Guggul Gum Resin
The trees from which this resin is gathered belong to the Burseraceae family, which also includes myrrh and frankincense trees. The resin has a warm, sweet, earthy smell, and has a long tradition of use in its native India, as an internal medicine, and external treatment, and as an incense. Externally, it is applied as a salve or compress to combat pain, swelling and inflammation. Internally, it is taken to lower cholesterol and for anti-inflammatory effects (especially in cases of arthritis). It is typically blended with other herbs, rather than taken alone.
*Dose wisely, with careful research and/or the professional guidance that we always recommend. Resins can be hard on the kidneys, among other potential contraindications*