(Common name:- Commiphora)
- Kingdom: Plantae
- (unranked): Angiosperms
- (unranked): Eudicots
- (unranked): Rosids
- Order: Sapindales
- Family: Burseraceae
- Genus: Commiphora
- Species: C. wightii
The history of Commiphora Mukul goes far back in time. In Sanskrit this word means protection against disease.
In ancient Hindu Vedic literature too, a mention of this herb can be found.
The ancient Hindus had described this herb as fragrant and energy enhancing. In ancient Hindu culture this herb was used to light sacred fire.
Commiphora Mukul is a shrub. This plant does not grow beyond 4 m of height. The bark of the plant is paper thin.
Branches of Commiphora Mukul bear thorns. Leaves grow up to 1-5 cm long when fully matured.
These are haphazardly toothed. The plant produces small red or pink flowers.
Commiphora Mukul is cultivated in some parts of India and Pakistan. This tree requires rocky mountain area to grow along with plenty of warmth.
In various slopes of hills and foothills this plant can be found.
Gum, Resin, Stem, Leaf.
The resin of Commiphora Mukul contains cholesterol reducing components. These components are steroids and guggulsterone. This plant also contains volatile oil which controls lipid from increasing.
- Commiphora Mukul lowers cholesterol and triglycerids.
- This also cures atherogenesis.
- This herb increases metabolic rate of body.
- The plant is known to stimulate the activity of white blood cells.
- It reduces inflammation.
- The plant also act as immune stimulant.
- In India this plant is used as dhoop which is burnt before the deity.
- This plant is said to arrest graying of hair.
- In ancient India the fragrance of this herb was inhaled to increase energy.
- French – Cammiphora
- German – Cammiphora
- Spanish - Cammiphora
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