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Herb Information
Name: Indian Bedellium
Biological Name: Balsamodendron mukul, Commiphora mukul, Balsamodendron agollocha, Commiphora africana

Burseraceae

Other Names: Indian Bedellium, Guggula, Gugal

Aphalatana, Bai- jahundana, Duk, Gugal, Gugara, Guggul, Gukkal, Gukkulu, Gum-gugul, Kou-shikaha, Maisatchi Kungiliyam, Maishakshi, Mogla,  Mokhil, Mukul, Moql, Rata-dummula, Salaitree

Description:

This herb is found in many parts of India. 

It exudes a resin. When fresh, this oleo-gum-resin is moist, viscid, fragrant and of a golden color. It burns in fire, melts in the sun, and forms a milky emulsion with hot water. It is very often used as a substitute for the more expensive myrr.

Parts Used: Resin (Gum)
Constituents

volatile oil

gum-resin

bitter principle. 

Medicinal Properties

Action 

Alterative, analgesic, antispasmodic, aperient, astringent, carminative, demulcent, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, rejuvenative, and stimulant.

Action and Uses in Ayurveda and Siddha.

Tikta kashaya rasam, katu vipaka, vata kapha haram. pitta karam, lagu, saram, dipanam, ruksham, balyam, rasayanam, vrishyam, bhagnasanthana karam. In vranam, apachi, arsas, granthi and in skin diseases.

Action and Uses in Unani

Resolved in piles, cough due to moisture, purgative of balgham. Dries the ruthobath.

Uses

abscesses

arthritis

bronchitis

enlarged cervical glands

high cholesterol

cystitis

diabetes

endometriosis

gout

hemorrhoids

indigestion

leukorrhea

lumbago

nervous disorders

neurosis

rheumatic disorders

skin diseases

tumors

ulcers

Dosage: Powder, pill
Safety:

Precautions: This herb may cause acute kidney infections and rashes.

Avoid eating sour, sharp indigestible foods when taking this herb.

No other information available. Do not take except under the direct supervision of a qualified professional.

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