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asked by love_herbs on 9 March 2010 12:50

What are the health benefits of Guggul?

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Guggul has many properties and it has an intensive use in medical science, especially alternative medicines. Since the time immemorial, guggul has been prescribed by many folk remedy practitioners to prevent and cure health ailments like rheumatoid arthritis, neurological disorders, obesity and its related disorders.

The herb contains guggulsterons, organic acids and some aromatic acids. It has natural steroids, fatty acid alcohols, diterpenes, lignans & sterols.

guggul indications

Guggulu helps in relieving signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

It is useful in treating osteoarthritis

Guggulu heals gouty arthritis (and also in such case, gout)

Guggulu is natural anti-inflammatory agent, also helpful in urinary infections

Guggal is also used in swelling and redness of the joints

Guggul is also useful in treating various health conditions such as tonsillitis and sinusitis

Guggul is helpful in supporting a first line treatment for mental disease such as anxiety, depression, mania, hysteria and tension

Out of all, the herb guggul is known for its prime properties of anti-obesity, anti-cholesterol and analgesic. Many Ayurvedic formulas have guggulu as its main ingredients in preventing heart attack or rheumatoid attack. Along with other anti inflammatory and natural analgesic agents, guggul has gotten the medical practitioners a winning combination to combat pain, inflammation and tenderness in joints. 

Ayurvedic experts prefer to prescribe guggul in urinary tract infection, skin ailments and oral problems like gingivitis.

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Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, arthritis, sciatica, facial paralysis, hemiplegia, skin diseases, cough, asthma, epilepsy, fever, ulcer, diabetes and hypercholesteremia, stimulates digestion, good for bones, also acts as cardiac tonic.

It is advised that one should not purchase or use raw Guggul or from roadside hawker’s end, as guggulu should be taken in purified form, as impure form contains toxic nature as there is a insoluble material in guggul which is not having medicinal value and harmful. The useful part is resinous and having hypolipidemic property.

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