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Commiphora Mukul

(Common name:- Commiphora)

Classification

Commiphora Mukul

History

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.

Plant Description

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.

Cultivation

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.

Parts Used

Gum, Resin, Stem, Leaf.

Chemical Constituents

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.

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