Navaka Guggulu (Vyoshadi Guggulu or Dashang Guggul)

Navaka Guggulu also called Dashang Guggul and Vyoshadi Guggulu is an effective ayurvedic medication used for the treatment of obesity and high cholesterol. It is a natural antihyperlipidemic agent that helps to reduce the levels of cholesterol and prevent the complications caused due to hypercholesterolemia. It helps to maintain a healthy body weight by reducing the accumulation of fats in the body and improving the fat metabolism. It is also used for treating arthritis.

INGREDIENTS

  • Shuddha Guggulu – 50% (9 Parts)
  • Sonth – Zingiber Officinale – 5.55% (1 Part)
  • Kali Mirch – Piper Nigrum – 5.55% (1 Part)
  • Pippali – Pepper Longum – 5.55% (1 Part)
  • Vaividang – Embelia Ribes – 5.55% (1 Part)
  • Chitrak root – Plumbago Zeylanica – 5.55% (1 Part)
  • Mustak – Cyperus Rotundus – 5.55% (1 Part)
  • Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula – 5.55% (1 Part)
  • Amla – Emblica Officinalis – 5.55% (1 Part)
  • Bibhitaki – Terminalia Bellirica – 5.55% (1 Part)
  • Cow’s Ghee

HOW IT WORKS

Navaka Guggulu possesses medicinal properties that can help to reduce weight and maintain normal cholesterol levels. It acts as an antihyperlipidemic and anti-obesity agent. It is also a natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent. These properties help in the treatment of arthritis.

THINGS TO KNOW

Navaka Guggulu pacifies the Kapha Dosha. It also helps to correct the imbalance of the Vata Dosha.

INDICATIONS & USES

  • Obesity
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE

Navaka Guggulu can be taken in a dose of 1 to 4 grams per day. The recommended dose of Navaka Guggulu for children is 500 mg to 2 grams per day. It should be taken in 2 equally divided doses. The maximum daily allowed dosage of this medication is 8 grams. This medicine should be taken with lukewarm water about one hour after meals

BENEFITS & EFFECTIVENESS

Navaka Guggulu can be used to treat obesity and high cholesterol. It can boost the fat-burning processes by regulating the fat metabolism. It also increases the metabolic rate and discourages the body from storing more fats. It also helps to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Obesity

Navaka Guggulu can be used to treat obesity and the complications arising due to the same such as hypertension, high cholesterol, stroke, heart attack, and diabetes. Obesity is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide.

Navaka Guggulu can prevent the accumulation of fats and the resultant expansion of the adipose tissues in the body. It also possesses potent bioactive constituents that produce a weight loss promoting effect. It increases the metabolic rate of the body and boosts the breakdown of fats thus ensuring a healthy weight loss.

It also influences the metabolism of fats in the body and promotes the fat burning processes. It reduces the appetite and cravings of patients thus limiting their consumption of calories. This creates a shortage of calories as the intake of calories becomes lesser compared to the actual calorie requirement of the body for carrying out different functions. This forces the body to depend on the stored fats to meet its fuel requirements resulting in a faster weight loss.

A weak and improperly functioning liver is often the hidden cause of obesity. Navaka Guggulu helps to manage this underlying cause by stimulating the functions of the liver. It also enables the elimination of excess cholesterol from the body. This action of Navaka Guggulu helps to shed excess weight.

It also helps to prevent fatty liver disease, which is a common complication of obesity. It reduces the storage of fats in the hepatic cells, thus preventing the deposition of fats in other parts of the body.

Navaka Guggulu also helps to control cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It reduces the levels of LDL or bad cholesterol and increases the levels of HDL of good cholesterol. It prevents the complications of obesity linked to hypercholesterolemia and diabetes. (1)

Rheumatoid arthritis

Navaka Guggulu produces an anti-inflammatory and analgesic action. These properties of Navaka Guggulu can be beneficial in the management of rheumatoid arthritis. It can reduce pain and inflammation in the joints. It can also improve the joint mobility by preventing the wear and tear. A regular use of this medicine can enhance the quality of patients’ life suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. (2)

SAFETY & TOXICOLOGY

Navaka Guggulu is not known to cause any side effects when used in the recommended dosage by the patients having a Kapha Prakriti. However, patients suffering from Pitta conditions may experience some side effects such as heartburn, epigastric burning, acid reflux, and vertigo.

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