Guggul

Commiphora wightii, aux noms communs d'arbre à bdellium indien ou d'arbre à myrrhe Mukul, est une plante à fleurs de la famille des Burseraceae, qui produit une résine odorante appelée gugal, utilisée dans l'encens et la médecine védique.

Commiphora wightii, Commiphora mukul

Synonymes :
Mukul Myrrh Tree, Bdellium indien
Guggul (Wiktionary)

English

Noun

guggul (uncountable)

  1. Commiphora wightii, a flowering plant most common in northern India, with thin papery bark and thorny branches; resin extracted from the plant, used in traditional medicine.
    • 2006, Sandeep Kumar, S. S. Suri, K. C. Sonie, K. G. Ramawat, Development of Biotechnology for Commiphora wightii: A Potent Source of Natural Hypolipidemic and Hypocholesterolemic Drug, P. S. Srivastava, Sheela Srivastava, Alka Narula (editors), Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Markers, page 132,
      In ancient times, guggul was used primarily as treatment for inflammatory conditions, including arthritis.
    • 2011, Rajarajeswari Sivalenka, Mangathayaru Putrevu, Chapter 15: Ayurvedic Ingredients in Cosmetics, Nava Dayan, Lambros Kromidas (editors), Formulating, Packaging, and Marketing of Natural Cosmetic Products, page 298,
      Guggul, the sticky gum resin from the Mukul myrrh tree, plays a major role in the traditional herbal medicine
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