Thursday, November 1, 2012

GUGGULU THE HERB THAT JOINS THE BONES

                                   GUGGULU

THE AYURVEDIC SAMHITHA AND GRANDHAS DEFINE GUGGULU IS ONE THE RASAYANA 
THE WORD RASAYANA MEANS THAT WHICH ENHANCES THE IMMUNITY,THAT WHICH REJUVENATES THE BODY.

GUGGULU IS A PLANT PRODUCT IT IS A LATEX OR RESIN OF PLANT CALLED MYRRH TREE ITS BOTANICAL NAME IS COMMIPHERA MUKULOR SUDHA GUGGULU, OR INDIAN BEDELIUM OR DEVADHUPAM its bitter and astringent in taste 

ITS ACTIVE CONSTITUENTS :
It has volatile oils,pinenes,eugenols, terpenes,triterpines, myrrhic acids

Its use in ayurvedic medicines is astonishing as most of the ayurvedic doctors use daily in one of their drugs.
In several traditional treatments guggulu is given as a remedy

In ayurvedic practice sudha guggulu singly and in combinations is given and the medicinal qualities and drug qualities varies with combinations 
Guggulu is purified in thriphala and added with different herbs and given for different diseases 
The by products are : Triyodashanga guggulu, amruthadi guggulu,yogaraja guggulu, mahayogaraja guggulu, sinhanada guggulu and  thriphala guggulu which are mostly given for joints and inflammatory joint diseases 
Guggulu is given for skin disease such as allergies,urticaria, psoriasis, and lupus like problems the combination are like kaishora guggulu, panchatiktka guggulu, guggulu tiktakam etc 
Guggulu is given with several spices like peppers and the medicines are Navaka guggulu,medohara guggulu etc     
  1. Its use is appreciated in obesity 
  2. It is as anti-inflammatory in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  3. It has anti oxidant properties 
  4. It gas got anti tumor activity scavenging free radicals
  5. Its one the drug given for anti-aging 
  6. The resin contains guggulu sterones which acts as tumor or retard the growth of the tumor cell activations 
  7. guggulu sterone inhibits Colo-rectal cancer which has increased apoptosis in HT-29cells 
  8. guggulu sterones reduces the lipid and  adipose tissue it acts as vasculo-cholesterol inhibitor
GUGGULU-SIDE EFFECTS 
being a herb with resins and alkaloids it has to taken under doctors supervision as these medicines in combination do create heat and increase in the metabolic rat
There are cases with side effects of diarrhea / heat/ acidity when taken with pippali etc/ and skin rashes 
although its called as rejuvenatory its use in single or combined form should given under consciousness

dr peddi ramadevi              

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