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Kāñcanāra Guggulu

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Kāñcanāra Guggulu Vati is a preparation made with the ingredients in the Formulation composition given below with Guggulu as the basic ingredient.

Formulation composition

Kāñcanāra API Bauhinia variegata St. Bk. 480 g
Harītakī API Terminalia chebula P. 96 g
Bibhītaka API Terminalia bellerica P. 96 g
Āmalakī API Phyllanthus emblica P. 96 g
Śuṇṭhī API Zingiber officinale Rz. 48 g
Marica API Piper nigrum Fr. 48 g
Pippalī API Piper longum Fr. 48 g
Varuṇa API Crataeva nurvala St. Bk. 48 g
Elā (Sūkṣmailā API) Elettaria cardamomum Sd. 12 g
Tvak API Cinnamomum zeylanicum St. Bk 12 g
Patra (Tejapatra API) Cinnamomum tamala Lf. 12 g
Guggulu API -Śuddha Commiphora wightii O.R. 996 g

Method of preparation

  • Take all the ingredients of the pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash, dry and powder the ingredients number 1 to 11 of the formulation composition separately and pass through sieve number 85, weigh them separately in the required quantities and mix.
  • Crush weighed quantity of Guggulu - Śuddha, add fine powder of other mixed ingredients to it and pound well. Add Ghṛta to an extent required to facilitate the pounding and continue pounding till a semi-solid uniformly mixed mass of suitable plasticity is obtained.[1]


  • Spherical pills, black or brownish-black in colour, agreeable distinct odour and bitter taste.


  • Store in a cool place in tightly closed container, protect from light and moisture.

Therapeutic uses

  • Gulma (Abdominal lump), Gaṇḍamālā (Cervical lymphadenitis), Apacī (Chronic lymphadenopathy/scrofula), Graṇthi (Cyst), Vraṇa (Ulcer), Kuṣṭha (Diseases of skin), Bhagandara (Fistula-in-ano), Ślīpada (Filariasis).


  • 2-3 g daily in divided doses.


  • Mundadi Kvatha, Khadirasara Kvatha, Haritaki Kvatha, Hot water.

Physico-chemical parameters

Loss on drying Not more than 12 per cent
Total ash Not more than 9 per cent
Acid-insoluble ash Not more than 3.5 per cent
Alcohol-soluble extractive Not less than 22 per cent
Water-soluble extractive Not less than 23 per cent
pH (1% aqueous solution) 4.6 to 4.8