It is a little known fact even in India that the resin of the Commiphora Wightii tree is an extremely potent medication for the treatment of cholesterol.
Also known as Suddha Guggulu, the plant is a thorny shrub that is found all over the country. In traditional ayurvedic texts, the shrub is known for its astringent, expectorant, aphrodisiac, demulcent, carminative, alterative, antispasmodic and emmenagogue properties.
But research has proven to be especially effective in lipid metabolism.
It produces a yellow resin which is known as Guggul and is rich in potent cholesterol lowering compounds.
Clinical studies have proven the fact that upon extraction, the herb can be extremely effective in helping lower Serum Triglycerides, LDL, VLDL (Bad cholesterol) and may also increase the levels of HDL (good cholesterol)
Benefits of Suddha Gugulu
While it is mainly known for its weight management capabilities, the applications of Suddha Gugulu go far beyond it.
- Reduces triglycerides
- Is an excellent muscle relaxant and hence, helps reduce menstrual pain
- Is a detox agent and can help purify blood
- Helps in weight management and fat reduction
- Is helpful in controlling allergies, psoriasis and rashes on the skin
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