The guggula plant is a popular herbal remedy in many parts of the world and the South Asian country of Guggul is one of the countries that use the herb for its medicinal properties.
The plant has been used for centuries by indigenous peoples in India and Bangladesh.
The herb is a mixture of various botanicals including the poisonous sapidine, which can cause severe side effects such as diarrhoea, vomiting and respiratory failure, as well as kidney damage.
Guggul has traditionally been used as a folk medicine and is still widely used in parts of India and other parts of Asia.
According to the National Research Institute of Botany, the herb is rich in alkaloids that are used as medicines, including the neurotoxin, diazepam.
Diazepam is a sedative and the most commonly used of the two drugs used to treat the mental disorders of anxiety and depression.
Diazepam can be taken orally, orally or by injection.
The dose of diazepams that are available in India varies from 1 to 6 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, depending on the individual.