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Commiphora myrrha, myrrh

Botanical names: Commiphora myrrha, Balsamodendrum myrrha, Commiphora molmol, Commiphora rivae, Commiphora coriacea, Commiphora cuspidata, Commiphora playfairii var. benadirensis, Commiphora habessinica var. grossedentata, Commiphora myrrha var. molmolBurseraceae
Common names
English: myrrh, common myrrh, African myrrh, herabol myrrh, Somali myrrhor, gum myrrh
Spanish: mirra
French: arbre à myrrhe, balsamier
German: Myrrhe
Active constituents: polysaccharides, triterpenes, resin acid, essential oil containing sesquiterpenes and furanosesquiterpene


Commiphora myrrha, myrrh
Commiphora myrrha, myrrh
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants

gum myrrh
gum myrrh
 
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