Definition of guggul in US 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.

    The trees providing the main source are Commiphora mukul and Commiphora wightii, family Burseraceae

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A number of studies have substantiated the cholesterol lowering properties of guggul and its ability to raise metabolism by activating sluggish thyroid function.’
    • ‘One option is taking guggul, an herb from India.’
    • ‘Research has shown that guggul lowers bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol, and prevents blood platelets from sticking together to form blockages.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For this reason is may be best to precede or accompany taking it with a general detoxifying herb or formula such as Yogaraj guggul.’
    • ‘The primary preparation is called ‘guggula’ which is a preparation made from the resin of commiphora guggul.’
    • ‘Generic preparations available in market such as Dashamularishtam, Triphala guggul,’
    • ‘Gum guggul from the same source has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine.’
    • ‘In addition, guggul is used for arteriosclerosis, arthritic and rheumatic problems, numbness and impaired circulation.’
    • ‘The Ayurvedic medicine guggul actually does lower cholesterol, and there are studies to show how.’
    • ‘The preparation of guggul in traditional Ayurvedic medicine can serve as a model for the detoxification of various resins intended for internal use.’
    • ‘Consult your practitioner before taking guggul if you're pregnant or nursing.’
    • ‘A recent report in Science Express explained how the Indian herb guggul works to lower cholesterol.’

Pronunciation

guggul

/ˈɡo͝oɡəl/