GUGGUL / Commiphora Mukul or Burseaceae
Guggulu Part Used: Resin
Tissues: Works on all tissue elements
Systems: Nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive
Actions: Rejuvenative, stimulant, alterative, nervine, antispassmodic, analgesic, expectorant, astringent, antiseptic
Indications: Arthritis, rheumatism, gout, lumbago, nervous disorders, neurasthenia, debility, diatetes, obesity, bronchitis, whooping cough, dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, pyorrhea, skin diseases, sores and ulcers, cystitis, endometritis, leucorrhea, tumors
GUGGUL is the most important resin used in Ayurvedic medicine. Similar to myrrh, it possesses strong purifying and rejuvenating powers. It increases white blood cell count and disinfects secretions, including mucus, sweat, and urine. It clears the lungs and helps heal the skin and mucous membranes. Guggul helps regulate menstruation. It catalyzes tissue regeneration, particularly nerve tissue. Guggul reduces fat, toxins, tumors, and necrotic tissue. It is the best medicine for arthritic conditions.