Guggul

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Botanical Name Commiphora mukul
Family Burseraceae
Origin Guggul has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years.
Description Guggul is native to India and is found in the dry regions of Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.
Parts Used The resinous gum obtained from the stem of the plant is used for medicinal purposes.
Dose The recommended dose of guggul varies depending on the condition being treated. It is usually taken in the form of capsules or tablets.

Ayurveda Features

Formulations(Yog) Guggul is used in many Ayurvedic formulations, including Triphala Guggulu, Yograj Guggulu, and Kaishore Guggulu.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) The antidote for guggul poisoning is not known.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
Rasa (Taste): Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter)
Vipak (Metabolism): Katu (Pungent)
Virya (Potency): Ushna (Hot)
Prabhav (Impact): Medohara (Reduces Fat)
Other Names Sanskrit: Guggulu
Hindi: Guggul, Gugal
Assamese: Guggulu
Bengali: Guggulu
Kannada: Guggulu
Malayalam: Guggulu
Manipuri: Guggulu
Marathi: Guggal, Guggulu
Oriya: Guggulu
Telugu: Guggulu

Properties

Distribution Guggul is native to India and is found in the dry regions of Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.
Pharmacognosy Guggul contains a resinous gum that is obtained by making an incision in the stem of the plant. The resin is purified and used for medicinal purposes. It contains compounds called guggulsterones, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-lowering properties.
Cultivation Guggul is cultivated in India and other parts of the world for its medicinal properties. It requires a hot and dry climate to grow and is usually cultivated in arid and semi-arid regions.
Physical Constituents The resinous gum obtained from the stem of the plant is yellowish-brown in color and has a balsamic odor.
Chemical Constituents Guggul contains a variety of chemical constituents, including guggulsterones, myrrhanol, beta-boswellic acid, and others.

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