Guggul

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What other names is Guggul known by?

Devadhupa, Balsamodendrum wightii, Balsamodendrum mukul, Commiphora mukul, Commiphora wightii, Gomme Guggul, Gomme-Résine de Guggul, Guggal, Guggul Gum Resin, Guggul Lipids, Guggulipid, Guggulipide, Guggulu, Guggulu Suddha, Guggulsterone, Guggulstérone, Guggulsterones, Guggulstérones, Guglipid, Gugulipid, Gum Guggal, Gum Guggulu, Indian Bdellium, Indian Bdellium-Tree, Koushika, Mukul Myrrh Tree, Palankasha, Yogaraj Guggul Gum Resin.

What is Guggul?

Guggul is the gum resin of a tree native to India. The gum resin in the plant is used to make medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Treating some types of acne.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Lowering cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood of people eating a Western diet.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Arthritis and weight loss.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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