Gokshuradi Guggul is a classical polyherbal formulation that is chiefly indicated in Ayurveda for usage in case of imbalance of the Vata and Pitta Doshas, which chiefly causes problems in the kidney and genitourinary functions. It contains several herbs, each of which has numerous healing properties. Enriched with powerful diuretic and anti-lithiatic properties, it has a positive effect on the kidneys. It is highly beneficial in the treatment and management of diseases like kidney stones, urinary tract infection, urinary distension, urinary calculi, dysuria, difficulty in micturition, burning sensation while urinating, gout osteoarthritis, diabetic nephropathy etc.
Although this medication is a composite of 9 herbs, it is Gokshura and Guggul that are the main ingredients. Gokshura, being abundant in potassium and powerful diuretic (urine flow promoting) and lithotriptic (stone breaking and dissolving) properties, assist in deterring the formation of kidney stones while Guggul promotes the efficacy of this process by multiplying the effect. It extensively provides relief from inflammation and pain and its potent Lekhaniya (scraping) property plays a key role in removing stones via urine. The presence of Triphala in this formulation help combat free radical damage in the body, and diminishes inflammation along with the risk of chronic disorders like diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems etc., whereas Trikatu assists in remedying digestive anomalies, inflammatory conditions, liver disturbances, microbial infections, sexual and reproductive oddities, hypocholesteraemia, passive metabolism, and obesity. Additionally, Mustak showcases strong analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving properties that help in treating pain and inflammation in case of arthritis, gout and urinary problems.
How To Prepare Gokshuradi Guggul?
Ingredients:1. Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris)
2. Shuddha Guggulu (Purified Commifera Mukul)
Pippali (Piper longum)
Maricha( Piper nigrum)
Shunti (Zingiber offinalis)4. Triphala
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)
Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis)5. Mustak (Cyperus rotundus)
Wash the herbs and sun-dry them properly
Ground the herbs individually into powder form
Put each of the powdered herbs under direct sunlight for 3-4 days until there is no moisture left
Next, boil the required Gokshura in water till the water quantity becomes half
Heat the Guggul separately until it attains a semi-solid consistency
Add this Guggul and the rest of the powdered herbs to the gokshura mixture
Stir it properly so that everything mixes
Use your palm to roll the semi-solid mixture into gutikas or tablets
Store them in amber-coloured glass bottles for future use
Medicinal Properties Of Gokshuradi Guggul
Modern science classifies this herbal formulation as a rejuvenative and restorative medication. It chiefly showcases the following remedial properties:
- Anti-hypertensive (due to its diuretic action)
- Muscle relaxant
Ayurvedic Indications Of Gokshuradi Guggul
Ayurvedic scriptures of Charaka Samhita and Sarangadhar Samhita strongly support the use of this potent herbal formulation for the following indications:
- Mehahara ( treats urinary tract disorder)
- Ashmari ( treats urinary calculi)
- Vibandha ( treats constipation)
- Shoola ( treats abdominal colic)
- Mutrakrichra ( treats dysuria)
- Dahahara (tears burning sensation)
- Amahara (treats indigestion)
- Anaha ( treats bloating)
- Mutraghata ( treats urinary obstruction)
- Deepana ( enhances stomach fire)
- Pachana ( helps in digestion)
- Rochana (stimulates appetite)
- Vajikaran ( improves libido)
- Gulmajit ( treats abdominal tumours)
- Udara ( treats ascites)
- Antravruddhi ( treats Hernia)
- Arsha (treats haemorrhoids)
Ayurvedic Benefits Of Gokshuradi Guggul
Prevents Kidney Stones
Kidney stones a.k.a Nephrolithiasis or Renal calculi is the formation and accumulation of stones in the urinary bladder and urinary tract. Ayurveda denotes this as Mutrashmari, a condition that arises due to an imbalance of Vata and Kapha doshas in the body. Owing to the vitiation of these doshas, the urine flow or Mutravaha suffers obstruction (sanga) and ultimately leads to problems in micturition (the process of urination). Imbued with anti-lithiatic (scraping) property and Diuretic or Mutral property, Gokshuradi Guggul impedes the formation of kidney stones and helps to break or reduce the size of the formed ones and thus in turn prevents various underlying health constraints like polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and cystitis.
Dysuria or painful micturition is not a health condition by itself but a symptom of urinary tract infection where an individual suffers from intense pain or difficulty and a burning sensation while urinating. An imbalance of the three doshas mainly (Vata, Pitta, or Kapha) often causes painful micturition. The powerful anti-inflammatory and diuretic qualities of Gokshuradi Guggul improve urine production by breaking the stones in the urinary tract and thus provides relief from painful urination.
Remedies Gouty Arthritis
Medically, Gouty arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis which is chiefly characterized by an accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. It is usually perceived by severe attacks of pain, discomfort, swelling, redness, and tenderness in one or more joints. Ayurveda specifies Gout as Vatarakta as it usually stems due to the vitiation of Vata Doshas and its effect (prabhab) falls on the Rakta Dhatu (blood tissue). The presence of Lekhaniya and Mutral properties of this formulation extensively helps to scourge the uric acid crystals from the joints thus providing relief from gouty arthritis.
Impedes Diabetic Nephropathy
Diabetic Nephropathy is a chronic condition wherein untreated or poorly controlled high blood sugar levels over a long time can cause damage to the blood vessel clusters in the kidneys that filter waste from the blood ultimately leading to high blood pressure and kidney damage. Enriched with powerful herbs that showcase diuretic properties, Gokshuradi Guggul restores proper blood flow to the kidneys and prevents proteinuria (the occurrence of proteins in the urine), all the while ensuring its nourishment and overall functioning.
Augments Male And Female Reproductive Health
The formulation is typically indicated for improving both women’s and men’s reproductive health. It is imbued with a powerful spermatogenic property that is exceptionally beneficial for treating asthenozoospermia (i.e. sperm motility), oligospermia (i.e. low sperm count), hypospermia (low volume of semen), teratospermia (i.e. abnormal sperm shape) and enhances spermatogenesis (i.e. sperm production). The natural antioxidant property of Gokshuradi Guggul promotes the production of male hormones like testosterone and luteinizing hormone. It also helps deal with conditions like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
In the case of females, Gokshuradi Guggul helps in treating endometriosis (i.e., the inflammation of the lining of the uterus) and maintains hormone levels within the blood, while also boosting the health of the female reproductive organs. The Shita (cold) and Kashaya (astringent) qualities of the herbs in use balance the vitiated Pitta Doshas and control heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Prescribed usage of this formulation treats Shweta Pradara or leucorrhea and improves fertility. The formulation also enhances libido in both men and women.
Effect On The Doshas:
The wealth of natural ingredients in this magical formulation enhances its therapeutic importance as it effectively balances the Tridoshas. It pacifies the Vata (air) and Pitta (fire and air) doshas and balances the Kapha (earth and water) doshas.
Dosage of Gokshuradi Guggul
The beneficial remedial dosage of Gukshuradi Guggul may differ from individual to individual depending upon the age, body strength, effects on appetite, the severity of the disease, and condition of the patient. It is firmly proposed to consult an ayurvedic doctor or medical practitioner before taking the medicine as he or she would evaluate the patient’s indications, and past medical conditions and prescribe a significant dose for a particular period.
Adults: 1- 2 tablets, twice a day, alongside water or as suggested by the treating Ayurvedic doctor
Side Effects Of Gokshuradi Guggul
The formulation is possibly safe to use when consumed in prescribed amounts. However, excessive consumption without prior consultation may lead to stomach irritation, loss of appetite, cramping, constipation, heartburn, and other digestion problems.
Since there is no reliable information regarding the use of this polyherbal formulation in pregnancy and lactation, it is strictly prohibited from being used by pregnant women and lactating moms as it can cause irregularities or birth defects in the growing foetus or the medicine can get secreted through the breast milk to the newborn and cause severe health issues.
Even people already taking allopathic medications for diabetes or hypertension are forbidden to use this formulation without consulting the doctor.