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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Commiphora wightii (Arnott) Bhandari-A natural source of guggulsterone: facing a high risk of extinction in its natural habitat.
Control of morphological aberrations in somatic embryogenesis of Commiphora wightii (Arnott) Bhandari (Family Burseraceae) through secondary somatic embryogenesis.
Apomixis and polyembryony in the guggul plant, Commiphora wightii. Ann.
Another recent study has evaluated the beneficial effects of a natural supplement containing several biologically active substances: curcumin (Curcuma longa), silymarin (Silybum marianum), guggul (Commiphora wightii), chlorogenic acid and inulin (Patti et al.