Commiphora

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Commiphora

 

a genus of plants of the family Burseraceae. They are usually spiny trees and shrubs. There are approximately 185 species, distributed predominantly in arid tropical regions of Africa and Madagascar; some species are found in Arabia, on Socotra Island, and in India. Many species of Commiphora yield valuable resins, balsams, and gums. The species Commiphora abyssinica is the source of the aromatic resin myrrh. Balm in Gilead is obtained from the species C. opobalsamum. Other Commiphora yield aromatic resins known as bdelliums.

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131/ACRH, 132/ACRH, 133/ACRH, 134/ACRH, 25/ACRH, 135/ACRH, 136/ACRH, 137/ACRH and 138/ACRH respectively for the following plants (family and plant parts used were in the parenthesis), Commiphora mukul, (Burceraceae, gum), Allium sativum (Liliaceae, bulb), Plumbago indica (Plumbaginaceae, stem), Semecarpus anacardium (Anacardiaceae, seed), Hemidesmus indicus (Asclepiadaceae, seed), Terminalia arjuna (Combretaceae, bark), Tinospora cordifolia (Menispermaceae, stem), Withania somnifera (Solanaceae, root) and Ocimum sanctum.
Commiphora mukul was used as a slimming agent against obesity and for elevating the level of good (HDL) cholesterol (Seth, 1996).
Malhotra SC, Ahuja MMS, Sundaram KR (1977) Long term clinical studies on the hypolipidemic effect of Commiphora mukul (guggulu) and clofibrate.