Also known as gugal or gugul, this plant belongs to the Burseraceae family. Guggul is native to western India, as well as southern Pakistan. It’s widely known for its natural anti-inflammatory properties. Research shows that it can aid in treating a variety of inflammatory conditions, such as eczema, acne and arthritis. It’s also good for managing hyperthyroidism, and keeping your kidneys healthy. Guggul also promotes the production of thyroid hormones which then aids in weight loss by breaking down fat cells.