Mumijo is not toxic, at least in reasonable quantities. Research[citation needed] suggested that mumijo has antiseptic and stimulant properties, so it tends to increase wound healing rate and produce better results. Two commercial mumijo-based drugs were developed and at least three conference on post-operational application of mumijo were held.
Mumijo should not be confused with balsams and thick herbal extract, sometimes advertised as "herbal mumijo"; at least part of its healing properties arise from mineral base.