Guggul (Commiphora wightii) is made from the oily sap (gum resin) of the guggul tree with common names Indian bdellium-tree, gugal, guggul, gugul, or mukul myrrh tree, is a flowering plant in the family Burseraceae, which produces a fragrant resin called gugal, guggul or gugul, that is used in incense and vedic medicine. It is considered dry, pungent, aromatic and a potent rasayana. It is considered nutritive, and is said to function as a ‘lubricant’ for the whole body, internally. Traditional use is also as a digestive aid and stimulant to digestion. Its use is profound in Ayurveda that there are immense sections of the materia medica detailing its processing and use in nearly infinite formula. The main uses in Ayurveda are in treatment of inflammation for arthritis, aiding metabolism, liver problems, as an aphrodisiac, bronchial issues, heart health, kidney stones and sexual transmitted diseases, to fractures and gynecological disorders and skin conditions. A mouthwash of the powder is a very effective treatment against ulcers, dental issues, tonsil and throat problems, and it is also used as a deodorant, and a magical or esoteric incense to empower spiritual items and cleanse the atmosphere. This is discussed more in Rasayana V.3.