Botanical Name: Commiphora mukul
- English: Indian bdellium, Gum guggul
- Ayurvedic: Guggul, Devadhoop, Kaushika, Pur, Mahishaaksha, Palankash, Kumbha, Uluukhala
- Unani: Muqallal yahood, Muql, Bu-e-Jahudaan
- Also, known as: Aflatan, baijahundana, Bdellium, Boe-jahudan, Devadhüpa, Gogil, Gugaru, Guggal, Guggul, Guggula, Guggulu, Gukkal, Gukkulu, Hill mango, Maisatchi, Moghl, Moghl-arabi, Moghl-azragh, Moghl-makki, Moql, Moqle-azraqi, Mugul, Mukul myrrh tree, Pura, ranghan, Indian bdellium, Indian myrrh tree, Itinnil, Kiluvai, Kondamamidi, Koushikaka, Kungiliyam, Gummi Gugguli, Gugulon, Indian Bedellium, Guaeul, Erumaikan Kungiliyam
Habitat: India, Pakistan & Bangladesh
Parts Used: Resin
Commiphora Mukul is a shrub and bushy plant. The plant can grove up to 1 to 4 meters high. The plant has thorny branches with stems which covered with wax. The branches are covered with barks that peel into rolls. The plant has small simple or trifoliate leaves. Flowers of the plant are unisexual with fuzzy calyx. The fruits of the plant turned red when ripe. Guggul is the most important resin used in Ayurvedic medicine.
How to use:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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