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Guggul Gum

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  • OG
  • K
  • Commiphora wightii
  • Origin: India
Guggul Gum

Common Name

Standardized: guggul
Other: bdellium tree, false myrrh, Indian bdellium tree, guggulu

Botanical Name

Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari
Plant Family: Burseraceae

Overview

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 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.

Parts Used

Dried gum resin (please note- Mountain Rose Herbs offers only the whole resin which is unprocessed).

Typical Preparations

Extract and incense.

Precautions

Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.