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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-49

Gum guggulu- A herb in Ayurveda


Asso. Prof. Dept. of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi ayurued College Hospital & Research Centre, Salod (H) (H),Wardha (Maharashtra), India

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Asso. Prof. Dept. of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi ayurued College Hospital & Research Centre, Salod (H) (H),Wardha (Maharashtra)
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Guggulu this word denoting both, the plant as well as oleo-resin i.e. gum. Guggulu has been mentioned in Atharva-veda, samhita & Nighantu i.e. the ancient text of Ayurveda. Acharya Charaka and Vagbhata mentioned it as medohar & Vatahar. Acharya Sushruta describes the usefulness of this herb in the treatment of obesity. The part used as Guggulu is pale yellow or brown aromatic resin obtained from the bark. Acharya Sharangadhara recommended for the use of Puran Guggulu.


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