Guggul is an oleo-gum-resin. Guggul scientifically known as Cammiphorawightii belongs to the family Burseraceae. Popularly known as guggul, guggul, guggulipid, the guggul sap is tapped from the plants similar to how maple syrup is extracted from maple trees. Guggul contains a mixture of plant compounds, including steroids, essential oils, lignans, flavonoids, carbohydrates, and amino acids.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GUGGUL
1.) Guggul is Helpful in Treating Acne-
Guggul is highly effective in treating acne. Researches have shown that Guggul is as effective in treating nodulocystic acne as the antibiotic tetracycline.
2.) Guggul Provides Relief from Eczema-
Applying Guggul on skin reduces itchiness, redness or skin discoloration and inflammation in people with psoriasis and eczema.
3.) Guggul Helps in Lowering the Risk of Heart Disease-
The phytosterols in Guggul helps in lowering cholesterol and triglycerides, therefore; lowering the risk of heart disease.
4.) Guggul Helps in Weight Management-
Guggul is useful in weight management as it helps to improve metabolism by increasing the digestive energy.
5.) Guggul Provides Relief from Arthritis-
Guggul helps in reducing swelling, pain and stiffness in joints in case of osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties. Applying a paste of Guggul mixed in warm water on the joints helps to reduce joint pain.
6.) Guggul is Beneficial for People with Hypothyroidism-
Guggul helps in providing relief in people with thyroid problems as it increases the production of thyroid function and thereby increasing thyroid function.
7.) Guggul Possesses Hepato-protective Properties-
The antioxidant properties of Guggul prevents the liver cells from oxidative stress. Thereby, maintaining their optimum health.
HOW TO USE GUGGUL?
Guggul is safe to be consumed either orally or applied topically. For oral consumption Guggul can be incorporated into ladoos or crushed powder can be added to desserts as well. For topical application, make a paste of Guggul powder with warm water. Apply on the affected area, leave it for 2-4 hours. Wash thoroughly with tap water.
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