Ayurveda - Kanchanar Guggulu

There was an article in the Daily Mail "Herbs, hypnotism, Indian Massage", last Tuesday, 30th July, about a private GP practising traditional Indian medicine.

He mentioned an Ayurvedic herb, Kanchanar Guggulu, and I quote:

"which enables the thyroid gland to function normally again in patients with an underactive thyroid, while also giving them more energy. The herb may take three months to make a difference, so with my GP hat on I will also prescribe a short course of the standard treatment, with the hormone thyroxine."

I wondered if anyone had tried this herb and, if so, if they found a reliable UK source?

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  • Thanks for posting this. I hadn't seen the article, so thought I'd look to see if it's available online. It is, here's the link:

    dailymail.co.uk/health/arti...

  • nutri's T convert has this ingredient

    Each capsule typically provides:

    Mukul myrrh extract (gum guggul)

    Magnesium (amino acid chelate)

    Zinc (picolinate)

    Copper (picolinate)

    Selenium (selenomethionine) 300 mg

  • Thank you both for your responses.

    Interesting that guggul gum is in Nutri T. I'm not sure but I think Kanchanar and Guggul are separate herbs. I've ordered from an organic supplier in the UK and will see how it works out.

  • Wow....just received this morning Kanchnar capsules after ordering yesterday !

    In case anyone else is looking for a UK organic supplier, (I found it difficult and time consuming), here is some information and their website: dr-waked.com

    "Kanchanar is a traditional Ayurvedic herb used for addressing deep-seated kapha imbalances. Kanchanar is a very astringent herb that helps to counter the moist, stagnant qualities of kapha. In India, Kanchanar is commonly used to support the healthy function of the Thyroid and to cleanse the lymphatic system. "

    Size - 60 Capsules

    Each capsule contain:

    Kanchnar (Bauhinia variegata) - 500 mg

    100% herbal, ethically sourced from organic, wild crafted (non-threatened species) or cultivated plants and conform to accepted standards as per Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia.

  • Is this the link to the web sight I can't get it to load.

  • Hi sootypea and ffran

    So sorry about website - typed name wrong.! You should be able to find it here:

    dr-wakde.com

    I 've been taking Kanchanar twice a day for a few days now...no significant difference but early days still. I'd also started taking Ashwaganda a few weeks ago and find it does help with energy and mood.

  • I think I will try this too. I read of an Ayervedic herb for supportinng adrenal functioning, Ashwagandha, which i was going to try .

  • (Just realised you won't be notified about website if I don't reply separately)

    Hi sootypea and ffran

    So sorry about website - typed name wrong.! You should be able to find it here:

    dr-wakde.com

    I 've been taking Kanchanar twice a day for a few days now...no significant difference but early days still. I'd also started taking Ashwaganda a few weeks ago and find it does help with energy and mood.

  • Hi

    I just found this thread. My wife is trying kanchanar guggulu .. but it seems to cause a scaly rash ( not itching ) on her cheek area..it looks like discoid lupus..it goes away if she stops it..she was on 2 tablets twice daily..but this skin rash seems to come on even with 1 tab each day

    any similar experiences ? any suggestions?

  • Hello quantdolphin

    I didn't have any adverse side effects with Kanchanar but it was nine months ago since I first tried it and I gravitated to taking Ashwaganda alone...can't remember why. This is also an Ayurvedic herb and seems to really help the thyroid, as well as the immune system (I have Hashimoto's). The difference in my energy levels is quite marked and I wouldn't be without it now.

    Hope this helps. If I remember rightly, the website mentioned had a helpline. It might be worth asking if this is a common reaction?

  • I don't seem to be getting that website. I have searched and the correct website is - drwakde.com

    I will keep updated how it works ..

  • btw - you are responding to a 2 year old post

  • Hi Gary,

    How did you get on with Guggulu?

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