Commiphora Mukul (Guggal)

Botanical name: Commiphora mukul

Family: Burseraceae

Common Name: Guggal

Part used: Gums

Phytochemicals: Guggulsterones

Final Product:

Guggulsterones 2.5%-10%


  • Rheumatism, obesity, and atherosclerosis. - In the treatment of arteriosclerosis it is useful in reducing existing plaque in arteries.
  • "Guggul is the best among herbs that are used for obesity and Vata disorders." (Charaka Samhita, Sutra Section, Ch. 25) - Guggul for weight loss: In terms of obesity, Guggul increases body’s metabolic rate
  • Guggul for Thyroid: Guggul improves thyroid function, increases fat-burning activity of the body, and increases thermogenesis or heat production.
  • Guggul as cholesterol medication: Guggul helps to lower cholesterol and triglycerides. It has been shown to reduce total cholesterol up to 30% in 3 months.
  • Guggul’s cholesterol regulating properties are especially important in reducing LDL by 35% and increasing HDL by 20% in 12 weeks.
  • Guggul for Heart protection:Guggul decreases platelet stickiness and reduces risk of heart disease and stroke.