Friday, 30 March 2012

So what's Guggulu precisely?

Guggul is the common name for the flowering mukul myrrh tree (Commiphora mukul). It is a small, thorny tree that is most typically located in India, in the arid climates of states like Rajasthan and Gujarat. Guggul additionally relates to the resin created from the sap of the guggul tree, which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 2,000 years. Guggul is known by the Sanskrit name ‘Guggulu,’ which signifies, ‘protects from disease’ and simply because Banyan tends to provide herbs according to their Sanskrit names, Guggul is provided as Guggulu.

There are lots of types of guggul - each with various purposes - determined in part by the color and age of the gum. It is stated that the potency of guggul lasts 2 decades. Guggul is really a extremely critical herb inside the Ayurvedic tradition and while it's rarely used by itself, a entire class of medication has been created about the use of guggul (1). Banyan Botanicals carries a number of of these conventional Ayurvedic formulas, known as guggulus - compounds made from a foundation of purified guggul in a synergistic mixture of other herbal remedies.

Important things about Guggul

- Encourages detoxification and rejuvenation*
- Purifies the blood*
- Helps preserve balanced cholesterol levels already inside the normal range*
- Kindles agni (digestive fire)*
- Encourages healthy bodyweight management*
- Helps comfortable movement of the joints*
- Is a natural source of antioxidants*
- Fortifies the immune system*
- Helps engender vibrant, good skin*
- Supports a regular menstrual cycle*

Guggul has very subtle and penetrating qualities and due to this is deemed a yogavahi, meaning that it's usually applied specifically to hold other substances deep into the tissues. Further, its combination with other herbal products really gives direction to its potent detoxifying and rejuvenating characteristics.

Guggul pacifies vata, pitta, and kapha, though it is especially well-known for alleviating vata aggravations (1). Generally, guggul has an affinity for all of the tissues in the physique along with the circulatory, digestive, nervous, and respiratory systems. Guggul is very scraping, which allows it to clear toxins from the tissues and channels while rejuvenating them. Actually, it is this scraping quality that gives guggul a number of its beneficial attributes.

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