Commiphora wightii (Arnold) Bh

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Commiphora wightii (Arnold) Bhand. is aslo known as Balsamodendron wightii Arn.,, Balsamodendron mukul HK. ex Stocks.,, Commiphora mukul {Hk.,f. ex. Stocks}, belongs to Burseraceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Muql Saghalibi, Muqul Azraq.
The English Names for this herb are Gum-Gugal, Indian Bdellium, Salai Tree.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Boe-Jahundan, Gugar, Guggal, Muqul.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Anti-haemorrhagic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-rheumatic
  • Carminative
  • Detersive
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Emollient
  • Expectorant
  • Hypocholesterolemic
  • Hypolipidaemic
  • Laxative
  • Resolvent
  • Suppurative

  • Indications

    The Indications of Gum of Commiphora wightii (Arnold) Bhand. are Flatulence, Gout, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Hard Swellings, Ringworm, Paralysis, Bleeding Piles, Amenorrhoea, Ulcers, Chronic Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Inflammations, Asthma (Phlegmatic), Chronic Dyspepsia, Haemoptysis.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Commiphora wightii (Arnold) Bhand..


    The Temperaments of Gum of Commiphora wightii (Arnold) Bhand. are 2nd order, dry, 3rd Order, Warm.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    BOZEDENEHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    HABB-E-HAMDARDHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    HABB-E-SOORANJANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    HABB-UL-MISK-93Hamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    VIVA SLIMMERSynergic

    Compound Preparations

    Commiphora wightii (Arnold) Bhand. is used in the preparation of Hab Muqil, Itrifal Muqil Jograj, Ma'jun Jograj Gugal, Marham Ushaq, Zimad Bawasir compounds.


    Gum1.000g - 1.500g

    Herb's Description

    Commiphora wightii (Arnold) Bhand.. It is a small tree or shrub with spinescent branches. It is about 1.2-1.8 m high, sometimes more than 2 meters having greenish-yellow outer bark, shining and alternate leaves and few flowers, solitary or in clusters. A gum-resin (Muqul) is obtained by incision of the bark and it is collected in the cold season. The resin occurs in rounded irregular tears or lumps of agglutinated tears of variable size and is pale yellow, brown or dull green in colour

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in India, Pakistan.. Occurs in the arid rocky tracts of Rajputana, Khandesh, Berar, Mysore, Sind and Baluchistan.
    Odor: The odor of Gum of Commiphora wightii (Arnold) Bhand. is Balsamic
    Gum: Bitter Aromatic


    No information regarding Commiphora wightii (Arnold) Bhand.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Commiphora wightii (Arnold) Bhand.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Commiphora wightii (Arnold) Bhand.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    It may exhibit adverse effects on placenta ,liver and lungs.Mild burning in epigastrium and mild diarrhoea have been reported following the administration of higher doses. Guggul should be used with caution by persons with liver disease and in case of inflammatory bowel disease and diarrhoea. A physician should be consulted for any case of elevated cholesterol and triglycerides.


    Commiphora wightii (Arnold) Bhand.:
    Some advers side-effects reported on taking guggul are mild diarrhea and nausea. It may possibly raise bilirubin levels, cause hemolysis of blood, hepatitis, and obstruction of the billary tract. But these side effects need to be confirmed.