Properties and Uses:
This purifying and rejuvenating compound is used traditionally to treat upper respiratory tract conditions such as sinus problems, bronchitis, pneumonia, laryngitis, whooping cough, and as a gargle for sore throat and gums. Additionally, it has a high reputation in the management of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, especially rheumatism and gout. It is a powerful anti-oxidant, and stimulates the immune system's white blood cells. Traditionally it is used for a wide range of problems related to toxins, such as skin problems and genito-urinary disorders, as well as obesity, and fat, weight reduction. Other indications include menstrual disorders and digestive disturbances, and it is a general tonic to the eyes, hair, nervous system, and dentrifice. It also helps to increase the appetite, and assists in the management of diabetes. Recent research shows Guggul is one of the most powerful cholesterol-lowering agents known, also lowering the triglycerides. The herbs combined here with Guggul have a special reputation also as antispasmodic carminatives, with laxative and detoxifying properties.