Shuddha Guggulu is responsible for lowering cholesterol in the body, while at the same time boosting levels of good cholesterol. Both of these actions help prevent atherosclerosis, the clogging and hardening of blood vessels. The herb is also an antioxidant, which helps stop the oxidization of cholesterol and the subsequent hardening of the arteries. Shuddha Guggulu also reduces the stickiness of platelets, another effect that lowers the risk of coronary artery disease. Shuddha Guggulu enhances the thyroid function, which in turn regulates metabolism and can help with weight loss.