Commiphora Wightii

Commiphora Wighti is also Known as the Mukul myrrh tree, it is a flowering plant that hails from the family, Burseraceae. Its shrub grows to a maximum height of 4 metres, the flowers are either red or pink in colour.

Usually, Commiphora wighti is grown in regions where the climatic condition is arid or semi-arid. Its natural extract called guggulipid has been used in traditional medicine systems for almost 3000 years. Basically, its extract Guggul is composed of many substances. 

These include steroids, triterpenoids, volatile oils, flavonoids, and sesquiterpenoids. The active compound, guggulsterone, helps to reduce fat and is known for anti-inflammatory properties, flavonoids like Quercetin help in protecting the nervous system. 

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Guggul is used for acne, hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), weight loss, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Some experts warn that guggul may interfere with the body’s response against COVID-19.
Guggul is praised for its anti-inflammatory properties. Preliminary research suggests it may help treat certain anti-inflammatory conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and arthritis. It has also been used to promote weight loss, treat hypothyroidism, and manage cholesterol and blood sugar level.
Commiphora wightii, with common names Indian bdellium-tree, gugal, guggul, gugul, or mukul myrrh tree, is a flowering plant in the family Burseraceae, which produces a fragrant resin called gugal, guggul or gugul, that is used in incense and vedic medicine (or ayurveda).
Is that myrrh is (uncountable) a red-brown resinous material, the dried sap of a tree of the species commiphora myrrha while guggul is , a flowering plant most common in northern india, with thin papery bark and thorny branches; resin extracted from the plant, used in traditional medicine.
When taken by mouth, guggul may cause stomach upset, headaches, nausea, vomiting, loose stools, diarrhea, belching, and hiccups. Guggul may also cause allergic reactions such as rash and itching.

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