Guggulu (Commiphora mukul) is made from the gum resin of the Balsamodendron Mukul tree. Its English name is Indian bedellium. In Ayurveda, it is considered to be the most powerful remedy for the buildup of ama in the form of cholesterol and mucus. Excess ama inhibits the body’s natural ability to rejuvenate.
For thousands of years, Ayurvedic doctors have used Guggulu to support a wide variety of conditions including high cholesterol, stiff joints and joint discomfort, excess weight, painful menses, sinus issues and circulatory and nervous system disorders.
Guggulu is balancing to kapha and helps reduce fat in the body. Heralded for its ability to actually scrape toxic accumulation, it is indicated for many kapha and vata imbalances.
These potent detoxification properties are also beneficial for individuals who are in the process of purifying from a toxic lifestyle.
Energetics of Guggul
Rasa (Taste): Bitter, pungent, astringent, sweet
Energy (Virya): Heating
Post-digestive quality (Vipaka): Pungent
Quality (Guna): Light, penetrating, dry
Effect on Vata/Pitta/Kapha (Dosha): potential to aggravate Pitta in excess
Tissue (Dhatu): All
Channel (Srotas): Circulatory, digestive, nervous, respiratory
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Guggul Lean: Guggul (Comminphora mukul) is a tree resin that has been traditionally used in Ayurveda to support the utilization of fat as the body’s fuel source. Today, it is used to support healthy cholesterol particles and detoxification. It is also for joint, heart,and thyroid health, as well as healthy weight management.
Gokshuradi Guggulu: Gokshuradi Guggulu is a traditional Ayurvedic compound used to support the proper function of the genitourinary tract. It strengthens and tones the kidneys, bladder and urethra as well as the reproductive organs. The main ingredient, gokshura, is renowned for its rejuvenating action on the kidneys and prostate. Combined with Guggulu, Triphala and Trikatu, it detoxifies the urinary system and maintains healthy urinary composition, thus reducing the risk factors that may lead to stone formation. Balancing to all doshas.
Kanchanar Guggulu: The guggulu family of herbs is geared towards detoxifying the kapha dosha or congestion from the deep tissues and joints of the body. When combined with kanchanar, guggulu supports the detox of the lymphatic system as well as the hormonal system, with specific effectiveness on the thyroid gland. Kanchanar guugulu removes kapha from the joints while boosting digestive strength and detox.
Triphala Guggulu: This classic Ayurvedic preparation combines the detoxifying and rejuvenating actions of triphala with the deeply penetrating and cleansing actions of guggulu. Triphala Guggulu effectively decongests the channels of the body and scrapes away natural toxins held within the tissues. It is particularly useful for weight management as it enkindles the digestive fire, promotes healthy metabolism and releases excess kapha from the system. Used to maintain overall health, Triphala Guggulu minimizes the accumulation of toxins in the GI tract, blood and joints by supporting proper digestion and elimination.
Yogaraj Guggulu: Under the guidance of a qualified health practitioner, Yogaraj Guggulu can be used to support healthy joints, muscles and nerves. It is especially useful for calming vata in the musculoskeletal system. Yogaraj Guggulu is the traditional Ayurvedic formula for balancing vata in the joints, nerves and muscles. It is a powerful detoxifying and rejuvenating combination that has a special affinity for the musculoskeletal system. Its main ingredients, chitrak, triphala and vidanga, are combined with guggulu to remove deep-seated vata from the tissues. They also act to nourish and strengthen the system, supporting the overall health and proper function of the joints, nerves, and muscles.