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Overview of Guggul's Antimicrobial Effects

Guggul has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-parasitic effects.

As a gum resin, guggul possesses antimicrobial properties that research has shown are effective against some infectious agents, including parasites that cause intestinal diseases. Recent lab studies indicate that methanol extracts of guggul were effective against a number of different bacterial strains as well, including Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli but not against the bacteria that causes salmonella (Salmonella typhi) and strep throat (Streptococcus pyogenes). 69

Animal studies indicate that guggul can help relieve the symptoms associated with inflammatory microbial conditions, such as in ear infections. 15 In humans guggul has been shown to cure certain intestinal infections due to parasites. 10

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