(Indian Bedellium, Commiphora) : This bush is diffused in the whole northern India. It produces an abundant yellowish resin, called Guggul (also called Rubber Guggul, Guggal, Gugulu).
According to the Sushruta Samhita, ancient medical sanskrit book, Guggul was prescribed for the treatment of medoroga, an illness that was then described in a manner that rensmbles the symptoms of the high cholesterol and the hardening of arteries. Since the sixties, Indian medical researchers have found that bedellium has the same effects as claimed by tradition: lowering of the levels of cholesterol and protection against the hardening of the arteries.