Kanchar Guggu is one of the effective Ayurveda medicine for the treatment of hypothyroidism, hormone imbalances, PCOS and joint pains.
The word ‘Guggul’ has its origin from Sanskrit word ‘Guggulu’ which means ‘Protection from the disease.
’ There is the variety of Guggul available with each of them having different properties and uses.
Also, it is said that the potency of Guggul is twenty years.
Ingredients Of Kanchnar Guggul
This medicine is rarely taken by itself. It is instead made in the combination of other herbs. Following are the ingredients of Kanchnar Guggul:
1. Kanchnar Chhal
It is obtained from the bark of the Kanchnar tree which is scientifically known as ‘Bauhinia variegata.’ It is usually used to regulate the blood flow in our body.
It means ‘three fruits.’ It is an ayurvedic herb that consists of an equal amount of three myrobalans, taken without seed namely Amalaki, Bibhitaki and Haritaki.
3. Long Pepper (Pippali)
Pippali is the Tamil/Malayalam word for pepper. It is a flowering vine that is cultivated for its fruit, which is later on dried and used as a spice.
4. Black Pepper (Maricha)
Maricha, known as Piper nigrum scientifically is prescribed ayurvedic herb for rejuvenating digestive system.
5. Sunthivarun Chhal
Sunthivarun Chhal is scientifically known as ‘Crataeva Nurvela,’ which means three-leaved caper. It is found in abundance in India and Bangladesh. It is used for discharging surplus water from the body and to strengthen the functions of the liver.
6. Cardamom (Elaichi )
These are made from two species namely, Elettaria and Amomum. These seeds have the triangular cross-section and have the shape like a spindle. They are used to add flavor.
7. Indian Bay Leaf (Tej Patta)
Scientifically known as ‘Cinnamomum Tamala,’ it is a tree that is native to India. It has aromatic leaves that are used for medicinal purposes. It is known to lower the glucose level in the blood.
8. Cinnamon (Dalchini)
Obtained from the inner bark of several trees of the genus ‘Cinnamomum,’ it is used as a flavoring agent and condiment. In history, it is mentioned that it is also used for medicinal purposes.
Properties Of Kanchnar Guggul
Kanchnar Guggul has some medicinal features that make it so useful in treating diseases.
Kanchnar Guggal is an excellent anti-oxidant.
It has muscle relaxing properties.
It possesses antibacterial properties.
The herb has anti-inflammatory properties.
It is analgesic.
It is also known to be antimutagenic.
It is a well-known thyroid stimulant.
It has excellent scraping property.
Due to these excellent healing properties found in Kanchnar Guggul, it is well known for curing diseases.
Health Benefits Of Kanchnar Guggul
Kanchnar Guggul has many advantages, which is why it is used in the treatment of many diseases. It is known as ‘Yogavahi’ which means that it carries other substances deep into the tissues of the body. It is the scraping property of Kanchnar guggul that makes it beneficial for throwing out toxins from the body.
1. Detoxification And Rejuvenation
Kanchnar Guggul scraps out the toxins from the tissues and channels of our body, therefore rejuvenating them. This is possible because of the scraping property of Kanchnar guggul.
2. Purification Of Blood
As it is made from the sap of the Mukul tree, it is said that it has a great connection with blood (Rakht dhatu). Therefore, it is clear that it has properties that purify blood and improve blood flow.
As it is useful to maintain healthy blood flow and quality, so it also helps in keeping healthy cholesterol levels.
4. Weight Management
Weight loss or gain is a sign of imbalance in Kapha. So, Guggul helps in scraping out the fat from the body using its bitter, pungent and astringent taste. It also ensures proper elimination by kindling the Agni (digestive fire).
As there is proper digestion, there is a Kapha balance maintained, which helps in healthy weight management.
5. Comfortable Movement Of Joints
The cause for joint pain is that there is toxic residue on the tissues. Guggul, with its scraping properties, helps to remove these toxins from the tissues and rejuvenate them. Also, it lubricates these tissues helping to have proper joint movements.
6. Menstrual Cycle
It helps to maintain a regular menstrual cycle by boosting immunity and proper blood flow.
It is the disease in which there is enlargement of the thyroid gland located near our neck. Kanchnar Guggul is widely used for curing goitre.
8. Kanchnar Guggul For Thyroid
There are two types of thyrodism- Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism. When the thyroid gland produces more thyroid hormone, then it is called as Hyperthyroidism. When the thyroid gland produces fewer hormones than required, then it is said to be Hypothyroidism.
Both of these are treated using Kanchnar Guggul as it helps in maintaining hormonal balance.
This word has become very common nowadays. It is found in people all across the globe and all age groups. Especially, the youth ranging from 15-30 years are suffering from this problem.
When you have more fat on your body than required to be just healthy, then it is known as obesity. As Kanchnar Guggul helps in scraping out fat from your body, it helps in fighting obesity.
10. Kanchnar Guggul For PCOS/PCOD
PCOD stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is found in women ranging from 20-30 years of age. It is caused due to hormonal imbalance leading to irregular menstrual cycle, facial hair, acne etc.
Kanchnar Guggul helps in maintaining hormonal balance and regulating the menstrual cycle. So, it is used for curing PCOD or PCOS.
11. Lymphatic System
Kanchnar Guggul is very useful for the treatment of swollen lymph. Also, it helps in removing out the toxins, sluggishness and accumulated waste. It is a powerful decongestant.
It is known to excellently cure lipoma. It reduces the size of Fatty tumor tissues.
13. Nasal Polyps
Kanchnar Guggul is known to reduce the size of nasal polyps and makes breathing easy. It also reduces persistent Stuffiness, snoring, runny nose, etc.
It is used for the treatment of many cancers in combination with other Ayurvedic medicines. Its use also depends on the type of cancer.
15. Sinus Congestion
As it clears sluggish lymphatic system, so it helps in fighting sinus congestion.
16. Uterine Fibroids
It is extensively used for reducing the uterine fibroids. There is the different combination of medicine required if uterine fibroids are detected in different ways.
17. Noncancerous Tumors
Kanchnar guggul is also used as a remedy for non-cancerous tumors. It reduces its size.
In addition to this, as Kanchnar Guggul is a rich source of antioxidants, it keeps our skin healthy. Combining this medicine with other useful herbs, it gains some excellent properties, which has many uses in treating diseases.
Dosage Of Kanchnar Guggul
This medicine can be taken in many ways, which are listed below:
a. External Use
A paste of Kanchnar Guggul can be applied on the body to promote healthy skin, detoxification of tissues, and reduction in swelling and joint pain.
For maintaining oral health, it can also be gargled.
b. Internal Use
As it plays an important role in the digestive process and other systems in our body, so it has to be taken internally. It can be taken in the form of tablets or powder form.