
The common herbs in both the tablets are – Yamani, Rasna, Guggulu and ghee.
In both these two tablets, the quantity of guggulu is equal to the total amount of rest of the herbs.
In Yogaraja Guggulu, the amount of ghee to be used is not specified.
In Trayodashang guggulu, the quantity of ghee is half to that of Guggulu.
Yogaraj Guggulu contains black salt (Saindhava), Triphala, Trijata (cinnamon, leaves and cardamom) and Trikatu. Trayodashanga doesn’t. It only contains ginger among Trikatu.
The method of manufacturing is same in both the two.
The dose of Yogaraja Guggulu is not specified in the verse, however, Trayodashanga Guggulu dose is specified as 6 grams per day, in divided dose, based on strength of patient and disease.
Indications of Yogaraja Guggulu
With this tablet, it is mentioned that – “yatheshta aaharavaanapi” meaning, the person need not follow any diet restriction.
It is indicated in rheumatoid arthritis, Gout, worm infestation, infected wounds, splenomegaly, abdominal tumors and bloating.
It increases digestion power, complexion, strength and immunity.
Both the two tablets are mainly helpful in Vata imbalance diseases affecting bone, joints and bone marrow.
Indications of Trayodashanga Guggulu
This medicine is advised to be administered along with Sura, Madya (alcohol), hot water, milk and meat soup. The choice needs to be made based on disease and patient.
It is indicated in low back ache, low back stiffness, jaw stiffness, cervical and lumbar spondylosis, muscle stiffness and pain, chest discomfort, uterine disorders, fractured bones.
Yogaraja is preferred in pain predominant symptoms. It is mainly indicated in Vata imbalance disorders.
Trayodashanga is indicated when pain is associated with stiffness. It is mainly indicated in Vata and Kapha imbalance disorders.