According to research studies, Abha Guggulu is an effective ayurvedic medicine for enhancing fracture healing. It is also found beneficial in avascular necrosis (AVN) management.
STUDY 1 – Fracture Healing
Abha Guggulu is commonly used for the management of fractures due to its action for hastening the fracture healing process.
A study published in Ancient Science of Life in 1997 stated that abha guggulu has significant anti-inflammatory action. It provided symptomatic relief and improvement in healing of simple fractures. In the treated group, patients got relief from feverishness, dyspnea, urinary retention within 15 to 45 hours. The severity of pain alleviated within 12 to 48 hours. The complete relief from pain was observed within 7 days in the treated group.
In control group, symptoms including continuous pain, feverishness, dyspnea etc. were persistent in patients until 5 to 20 days. These patients got complete relief from pain within 10 to 32 days.
In comparison, the minimum duration required for getting pain relief was 12 hours in the treated group and 7 days in the control group. The maximum duration for getting relief from pain was 25 days in the treated group and 52 days in the control group.
The similar effects were observed on swelling subsidence. In the treated group, swelling subsidence took 7 to 10 days. Whereas, in the control group, it took 5 to 32 days.
Improvement in fracture healing
The radiological evidence also showed significant improvement in fracture healing in the treated group. The rapid progress in callus formation was noted from 7th to 15th day of treatment with Abha Guggul, in the treated group. In the control group, these rapid changes were not observed until the 15th day.
This study proved that Abha Guggulu:
- Improved fracture healing.
- Hastened the process of callus formation.
- Exerted significant anti-inflammatory action.
- Reduced swelling significantly.
STUDY 2 – AVN Treatment
The treatment with Abha Guggul, Tikta Dravya Siddha Ksheera Basti, and Ajasthi Bhasma had shown improvement in tenderness, pain, debility, and gait in 4 patients with idiopathic avascular necrosis of the femoral head, a preliminary study suggested. The AVN grade did not get worse and was maintained in these patients.
- Panigrahi HK. The effect of abha guggulu in the clinical management of fractures. Ancient Science of Life. 1997 July. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/224898053
- Sanjay M Kadlimatti, PG Subbanagouda, AI Sanakal, Milind Deshpande. Ayurvedic Management of Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head – A Preliminary Study, International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda, Issue 3 Volume 29, 2008.