Guggul has long been used as a traditional medicine for a variety of health conditions. There is evidence that the active components inside this plant have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. It is considered to be one of the most important purifying herbs in Ayurveda.
According to Ayurveda, guggulu, which means “protects from disease” in Sanskrit, is one of the most important purifying herbs and has been used for thousands of years to:
According to ancient texts, guggulu was recommended as a treatment for the condition “coating and obstruction of channels” believed to be a result of overeating fatty foods and lacking exercise. The herb cleanses unhealthy tissues, increases the white blood cell count and rejuvenates the skin. It has traditionally been considered the consummate blood detoxifier useful in any condition characterized by congestion or stagnation.