GUMS

MUR MAKHI/ GUM MYRAH

SCEINTIFIC NAME: COMMIPHORA MYRRHA

UNIQUNESS: Is a tree from Burseraceae family distributed through Red Sea region. Gum Myrah treat various diseases such as fever, ache, tumors, stomach complaints, chest ailments and skin infections. Gum myrah mixed with equal parts of honey and rose water is used as mouth wash.  Itis used for indigestion, ulcers, colds, cough, asthma, lung congestion, arthritispain, cancer, leprosy, spasms, and syphilis. It is also used as a stimulant and to increase menstrual flow.
Myrrh is applied directly to the mouth for soreness and swelling, inflamed gums (gingivitis), loose teeth, canker sores, bad breath, and chapped lips. It is also used topically for hemorrhoids, bedsores, wounds, abrasions, and boils.
In foods and beverages, myrrh is used as a flavoring component.
In manufacturing it is used in embalming.

TASTE AND ODOR: Tasteless

SIDE EFFECTS: The gum is widely adultered with that from Commiphora Mukul Engl.

APPLICATIONS: Fragrance, incense sticks, fixative in cosmetics.

GUM BODGE/ REWAND ASARA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: GARCINIA MORELLA DESROUSS

UNIQUNESS: It Is prescribed for the excretion of malhumours through diarrhea, emisis and dieresis: useful in odema. Usually treated for cold and moist temparenment conditions and nervous affections e.g paralysis, neuralgia and epilepsy, also useful for  constipation, dropical condtions, prescribed for the treatment of intestinals worms for cough treatment .

TASTE AND ODOR: Bitter and odorless

SIDE EFFECTS: In large doses gumbodge is powerful hydragogue cathartic causing nausea, vomiting and griping. Too large doses can be fatal.

GUGGUL/GUM GUGGULU

SCINTIFIC NAME: Commiphora mukul

UNIQUINESS: Guggul is made from the sap (gum resin) of the Commiphora mukul tree. Guggul has a remarkable ability to support balanced cholesterol levels. In Ayurveda, different parts of plants are seen to work on different tissues in the body. Guggul also supports healthy thyroid function, ‘scrapes’ fat.

APPLICATION: Promotes detoxification and rejuvenation*

  • Purifies the blood*
  • Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range*
  • Kindles agni(digestive fire)*
  • Promotes healthy weight management*

TASTELESS AND ODOR: Bitter

LOHBAN/BAKHOOR JAVI

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Styrax benzoin

UNIQUENESS: The resin, also called gum benjamin, has a vanilla like aroma and is harvested by making triangular incisions into the tree’s bark to establish a flow, which then hardens into lumps when exposed to air and sunlight. Benzoin is used in the perfume industry as a fixative, slowing the dispersion of essential oils and other fragrant materials into the air.

APPLICATION: It is an excellent repellent for insects or mosquitoes, useful in diarrhea, digestion, it heals wounds & ulcers. It is good expectorant, reduces phlegm, gargle with Loban & Sau’atar relieves inflammation of throat, relieves cold, cough, toothache, urinary disorders, tuberculosis, and respirative disorders. It increases memory, appetite, libido, tones the heart & stomach, also it is a good haemostatic agent, anti septic, anti fungal, anti bacterial & good for healing of wounds & ulcers.

TATSE AND ODOR: Bitter

ALOE/MUSABAR:

SCIENTIFIC NAME: ALOE BARBEDENIS MILL

PARTS USED: EXPRESSED AND DRIED JUICE OF LEAVES AND PULP, ROOT AND WHOLE PLANT.

UNIQUNESS: Contain more than two hundred tonic ingredients including essential amino acids, mineral vitamins, enzymes. It has vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C AND E. Used as skin protective against radiation damage from x-rays. It is dissolved in spirit and used as hair dye to stimulate hair growth. Pulp with honey and turmeric is given in cough and cold, also in glandular swellings. It is a soothing emollient for the skin that works wonders for complexion care, soothes sun burn and also prevent scaring.

TASTE AND ODOR: Bitter

SIDE EFFECTS: Excessive use of aloe encourages hemorrhoids. This part of the plant should not be taken internally during pregnancy.

APPLICATIONS: FIRST AID GEL, DRINKABLE GEL, JUICE, VITALS CONCENTRATE, CAPSULES, CREAMS, SHAMPOOS.