Guggul / Commiphora Mukul
Commiphora mukul, a resin from the guggul tree, has been used for more than 2,000 years in India to treat a range of disorders. Gum of Guggul is also known by the names Guggulu or Indian Bedellium.
Guggul the sticky gum resin from the mukul myrrh tree, plays a major role in the traditional herbal medicine of India. There have been several research studies done on this herb showing very positive benefits.
The gugul extract is derived from exhausting the gum in an ethyl acetate medium under controlled temperature and continuous extraction. The past form of the product will contain between 3-10 % total gugal sterone.
Today, the extract from Gugul is frequently used to help lower cholesterol levels and decrease high blood pressure. It is found to be capable of reducing LDL values (Low density lipoproteins) and simultaneously to increase HDL values(high density proteins). This happens thanks to an increased hepatic metabolism of LDL cholesterol.
Gugul is also said to have the stimulating action toward thyroid, from here its potential use as slimming. The anti-inflammatory (anti-rheumatic) effect is found to be an effective remedy in case of atherosclerotic manifestations, linked to high values of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, against the cardiovascular systems.
While taking gugul, It is recommended to use a standardized gugul sterone of type E and Z from the plant commiphora mukul. The recommended dose is 25 mg active guggul sterones after standardization taken three times daily. One dose with plenty of water 30 is considered to be an ideal dosage before exercising.