Physter macrocephalus L.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Physter macrocephalus L. is aslo known as Amber, belongs to Physteridae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Anber Ashhab.
The English Names for this herb are Ambergris, Ambra grasea.
The Urdu Name for this herb is Shamama.

Pharmacological Actions

Sperm Whale:

  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Aromatic
  • Cardiac Tonic
  • Exhilarant
  • Nervine Tonic
  • Stimulant
  • Stimulant Aphrodisiac

  • Indications

    The Indications of Sperm Whale of Physter macrocephalus L. are Paralysis, Chorea, Cholera, Palpitation, Sexual Debility, Impotence, Epilepsy, Nervous Affections, Hemiplegia, Tachycardia, Cardialgia, Cardiac Affections, Plague, Tetanus, Tremor, Numbness.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Physter macrocephalus L..


    The Temperaments of Sperm Whale of Physter macrocephalus L. are 2nd order warm, 1st order, dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    ENDUREXHamdard laboratories Waqf Bangladesh
    ERQEMBERHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    FRODEXHamdard laboratories Waqf Bangladesh
    HABB-E-AMBER MOMYAIEHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    HABB-E-HAMDARDHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    HABB-E-JAWAHIRHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    HABB-E-KHASHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    HABB-E-MARWAREEDIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    HABB-E-MUMSIK AMBERIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    HABB-UL-MISK-93Hamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    JAWARISH ZAROONI AMBERI-BA-NUSKHA KALANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    Khameera Gauzaban ba-Izafa JawahiratAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.
    KHAMIRA ABRESHAM HAKIM ARSHAD WALAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    KHAMIRA GAOZABAN AMBERIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    KHAMIRA GAOZABAN AMBERI JAWAHIRDARHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    KHAMIRA GAOZABAN JADWAR OOD SALEEB WALAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    KHAMIRA SHIRA UNNAB WALAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    LABOOB-E-KABIR MUQQUAWIE BAHHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MAJUN MUQAWWI MUMSIKHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MAJUN SHABAB AWARHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MUFARREH MUSHKINHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MUFARREH YAQUTI MOTADILHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MUMSIK BE NAZIRHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    NAUSHDAROO LULVIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    NEOBAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    QURS JAWAHIR MOHRAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    TILA MUQQAWI-E-KHASHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    TIRYAQ-E-FISHARHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    TUNSUKHHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Physter macrocephalus L. is used in the preparation of Arq Amber, Dawaul Misk mo'tadil jawahardar, Hab Jawahar, Hab-e-Khas, Khamira Abresham Hakim Arshad Wala, Khamira Gaozaban Ambari, Mufarreh Barid Jawahar Wali compounds.


    Sperm Whale125.000mg - 375.000mg

    Herb's Description

    Physter macrocephalus L.. It is a product formed in the intestines of sperm whale. It is found in the form of a concrete mass. A single whale's excretion is found to weigh about 750 lbs. It is opaque, darkish brown, grey or pinkish. It contains ambrein (approximately 25%), derivative of cholesterol. The best is Ambar-Ashhah (with whiteness apparent over the blackness). Melts in hot water, ether, alcohol and volatile oils. Purity of Ambergris is checked by keeping it on a piece of glass and giving it heat over coal fire. Pure natural product gives aroma, melts instantly and liquefies, running like oil is regarded as the best kind for medicinal use(4> 7-178)

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Odor: The odor of Powder of Physter macrocephalus L. is Fragrant
    Powder: Tasteless


    No information regarding Physter macrocephalus L.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Physter macrocephalus L.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Physter macrocephalus L.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Extensive systemic use is harmful for intestines and the liver.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Physter macrocephalus L.. (work in progress)