The Guggul Tree is a homegrown Indian tree that found richly in the temperate areas of north India. It is a little shrub, not over 4 meters in height. It's got a lean bark with all thorny branches and trifoliate leaves. It is pink or red flowers with four petals each. The gum of the guggul plant is utilized largely in Ayurvedic medicine. This gum is a yellowing gummy material that's obtained in the branch of the guggul plant. The plant that was guggul is established in Ayurveda. In Sushruta Samhita, possibly the most comprehensive operates on Ayurvedic medicine, the merits of the guggul in treating obesity and rheumatism are recorded.
The guggul is famous from the west with all the name Mukul myrrh tree. Biologically, it's named Commiphorawightii or Commiphora Mukul. In Ayurveda, guggul is seldom taken in its pure form. Whenever it is prescribed for immediate oral medication, the guggul has to be purified. This way of purifying the guggul herb is referred to as the shodhana. Shodhana is made by boiling the herb in cow's milk or its urine. This makes the drug more suitable for the human body, however, it reduces its own volatile oil content and therefore makes the drug a bit less effective in therapeutic terms.