Commiphora Mukul, Guggal, Guggul - Plant
Description for Commiphora wightii, Mukul, Guggul
Guggul is made from the sap (gum resin) of the Commiphora mukul tree, which is native to India. This tree has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, and Ayurvedic texts dating back to 600 BC recommend it for treating atherosclerosis.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Mukul myrrh, Mukul, Guggul, Indian bdellium-tree||Yellow||July to september||4 m (13 feet)||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Growing plants can be inexpensive, particularly when growing them from seed. Seeds of plants flowers should usually be sown directly into the sunny flower bed, as developing roots do not like to be disturbed
|Full Sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||30 to 37 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Commiphora wightii
- Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering.
Keep moist in winter.
Typical uses of Commiphora wightii
Special features: The leaves are used to season meat and other foods in Caribbean, Latin American and Asian cuisines. It is often added to chutneys, a sauce containing fruits or vegetables that is eaten with other dishes.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Guggul has been used in the traditional Ayurvedic medical system for centuries and has been studied extensively in India. Commercial products are promoted for use in hyperlipidemia however, clinical studies do not substantiate this claim. Anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular effects are being evaluated, as well as use in cancer, obesity, and diabetes.
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This plant is very easy to grow.
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