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Siṁhanāda Guggulu

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

Formulation composition

1. Harītakī API Terminalia chebula P. 48 g
2. Bibhītaka API Terminalia belerica P. 48 g
3. Āmalakī API Emblica officinalis P. 48 g
4. Jala for decoction Water 576 ml
reduced to 144 ml
5. Gandhaka-Śuddha API Sulphur 48 g
6. Guggulu-Śuddha API Commiphora wighti O.R. 48 g
7. Citra (Eraṇḍa API) Taila Ricinus communis Sd. Oil 30 g

Method of preparation

  • Take all the ingredients of the pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 1 to 3 of the formulation composition separately and pass through sieve number 40.
  • Soak the coarse powder of ingredients numbered 1 to 3 in 4 times of potable water for 12 h. Gently heat the mixture to boil and continue the boiling to reduce the volume of the mixture to one fourth of its original volume.
  • Stop the boiling and filter while still warm through a muslin cloth. Powder the Gandhaka Śuddha and pass through sieve number 120[1]


  • Spherical pills, brownish-black to black in colour with agreeable odour and bitter taste.


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

Therapeutic uses

  • Khañja (Limping), Pāṇḍu (Anaemia), Āmavāta (Rheumatism), Vātarakta (Gout), Kuṣṭha (Diseases of skin), Vāta Roga (Disease due to Vata Dosha /Neurological disease), Kapha Roga (Disease due to Kapha Dosha), Pitta Roga (Disease due to Pitta Dosha), Paṅgu (Paraplegia), Śvāsa (Dyspnoea/Asthma), Kāsa (Cough), Gulma (Abdominal lump), Śūla (Pain), Udara (Diseases of abdomen), Jarā (Senility/Progeriasis), Palita (Graying of hair), Agnimāndya (Digestive impairment).


  • 2-3 g daily in divided doses.


  • Warm water.

Physico-chemical parameters

Loss on drying Not more than 12 per cent
Total ash Not more than 7 per cent
Acid-insoluble ash Not more than 3.5 per cent
Alcohol-soluble extractive Not less than 31 per cent
Water-soluble extractive Not less than 23 per cent
pH (1% aqueous solution) 4.87 to 5.33