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Trayodaśāṅga Guggulu

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

Formulation composition

Babbūla API Acacia Arabica St. Bk. 1 Part
Aśvagandhā API Withania somnifera Rt. 1 Part
Hapuṣā API Juniperus communis Fr. 1 Part
Guḍūcī API Tinospora cordifolia St. 1 Part
Śatāvarī API Asparagus racemosus Rt 1 Part
Gokṣura API Tribulus terrestris Fr. 1 Part
Vṛddhadāru API Ipomoea petaloidea Rt. 1 Part
Rāsnā API Pluchea lanceolata Lf. 1 Part
Śathāhvā API Anethum sowa Fr. 1 Part
Śaṭī API Hedychium spicatum Rz . 1 Part
Yavānī API Trachyspermum ammi Fr. 1 Part
Śuṇṭhī API Zingiber officinale Rz. 1 Part
Guggulu-Śuddha API Commiphora wightii O.R. 12 Parts
Goghṛta API Clarified butter from Cow s milk. 1 Part

Method of preparation

  • Take all the ingredients of the pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash, dry and powder the ingredients number 1 to 12 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 in small quantity at regular intervals for smooth pounding and continue pounding till a semi-solid uniformly mixed mass of suitable plasticity is obtained.[1]


  • Spherical pills, blackish in colour with agreeable odour and bitter taste.


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

Therapeutic uses

  • Kaṭigraha (Stiffness in lumbo-sacral region), Gṛdhrasī (Sciatica), Hanugraha (Lockjaw), Bāhuśūla (Pain in arm), Jānustabdhatā (Stiffness of the knee), Asthivāta (Bone disease due to Vata Dosha), Majjāvāta (Bone marrow disorder), Snāyuvāta (Inflammation of ligaments), Hṛtgraha (Cardiac failure), Vāta-Kapha Roga (Disease due to vata dosha and kapha dosha), Yonidoṣa (Disorders of female genital tract), Asthibhaṅga (Bone fracture), Vidradhi (Abscess), Khañjavāta (Limping due to vitiation of vata).


  • 2-3 g daily in divided doses.


  • Triphala Kvatha, Madhu, Lasuna Svarasa, Yusha, Mandoshna Jala, Milk.

Physico-chemical parameters

Loss on drying Not more than 11 per cent
Total ash Not more than 15 per cent
Acid-insoluble ash Not more than 4 per cent
Alcohol-soluble extractive Not less than 17.5 per cent
Water-soluble extractive Not less than 21 per cent
pH (1% aqueous solution) 4.45 to 5.96