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Mukul myrrh tree

Mukul myrrh tree

Scientific name of Mukul myrrh tree: Commiphora wightii

Name of Mukul myrrh tree in different languages:-

English:  guggul, gugal

Sanskrit: guggul

Hindi: Mukul

Malayalam: Guggulu ഗുൽഗുലു

Plant description:

Mukul myrrh tree or Guggul  is a big shrub, grows up to the height of 4 m, leaves are tri-foliate and simple, ovate, 1 to 5 cm long and 0.8 to 2.6 cm wide, irregularly arranged and toothed margin, it is a flowering plant, with armed stems found in arid climates and is tolerant of poor soil. Flowers are red or pink, and having 4 petals. Fruit are small and round, red when ripe.

Useful plant parts:

Resin

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated
 oval  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

 

Medicinal uses: 

Obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and sciatica,

Chemical content:

Guggulsterone

How to prepare medicines:

It is  one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

Chandraprabha Gulika

Yogarajagulgulu Gulika

Guggulutiktam Kashayam

Dineseladi Velichenna

Eladi Velichenna

Asana Eladi Tailam

Eladi Thailam

Gandha Thailam

Gulgulumarichadi Tailam

Nagaradi Thailam

 

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