About Lakshadi Guggulu
Lakshadi guggul is an ayurvedic herbal formulation, which is very useful in management of low bone mineral density, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and other diseases related to bones, teeth, joints and muscles. The main actions of this formulation are restoring bone mass, strengthening bones, joints and muscles, overcoming joint inflammation and elevating pain and swelling associated with joint diseases specially after fractures and injuries.
Ingredients of Lakshadi Guggulu
- Laksha(Lac) - Laccifer lacca
- Hadjod - Cissus quadrangularis
- Arjuna - Terminalia arjuna
- Ashwagandha - Withania somnifera
- Nagabala - Grewia populifolia
- Shuddha Guggulu - Purified Commiphora mukul
Medicinal Properties of Lakshadi Guggulu
- Natural calcium supplement
- Natural supplement for bones and joints
Therapeutic Indications of Lakshadi Guggulu
- Low bone mineral density or Osteopenia
- Pain in bones
- Weakness of bones
- Bone fractures
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Fibromyalgia and muscle cramps or spasms
- Stiffness in joints and strained muscles
- Inflammatory diseases of bones, muscles and joints
- Repetitive motion injury
Medicinal Uses & Health Benefits
Lakshadi guggul works mainly on bones, muscles and joints. It strengthens the bones, restores lost minerals, improves bone density, deals with joint inflammation and improves fracture-healing process.
Low bone mineral density or Osteopenia
Lakshadi guggul improves bone mineral density (BMD) and it is widely used in ayurveda for this purpose. Its effects are due to the herb Cissus quadrangularis, arjuna and ashwagandha. These three herbs are highly beneficial for improving bone mineral density according to various research studies.
Osteoporosis is an abnormal loss of bony mass, which result in porous and fragile bones. It can occur due to hormonal changes in women during menopause.Lakshadi guggul is a drug of choice for this condition in ayurveda. It helps restoring bony tissue and overcoming further bone loss.
Lakshadi guggul contains hadjod, arjuna and other herbs, which boost healing process in bone fractures.
Lakshadi guggul can help restoring joint movability. It can also help improving synovial fluid in synovial joints. All ingredients of lakshadi guggul have anti-inflammatory, analgesic and bone restoration action. Therefore, lakshadi guggul overcomes pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis.
Fibromyalgia, muscle pain and spasms
Nagabala present in laxshadi guggul is a potent muscle relaxant and other herbs are known for their anti-spasmodic action. They deal with tenderness and pain in fibromyalgia and relax the muscles.
Lakshadi guggul dosage depends on the health condition of patient. Generally, dosage can vary from 250 mg to 2 grams. The maximum dosage should not exceed from 6 grams a day.
1-2 tablets twice or thrice a day preferably with lukewarm water.
Lakshadi guggul is safe in therapeutic dosage when taken under the supervision of ayurvedic doctor.
Lakshadi guggul can cause following side effects if ingested in heavy dosages (more than 6 grams per day).
- Stomach upset
- Allergic reaction to any of its ingredient can result in itching, hives and skin rashes.
Lakshadi guggul can encourage menstrual flow and bleeding due to its major ingredient guggul. It might endanger the pregnancy in heavy dosages. Therefore, it is LIKE UNSAFE during pregnancy. Stay at safer side and AVOID USING IT DURING PREGNANCY.
There is not data available for its safety during breast-feeding.
Lakshadi guggul should be taken with caution if you have following symptoms.
- Burning in abdomen
- Sour mouth