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Is the herb guggul good for IBS? One source says yes, another says GI disturbance is a side effect?

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robo 10 Aug 2009

From the information at https://www.drugs.com/npp/guggul.html "... Traditionally used to treat arthritis, obesity, and other disorders, guggul has been shown to lower cholesterol and triglycerides and to stimulate thyroid activity in a few small studies... "
"... Guggul Adverse Reactions - Adverse GI effects have been reported... "

I did a quick search on the internet and it seems that guggul should be avoided in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

It sounds like it would be safer not to take it.

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