guggul

guggul

an herb that is native to India.
uses It is used for high LDL cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, and weight loss.
contraindications Its use is contraindicated during pregnancy, because it can cause uterine contractions. It also should not be used during lactation, in children, and in those with known hypersensitivity to this product.

guggul

, guggal (goog'gool?)
A shrub (Commiphora wightii or C. mukul) that grows commonly in northern India and surrounding countries. Its resin is used in Ayurvedic medicine in the form of an extract that has been promoted as an anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-lowering agent, but its effectiveness is unproven.
See: guggulipid

guggul (gōōgˑ·gl),

n Latin name:
Commiphora mukul; part used: resin; uses: astringent, antiseptic, antiinflammatory, gum disease, high cholesterol, arthritis, obesity, acne, diabetes; in Ayurveda, pacifies tridosha (pungent, bitter, light, dry, sharp); precautions: pregnancy, lactation. Also called
gugulipid, guggulu, Indian bdellium tree, mukul myrrh tree, or
myrrh.
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Guggul.
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Guggul is a very helpful herb for curing arthritis.
Gedroic likes the traditional Ayurvedic herb guggul (Commiphora wightii) for treatment of biofilms.
The common medicinal plants that are becoming endangered include Guggul ( Commiphora wightii), Katuki ( Picrorhiza Kurroa), Kuth ( Saussurea lappa), Jatamansi ( Nardostachys Jatamansi).
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Clearall's three-step system includes natural and organic ingredients such as green tea extract, pantothenic acid, mulberry bark extract, cucumber fruit extract, and guggul extract.
EPA, sensitivity [alpha]-lipoic acid, L-carnitine, 4-Hydroxy isoleucine (Fenugrek) EGCG, caffeic acid Serotonin Improves glucose tolerance, increases glucose uptake into cells EPA, curcumin Inflammation Since inflammation and glucose impairment are related Bioflavonoids, Ellagic Oxidative stress Since ROS are implicated acid, EGCG, Cinnamic acid in most of the derivatives, Carotenoids, metabolic disorders [alpha]-lipoic acid, vitamin C & E Garlic constituents, Blood lipid Since lipid profile and Guggul constituents glucose impairment are related Kaempferol, leucocyanidin, Aldose reductase Inhibition of polyol hesperidin, Apiin Pathway
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Evaluation of antispasmodic activity of different Shodhit guggul using different shodhan process.
Patients taking supplements containing vitamin E, Mg, Cr, CoQ10, lipoic acid, inositol,aloe vera juice, bitter melon, cinnamon, fenugreek, garlic, ginger, gymnema, ginseng, bilberry, guggul, gingko, milk thistle, guar, green tea, olive leaf extract, psyllium and turmeric may result in reduced blood glucose and/ or insulin levels requiring adjustment of diabetic medication.
The resin from this Indian tree, guggul, is found in some nutritional supplements.
Potential Ingredients for Weight Loss Bitter orange Guar gum Chitosan Guarana Glucomannan Dandelion Caffeine Psyllium Cascara Country mallow L-carnitine Laminaria Yerba mate Hydroxycitric acid Spirulina--blue-green algae Chromium Green tea Guggul Ginseng Vitamin [B.