guggul

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
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The snow and common leopards, Indus dolphin, white-backed and long-billed vultures, the Sarus cranes that usually arrive with winter in Pakistan, the palla and golden mahseer fish, the Gharial crocodile, eight species of freshwater turtles, tortoises, the Arabian Sea humpback, the Himalayan monal pheasant, the guggul tree whose gum resin is used in medicine, falcons, Indian pangolin, venomous snakes including cobras, vipers and non-venomous snakes like the Indian rock python, monitor lizards, spiny-tailed lizards, fur animals, the Great Indian bustard, the musk deer and the Balochistan black bear, which the country boasted of, are under threat.
The capsules include ginger, holy basil, boswellia, ashwagandha, amla, shatavari, neem leaf, triphala, guggul, and fenugreek.
The doctors administered calculated proportions of giloy, shigru, amla, turmeric and guggul extracts to the patient.
(134) Myrrh, and its close relative guggul (Commiphora mukul), contain molecules known as guggulsterones that have diverse biological activities.
DiPaola et al., "Bioactive constituents from gum guggul (Commiphora wightii)," Phytochemistry, vol.
Freeflex capsules are herbal bone health supplements that are loaded with various natural ingredients which include Guggul, Asthisanghar extract, Godant Hadtal, Suranjan, Ashwagandha, Rasna extract and Chobichini.
Garlic (Allium sativum), Guggul (Commiphora wightii), Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha) and Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna).
A reliable and restorative hand cream that features organic guggul resin extract, as well as uplifting essential oils of neroli and rosemary.
Guggulsterone is a major active component of Commiphora mukul, popularly known as Guggul and reputed for its antihyperlipidemic and cardioprotective effects in Ayurvedic medicine [142].
* Guggul is a very helpful herb for curing arthritis.