Guggulu and its Clinical Applications
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Guggulu and its Clinical Applications

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Item Code: NAC891
Author: Dr. S. R. Sudarshan
Publisher: Kalpatharu Research Academy, Bengaluru
Edition: 2001
Pages: 100 (3 Colour Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 7.1 Inch X 4.8 Inch
Weight 100 gm
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The Kalpatharu Research Academy, Bangalore is an Institution running with the benign blessings of His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracharya, Sri Sri Sri Bharathi Tritha Mahaswamiji under the auspicious of Dakshnamnaya Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Established in 1981. Kalpatharu Research Academy has striped across the horizon of Indological Research and Publications with giant steps, and today stands as an Institution known for its unique quality of Research work.

Kalpatharu Research Academy is dedicated to the cause of preservation of ancient heritage of India: it has encouraged Research in the fields of Agama, Veda. Tantra, Jyoutisha, Mantra Sastra, Vastu, Yoga, Silpa, Ayurveda etc.

Among its prestigious publications (numbering more than seventy fill now), are Six Volas. of Pratima-Kosha, Twelve Volas of Agama-Kosha, Three Volas of the Art Architecture of Indian Temples, and several Koshas like Ganesha-kosha, Lalita-Kosha and Navagraha-Kosha, Oshadhi-Kosha, Salagrama-Kosha etc.

The Academy has plans of undertaking intensive Research in the field of Veda and Vedanga, and intends publishing Bharatiya-Samskriti-Sarvasva-Kosha an encyclopedic work in several volumes dealing with all aspects of Indian Tradition & Culture, It seeks to promote Education, Culture, and Science. Art and learning in all its branches. The approach will be broad based and multi disciplinary.

An extensive, comprehensive and specialist reference library has been built up to assist the Research Workers in the Indological disciplines. A valuable collection of Palm Leaf manuscripts relating to Veda, Vedanta, Vedanga and allied subjects has already been made; the collection work is continuing.

Dakshinamnaya Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham has been running a Guru-Kula type of Institution on traditional lines to impart Vedic Education at several places. Some of these Institutions are over 100 years old. It is the intention of Kalpatharu Research Academy to take an active part in continuing this age old tradition and act as the Research 8 Publication wing for these Institutions.

Our ambition is to develop as a National Center for higher learning in Veda. Vedanga and Shastras and facilitate the propagation of unique Sanskrit and Vedic texts in the National and International arena.

This Publication is the seventy-seventh of its achievement in this field.



Kalpatharu Research Academy, Bangalore, has launched a major project, Bharatiya-Samskriti-Sarvasva-Kosha, under which many volumes have already been published. The project includes all aspects of Indian Culture, including the classical medical systems like Ayurveda. The Academy has by now brought out some books on the Ancient Medical Wisdom of India. It is now bringing out a slender book on an important medicinal herb, Guggulu, in continuation of a series (under which two monographs were published earlier).

The Academy is grateful to Vaidya Dr. S.R. Sudarshan, an Ayurvedic practitioner of Bangalore for having kindly responded to our request to prepare this monograph for the Academy. The Academy is also deeply indebted to the chief patron Jagadguru of Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sri Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Swamiji, and to the Chairman Sri V.R. Gowrishankar, who is also the Administrator of Sringeri Sharada Peetham. This monograph is humbly dedicated to Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji to mark his 51st vardhanti mahotsava.

We also thank the Authorities of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi and the Authorities of Ministry of Education, Govt. of Karnataka and we also thank the printers M/s. Omkar Offset Printers for their expeditious neat work.



Guggulu is one of the most important drugs used in Ayurveda. It has also been investigated by modern pharmacologists and the studies have confirmed the medicinal properties attributed to it in Ayurveda. The formulations which contain Guggulu are also dispensed by Ayurvedic physicians all over India and abroad.

In this book, I have dealt with Guggulu and its formulations.

I am grateful to Shri Yellappa Reddy, former Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka and Dr. Keshavamurthy of Regional Research Centre (Ayurveda) Jayanagar, Bangalore for furnishing me with line drawings and photographs of Guggulu. The cover photograph has been taken from the book The Pharmacological and Clinical Studies of Guggulu in hyper lipidaemia/lipid metabolism, published by the Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare), Govt. of India, New Delhi, 1992.

I am grateful to Sri Daivajna K.N.Somayaji, Chief Editor and Director, Kalpatharu Research Academy, and to the Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Bharathi Tritha Swamiji of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham, the chief patron, and Sri V.R.Gowrishankar the chairman of the Academy, for publishing this book. I thank Sri P.S. Venkatesh Babu and Sri B. Nagendra of Omkar Offset Printers for printing this book in an excellent manner.

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