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Gulgulwasavam Use, Ingredient and Dose

Introduction to Gulgulwasavam

Gulgulwasavam is an Aasava preparation explained in Ayurveda Classical Text Book Gadanigraham‘. Gulgulwasavam is useful for weight gain, slow metabolism, thyroid dysfunction, inflammatory pain, and swelling.

It has exceptional Kapha-Vata hara properties, which means it alleviates sluggishness and restores function. It has the ability to regulate circulating lipids in the body and to speed up metabolism.

Gulgulwasavam is a potent asava preparation that harnesses Gulgulu’s powerful anti-inflammatory and fat-burning properties in a mildly alcoholic base. Gulgulwasavam’s sweet flavour appeals to both children and adults.

शतं हरीतकीनां तु विभीतकशतं तथा । प्रस्थमामलाकानां च गुग्गुलोश्च चतुष्पलम् ॥
त्वगेलपिप्पलीमूलचव्यचित्रकदीप्यकम्। व्योषं तालीसपत्रं च मुस्तकेसरकट्फलम् ॥
जलद्रोणे विपक्तव्यं पादशेषे जले ततः । धातक्या प्रस्थमेकं तु तथा गुडशतद्वयम् ॥
द्राक्षादाडिमखण्डानां भागान्दशपलोन्मितान् सर्वमेतत्समालोड्य स्थापयेद्माजने शुभे ॥
यदा युक्तरसः स्याच्च सुजातो गन्धवर्णतः । तं पूरयेत्तदा भाण्डे शुक्तस्येक्षुरस्य तु ॥
षण्माससंयुतो ह्येष द्रवः पेयः प्रयोगतः । गुग्गुल्वासवं इत्येष देयः सर्वेषु रोगेषु ॥
प्रग्भक्तं मध्यभक्तं वा ग्रासेग्रासान्तरे तथा । दद्यात्क्रमेणयोगं तु वयः सात्म्यपेक्ष्य च ॥
नाशयेदुदरं प्लीहामूरुस्तम्भं सकामलम् । चिरोत्थानमपि श्वासकासशोफभगन्दरान् ॥
कृमिकुष्ठप्रमेहेषु हितस्चैवाग्निदीपनः ।

Gada Nigraha – Prathama Kahanda

Ingredients of Gulgulwasavam

  • Gulgulu (Commiphora mukul) : Laghu, Sara – Vathakaphahara, Rasayanam, Balya, Bhagnasandhanakara,Medhohara.
  • Harithaki (Terminalia chebula): Laghu, Ruksha – Tridoshahara, Rasayana, Chakshushya, Deepana, Medhya.
  • Bibhithaki (Terminalia bellirica): Laghu, Ruksha – Kaphapithahara, Kasahara, Chakshushya, Kriminashana, Bhedhana.
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) : Laghu, Ruksha – Tridoshahara, Rasayana, Vrsya, Chakshushya

Other Ingredients

  • Tvak (Cinnamomum verum)
  • Pathra (Cinnamomum tamala)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Chavya (Piperretrofractum)
  • Pippalimula (Piper longum)
  • Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Deepyaka (Apium graveolens)
  • Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa)
  • Dadima (Punica granatum)
  • Draksha (Vitis vinifera)
  • Katphalam (Myrica esculenta)
  • Nagakesara (Mesua ferrea)
  • Talisapathra (Abies Webbiana)
  • Mustha (Cyperus rotundus)

Therapeutic uses of Gulgulwasavam

  • Ascites
  • Splenic disorders
  • Chronic cough
  • Fistula in ano
  • Worm infestation
  • Skin diseases
  • Appetizer

Most of the ingredients in Gulgulasavam possess Srothoshodakara actions and thus can be used in Srothodhathu dushti vikaras like Udara. Rasayana guna of the ingredients helps in relieving chronic Cough and Skin Diseases. Triphala having Ropana action helps to heal conditions like fistula in ano.

Dosage of Gulgulwasavam

Adults: Take 25-30 ml Gulgulwasavam twice or three times daily after meals.

Gulgulwasavam: 10-15 ml once or twice daily after food.

Clinical experience regarding Gulgulwasava

“A very potent Formulation in the management of athisthoulya (obesity) and its different causes. It is very good at managing meda- kapha – ama vikaras. It draws out ‘sopha’ or inflammatory Oedema from the region of the liver and spleen, and restores its functions. It is valuable in the management of metabolic disorders like hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia etc, due to its ‘dhatwagni vardhana’ property.

Reference of Gulgulwasava: 

  1. Gada Nigraha – Prathama Kahanda

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