Commiphora mukul, commonly known as Indian bdellium tree or guggul is a flowering plant native to India. The plant may be found from northern Africa to central Asia but it is most common in northern and western India. It prefers arid and semi-arid climates and is tolerant of poor soil. Guggul is made from the sap (gum resin) of the Commiphora mukul tree which has many medicinal properties.
Commiphora mukul helps in reduction of pain and stiffness of joints in arthritis. It improves joint functions. It is a strong purifying and rejuvenating tonic.
It is effective in treating hemorrhoids and associated dyspepsia and flatulence. It reduces pain and inflammation.
Essential oil, gum, resin, steroids
Ayurveda Insight on Guggulu
Guggul has katu, tikta rasa, katu vipaka, ushna virya and laghu, ruksha properties. It is dipana, pachana and sangrahi in action. It alleviates Kapha-Pitta doshas. It is useful in Krimiroga, Jvara, Kasa, Chardi and Amatisara.