Guggul contains substances that lower cholesterol and triglycerides. One of these substances also decreases the redness and swelling that occurs in some types of acne.
·Treating some types of acne.
Guggul seems to work about as well as the antibiotic tetracycline in the treatment of nodulocystic acne. Both treatments decrease pain, swelling, and redness (inflammation), and the number of acne outbreaks.
Some research suggests that taking guggul, along with exercise and a reduced-calorie diet, might slightly reduce weight. However, most other research suggests that guggul does not affect body weight in overweight or obese people.
guggul does seem to reduce cholesterol levels in people following an Indian diet.
Early research suggests that taking 500 mg of guggul (containing 3.5% guggulsterones) three times daily might improve arthritis pain.
Early research suggests that taking guggul 3000 mg daily for 4 months can improve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.