commiphora myrrha


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myrrh

A strong immune-boosting healer and infection fighter, almost as good as echinacea, with strong cleansing and antiseptic properties. Commonly used in mouthwashes and toothpaste. Also used for asthma, bronchitis, sinus, sore throat, herpes, ulcers. Myrrh is a resin made from dried tree sap. Very popular for its essential oil. A very spiny tree with big pointy thorns, grows to about 12 ft (4m)
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One group served as control, six groups designated (B) were used as test groups for Boswellia carteri extracts and six groups designated (C) were used as test groups for Commiphora myrrha extracts and the last group served as the control group and was not given any treatment.
Male and female albino mice of 21-25 g body weight were fed with progressively increasing oral doses (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 g/kg mice body weight) of each of the non-polar extract of Boswellia carteri and the chloroformic successive extract of Commiphora myrrha oleo-gum-resins for testing acute lethal toxicity.
The chloroformic extract of Commiphora myrrha oleogum-resin showed highest anti-inflammatory activity with percentages of inhibition 73, 62, 66, 72, 76 and 62% at time intervals of 0.
GC/MS analysis of the unsaponifiable matter (USM) of Boswellia carteri and Commiphora myrrha oleo-gum-resins was carried out and the identification of the constituents was performed by comparison of the spectral fragmentation patterns with those of the available database libraries Wiley (Wiley Int.