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Clerodendrum serratum Linn.
  • Family : Burseraceae
  • Synonym : Burseraceae
  • English: Commiphora wightii
  • Hindi : Indian bdellium
  • Gujarati : Gugal, Guggul
  • Sanskrit : Guggulu, Mahisakha

  • Part used : Gum resin

Botanical Description1:  A small armed tree with spinescent branches and ash coloured rough bark, peeling off in flakes, young parts glandular, pubescent, leaves alternate, 1-3 foliate, obovate, serrate-toothed in the upper parts, lateral leaflets when present only less than half the size of the terminal ones ; flowers small, brownish red, polygamous in fascicles, stames 8-10, alternately long and shrot, fruits ovoid drupes red when ripe. The ‘guggal’ of commerce is a pale yellow aromatic gum resin obtained from the bark, is opaque, reddish brown and has a dusty surface. Flowering and fruiting from Januray to May.

It is found in arid, rocky tracks.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Katu, Tikta, Kasaya
  • Guna : Laghu, Sara. Vasada
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Balya, Rasayana, Varnya, Vatabalasajit, Bhagnasandhanakrt, Medohara

Our Products containing this ingredient
Guggulu Gum Resin

  • Bonton Active Granules
  • Dazzle Capsule
  • Shuddh Guggulu Capsule
  • Plug IT Capsule
  • Simlim Capsule
  • Step Syrup
  • Step Tablet
  • Step Capsule
Guggulu Extract
  • Shuddh Guggulu Capsule