Difference between Yograj Guggul and Trayodashang Guggul

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.

24 thoughts on “Difference between Yograj Guggul and Trayodashang Guggul”

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  1. thanks to the good information.I use triphala guggulu and kanakanavati arsh for fistula and piles grade one.plz give me more information on this. thanks you once again.

  2. Is Guggulu effective for healing Fundal Fibroid of 5.4cm and Renal Calculus of 4mm and Polyp?of course i won’t do self medication.

  3. Are there any general guidelines to assist in deciding with which of the following – “Sura, Madya (alcohol), hot water, milk or meat soup” – one should consume it? (I’m mainly looking to understand the properties/effectiveness of various ‘carriers’ in Ayurveda).

    • When we discuss property of each liquid, then it will be a lot clearer.
      In general, if it is used in weak and debilitated patients, or in children / elders, milk is used. In such a weak patient, if there is need for improving body weight, then meat soup is selected.
      If patient is otherwise strong and only some help in digestion is required, then hot water is used.
      In a very tired patient with mental stress, alcohol is used as adjuvant.

  4. My personl openion is that Taryodashang Gugglu is more Rasayana in effect than Yograj Gugglu. The contents are also indicating the same.
    Dr.Febin P Jose MD (Ayu)

  5. I did not found any medicine which treat my trigiminal neuralgia. I always took tagritol, magitol but these medicine did not give complete solution for my problem. Recently I hear about palsinuron from my family friend. I want to know palsinuron is beneficial in trigiminal neuralgia. Please doctor reply for my question. Am I live a desease free life.

  6. I have shoulder impingement issue. Which medicines would be suitable. Yograj or trayodashang gugullu?

  7. hi, i have lower back pain with stiff muscles. i have herniated disc touching the nerve.is trayodashang or yograj guggule is helful? should i take with milk or water. I am 47 yrs old and weak body (under weight).

  8. Which medicine is better for neck head back leg pain and sometime feeling pulsating in back and leg……yograj guggul or trayodashand guggul pls advice me


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