Bombax ceiba Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Bombax ceiba Linn. is aslo known as Bombax aculaetum Linn, Bombax heptaphyllum Linn, Bombax malabaricum DC., Gossamipinus rubra Buch-Ham, Gossampinus malabarica {DC.} Merril, Salmalia malabarica {DC} Schott and Endl, belongs to Bombacaceae, family.
The English Name for this herb is Silk Cotton Tree.
The Urdu Name for this herb is Simbal.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Bombax ceiba Linn. are Alterative, Anti-bilious, Anti-inflammatory, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Blood Heat, Demulcent, Diuretic, Expectorant, Stimulant, Tonic.


  • Astringent

  • Gum:
  • Alterative
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Astringent
  • Demulcent
  • Tonic

  • Roots:
  • Anti-bilious
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Astringent
  • Demulcent
  • Diuretic
  • Tonic

  • Fruits:
  • Alterative
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Blood Purifier
  • Diuretic
  • Expectorant
  • Stimulant
  • Tonic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Seeds of Bombax ceiba Linn. are Catarrhal Affections, Gleet, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Gonorrhoea, Chronic Cystitis.

    The Indications of Leaves of Bombax ceiba Linn. are Strangury, Skin Eruptions.

    The Indications of Bark of Bombax ceiba Linn. are Inflammations, Cutaneous eruptions.

    The Indications of Gum of Bombax ceiba Linn. are Dysentery, Diarrhoea, Menorrhagia.

    The Indications of Roots of Bombax ceiba Linn. are Gonorrhoea, Dysentery.

    The Indication of Fruits of Bombax ceiba Linn. is Genital Organs Weakness.

    The Indication of Dried flower of Bombax ceiba Linn. is Haemorrhoids.

    The Indications of Petals of Bombax ceiba Linn. are Skin Eruptions, Conjunctivitis.

    The Indications of Young Fruit(Dry) of Bombax ceiba Linn. are Calculus Affections, Dysuria, Chronic Inflammation, Strangury, Bladder Ulceration, Kidney Ulceration.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Bombax ceiba Linn..


    The Temperament of Bombax ceiba Linn. is 1st order, warm and moist.

    The Temperaments of Gum of Bombax ceiba Linn. are 3rd Order Dry, 2nd order, cold.

    The Temperament of Musli Simbal of Bombax ceiba Linn. is 1st order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    HABB-E-MUMSIK TILAIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MA-UL-LEHAMHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    Majoon Shohag SoonthHamdard laboratories Waqf Bangladesh
    MAJUN MOCHRASHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MISALIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    NISAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    PaicheenAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.
    QURS JIRYANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    No Compound Preparation information is available for Bombax ceiba Linn..


    Whole Herb7.000g - 12.000gN/A
    Mocharas2.500g - 5.000gN/A
    Musli SimbalN/A

    Herb's Description

    Bombax ceiba Linn. is a tree, 40 m long, and 6 m or more girth, and branched. Lofty and deciduous tree buttressed at the base, with a clear bole of 24-30 m. Branches horizontally spreding, more or less in whorls
    Bombax ceiba Linn.'s Bark. Pale ash to silver grey, smooth in early years, later becoming rough, with irregular vertical cracks
    Bombax ceiba Linn.'s Flowers: fleshy in texture, yellow or orange in color, size is usually 10-13 cm in diameter. Numerous, bright crimson, clustered at the end of branches, bisexual, very rarely unisexual, capsules oblong ovoide
    Bombax ceiba Linn.'s Leaves: glabrous in texture, lanceolate in shape, size is usually large. Spreading, digitate, leaflets 5-7, lanceolate 10-20 cm long
    Bombax ceiba Linn.'s Seeds: smooth in texture, obovoid
    Bombax ceiba Linn.'s Stem. Young stem and branches covered with stout, hard prickles;

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Cambodia, China, India, Lao Peoples Democaratic Republic, Nepal, Paksitan, Philippines.. In Pakistan it occurs in the sub-himalayas tract from Hazara eastward. It is planted on the plains, in gardens and along roadsides.
    Bark: Acrid

    Flowers: Bitter

    Fruits: sweet

    Gum: Bitter,Acrid

    Roots: sweet


    No information regarding Bombax ceiba Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Bombax ceiba Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Bombax ceiba Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Mochras is digested slowly and may produce malhumor. Extensive and prolonged use of the gum may exert contraceptive action.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Bombax ceiba Linn.. (work in progress)