Yograj and Mahayograj Guggul are very famous Ayurvedic medicines used mainly in the treatment of arthritis. Though the names are quite similar, there are many differences between the two.
Whenever the prefix maha is used in any medicine name, it suggests that it is quite similar to the previous medicine, but with added ingredients and enhanced benefits.
Yograj Guggul contains 29 ingredients. it includes ghee. Full list of ingredients, indications etc can be found here
Mahayogaraja guggulu contains 31 ingredients. Full list of ingredients, indications etc can be found here
Method of manufacture
In case of yogaraja guggulu, The 27 herbs are taken in fine powder form, added with heated, liquefied guggulu, pounded with ghee to form tablets. It is an example of Anagni Siddha Guggulu. Wherein heat process is not used in the manufacturing.
But in Mahayogaraj Guggul, The guggulu (gum resin) is added with water, melted. Then the rest of the ingredients are added to it, and semisolid paste is prepared. Pills are rolled from this paste. It is an example of Agni Siddha Guggulu. Wherein heat process is used in the manufacturing.
Common herbs in both
Both these two guggulu tablets have following common ingredients –
Ajamoda – celery, Triphala, Chavya, Chitraka, Guggulu, Cumin seeds, Black cumin, Pippali – Long pepper fruit, Pippalimoola – Long pepper root, Shunti – ginger, Vidanga
Yograj guggulu contains Devadaru, coriander, cinnamon, cinnamon leaves, ghee, tribulus, Kushta, black pepper, Cyperus, Rasna, black salt, cardamom, Talisapatra, Usheera, Yavakshara and Yavani
Mahayogaraja contains Asa foetida, mustard, Renuka, Kutaja, Patha, Gajapippali, Katuki, Ativisha, Bharngi, Vacha and Murva
Metals and heavy metal ingredients
Yogaraja guggulu does not contain any heavy metal ingredients. But Mahayogaraja Guggulu contains
Vanga bhasma – Calx of Tin
Rajata bhasma – Calx of Silver
Naga Bhasma – Calx of Lead
Loha Bhasma – Calx of iron
Abhrak Bhasma – Calx of Silica
Mandura bhasma – Calx of Iron oxide
Rasa Sindura – A compound of Purified Mercury and Purified Sulphur
These in very minute and safe quantity makes Mahayogaraja guggulu more potent. But Yogaraja guggulu is safer.
Indication and benefits
Both are indicated in all Vata imbalance disorders, gout, abdominal tumours, distention, bloating, fibroids, and as rejuvenator.
Yogaraja Guggulu is especially indicated in Rheumatoid arthritis, intestinal worm infestation, ascites and splenomegaly.
Mahayograj Guggul is especially indicated in skin diseases, hemorrhoids, urinary tract diseases, malabsorption syndrome, fistula, chronic respiratory diseases, epilepsy, chest congestion, asthma, cough, anorexia and male and female infertility treatment.
There is no specific co-drink is mentioned for Yograj Guggulu. But for Mahayograj guggulu, specific co drinks are mentioned for particular diseases. The full list, along with side effects, indication etc can be found here
Full details of Yograj Guggulu can be found here
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