Guggul is the common term for the blooming mukul myrrh tree (Commiphora mukul). It is a little, thorny tree that’s most generally discovered in India, within the arid climates of states like Rajasthan and Gujarat. Guggul additionally refers towards the resin created from the sap of the guggul tree, which has been employed in Ayurvedic medicine for over 2,000 years. Guggul is known by the Sanskrit name ‘Guggulu,’ which means, ‘protects from disease’ and because Banyan tends to offer herbs in accordance with their Sanskrit names, Guggul is presented as Guggulu.
There are lots of types of guggul – each with various purposes – identified in part by the coloration and age of the gum. It is stated that the potency of guggul lasts 20 years. Guggul is a extremely important herb in the Ayurvedic custom and whilst it’s rarely taken alone, a whole class of medicine has become created around the usage of guggul (1). Banyan Botanicals holds a number of of these traditional Ayurvedic formulas, referred to as guggulus – compounds made from a foundation of purified guggul in a synergistic mixture of other herbs.
Benefits of Guggul (Not medically proven)
- Encourages detoxing and rejuvenation
- Purifies the blood
- Helps preserve balanced levels of cholesterol already inside the normal range
- Kindles agni (digestive fire)
- Stimulates healthy weight management
- Supports comfy movement in the joints
- Is a natural source of antioxidants
- Fortifies the immune system
- Assists engender vibrant, healthy skin
- Supports a normal menstrual cycle
Guggul has very subtle and penetrating attributes and because of this is deemed a yogavahi, meaning that it is frequently used specifically to hold other ingredients deep in to the tissues. Further, its combination along with other herbs actually lends direction to its effective detoxifying and rejuvenating characteristics.
Guggul pacifies vata, pitta, and kapha, although it is particularly well-known for relieving vata aggravations (1). Generally, guggul has an affinity for all the tissues within the physique as well as the circulatory, digestive, nervous, and respiratory systems. Guggul is very scraping, which enables it to clear toxins in the tissues and channels while rejuvenating them. Actually, it’s this scraping quality that provides guggul a number of its advantageous attributes.