Difference Between Yograj Guggul and Mahayograj Guggul

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 seedsBlack cumin, Pippali – Long pepper fruit, Pippalimoola – Long pepper root, Shunti – ginger, Vidanga

Different herbs

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

Related topic – Difference between Yograj Guggul and Trayodashang Guggul

13 thoughts on “Difference Between Yograj Guggul and Mahayograj Guggul”

  1. Dear sir, along with oral medicine, Panchakarma treatment might also benefit you. Continue the present treatment for a month or two. If no relief is found, consider changing your doctor.

  2. Kya yograjguggulu & mahayograjguggulu ka prayog ek sath ho sakata hai.kya uric acid manage me help milegi.urine albumin bhi kya maintain rah sakega.

  3. i am 55 plus. in the initial stage of nee joint pin. I dont think I have RA. but using yog raj gugguuu, Shilagit,chandra prabha tablets each one in morning and eveining. Any harm,

    • Dear Sir, Would advise you to rule out the cause of your knee pain and then take the medicines because as we all are genetically different with different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many different ways. Hence, always consult with a qualified Ayurvedic physician before taking any medication.

  4. Dear sir, I’m having RA. Since 7years I have used so many medicine but no use. My fingers became curved. Now I want to use this yograj guggulu. Or mahayograj guggulu. Can you suggest me which is useful for me?

    • Hello madam, Mahayogaraja Guggul will be useful. But would advise you to take a consult with a ayurvedic physician before taking the medication.

    • Guggulu is useful in hypertension, especially if high blood pressure is associated with cholesterol deposition.

  5. സർ എന്റെ ഭാര്യക്ക് അസുഖത്തിന്റെ ഭാകമായി നർവ് ബയോപ്സിയും മസിൽ ബയോപ്സിയും ചെയ്തിരുന്നു .മസിൽ ബയോപ്സി പെട്ടെന്ന് സുഖപ്പെടുകയും നർവ് ബയോപ്സി ഇന്നേക്ക് നാല് വർഷമായി വേദനയും നീരും വരുന്നു .അലോപ്പതി ഗുളിക കൊടുക്കുമ്പോൾ പല പാർഷ്യ ഫലങ്ങളും ഉണ്ടാകുന്നു .എന്നാൽ ഒരു ആയുർവേദ ഡോക്ടറെ സമീപിച്ചപ്പോൾ മഹായോഗരാജ ഗുൽഗുലു അല്ലെങ്കിൽ യോഗരാജ ഗുൽഗുലു നിർദ്ധേശിച്ചു .അത് കഴിക്കുമ്പോൾ നല്ല സുഖം കാണുന്നു .അത് ആ ജീവാനന്തം തുടർന്ന് രണ്ട് വീതം രണ്ട് നേരം കഴിക്കുന്നത് കൊണ്ട് പ്രഷ്ന മുണ്ടോ മറുപടി പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കുന്നു

  6. Respected sir, kya Mahayograj Guggul ankylosing spondylitis mein liya ja sakta hai or kitne dino tak… Please mention dosage…

  7. Sir mujhe ankylose spondalytis, ulcerative colitis bhi hai, so mujhe kaun se medicines lene chahiye

  8. Is mahayogaraj guggulu good for lowering LDL, TGL and to improve HDL. My doctor has advised me to take it along with other herbal medicines.


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