Traditional Uses of Guggul
Categorized as a nervine and antispasmodic herb according to Ayureda, guggul reportedly improves functioning of the nervous system. It is considered a warming herb that pacifies vata and kapha doshas, and contains four of the six tastes (astringent, bitter, pungent and sweet). Guggul has been and continues to be used both systemically and topically in Ayurveda natural medicine for a number of different health conditions. In general, it is believed to get rid of toxic accumulations.11-13
Some examples of what conditions Ayurveda considers as caused by toxic accumulation and treatable with guggul’s purifying properties include:11-13
The guggul resin is often combined with other herbs for treatment purposes:11-13
Tinospora cordifolia, called amrit in Sanskrit.
Azadirachta indica, a purifying herb.
A combination of ginger, black pepper, and Indian long pepper.
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