Guggul (aka. Bdellium, Indian Myrrh)is a sticky and dense dark brown resin which commonly contains small pieces of paper thin tree bark. Guggul is one of the more unique Commiphora resins we have encountered when compare to other specimens within the same genus. Though Guggul smolders in a similar way as most other Commiphora resins, it tends also to turn partially to ash and to not have such a forceful latex smell at the end of the burn cycle. Guggul traditionally may be smoldered on top a hot charcoal, but can also be heated indirectly like other Commiphora resins. Guggul has a very earthy aroma when burned, reminding one of peat moss and fresh earth along with subtle skunky notes of ganja. Smoke from Guggul has quite a pronounced calming effect on the mind and has traditionally been used as both incense and in Ayurvedic medicine in India for thousands of years. Guggul is associated with the Fire element and Mars is thought to be its celestial body.
Commiphora mukul can be found from northern Africa to central Asia, but is most abundant in the Indian provinces of Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and in Sind, Pakistan.
Bdellium, Guggul, Guggulipid, Guggulow, Guggulu (Sanskrit), Gugul (Hindi), Indian Bdellium, 穆庫爾没藥 Mo ku er mo yao (Chinese), Mukul Myrrh, Sweet Myrrh
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