Key words: Ceratotherium simum, Commiphora
marlothii, scent marking, sign-posting, tree rubbing, white rhinos, zoopharmacognosy
Gugulipid, a derivative of resin from the Commiphora
mukul tree, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine since at least 600 B.
New Kingdom texts mention large quantities of sntr from Syria/Palestine, yet frankincense does not occur in this region and the only species of Commiphora
wightii (Arnott) Bhandari (Burseraceae family) is threatened, slow growing, multi-branched with soft stem shrub (locally known as guglan or gugral) found in arid, rocky swathes of the Nagarparkar terrain (Fig.
Protection against singlet oxygen the main actor of sebum squalene peroxidation during sun exposure, using Commiphora
myrrha essential oil.
Lipid lowering activity of guggulsterone from Commiphora
mukul in hyperlipidaemic rats.
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A heady mix:Myrrh is a red-brown resinous material, the dried sap of the Commiphora
myrrha tree, indigenous to Somalia.
Apomixis and polyembryony in the guggul plant, Commiphora
Boswellia carteri Birdwood and Commiphora
myrrha Engler oleo-gum-resins (incense and myrrh respectively) are ancient remedies known since the Ancient Egyptian time.
Hypolipidemic and antioxidant effects of Commiphora
mukul as an adjunct to dietary therapy in patients with hypercholesterolemia.
The formulation contained the methanolic extracts of selected parts of plants, Commiphora
mukul, Allium sativum, Plumbago indica, Semecarpus anacardium, Hemidesmus indicus, Terminalia arjuna, Tinospora cordifolia, Withania somnifera and Ocimum sanctum.