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Surprising Health Benefits of Guggul

Surprising Health Benefits of Guggul

Guggul or Guggulu is one of the widely used herbs in Ayurveda. Its medicinal name is Commiphora Mukul (Wightii).

The tree is most commonly found in India especially in arid climates like Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Guggul is available in various formations in Ayurveda stores.

You can buy the required one that is suitable for your condition or as prescribed by your physician.

Guggul has many surprising health benefits. Here is a list of some of them:

Guggul can effectively fights cholesterol and protects the heart. It is used to treat hypercholesterolemia. It also can aid lowering of inflammation and cell damage. It prevents blood clots and balances lipid profits.

Being renowned for its hepatoprotective property, it can protect your liver and kidney from damage. It improves the function of liver and the breakdown of fats. The guggulsterone, a component of it boosts the excretion of cholesterol in the form of bile acids, and helps detoxify your system.

It has anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies show that it helps in relieving the symptoms of inflamed joints, bones or muscles. It even helps people who are suffering with inflammatory bowel disease.

Guggul improves immunity and body’s defense mechanism. It works like an anti-helminthic and fights against infections caused by intestinal worms.

It also can effectively treat skin conditions, especially wrinkles. Past studies proved that guggulu extracts can improve the production of type 1 collagen. This helps strengthen skin cells and reduces skin damage. Its anti-inflammatory properties help treat acne.

Guggul is used in the treatment of obesity as it boosts metabolism. It aids the functionality of thyroid and digestive system. It works very effectively for oxidative stress and inflammation related to obesity.

The guggulsterone also improve cognitive abilities and assists in learning impairment issues. It fights against Alzheimer’s and dementia.

It controls blood sugars improving lipid as well as glucose metabolism. It also boosts the production of insulin.

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