Other: bdellium tree, false myrrh, Indian bdellium tree, guggulu
Commiphora mukul (Hook.
ex Stocks) Engl.
Plant Family: Burseraceae
Guggul, the Commiphora
mukul, is a small thorny tree that is native to the Middle East and
the Indian plains. Generally leafless, the tree exudes a thick, sticky resin
that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Guggul, whose Sanskrit
name means "one that protects against diseases", has written
historical information about it going back to 1000 B.C.E. It was used at that
time for "clearing the coating and obstruction of channels". The gum
exuded by the guggul tree is similar to myrrh, and has been used traditionally
in the same ways as myrrh. The Guggul Gum offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is
raw, and may need further processing for some applications.
gum resin (please note- Mountain
Rose Herbs offers only the whole resin which is unprocessed)
Encapsulated, in liquid extract
form and seldom in tea.
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