Definition of guggul in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͝oɡəl/


An herbal preparation made from the sticky gum of various myrrh trees that has been alleged to aid in lowering serum cholesterol.
  • The trees providing the main source are Commiphora mukul and Commiphora wightii, family Burseraceae.
Example sentences
  • A number of studies have substantiated the cholesterol lowering properties of guggul and its ability to raise metabolism by activating sluggish thyroid function.
  • I would like to start taking guggul to lower cholesterol, but I saw on your Web site that it might lower the effectiveness of certain prescription medications.
  • The Ayurvedic medicine guggul actually does lower cholesterol, and there are studies to show how.

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Syllabification: gug·gul

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