- Joint pain
- High blood pressure
Common & Uncommon Names
- Botanical Name: Commiphora Mukul
- English Name: Guggul
- Hindi Name: Guggul
- Rasa (Taste): Pungent, Bitter
- Guna (Characteristics): Light, Dry, Sharp, Clearness, Minuteness, Mobile (Old Guggul) & Soothingness, Sliminess (New Guggul).
- Virya (Potency): Hot
- Vipaka (Post Digestive Effect): Pungent
- Unique Property: Balances the Vata (Air), Pitta (Fire), Kapha (Water) i.e. balances all the three Doshas (Humors).
Rocky tracks of western India and eastern Himalayas.
As per ayurveda:
Guggulu (Commiphora Mukul) Purified with the water of triphala decoction (Amla, Haritaki and Bibhitaki).
Due to its hot potency it helps to balance Vata (Air) if present in excess or less amount. Due to its dry property it helps to balance Kapha (Water). It helps to check bad odor (like the smell of sweat) from the body due to its good smell. It also helps to improve appetite by improving the digestive fire naturally.
Varieties of Guggul:
- Mahimaksha – black color
- Mahaneel – bluish color
- Kumud – grayish black color
- Padha – reddish colour
- Kanak – yellowish color 1 and 5 variety useful for human and other for veterinary
Two varieties of guggul are available
- Kan guggul- reddish yellow color and soft, found in marwar region
- Bhaisa guggul – greenish yellow color-found in sindha & kacha region
Directions for Use:
Serving Size: Take 5 Gms (half to one teaspoon) 2 times a day with water or lukewarm milk 1-2 hrs after meals. Take the first dose after breakfast. If you are mixed with other herbs, use proportionately or consult your healthcare provider.
Safe: Purified Guggulu can be taken for a long time without any ill effect.
Ayurvedic Lifestyle (Healthy Tips)
- Take purgation once a week and a day of fasting. Moderate exercise and brisk walking may be beneficial for healthy living.
Foods to Favor
- Low salt diet
- Green Vegetables
- Green Gram Soups
- Old Cereals of Barley
- Sali (Brownish Rice)
Foods to Avoid
- Try to avoid smoking and fatty fried, heavy junk food
- Increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Do any physical activities for at least 30 minutes.
- With intake of guggul avoid excessive sun exposure, excessive exhaustion, alcohol, sex, anger, sour & sharp indigestible food.
- Pregnant/Lactating women, children or any with Known pre-existing condition should take under the advice of a healthcare provider. Keep away from the reach of children.
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