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Guggulu: The Magical Herb of the Millennium

Guggulu or Commiphora mukul has grabbed the attention of Medical Scientists and researchers all over the world. Guggulu is a traditional ayurvedic remedy and has been used for thousands of years.

Guggulu the magical herb berries and resin

 

Guggulu, in Sanskrit means “One that protects us from Disease”. The Guggulu tree is about 1.5 to 2 meters tall and grows in the wild dry lands of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Mysore, and Bengal in India along with some parts of Arabia and Africa. The Gum that oozes from the bark of the tree (especially in summer) is the part used in traditional medicine.

In Ayurveda, five different types (or species) of Guggulu are described. The Gum which is bright Golden yellow in color is considered most potent. The Guggulu gum is soft; soluble in water and burns in fire giving a sweet fragrance. It has been observed that the freshly collected Guggulu gum has different medicinal properties than its older counterpart.

Guggulu can be used on its own or in combination with other herbs. The Guggulu gum has active constituents like Z-guggulusterone, gugulipid etc. Research on guggulu has indicated its benefits in several conditions, some of which include:

  • Cardiovascular benefits of guggulu and its active constituent guggulusterone 1
  • Effects of guggulu extract on pain response in osteoarthritic subjects 2

Ayurvedic description of Guggulu

Guggulu is bitter, pungent, sweet, and astringent in taste, hot in potency, light and unctuous. Guggulu is Tridoshahara, which means it acts on all the three (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) doshas. It can be applied topically as well as taken internally.

Owing to its traditionally believed unctuous and immune boosting properties, gum Guggulu is used for cleaning of wounds, on skin ulcers, on Abscess, hemorrhoids etc. It potentially reduces foul smell (pus) and swelling. It is also traditionally used as an external application in rheumatoid arthritis and fractured bones.  Guggulu gum vapors can be used as a disinfectant and deodorant too. Guggulu is also traditionally used for gargling in pyorrhea and dental disorders.

Potential Therapeutic Benefits of Guggulu

Arthritis: Guggulu is traditionally used to support the structure and functions of the musculoskeletal system. Studies suggest that Guggulu acts as a potent anti-inflammatory agent and reduces arthritic swelling and pain. It has been indicated that it possesses antioxidant and chondro-protective properties, and potentially rejuvenates the cartilage. Due to its unctuous property, guggulu is an ideal binding agent to prepare tablets and pills. It is extensively used with other herbs and ingredients to prepare hundreds of formulations. Guggulu also potentially increases the effectiveness of the other herbs and increases their bio-availability rendering the combination more potent and effective.

Osteoporosis: Gum Guggulu is traditionally believed to support the structure and the functions of the joints. It is used externally as well as internally to potentially strengthen, repair and rejuvenate the bones. It is also traditionally believed to promote bone growth and mineralization and substantially augment its healing.

Hyperlipidemia (High cholesterol): In Ayurveda, Guggulu is traditionally famed for its fat- burning properties. The resin (Z-guggulusterone) is believed to act on the liver cells and increase the metabolism of fat and bile acids. Studies indicate that it may reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol). It is also known to help in maintaining healthy arteries. In Ayurvedic terminology, Guggulu is described as “Medopachak” meaning “one that digests lipid (fat)”. Modern science has endorsed this therapeutic effect through scientific research.

Thyroid disorders: Gum Guggulu, is also traditionally believed to maintain the healthy functioning of the thyroid gland. Research has indicated that Guggulu protects the thyroid hormone secreting cells from oxidative damage and autoimmunity. It improves the function of the thyroid glands and can be valuable in thyroid dysfunctions.

Obesity: Guggulu is a recommended traditional remedy for maintaining healthy weight. It potentially increases the catabolism of lipids and thus increases their excretion from the body.

Circulatory system: Guggulu is traditionally believed to improve blood supply to the concerned organs and studies indicate that it is potentially useful in dissolving blood clots.

Kidney stones: Guggulu is also traditionally used to support the structure and functions of the kidneys. Clinical tests have indicated that when mixed with the other herbs like Gokhura (Tribullus terestris), and Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) Guggulu may help in dissolving and breaking down kidney stones and facilitate their expulsion.

Skin health: Guggulu is traditionally believed to possess immune boosting properties and is employed to maintain healthy skin.

Gynecological disorders: Clinical studies have indicated that Guggulu may benefit in many gynecological disorders like Dysmenorrhea, Leucorrhea, and Infertility etc. Fresh Guggulu may also be used as an Aphrodisiac and help to increase sperm count.

Rejuvenation: – Fresh Guggulu belongs to the rasayana group of ayurvedic herbs that are revered for their rejuvenating properties. It potentially acts on all the tissues and improves their metabolism.

 

To conclude, Guggulu, as stated in Ayurveda is literally the “Protector” because of its multifarious properties. Being herbal in origin, Guggulu is safe for consumption within therapeutic doses. Guggulu needs to be purified (as described in Ayurveda) by a specific process, if it is to be used as a medicine.

Since, modern science and growing research  havealso now started opening up to the therapeutic prowess of Gum Guggulu as stated in Ayurveda, it is no wonder that in the coming years Guggulu may be considered as one of the wonder drugs on the planet and be called the “Magical Herb of the Millennium”

To know more about this wonderful herb, or have it included in your health regimen, please consult with our doctors available round the clock at www.biogetica.com now!

Research Links

  1. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1527-3466.2007.00023.x/full
  2. http://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/1174
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10+ NATURAL REMEDIES FOR INSOMNIA

Many herbs have been used traditionally to induce sleep and also support brain functions. Herbal preparations are known to potentially support the nervous system by:

  • calming the nerves and stabilizing your mood
  • relieving restlessness and angst
  • relaxing the mind and inducing sleep naturally

Growing research has also highlighted many herbs that may exhibit nootropic properties useful for inducing and normalizing the sleep-wake patterns.

Let’s look at the ones that top the list

  1. Withania Somnifera

This herb is believed to have a wide range of health benefits. It is traditionally believed to boost your supply of antioxidants, regulate the immune system, reduce stress and rejuvenate your body. Clinical research to study the effects of withania somnifera on insomnia reported that the herbal extract significantly shortened sleep latency, increased duration of slow wave sleep, total sleep time and decreased total waking. Thus, indicating that the herb may possess sleep inducing properties. 1

  1. Valeriana officinalis

This is one of the oldest traditional remedies employed to alleviate sleep related concerns. A research study on 128 people reported that valerian produced a significant improvement in sleep quality and a decrease in sleep latency. 2

 

  1. Herpestis monniera

Also known as Bacopa Monnieri and Brahmi, this herb is traditionally believed to be a superb rejuvenator for nerve and brain cells. It is also known to potentially calm the mind and improve mental clarity. Since, it works well as a natural sedative and tranquilizer; it may help restore healthy sleeping patterns.

 

  1. Emblica officinalis

Popularly known as Indian Gooseberry or amla, this fruit is packed with numerous benefits. It is traditionally believed to relieve a myriad of health conditions and is considered a tonic for the mind and body.  It possesses properties that may relieve stress, regulate lipid levels, protect the lungs, eyes and liver, and rid your body of free radicals.

 

 

  1. Evolvulus alsinoides

This herb possesses versatile properties and is traditionally believed to benefit the mental, nervous, excretory and reproductive systems of the body. It potentially relaxes the mind, lifts moods, regulates immune responses and exerts a sedative and sleep inducing effect.

 

  1. Celastrus paniculata

The herb is widely used in Ayurveda for its nootropic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and neuroprotective properties. It is also traditionally believed to possess anti-stress and tranquilizing properties and is often used to calm the mind and induce sleep.

 

  1. Nardostachys jatamansi

Also known as spikenard, this herb is classified as a hypno-sedative in classical Ayurveda, It is traditionally believed to possess nervine tonic and memory boosting properties. Its active constituents are also believed to be effective stress busters, improving cardiac health and rejuvenating the liver. Based on its stress relieving, calming, mood enhancing and anti-fatigue properties it is often recommended to promote healthy sleep.

 

In addition to herbal ingredients, there are several resonance Homeopathic remedies too like Chamomilla, Passiflora Incarnata, Scutellaria Lateriflora, Avena Sativa, Humulus Lupulus, and Ignatia Amara that are traditionally believed to  help induce sound and natural sleep.

Findings of a research study suggested that a daily dose of a homeopathic complex for 4 weeks had a positive effect on insomnia induced by psycho-physiological conditions. 3

  1. Passiflora Incarnata

Studies suggest that this resonance homeopathic remedy may activate sleep by relaxing your nervous system.

 

 

 

  1. Coffea Cruda

Studies suggest that this resonance homeopathic remedy may be beneficial for inducing sleep the natural way by allaying unnecessary thought processes due to over-activity of the brain.

 

 

  1. Scutellaria Lateriflora

Studies suggest that this resonance homeopathic remedy may relieve symptoms associated with sleeplessness from worry, overwork, stress and tension.

 

 

 

Biogetica is a unique enterprise that has been working to provide holistic, natural and wholesome protocols to alleviate your health concerns. Our Doctors weigh all possible options from all disciplines of Natural Medicine before formulating our precedent setting kits. These full spectrum kits bring the best healing the earth has to offer to your doorstep. Our protocols contain the following natural ingredients:

Ayurvedic herbs: Herbal extracts traditionally believed to rejuvenate nerve and brain cells, relax the mind and help balance the interplay of 5 elements in the body.

Homeopathic Attentuations: Bio-energetic imprints that are traditionally believed to provide the body with information on the structure and functions of the target organ, thereby stimulating it to function optimally.

Nutraceuticals: Nutritional supplements that supply nutrients like essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids vital for a healthy mind and body.

Our mission is to provide you with integrated natural solutions that lead you to the ease and freedom you seek. To learn more about our products, services or for any health related concern chat with our Doctors available round the clock at www.biogetica.com now.

Research Links

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3040882/
  2. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0091305782902647
  3. http://search.proquest.com/openview/93b3cd33c147d3758f9b1c5997507663/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=32528
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NATURAL REMEDIES FOR HEMORRHOIDS

Herbs such as Amorphophallus campanunlatus, Zingiber officinale, Mesua ferrea, Mimosa pudica, Terminalia belerica, Terminalia chebula, Emblica officinalis, Berberis aristata, Plumbago zeylanica have been traditionally used in ayurveda to support the structure and functions of the hemorrhoidal veins, rectal tissueand to  facilitate easy evacuation. These remedies can be used effectively with the help of an expert in Herbal formulations.

Resonance Homeopathy remedy for hemorrhoids. Many Homeopathic ingredients are effective in reducing the inflammation and pain associated with hemorrhoids. Scientific research on these ingredients has proved their effectiveness in the improving the elasticity of the walls of the blood vessels.

Aesculus Hippocastanum : Studies suggest that this Advanced Resonance homeopathic remedy may improve the elasticity of the walls of blood vessels.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1043661801908473

http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/11302778

Collinsonia: Studies suggest that this Advanced Resonance homeopathic remedy may wield a corrective action on the anorectal region.

http://www.sld.cu/galerias/pdf/sitios/mednat/botanical_treatments.pdf

Millefolium: Studies suggest that this Advanced Resonance homeopathic remedy may improve the blood flow from the veins.

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jtm/21/3/21_3_113/_pdf

Aloe Socotrina: Studies suggest that this Advanced Resonance homeopathic remedy may stop the bleeding from engorged veins.

http://sblglobal.in/pdf/FP-200.pdf

research on berberis & musea fera

http://www.google.com/patents/US5591436

http://www.asianjtm.com/qikan/manage/wenzhang/AJTM2009-4(4)-5.pdf

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NATURAL ALTERNATIVES FOR FIBROMYALGIA

As fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, one needs to adapt a holistic approach to get relief and improve his/her quality of life. Healthy diet, exercise, meditation and nutraceuticals are traditionally believed to help maintain healthy immune, muscular and skeletal systems.

Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia

 

Herbs that have abundant anti-oxidants help to reduce the oxidative stress which in turn helps to ease the symptoms. Herbs such as Withania somnifera, Asparagus racemosus, ipomeadigitata, Emblica officinalis, Tinosporacordifolia, Bacopamonnieri, Tribulusterrestris have plenty of Anti-oxidants that help to strengthen the function of muscles and tendons. Resonance Homeopathy also helps to reduce the pain and stiffness of muscles and joints by providing bio-energetic information to the body on the ideal functioning of cartilages, connective tissues, ligaments, muscles and tendons.

http://www.biogetica.com/clinical-studies.php

Our Range of Natural Alternatives for Fibromyalgia

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Depression

Depression has been doing the round in the society in a grand manner. It may be temporary and last for a few days or something which goes on for years on end.

The most common is bipolar disorder which is characterized by phases of mania alternating with depression. Such cases are not only difficult to diagnose but also difficult to handle. Continue reading Depression

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