Saptavinshati Guggulu is a commonly used ayurvedic medication for the management of the disorders affecting the skin. It also acts on the digestive tract and boosts its functions. It is used to treat infections and prevent suppuration in the tissues and organs of the body. It is recommended for the patients suffering from sinuses, fistula, wounds, skin lesions and injuries. Saptavinshati Guggulu is also used to treat a cough, chest pain, asthma, abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating, dysuria, and kidney stones.
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HOW IT WORKS
Saptavinshati Guggulu supports the healing of wounds. It also acts as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent and prevents infections in the skin lesions. These actions of Saptavinshati Guggulu are beneficial for reducing the risk of suppuration. It also works as an antioxidant and a natural detoxifier. It cleanses the blood by removing toxins from the body. The carminative and digestive properties of this medicine help to treat flatulence and other digestive symptoms.
THINGS TO KNOW
The primary action of Saptavinshati Guggulu is linked to its ability to enhance the digestion and metabolic processes. It is suitable for the patients with a predominant Kapha and Vata Dosha.
INDICATIONS & USES
- Skin infections
- Infected Wounds
- Abdominal pain
- Diabetic carbuncles
- Diabetic foot ulcer
- Kidney Stones
Saptavinshati Guggulu is prescribed in a dose of 500 milligrams to 2 grams per day. The recommended dose for children is 250 milligrams to 1 gram per day. The maximum possible dosage of this medicine is 6 grams per day. It should be taken in 3 equally divided doses, after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The doses should be taken after food. It should preferably be taken with honey.
BENEFITS & EFFECTIVENESS
Saptavinshati Guggulu can be used for the management of skin diseases. It can help to treat skin infections, wounds, and abscesses. It can also help to treat renal stones. The use of this remedy can help to relieve the symptoms of the respiratory and digestive disorders.
Saptavinshati Guggulu contains several medicinal herbs, which have the ability to modulate the response of the immune system against the infection-causing organisms. It can destroy the bacteria causing skin infections. It can also prevent ulcers, abscesses, and other skin lesions.
It prevents pus formation in the skin lesions and thus, ensures faster healing of wounds. It is also used to prevent the complications of diabetes affecting the skin such as carbuncle and diabetic foot. (1)
Saptavinshati Guggulu is highly effective in the treatment of renal disorders. It helps to relieve the urinary conditions like renal stones and infections. This medicine produces an antibacterial action, which supports the body’s ability to destroy the bacteria in the urinary tract. It also provides relief from the symptoms of kidney stones such as painful urination, and an inability to pass urine. (2)
The herbal ingredients in Saptavinshati Guggulu support the functions of the gastrointestinal system and help to relieve indigestion. It also produces a carminative and anti-flatulent effect. It helps in reducing the symptoms of digestive disturbances such as flatulence, abdominal distension, bloating, and a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen. (3)
Saptavinshati Guggulu can be used to treat the infections in the lower and upper respiratory tract. It is used to treat tuberculosis, sinusitis, sore throat, pneumonia, and bronchitis. It helps to relieve a cough, chest pain, breathing difficulties, and fever caused due to these conditions.
It produces an expectorant action and helps the patients to expel a cough accumulated in the lungs and air passages with ease. It also acts as a natural antibacterial agent. It kills the bacteria and clears the infections completely.
The antioxidant action produced by this medicine can help the patients suffering from chronic infections such as tuberculosis. It can protect the lung tissues against the damage caused by free radicals and thus, allow the affected tissues to repair and regenerate faster.
The antioxidant action also helps in the prevention of lung infections. It protects the natural functions of the lungs by destroying the harmful free radicals. This ensures a higher ability of the lungs to fight and eliminate the bacteria and viruses.
These effects of Saptavinshati Guggulu are enhanced by the anti-inflammatory action produced by it. It reduces the swelling of the mucous membranes in the respiratory tract and prevents congestion and excessive mucus discharge. Saptavinshati Guggulu is also used in the treatment of bronchial asthma. A regular use of this medicine can help the asthma patients prevent the attacks of breathlessness. (4)
SAFETY & TOXICOLOGY
Saptavinshati Guggulu is considered safe when used in appropriate dosages based on its indications. The safety of Saptavinshati Guggulu is not fully established in pregnant and lactating women. Hence, women should avoid using it during these phases unless advised by an ayurvedic physician.
Overdose Side Effects
An overdose of Saptavinshati Guggulu may lead to heartburn, belching, and burning in the abdomen. These side effects are more common in the patients suffering from the diseases caused due to the imbalance in the Pitta Dosha.