Health: What's Gugul Good For?

Gugul, short for gugulipid and no relation to Google.com is a natural extract of the sap of an Indian myrrh tree that has been valued for 2,500 years for use in medicine, incense and perfume. Lately it has been touted as a safe alternative to statins and other cholesterol-lowering drugs. But a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports the herb is no better at lowering cholesterol than a sugar pill. --By David Bjerklie

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