Commiphora Wighti is also Known as the Mukul myrrh tree, it is a flowering plant that hails from the family, Burseraceae. Its shrub grows to a maximum height of 4 metres, the flowers are either red or pink in colour.
Usually, Commiphora wighti is grown in regions where the climatic condition is arid or semi-arid. Its natural extract called guggulipid has been used in traditional medicine systems for almost 3000 years. Basically, its extract Guggul is composed of many substances.
These include steroids, triterpenoids, volatile oils, flavonoids, and sesquiterpenoids. The active compound, guggulsterone, helps to reduce fat and is known for anti-inflammatory properties, flavonoids like Quercetin help in protecting the nervous system.