Commiphora mukul


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Commiphora

(ko-mif'o-ra) [L. Commiphora, fr Gr. kommiphora, gum-bearing]
A genus of nearly 200 flowering plants, shrubs, and tress, native to Africa, Arabia, and India. Several species produce fragrant resins used for incense, perfume, and medication.

Commiphora gileadensis

See: balm of Gilead (1)

Commiphora mukul

See: guggul

Commiphora opobalsamum

See: balm of Gilead (1)

Commiphora wightii

See: guggul
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We identified 11 herbal medicinal products investigated for hypocholesterolemic properties in randomized clinical trials: guggul (Commiphora mukul), artichoke (Cynara scolymus), garlic (Allium sativum), fenugreek (Trigonella foenumgraecum), red yeast (Monascus purpureus) rice, Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng), yarrow (Achillea wilhelmsii), eggplant (Solanum melongena), holy basil (Ocimum sanctum), milk thistle (Silybum marianum), and arjun (Terminalia arjuna).
Hypolipidemic and antioxidant effects of Commiphora mukul as an adjunct to dietary therapy in patients with hypercholesterolemia.
Effect of Commiphora mukul (gum guggulu) in patients with hyperlipidemia with special reference to HDL cholesterol.
Key words: Antiatherogenic, antioxidant, anticoagulant, platelet antiaggregation, anti-inflammatory, lipoprotein lipase, hypolipidemic, Commiphora mukul, Allium sativum, Plumbago indica, Semecarpus anacardium, Hemidesmus indicus, Terminalia arjuna, Tinospora cordifolia, Withania somnifera and Ocimum sanctum
Clinical studies in India have consistently confirmed guggul (gum resin of Commiphora mukul) extracts improve lipid levels in humans (Malhotra et al.
Here we have tried to investigate the antiatherogenic effect of a herbal Ayurvedic formulation, Caps HT2, containing the extracts of selected plants, Commiphora mukul (Engl), Allium sativum (Linn), Plumbago indica (Linn), Semecarpus anacardium (Linn), Hemidesmus indicus (Linn), Terminalia arjuna (Bedd), Tinospora cordifolia (Wild), Withania somnifera (Dunn) and Ocimum sanctum (Linn).