Guggal: 2 definitions


Guggal means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Guggal [गुग्गल] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari from the Burseraceae (Torchwood) family having the following synonyms: Balsamea mukul , Balsamodendron mukul, Commiphora mukul. For the possible medicinal usage of guggal, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Guggal [गुग्गल] in the Rajasthani language, ibid. previous identification.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Guggal in India is the name of a plant defined with Boswellia serrata in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Boswellia thurifera Colebr. (among others).

2) Guggal is also identified with Commiphora wightii It has the synonym Balsamodendron roxburghii Stocks (etc.).

3) Guggal is also identified with Dendranthema nubigena It has the synonym Tanacetum nubigenum Wall. ex DC. (etc.).

4) Guggal is also identified with Pleurospermum densiflorum.

5) Guggal is also identified with Tanacetum dolichophyllum.

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Planta Medica (2001)
· Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schoenbrunnensis (1797)
· Asiatic Researches, or ‘Transactions of the Society’ (1807)
· Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica (1968)
· European Journal of Herbal Medicine (1998)
· Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India (1965)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Guggal, for example extract dosage, chemical composition, health benefits, side effects, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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