- Glandular inflammation and swelling (Goitre (Galgand)), Gandmala (Cervical Lymphadenitis), Fibroids (Arbudha), Nasal and Throat cysts, Leprosy, Fistula-in-ano, Cystic growth and inflammation, Painful or painless tumor growths.
- Reduces and breaks Kapha (Water) accumulation in the tissues and checks further imbalance.
- Helps to flush the lymphatic system of toxins, sluggishness and accumulated wastes.
- Helps to maintain the balance of thyroxine (Major form of thyroid hormone in the blood) production, by increasing any deficiency and decreasing any excess. So it is helpful for both hypo/hyper thyroids. Helps to clear the swellings in the neck and Goiter. Helps to detoxify the Lymphatic, Digestive and Hormonal systems with specific effectiveness on the thyroid glands. Beneficial in the sinus congestion due to sluggish lymphatic system.
According to Ayurveda
As mentioned in the ancient ayurvedic textbook 'Sharangdhar Samhita', Khand (Part) 2, Adhyaya (Chapter ) 7, pg.no. 161. Kanchnara Guggulu is traditionally used in Ayurveda in helping thyroid problems (For both hypo/hyper thyroid), Corpulence (Obesity) and skin disorders. It was also traditionally used as a remedy for sore throat and hemorrhoids. It reduces both Pitta (Fire/Agni) and Kapha (Water), Doshas (Humors).
Ayurvedic Action of Kanchnara Guggulu: Kanchnara Guggulu is known as Amanashak-destroys Ama (A toxin that is produced by imbalanced body fire), Granthiarbudanashaka-destroys tumors, Growths, Vranaropana (Wound Healer)-heals ulcers, Bhagandara ,that is, Fistula-in-ano, Striroga (Problems of women)-beneficial in menstrual disorders associated with high Kapha (Water) vitiation, Raktapitta-internal bleeding disorders. Kanchnara Guggulu is specially used to reduce the cysts formed in our body due to the vitiation of Vata (Air) & Kapha (Water) in our body. It is helpful in the initial stages of the Goiter, Neck Lymphadenitis i.e. inflammation and enlargement of lymph nodes as Kanchnara Guggulu reduces the imbalanced Kapha (Water) that is accumulated in the tissues.
It detoxifies the Lymphatic system of toxins and eliminates the sluggishness and accumulated wastes in the lymphatic system.
In thyroid gland it maintains the secretion of thyroid hormone by increasing and decreasing according to the requirement of body. So it is helpful for both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
It reduces the swelling in neck and in Goiter. It is also useful in Wounds, Leprosy, Fistula etc. For good results long use of Kanchnara Guggulu is recommended. When the Vata (Air), Dosha (Humor), Kapha (Water) and Medha (Fat) accumulates together then they produce Swelling, Hardness, Slightly painful nodules like structure having same color of the skin in underarms, Shoulder Joints, Elbow Joints, Back side of neck. These are easily supported by Kanchnara Guggulu. It is one of the very efficient Ayurvedic herbal medicines. Its reference is found in Bhaishajya ratnavali, (The latest book for Ayurveda practitioners which is approved by government of India) 44th chapter.
Energetic of Kanchnara Guggulu as given in the above mentioned book
Rasa (Taste): Bitter, Astringent, Sweet, Pungent
Virya (Action): Heating
Vipaka (Post-Digestive Effect): Pungent
Guna (Quality): Dry, Light
Dosha (Effect): Balances all 3 Doshas (Vitiation/Humor) i.e. Vata (Air), Pitta (Agni), and Kapha (Water)
Dhatu (Tissue): Plasma, Blood, Muscle, Fat, Bone, Reproductive
Srota (Channel): Circulatory, Lymphatic, Eliminator
Chemistry of Kanchnara Guggulu
Kanchnara Guggulu comprises of Tannins, Alkaloids-Sennoside, Ascorbic Acid, Bioflavonoids, Vitamin C, Mucilage, Essential Oils-Camphene, Eugenol, Gingerols, Alkaloids-Piperine, Piperlongumine, Steroids-Guggulsterones that are lipid soluble, oleoresins.
It is said that Kanchnara Guggulu is a traditional Ayurvedic formula used for Kapha (Water) accumulations in the tissues. It breaks down deep-seated Kapha (Water), supports proper function of the lymphatic system and promotes elimination of toxins. The addition of kanchanara (Bauhinia Variegata) makes this compound useful for swollen glands, particularly in the head and neck region (As in scrofula and Hodgkin's disease), and for fistulas or draining sinuses. It also scrapes fat from the body.
Specific problems addressed by Kanchnara Gugglu in Ayurveda
Traditionally, Kanchnara Guggulu is specifically used for clearing all growths and fluids accumulated in the body. By drying excess Kapha (Water), Kanchnara Guggulu particularly reduces welling, Lumps that may be Soft/Hard/Palpable/Fixed or Moveable. According to ancient Ayurveda Kanchnara Guggulu is the most favorable compound formula for supporting such growths which originate from excess Kapha (Water) accumulation.
It is an abnormal growth of body tissues which can be fatal or non-fatal. According to Ayurveda Vata (Air), Pitta (Agni) and Kapha (Water) three Dosha (Humor) and the three Dhatus (Nutritional Tissues), Mansa Dhatus (Muscular Tissues), Rakta dhatus (Blood Tissue ), Medha Dhatus (Adipose Tissues) and the lymphatic system together get imbalanced in the body then they produce a round swelling called as cyst (Granthy).
And when the three Doshas namely; Vata (Air), Pitta (Agni) and Kapha (Water) and Mansa (Muscular Tissues), and Rakta Dhatus (Blood tissue ) are imbalanced in any part of body then they form a round immovable, Less Painful, Notriped, Swelling called Arbud (Growth). According to Rig-veda (An ancient Indian sacred collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns. It is counted among the four canonical sacred texts of ancient Indian civilization known as the Vedas.) Kanchnara Guggulu might help and person can live for many years with the growths and cysts.
According to Sarngadhara Samhita (The Samhita is designed to serve as a practitioner's hand book) about Kanchnara Guggulu
Galagandam jayatyugram apachim arbudaani cha |
Grantheen vranaani gulmaashcha kushtani cha bhagandharam ||
Useful in treating goitre (Nodules of neck), and extra growths, useful in herbal Wound Healing, Skin Diseases, Sinuses and Fistula.
Goiter, also known as bronchocele, refers to a condition that is characterized by swelling in the thyroid gland. Goiter can be supported by treating malaise. If Goiter increases in size it can cause swelling in the Larynx or Neck, Persistent Cough, Difficulty in breathing and problems in swallowing. Women are more prone to goiter than men.
Signs & Symptoms
- Protruding eyes and swelling in the front part of the neck.
- The thyroid gland swells up.
- People affected by Goiter feel extremely tired and sleep most of the time.
- Increase in cholesterol level and constipation.
- Increased menstrual flow in girls who suffer from goiter.
Iodine deficiency is the chief cause of Goiter. The over as well as under production of the thyroid hormone can cause Goiter. If a person has very limited consumption of iodine then his thyroid gland does not provide sufficient thyroxin hormone and this leads to Goiter. Similarly, excessive thyroid hormone can also cause over stimulation of the thyroid gland and lead to Goiter.
Ayurveda and Goiter
Kanchnara Guggulu is one of the best Ayurvedic preparations for the support of Goiter. The preparation is made from Kanchnar (Bauhiria Variegata), Guggal (Communiphora Mukul), Gum Resin, Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), Bahera (Terminalia Bellirica), Amla (Emblica Officinale), Ginger (Zingiber Officinale), Kalimirchi (Piper Nigrum), Pippali (Piper Longum), and Elaichi (Elettaria Cardamomum).
Medhya Rasayana medicines and anti-stress medicines can be used as Goiter support.
According to Charaka, Goiter does not strike those who take milk in adequate quantities. In addition, Old Rice, Barley, Moong Dal (Green Lentil), Bengal Gram, Cucumber, Sugar Juice, and Milk products are recommended for a person having goiter. Sour and heavy substances are contraindicated.
Home Remedies for Goiter
- Intake of iodized salt is the best way to increase iodine supply in the body and is essential as Goiter support.
- Vegetables and fruits rich in iodine help a person get sufficient amounts of iodine and hence prevent Goiter.
- Yogurt and cow's milk are also considered good sources of iodine.
- Watercress and different types of lettuce are important natural sources of iodine.
A fine paste made of the vegetable jalakumbhi (Pistia Straticies) applied over the affected part helps in reducing the swelling. The juice obtained from the jalakumbhi should be given in doses of 2 to 22 gm a day. It increases the amount of iodine, the lack of which, according to Allopathy, is one of the factors responsible for the ailment Coconut oil offers much promise today to sufferers of hypothyroidism and slow metabolism. It is a known fact that the fatty acid chains in Coconut Oil, known as medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) or medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), offer wonderful health benefits and are found more abundantly in nature under the name Coconut Oil. For the hypothyroid sufferer the MCTs help in body's sluggish metabolism.
Kanchnara Guggulu is also a specific herb for hypo/hyper thyroid. It has a balancing activity on the thyroxine production; it boosts up the production of thyroxine if needed and prohibits the production of thyroxine if not needed. It also clears swellings in the neck and Goitre.
The main symptom is a swollen thyroid gland. The size many range from a single small nodule to a large neck lump.
Ayurveda and the Thyroid Gland
Thyroid gland in Ayurveda is known by the name of Galaganda, where there is neck swelling. The first description of neck swelling was mentioned in Atharva Veda (The last of the four Vedas) by the name apachi. Charaka (First Ayurvedic Physician) mentioned the disease under 20 sleshma vikaras. Sushruta Renowned ancient Indian surgeon in Sareera Sthana (body) has mentioned seven layers of the skin, the sixth layer Rohini is the seat of Galaganda. In Nidana Sthana he described Galaganda as two encapsulated small or big swellings in the anterior angle of the neck, which hang like scrotum, whereas Charaka mentioned Galaganda as a solitary swelling.
From the above description one can say that Galaganda is a condition related to thyroid gland. But hypothyroidism is not just a local problem; it has many symptoms related to many systems. So it is better not to restrict hypothyroidism with Galaganda as mentioned in the classics.
'Samprapti Vighatana' that is, reversal of pathogenesis is one of the main principles of treatment. Whatever may be the aetiology of the problem, it deactivates the thyroid gland and, ultimately, the slowing down of the body's metabolism. So the support needs to stimulate the thyroid gland. A thyroid stimulatory herb like Kanchnara Guggulu helps the problem.
Precautions in Thyroid
Eating goitrogenic foods such as mustard seed (Rapeseed), Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Sweet Potatoes, Maize, Lima Beans, Soya and Pearl Millet should be limited. These foods contain natural goitrogens, which are chemicals that cause the enlargement of the thyroid gland by interfering with thyroid hormone synthesis. Cooking makes the goitrogen elements less effective, so do not eat these foods raw.
Smoking depresses TH levels and produces chronic underlying hypothyroidism. Research shows that nicotine increases the synthesis of T3 from T4 in the brain, while alcohol and opiates block the breakdown of T3 in the brain.
Foods that contain iodine, such as Kelp (Seaweed), Beetroot, Radish, Parsley, Potatoes, Fish, Oatmeal and Bananas, are useful.
Kanchnara Guggulu is a specific herb for swollen Lymph Nodes, Cervical Adenitis, Scrophularia or swollen glands in general. It effectively flushes the lymphatic system of toxins, Sluggishness and accumulated wastes. Also may be beneficial where the sinuses are congested because of the sluggish lymphatic system. It is a powerful decongestant. Kanchnara Guggulu with "Kaishore Guggulu" and "Mahamanjistha Kwath" when taken gives good results in complete recovery though it may take a few weeks for swelling to disappear.
Gynaecology: Kanchanara Guggulu is used for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fibroid and vaginal discharge. It is a fantastic remedy for treating endometriosis where the Kanchnara astringes the bleeding while the other ingredients scrape and eliminate the adhesions.
A person of 22yrs was suffering from a fibroadenoma in left breast of 1.1x.8cm at six o clock positions from past 2 months and a little premenstrual pain in the breast.
Which decreases after menstruation? And was completely healed from fibroadenoma and other growth in breast by taking Kanchnara Guggulu,"Kaishore Guggulu" and "Chandraprabha Vati" along with Kapha (Water) pacifying diet.
Skin: Kanchnara Guggulu is a very supportive formula where there is inflammation in the skin together with oozing. When the toxins are obstructing the deeper tissues of medas (Adipose Tissue ) and the Lipid layer then Kanchnara Guggulu is the appropriate formula.
A skin abscess is a collection of Pus and infected material in or on the skin. It can be due to
It can occur any where on the body at any age.
A lump or swelling that appears suddenly and is painful is usually caused by an injury or an infection. Sometimes there are abnormal swellings on the skin. They feel soft and roll easily. Most of lumps and swellings are harmless.
In all these types of skin infections Kanchnara Guggulu formulation is widely used in Ayurveda as it removes the deep seated toxin under the skin very easily to support healthy functions of skin.
Uterine fibroid are most common non-fatal growths in women of child bearing age. Fibroid are made of muscles cells and other tissues that grow in and around the wall of the uterus. The cause of the fibroid is unknow. Many women with uterine fibroid have no symptoms. If there are symptoms that can be as given below:
Supporting these fibroids need the herbs that can slow or stop their growth. Kanchnara Guggulu is the one which will slows down the growth.
In Ayurveda Gall stone is known as PITASHAMARI mainly due to vitiation of DOSHAS (Humor)i.e. Vata (Air), Pitta (Agni), and Kapha (Water). Recent studies have suggested that persons who have gallstone formation can reduce their risk for developing gallstones by taking KANCHNARA GUGGULU.
It is one of the most common growths that affect a woman's reproductive organs. According to the survey reports, globally, cervical growth is the third leading cause of deaths in women. Half of cervical growths cases occur in women aged between 35 and 55. Squamous cell growth accounts for 80% of cervical growths, whereas an adeno growth makes for about 15%. Risk factors for cervical growths can be: Early Sexual Activity, Multiple Sexual Partners, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Cigarette Smoking, and a weak immune system.
The Ayurvedic treatment of cervical growths is about Treating the Growths, Treating the Symptoms, Preventing the spread of the growths, Reducing the side effects of conventional treatment, and prolonging survival. Medicines like "Arogya-Vardhini", "Triphala-Guggulu", Kanchnara-Guggulu, "Punarnavadi-Guggulu", "Mahamanjishthadi-Kwath, "Chandraprabha-Vati", "Ashoka (Saraca Indica)", are used to treat the local growths. In addition, Herbal douches containing "Triphala" (Three Fruits) and Licorice (Mulethi /Glycyrrhiza glabra) are used to help local ulceration.
Herbs which act on the 'Rasa (Juice)', 'Rakta (Blood)' and 'Mansa (Muscles)', Dhatus (Tissues) are useful in this condition. These include our other herbs like, Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), and "Triphala". Medicines like Kanchnara-Guggulu and "Mahamanjishthadi-Kwath" are used to prevent the spread of the problem to other parts of the body. "Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)", "Shatavari" (Asparagus Racemosus) are used to improve the immunity of the body. To prevent or reduce side effects from chemotherapy and radiation therapy, herbs like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, are used.
Thus, Ayurvedic herbs can be used as additional therapy to conventional treatment, to improve the overall survival of the person.
It mainly acts on skin and lymphatic systems.
Plant pacifies vitiated Kapha (Water), Skin Problems, Growths, Hemorrhoids, Menorrhagia, Hemoptysis, Cervical Lymphadenopathy.
It excretes Vata (Air), Dosha (Humor) from our body through excretory system.
In lymphanoids and in Goiters when Kapha (Water) and Medhya Dosha (Adipose Tissue) imbalances then it absorbs the Kapha (Water) Dosha and gives power to the Medhya (Adipose Tissue) and corrects the imbalance.
In leprosy cases where secretions from skin occur, it activates its absorbing power and then stops the secretions from skin.
The root of the Kanchanara destroys the fats so it is very effective in fatty persons.
Guggul means that protects against problem. Guggulu has rejuvenating properties. It acts as an excellent blood purifier, thereby, helps in skin problems like Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Skin Rashes. It enhances thyroid functioning. And it is an excellent body fat burning agent.
It is very effective in Vata (Air), Kapha (Water) vitiations.
Plant acts on Pitta (Fire/Agni) and Kapha (Water), Doshas (Vitiations), Wounds, Inflammation, Ulcers, Skin Diseases. Haritaki eliminates excessive Vata (Air), Dosha (Humor) from body. Due to Madhur (Sweet) and Tikshan/Tikat (Incisive) taste, it normalizes the Pitta (Agni), Dosha (Humor) in body. It's Kashaya (Astringent), Rasa (Juice) and Rooksha (Dry), Guna (Property) , Eradicates excessive Kapha (Water), Dosha (Vitiation) from our body. It eradicates the waste material and waste deposits from the body and normalize the metabolism of organs.
भयस्य माता गृह नास्ति तस्य माता हरीतकी |
कदाचितद् कुप्यत माता नौदरस्थ हरीतकी ||
"Haritaki is beneficial to mankind more than a mother to a child. Even mother can some times get angry from child, but haritaki never hurts its users."
It is useful in skin disorders with discharges like allergies, urticaria and other erythematous disorders.
According to Ayurveda there are mainly two herbs: One which increases vitality of our body and second which increases immunity in our body.
To increase vitality of our body Amla is best and to increase immunity of our body Haritaki is the only one.
It is very useful in Kapha (Water), Vata (Air), Dosha, Skin diseases. It mainly acts on Ras (Plasma and Lymph), Rakta (Blood), Mansa (Muscular Tissue), Medhya (Adipose Tissues) dhatus.
It is used in Tridosha Pitta (Fire/Agni) and Kapha (Water), Doshas (Vitaiations). Amla due to its Sheeta (Cold), Virya (Action), acts on Rakta (Blood), Dosha (Humor), eradicates the toxins and wastes from blood and purify the blood. As blood enters in Mansa Dhatu (Muscular Tissues), it increases the Fire/ Agni of Mansa Dhatu (Muscular Tissue) which destroys the wastes of Mansa Dhatu (Muscular Tissue) and makes healthy muscles. Then it enters in Asthi Dhatu (Bone Tissue) and Majja Dhatu (Bone Marrow) and in Shukra Dhatus (Reproductive Tissue). It expels the toxins from the body and improves the defence mechanism of body.
It is effective in Kapha (Water), Vata (Air), Ddosha (Humor). People with an under-active thyroid often have high Cholesterol, and Ginger may help to normalize cholesterol levels. Although definitive studies are still being conducted, there is mounting evidence that Ginger may lower cholesterol and prevent blood from clotting.
Kali mirchi is used in Kapha (Water), Vata (Air), dosha (Humor). It reduces the imbalance of Kapha (Water), Vata (Air) in body and increase the Pitta (Fire/Agni) in the body. It easily digests the oily products in body. It is traditionally used in Ayurveda in the treatment of thyroid disease and glandular enlargements. Supports a balancing on the thyroxine production increasing any deficient production and decreasing any excess. So it is helpful for both hypo/hyper thyroid. It also clears swellings in the neck and goiter. It detoxifies the lymphatic, digestive and hormonal system with specific effectiveness on the thyroid gland.
It used in Vata (Air), Dosha (Humor).
This is effective in Kapha (Water), Pitta (Agni/Fire), Doshas (Humor).
It is used in Kapha (Water), Vata (Air), Dosha (Humor).
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It is used in Kapha (Water), Vata (Air), Dosha (Humor) and in Gynae problems.
It makes balance of Kapha (Water), Vata (Air), Dosha (Humor) in body, Purifies the blood, Reduces the lump in body. In Goiter, Prostate Glands, Swelling Galganda if it is used regularly then it expels the Dosha (Humor) from the body and corrects the blood supply of particular portion and corrects the diseases.
For Best use
Use Kanchnara Guggulu with "Arogya Vardhini Vati" for best results in Glandular problems like:
- Uterine fibroid
- Leprosy etc.
The combination of these herbs should be taken for long time to get good results. It should be taken with "Arogya Vardhini Vati" preferably to get good results.
Note: Color, Taste, Aroma of the product may change from batch to batch.
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