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Guggulu: Commiphora mukul

Very efficient in scraping out the unnecessary fat and toxins out of the body

Rejuvenates the body

Increases strength

Increases sexual appetite 

A good healer of fracture

Increases the bulk of body (Freshly collected Guggulu)

Promotes the voice

Common Name:
Indian bedellium (Eng.)

Sanskrit Names:

  • Guggulu- That protects from all the diseases
  • Devdhoop- Which is used in incense products to worship God
  • Kaushika- Which originates from inside of the plant)
  • Pura- The best among all the medicinal plants
  • Pulankasha- Which scrapes out the unnecessary fat from the body

 Lt. Name:
Commiphora mukul- Burseraceae

Guggulu is a well known plant for its  cholesterol lowering action. In Ayurveda it is mainly used to scrap out the toxic substances, which aggravate Vatacausing arthritis like conditions.


  • Rasa(Taste)- Tikta (Bitter); Katu (Pungent)
  • Guna(Characteristics)- 
    • For one year old Guggulu- Laghu  (Light),Ruksha (Rough),  Teekshna (Sharp), Vishada (Clear),Sara (Mobile), Sugandhi (Pleasant odor)
    • For freshly procured Guggulu: Snigdha(Unctuous), Pichchhila(Sticky)
  • Veerya (Potency)- Ushna (Warm)
  • Vipaka (Post digestion effect)- Katu (Pungent)
  • Prabhava (Special action for which there is no explanation how it works)-Tridoshhara (Pacifies all the three bio humors)

How to identify original Guggulu:
The original Guggulu is easily soluble in water making it milky white, burns on fire, melts when heated and is free from soil particles.   

Purification of Guggulu:
By boiling it with cow milk or decoction of Triphala

Effect of  Guggulu on Tridoshas:
Guggulupacifies all the three Doshas so it can be used effectively in treatment of diseases of Tridosha origin specially involving Vata and Kapha Doshas. 

Therapeutic Uses of Guggulu in Ayurveda:

  • Bruhamna(for freshly procured Guggulu)- Guggulu increases the bulk of body
  • Vrishya- Increases sexual appetite 
  • Atilekhana (for one year old Guggulu)- Guggulu is very efficient in scraping out the unnecessary fat and toxins out of the body
  • Bhagnasandhana krit- Guggulu is a good healer of fracture
  • Swarya- Guggulu promotes the voice
  • Rasayana- Guggulu rejuvenates the body
  • Deepana- Guggulu is a good appetite stimulant
  • Balya- Guggulu increases strength
  • Medo-anilhara- Removes unwanted fat and air component  from the body

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Medicinal value of Guggulu:

  • Cholesterol: It maintains normal cholesterol level and prevent s it from accumulation because of its Lekhana Guna (scraping action)
  • Heart:  It keeps the coronary arteries patent by not allowing the cholesterol plaque to deposit inside their lumen. 
  • Weight management: It helps to maintain normal body weight by not allowing the unnecessary fat to deposit  
  • External Application: in paste form- Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, hemorrhoids, benign tumors; as fumigation- wound those are infected and bad smelling
  • Nervous system: Neuralgia, sciatica, facial paralysis, hemiplegia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Digestive system: Loss of appetite, flatulence, liver disorders, hemorrhoids, worm infestations
  • Urinary system: Painful urination, pus discharge in urine, kidney stones
  • Reproductive system: Dysmenorrhea, infertility,
  • Skin: In all types of inflammatory conditions of skin, itching, pigment disorders

Useful part of Guggulu:

Doses of Guggulu:
2-4 gm

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