A broad spectrum herb with many traditional uses. Supports normal cholesterol levels. Supports normal lipid levels and metabolism. Supports normal immune system function. Supports normal function of joints and connective tissues. One of the oldest and most famous herbs in Ayurveda Guggul (commiphora mukul) has been used historically for centuries to support normal fat levels and normal metabolism. In findings published in the American research journal Science scholars at baylor College of Medicine in Houston say the 2500 year old traditional Indian cholesterol support plant "really works!" . Guggul which is actually a gum resin from the Myrrh tree or shrub was also used historically to support normal joint function. Contemporary scholars at South Carolina University of Health Sciences (2003) found Guggul to be supportive of normal mobility levels. . The antioxidant effects of Guggul have also undergone recent scientific scrutiny. Researchers at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor Maine recently showed that Comminphora mukul and its component guggulsterone significantly support normal levels of LDL.