Singhnad Guggulu, also called Simhanada Guggul or Vatari Guggulu, is an ayurvedic medicine used for the treatment of joint diseases. It can help in reducing pain, swelling, redness, stiffness, and inflammation in the joints caused due to gout and rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be used for the treatment of skin diseases. It also produces a purgative action, which can help in increasing the toxin elimination and detoxifying the body.
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HOW IT WORKS
Singhnad Guggulu works by producing a detoxifying and appetite stimulant action. It can also stimulate the metabolic processes in the body. It can produce an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect and provide relief from pain in the joints.
It also improves the lubrication between the joints and prevents excessive friction between the ends of the bones. This action of Singhnad Guggulu can help to ease the movements. Castor oil and Triphala present in this medicine increase the elimination of the toxic substances from the body and cleanse the blood. It can help to reduce the symptoms of skin diseases by producing antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, antipruritic, and demulcent effects.
THINGS TO KNOW
Singhnad Guggulu produces a balancing effect on all the three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Doshas. It is particularly useful for maintaining the balance in the Vata Dosha and relieving the disorders caused due to the imbalance in the same such as arthritis, bloating, and paralysis.
INDICATIONS & USES
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
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- Hair loss
The usual recommended dose of Singhnad Guggulu for adults is 500 to 2000 milligrams per day. The commonly prescribed dose for children is 250 to 500 milligrams per day. Patients should not take this medicine in a dose higher than 6 grams per day. It should be taken in 2 or 3 equally divided doses. This medicine should be taken after meals with a glass of warm water.
BENEFITS & EFFECTIVENESS
Singhnad Guggul is indicated in the management of gout and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used for treating skin and hair problems.
Singhnad Guggulu can help in relieving the joint pains occurring due to gout and rheumatoid arthritis. It reduces inflammation in the joints and provides relief from pain, swelling, and stiffness. It also strengthens the bones, and joints, and prevents the progress of these diseases. It can improve the flexibility of the joints and prevent stiffness.
Singhnad Guggulu also acts as a natural analgesic agent. It helps to provide relief from joint pains. It also reduces the serum uric acid levels by regulating the metabolism. This action helps to prevent damage to the joints due to the deposition of uric acid crystals occurring in gout. (1)
Singhnad Guggulu exerts an antioxidant effect and protects the bones, and joints against the damage caused by free radicals. (2)
Singhnad Guggulu can be used in the management of skin diseases such as dermatitis. It produces an antipruritic action and reduces itching of the skin. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of this medicine help in preventing skin infections. Its antioxidant action can protect the skin against the effects of harsh sun rays, advancing age, and pollutants. (3) It is also used for treating hair loss and premature graying of the hair.
SAFETY & TOXICOLOGY
Singhnad Guggulu is safe for most individuals when it is used in the recommended doses as indicated. However, some patients may develop a few side effects due to the purgative action of this medicine. It may cause loose motions, and restlessness.
The safety of Singhnad Guggulu is not well established in the pregnant and lactating women. Hence, the use of this medication should be avoided by women during these phases.
Though there are no absolute contraindications for the use of Singhnad Guggulu, it may not be suitable for the patients suffering from visceral hypersensitivity, frequent loose motions, and irritable bowel syndrome. The purgative action produced by it can worsen the symptoms of these diseases.
Overdose Side Effects
An overdose of Singhnad Guggulu can cause loose motions.
BRAND & MANUFACTURERS
- Patanjali Divya Pharmacy