Gugulipid is a product constituting the extract of commiphora wightii (Guggal, Guggul or Mukul myrrh tree). Guggul produces a resinous sap known as gum guggul. The extract of this gum, called gugulipid, guggulipid or guglipid, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine,a traditional Hindu medicine,for nearly 3,000 years in India.
Latin name -Commiphora wightii
English name - Mukul myrrh tree/ Indian Bedellium
Therapeutics properties –
Gugulipid has hypolipidemic and antioxidant effects and used as an adjunct to dietary therapy in patients with hypercholesterolemia.
Guggulipid also helps to scavenge out dead tissues, wastes, and toxins from the body.
Gugulipid is used to treat arthritis and reduce inflammation of the joints.
Gugulipid acts good for the treatment of acne.
Guggul is also widely promoted as a weight loss agent.
Gugulipid enhances thyroid function and prescribed in hypothyroidism, Goiter/Goitre etc.
Gugulipid has anti-platelet aggregation property and can break up already formed blood clots and intravenous thrombosis . Thus, it helps prevent heart disease and stroke.
In Ayurveda Guggul is prescribed as a synergistic drug which enhances the efficacy of other drugs, when administrated together.
Free radical scavenging properties of Guggul and free oxygen scavenging efficacy protects the humoral system of immune system hence busting the immune system.