According to Tibetan traditions, the gugul has the property of calming the environment, cleansing it of negative forces and removing obstacles.
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Gugul or Indian myrrh tree
Gugul is an essential resin that has been one of the most important incense and medicinal resins in India, Nepal, and Tibet for thousands of years. There are many names by which he is called: Indian myrrh, the botanical name Commiphora wightii, mukul, guggul. It is particularly prevalent in northern India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and isolated parts of North Africa. This juice, collected from injuries to the trunk of the Indian myrtle tree and processed accordingly, is the central incense of all Buddhist and Hindu temples around the world.
According to Tibetan traditions, the gugul has the property of calming the environment, cleansing it of negative forces, and removing obstacles. It is used in Tibetan healing and obstacle-removing rituals. Traditional texts describe that one true Tibetan Yogi, or ngakpa, must always carry three obstacle-carrying things with it – a phurba or ritual knife, mustard seeds, and a gugul.
Gugul‘s sweet and delicate aroma creates a pleasant and homely atmosphere, and together with its strong healing properties, it has also been very popular in the West for thousands of years. Gugul was known to the Hebrews, Romans, and ancient Greeks. The oldest western documents come from Alexander the Great.
The most important ingredient in Gugul is the steroid guggulsterone, which has antibacterial properties. It is one of the most effective natural antiseptics.
Traditionally, in Ayurvedic, Tibetan, and Chinese medicine, gugul has been combined with other herbs to treat arthritis, skin diseases, nervous system pain, obesity, digestive problems, oral infections, and menstrual problems. In the early 1960s, Indian researchers discovered an ancient Sanskrit medical text describing the symptoms of high cholesterol and treatment with gugul. Today, gugul is used to lower high cholesterol in arthritis and acne.
Experiments have shown that Indian myrrh extract stimulates thyroid function and may alleviate hypothyroidism
Indian myrrh (Commiphora wightii)
How to use :
Place a small amount of gugul on a charcoal disc (eg hookah charcoal) on a heat-resistant base and light it with a lighter or a long-lasting match. Allow the incense to smoke on the base or move around the rooms to be cleaned or around objects and people.
Attention! Observe fire safety precautions when burning incense.
Burn or place on a pile of incandescent incense powder (eg Drib Sang).
Gugul is good to use during spiritual practices. Also, time to clean the objects of negative phenomena by walking through the smoking areas through different areas, corners of the rooms and let the smoke spread around and inside the objects to be cleaned (eg in the case of cabinets).
Net amount: 50g
Country of origin: India