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Guggul (Commiphora wightii) Plants for Sale

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Original price Rs. 249.00
Current price Rs. 199.00


Scientific Name: Commiphora wightii

Common Name: Guggul, Indian Bdellium

Family: Burseraceae

Origin: Native to arid regions of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Plant Type: Thorny, deciduous shrub or small tree

Height: Up to 4 meters (13 feet)

Description: Guggul is known for its fragrant resin, which is used in traditional medicine and incense. The plant has small, oval leaves and produces red to pink flowers.


Best Time to Plant: Late winter or early spring

Propagation Methods: Stem cuttings, seeds

Soil Requirements: Well-draining, sandy or loamy soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5

Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant; water sparingly to avoid overwatering

Spacing: 1.5 to 2 meters (5 to 6.5 feet) apart


Temperature Tolerance: Grows best in temperatures between 20 and 35°C (68 and 95°F)

Fertilization: Apply organic compost or slow-release fertilizer once per year

Pests and Diseases: Generally pest-resistant, but susceptible to root rot if overwatered

Pruning: Prune to maintain the desired shape and remove dead or damaged branches


Watering: Water sparingly and allow the soil to dry out between waterings

Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring

Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch to conserve moisture and suppress weeds

Support: Provide support to young plants with stakes or a trellis, if necessary


  1. Medicinal: Guggul resin has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and cholesterol-lowering properties.

  2. Incense: The aromatic resin is used to make incense for religious and spiritual ceremonies in India.

  3. Ornamental: Guggul's attractive foliage and fragrant flowers make it a popular choice for ornamental gardens and landscaping in arid regions.

  4. Soil Conservation: Guggul can help stabilize soil and prevent erosion in arid environments.

  5. Wildlife Habitat: The plant provides shelter and food for various birds and insects in its native range.