Guggul is another form of incense component like Dhoop (incense stick), a natural gum or tree resin extract traditionally used as a perfume, incense, and medicine. Primarily in India, Guggul has been used for its medicinal components since approx. 600 B.C.
The Indian name “Guggulu” stands for an element that protects against diseases. However, this natural component is also known as Mukul Myrrh and is rich in highly active ketogenic steroid compounds named “Guggulsterones.”
Scientific explanation and benefits of using Guggul:
However, according to Ayurveda, Guggul is highly prescribed for Vata and Kapha imbalances. It has proven efficacy in balancing the Kapha lopsidedness. Its potent detoxification properties are also beneficial for individuals involved with the process of purifying themselves from a toxic lifestyle.
The medicinal properties and contributions of Guggul are mentioned in ancient texts. Ancient people used to consume Guggul regularly, which has served them several benefits. Guggul also benefits Ayurveda for its curative qualities to cure rheumatism, obesity, and atherosclerosis.
As per Ayurveda, Guggul was used to support the utilization of fat as the body’s fuel source, which also helps stabilize energy level, weight, mood, and mental clarity.
Consumption of Guggul boosts fat-burning activities by altering the body’s heat production. Besides, it
- improves lipid levels in humans.
- supports cholesterol levels
- provides a healthy mental state
- lower bad cholesterol level
- relieve stress
- provide sound sleep
- Stimulate metabolic rate
- treat severe or nodulocystic form of acne
- reduce existing plaque in arteries
- plus, lower the risk of coronary artery disease
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