Definition of guggul in English:

guggul

noun

  • An herbal preparation made from the sticky gum of various myrrh trees that has been alleged to aid in lowering serum cholesterol.

    • ‘To kick off the 4-month plan, I started Gail on a botanical thyroid formula combining coleus, bladder wrack, guggul, kelp, ashwagandha, Siberian ginseng and Chinese skullcap.’
    • ‘In addition, guggul is used for arteriosclerosis, arthritic and rheumatic problems, numbness and impaired circulation.’
    • ‘We'd like to send you our book, The People's Pharmacy Guide to Home and Herbal Remedies, which describes guggul and other natural remedies to lower cholesterol in greater detail.’
    • ‘The standardized gum extract is called gugulipid, or guggul.’
    • ‘The gum resin of Boswellia serrata, also known as frankincense, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, and is also known in that system of medicine as Salai guggul.’
    • ‘Generic preparations available in market such as Dashamularishtam, Triphala guggul,’
    • ‘Consult your practitioner before taking guggul if you're pregnant or nursing.’
    • ‘The preparation of guggul in traditional Ayurvedic medicine can serve as a model for the detoxification of various resins intended for internal use.’
    • ‘Since the changes are so minor, propolis is considered an herbal medicine, similar to other medicinal gums and resins such as boswellia, guggul, and myrrh.’
    • ‘Gum guggul from the same source has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine.’
    • ‘A recent report in Science Express explained how the Indian herb guggul works to lower cholesterol.’
    • ‘For this reason is may be best to precede or accompany taking it with a general detoxifying herb or formula such as Yogaraj guggul.’
    • ‘A number of studies have substantiated the cholesterol lowering properties of guggul and its ability to raise metabolism by activating sluggish thyroid function.’
    • ‘Some people are allergic to guggul and develop a skin rash.’
    • ‘After detoxification of the body the following rejuvenating Ayurvedic herbal supplements are recommended for six months to one year: ashwagandha, guggul and shilajit, one capsule or tablet each twice a day with a large glass of water.’
    • ‘Research has shown that guggul lowers bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol, and prevents blood platelets from sticking together to form blockages.’
    • ‘The Ayurvedic medicine guggul actually does lower cholesterol, and there are studies to show how.’
    • ‘The primary preparation is called ‘guggula’ which is a preparation made from the resin of commiphora guggul.’
    • ‘I would like to start taking guggul to lower cholesterol, but I saw on your Web site that it might lower the effectiveness of certain prescription medications.’
    • ‘One option is taking guggul, an herb from India.’

Pronunciation:

guggul

/ˈɡo͝oɡəl/