Guggul is made from the sap of the Commiphora mukul tree, which is native to India. This tree has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, and Ayurvedic texts dating back to 600 BC recommend it. In Sanskrit, Guggul means “protects against diseases” and has been taken for thousands of years to not only protect the body, but also to treat a wide variety of conditions. In Ayurveda, Guggul is considered “tridoshic”, (balancing to all three doshas in the body). When the three doshas – pitta, kapha and vata – are in balance, the result is good health and well-being.
Guggul has been playing a major role in the traditional medicine of India. Guggul possesses strong disinfecting properties and is a weight loss and fat burning agent. It increases white blood cells count and helps reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. Guggul is useful in arthritic pains and helps in reversing the degenerative changes that occur in joints and bones.