Haritakyadi Guggulu is an Ayurvedic medication used in the management of rheumatoid arthritis, and neuromuscular conditions. It is also used to treat arthritis and backache. It can also relieve constipation.
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HOW IT WORKS
Haritakyadi Guggulu works by producing a mild laxative action. It detoxifies the intestines and improves the bowel movements. It also improves the general well-being and boosts the strength of all organs in the body. It possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic properties. It acts as a digestive tonic and stimulates the appetite.
THINGS TO KNOW
Haritakyadi Guggulu pacifies Vata and decreases the accumulation of toxins in the body by stimulating their excretion.
INDICATIONS & USES
- Neuromuscular conditions
- Joint disorders
Adult patients can take Haritakyadi Guggulu in a daily dose of 375 mg to 1.5 grams, to be taken in 2 equally divided doses. The recommended dose for children is 125 to 375 mg, in two divided doses per day. The maximum allowed dose of this medication is 3 grams per day. Patients should take the doses after food preferably with warm milk, or water.
BENEFITS & EFFECTIVENESS
Haritakyadi Guggulu can be used to treat joint problems such as rheumatoid arthritis and back pain. It can also be used as a digestive tonic to ease constipation. The use of this medication is beneficial for treating neuromuscular conditions.
Haritakyadi Guggulu can be used for treating the conditions occurring due to the impairment of the nerves that control the voluntary muscles. It reduces the weakening of the muscles and improves the muscle mass. It makes the muscles stronger and prevents muscle wasting.
The regular use of Haritakyadi Guggulu can help to relieve the symptoms of neuromuscular diseases such as twitching, cramps, and pains. It can improve the muscle and joint movements. It also prevents the complications caused due to the neuromuscular conditions by improving the heart functions. (1)
Haritakyadi Guggulu is used to obtain relief from the joint pains caused due to osteoarthritis, and lumbar spondylosis. It produces an analgesic action and reduces pain. It can help in the treatment of these diseases mainly through its action in reducing pain and inflammation in the joints. It also produces an anti-inflammatory effect and protects the joints tissues against the damage caused due to the age-related wear and tear.
Haritakyadi Guggulu is particularly useful for treating rheumatism. Rheumatism is a term used to refer to the conditions that cause chronic, intermittent pain in the joints and connective tissues.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an immunological disorder that occurs when the joint tissues are attacked by the body’s own immune cells resulting in their destruction. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of Haritakyadi Guggulu prevent the damage caused due to the abnormal immune system and reduce the symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis. (2)
Additionally, the detoxifying effect of Haritakyadi Guggulu helps to eliminate harmful toxic substances accumulated in the body and thus, minimizes their negative effect on the joint tissues. These properties of Haritakyadi Guggulu are beneficial for the patients suffering from joint diseases. It can relieve the joint pains, restricted movements, and swelling and enhance their quality of life.
Haritakyadi Guggulu can be used to treat digestive disturbances such as constipation. It produces a mild laxative action and eases the passage of stools. It also facilitates the bowel movements. The benefit of using Haritakyadi Guggulu over other laxatives is it is a non-habit-forming medication. Most commonly used laxatives are known to be addictive. Patients tend to develop a dependency on those medications, which often results in them requiring a higher dose to achieve the same laxative effect. However, Haritakyadi Guggulu does not cause dependency even when used for a prolonged duration. It is beneficial for the people with mild to moderate constipation. (3)
It also stimulates the secretion of digestive juices and improves the digestion. It also produces a carminative action and reduces flatulence, gas, bloating, and abdominal distension.
SAFETY & TOXICOLOGY
Haritakyadi Guggulu is not known to cause any serious side effects.
Overdose Side Effects
An overdose of Haritakyadi Guggulu may cause mild gastric irritation.