Phalatrikadi Guggul uses are best known for treating a variety of medical conditions from arthritis and acne to hemorrhoids and urinary tract infections. Phalatrikadi Guggul is also touted as a weight-loss stimulant. Guggul is known by the Sanskrit name “Guggulu,” which means, “protects from disease”(1)
Phalatrikadi Guggulu is one of the most important purifying herbs in Ayurveda. It is a powerful and potent herb derived from the flowering Mukul myrrh tree found in arid climates in India. Guggul dry gum resin is obtained from the stem of the Guggul tree. There are many varieties of guggul—each with different uses—determined in part by the color and age of the gum.(2)
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, phalatrikadi guggul uses is known in the treatment of a variety of disorders, most notably arthritis, and as a weight-reducing agent in obesity.
According to ancient texts, guggulu was recommended as a treatment for the condition “coating and obstruction of channels” believed to be a result of overeating fatty foods and lacking exercise. The herb cleanses unhealthy tissues, increases the white blood cell count and rejuvenates the skin.
Other traditional uses have included treatment of liver problems, tumors, ulcers and sores, urinary complaints, intestinal worms, swelling, and seizures, and as a heart tonic.
Learn more about guggul’s benefits in the video below:
Phalatrikadi Guggul Uses
1. Internal Supplement
Phalatrikadi Guggul can be taken internally alone but is more commonly taken in combination with other herbs. It can be taken as a powder or a tablet.
Phalatrikadi guggul tablets can be used for many illnesses, and they’re especially suitable for relieving the symptoms of fever, vomiting, and gastritis. Since they can be safely taken over a long period of time, Phalatrikadi guggul tablets are also most often used for chronic conditions.
Many traditional cultures prefer to ingest phalatrikadi guggul as a raw powder. The powder should be as fresh as possible, and any older than six months should not be used. This may limit how long you can store them. Phalatrikadi guggu powder is cost-effective, however, and is especially useful for treating digestive disorders and obesity.
2. Oral Health
Due to its antimicrobial properties, phalatrikadi guggul has traditionally been used to treat oral infections and inflammation. Phalatrikadi guggul can be gargled or held in the mouth and then spit to support healthy oral mucous membranes, teeth, and gums.
Phalatrikadi guggul uses include a gargle for dental care, weak spongy gums, pyorrhea, chronic tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and ulcerated throat. A teaspoon of the tincture (extracted with 90% alcohol), is added to 10 ounces of water to make a useful gargle and liniment for indolent sores.
3. Topical Use
Traditional uses of phalatrikadi guggul include treating skin wounds and infections. Phalatrikadi guggul contains plant compounds that may temporarily relieve pain by signaling your brain that you’re not in pain. It may also block your body’s production of inflammatory chemicals that lead to swelling and pain.
A paste of phalatrikadi guggul can be applied to the exterior of the body to promote healthy skin, freedom of movement in the joints, reduction of swelling, and detoxification of the tissues.
The paste can also be applied to the skin to treat acne.
Phalatrikadi Guggul Benefits
While some studies have found inconclusive evidence regarding the health benefits of phalatrikadi guggulu, other modern research is validating many of the traditional uses of the herb—including its anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-lowering properties.
Alternative practitioners have ascribed phalatrikadi guggul with medicinal properties that are believed effective in treating certain conditions, such as:
- Intestinal worms
- Sinus infection
- Skin ulcers
- Liver disease
- High cholesterol
- Joint pain
- Urinary tract infections
- Guggul can increase pitta, especially in combination with a pitta-aggravating lifestyle.
- Loose stools and diarrhea—are the most predominant adverse effects reported.
- Excessive dosage or misuse can lead to dryness of the mouth.
Due to the lack of quality research, phalatrikadi guggul should not be given to children, pregnant women, or nursing mothers.
To ensure quality and safety, buy your phalatrikadi guggul from a reputable manufacturer with an established market presence.
Ayurvedic herbs are a key component of Ayurveda, the traditional practice of medicine in India. Practitioners will generally use ayurvedic herbs like phalatrikadi guggul to “cleanse” the body, boost defense against disease, and keep the mind, body, and spirit in balance.
Certain Ayurvedic herbs may produce side effects or interact with conventional medications. To avoid these, inform your doctor if you are using or intend to use any Ayurvedic remedy.