Methods of Guggulu Shodhana in Ayurveda – A Review

  • Vyas Kruti Y
  • Kinnari Dhruve PhD (Ayu), Ayurvedic Practitioner, Pune, Maharastra
  • Prajapati P K
Keywords: Guggulu, Commiphora wightii, Shodhana

Abstract

Guggulu, an exudate of Commiphora wightii, (Arn) Bhandari, is one of the most important drug used since vedic period. Nowadays, Guggulu based formulations are very popular in Ayurveda practice. Though Guggulu is plant exudate, many a times associated with some external impurities. Hence, purification of crude Guggulu becomes necessary before its internal use. Shodhana (purification) is a process by which one can make material effective, nontoxic, suitable and fit for therapeutic purposes. Classics gave different methods and medias for Guggulu Shodhana. But the information is scattered. In current study, an attempt has been made to compile different Guggulu shodhana methods.

Author Biographies

Vyas Kruti Y

Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpna
Institute of Post graduation Training and Research in Ayurveda
Gujarat Ayurveda University
Jamnagar
Gujarat

Prajapati P K
HOD, Dept. of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar-361008
Published
2014-07-07
Section
Review Articles