GUGGULU HERBAL POWDER (COMMIPHORA MUKUL)Ayurveda's classic herb for cleansing the blood and scraping it of fats.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Comparison of Guggulus
All guggulu formulas are detoxicant in nature, scrape fats, and are antiarthritic. Guggulu has a strong scraping action and should not be used for more than 2 months.
|Name||Main Action||Dosha Targeted|
|Kaishore Guggulu||Liver detoxicant / Bitter alterative (w/ Guduchi)||Pitta-Kapha|
|Kanchanar Guggulu||Regulates thyroid, reduces growths||Kapha|
|Gokshuradi Guggulu||Cold detoxicant / diuretic / genitourinary||Vata-Pitta|
|Punarnavadi Guggulu||Hot detoxicant / purgative diuretic||Kapha|
|Triphala Guggulu||Laxative detoxicant|
|Simhanada Guggulu||Strong laxative / detoxicant (with Castor Oil)|
|Yogaraj Guggulu||Nervine detoxicant||Vata|
SUGGESTED USEPlease follow label or as directed by your practitioner.
||How should I take my herbs?
Follow these guidelines
Biocharacteristics of Guggulu
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.
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ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Resinous substances often contain sap in them, such as rosemary, or herbs such as cedar, frankincense, and guggulu.
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Bone Joint, Heart Circulation Blood, Immune System, Reproductive Health, Weight Loss, Womens Health
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Guggulu
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
An herb that strengthens spleen function by improving strength of the blood. Spleen tonics Builds agni, brighten the person's appearances & firms up tissues.
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Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. Helpful in infections and for those with weak immune systems.
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An herb that inhibits clotting, dissolves clots, thins the blood, or destroys platelets, therefore reducing the tendency of blood to form clots. They are useful in cardiovascular disease, clots, and stroke. Aka anticoagulant.
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Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
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An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
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A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
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Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.
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Herbs which stimulate menstruation. Emmenagogues are used for scanty menstruation, to relieve menstrual pain, and improve blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Guggulu
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Hypolipidemic, Vasodilator, Alterative, Antiplatelet, Detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-thinner, Emmenagogue, Spleen-tonic, Antiarthritic
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Antiarthritic, Detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Antiplatelet, Emmenagogue, Spleen-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-tonic, Hypolipidemic
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Antiarthritic, Detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Antiplatelet, Hypolipidemic, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-thinner, Spleen-tonic
Cilantro has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Anti-inflammatory, Hypolipidemic, Blood-thinner, Spleen-tonic
Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Hypolipidemic, Blood-thinner, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Detoxicant, Stimulates-energy
Beets has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Detoxicant, Blood-thinner, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Blood-tonic, Vasodilator
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Emmenagogue, Spleen-tonic
Allspice has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Anti-inflammatory, Lowers-blood-sugar, Vasodilator, Antiarthritic, Spleen-tonic
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Antiarthritic, Emmenagogue, Vasodilator, Antiseptic, Spleen-tonic
Watercress has these Actions in Common
Blood-thinner, Lowers-blood-sugar, Blood-tonic, Spleen-tonic, Alterative, Hypolipidemic
Kale has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Lowers-blood-sugar, Detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Hypolipidemic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Guggulu
Yogaraj Guggulu has these Actions in Common
Emmenagogue, Hypolipidemic, Alterative, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Antiarthritic, Antiplatelet, Blood-thinner, Detoxicant
Manjistha has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Detoxicant, Emmenagogue, Hypolipidemic, Spleen-tonic, Alterative, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-thinner
Dong Quai has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Emmenagogue, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Antiplatelet, Blood-thinner
Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common
Raises-thyroid, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Detoxicant, Hypolipidemic, Immune-stimulant, Lowers-blood-sugar
Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common
Hypolipidemic, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Blood-thinner, Detoxicant
Angelica has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Antiplatelet, Blood-thinner, Emmenagogue, Hypolipidemic, Immune-stimulant
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Antiseptic, Blood-thinner, Detoxicant, Immune-stimulant, Vasodilator, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory
Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common
Hypolipidemic, Immune-stimulant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Stimulates-energy, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-tonic, Detoxicant
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Lowers-blood-sugar, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-tonic, Hypolipidemic
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-tonic, Detoxicant, Emmenagogue
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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Guggulu may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.