commiphora myrrha


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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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Scorciapino, "Chemical composition of the essential oil and supercritical CO2 extract of Commiphora myrrha (Nees) Engl.
Duan et al., "Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of different extracts of Commiphora myrrha," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
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.
Mohammed, "Antimicrobial activity of commiphora myrrha against some bacteria and candida albicans isolated from gazelles at king khalid wildlife research centre," Research Journal of Medicinal Plant, vol.
Alghonaim, "An evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of commiphora myrrha nees (Engl.) oleo-gum resins from Saudi Arabia," Journal of Medical Sciences (Faisalabad), vol.
Neuroprotective cad inane sesquiterpenes from the resinous exudates of Commiphora myrrha. Fitoterapia 2011; 82(8): 1198-201.
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of different extracts of Commiphora myrrha. J Ethnopharmacol 2011; 134(2):251-8.
Herbal intervention Reference Herbal compounds Isoliquiritigenin (from Glycyrrhiza glabra) [35] Wogonin (from Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi) [66] Ligustilide (from Angelica sinensis) [62] Individual herbal extracts Core licorice [67] Adlay hull [56] Lepechinia caulescens [63] Commiphora myrrha [27] Boswellia carterii [27] Herbal formula decoctions Dang-Gui-Shao-Yao-San (Danggui-Shaoyao-San) [14, 25] Bak Foong pills [26, 64] Xiang-Fu-Si-Wu decoction [18, 58] Shaofu Zhuyu decoction (Shao Fu Zhu Yu decoction) [50, 65] Shakuyaku-kanzo-to [24] Wen-Jing Tang [61] Yuanhu painkillers [36] TABLE 4: Frequently used herbs in herbal formula decoctions.
Samples of the dried oleo-gum-resin of Boswellia carteri Birdwood and Commiphora myrrha Engler Family Burseraceae were purchased from Haraz Egyptian herbal store, Cairo, Egypt.
The powdered oleo-gum-resin of Boswellia carteri (500 gm) and of Commiphora myrrha (500 gm) were separately extracted in a continuous extraction apparatus (Soxhlet) until exhaustion with the following organic solvents in succession: petroleum ether (40-60[degrees]C), diethyl ether, chloroform, methanol and 50% aqueous methanol.