Commiphora


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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A Commiphora leptophloeos foi mencionada por 13 dos 24 informantes-chave, enquanto o Croton blanchetianus por 17 dos 24 informantes-chave.
Honey, myrrh (Commiphora molmol), black seeds (Nigella sativa), fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), and henna (Lawsonia inermis) were the most used natural treatments.
Efficacy of Mirazid (Commiphora molmol) against fascioliasis in Egyptian sheep.
Wang et al., "Evaluation of the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of individual and combined extracts from Commiphora myrrha, and Boswellia carterii," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
brasiliensis e Commiphora leptophloeos para serem utilizadas na arborizacao urbana.
Paul, "Physicochemical characterization and inhibitive performance evaluation of Commiphora kestingii gum exudate in acidic medium," International Journal of Physical Sciences, vol.
The bioactivity of oils and extracts obtained species Commiphora myrrha, Styrax benzoin, and Boswellia papyrifera has been investigated by several researches [22-31]; these aromatic resins basically consist of monoterpenes (C10H16), triterpenes (C30H48), and sesquiterpenes (C15H24) with unique combinations, besides benzoic, myrrholic, andboswellic acids, respectively [32-37]; the demonstration of the presence of secondary metabolites in medicinal plants oils, extracts, and resins provides a scientific validation for the popular use of these plants [38-42].
9 (September 2011): 1211-1218; DOI:10.1111/j.2042-7158.2011.01329.x; Shulan Su, Tuanjie Wang, Jin-Ao Duan, Wei Zhou, Yong-Qing Hua, Yu-Ping Tang, Li Yu, and Da-Wei Qian, "Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of different extracts of Commiphora myrrha," Journal of Ethnopharmacology 134, no.
Garlic (Allium sativum), Guggul (Commiphora wightii), Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha) and Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna).
En la familia Burseraceae, la induccion de embriones somaticos a partir de explantes de embriones cigoticos unicamente se ha realizado en Commiphora wightu (Arn.) Bhandari, y requiere de la seleccion de embriones cigoticos en etapas especificas de desarrollo para obtener un maximo rendimiento (Kumar et al., 2006; Kumar y Nadgauda, 2015).