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myrrh

(mer),
A gum resin from Commiphora molmol and C. abyssinica (family Burseraceae) and other species of C., a shrub of Arabia and eastern Africa; used as an astringent, tonic, and stimulant, and locally for diseases of the oral cavity and in mouthwashes; thought to have been used in ancient Egyptian medicine and embalming.
[G. myrrha]

myrrh

(mur) the oleo-gum-resin obtained from species of Commiphora; applied topically in mild inflammations of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa.

myrrh 1

(mûr)
n.
An aromatic gum resin obtained from several trees and shrubs of the genus Commiphora of northeastern Africa and Arabia, used in perfume, incense, and medicinal preparations.

myrrh 2

(mûr)
n.
See sweet cicely.

myrrh

Herbal medicine
A flowering plant that contains volatile oils (cinamaldehyde, cuminaldehyde, eugenol, heerabolene, limonene, pinene and others), resin and gum; it is antifungal, antiseptic, astringent, cardiotonic and expectorant. Myrrh has been used as a mouthwash for sore throats and laryngitis; topically for athlete’s foot, wounds and as a mosquito repellent; and internally for asthma, colds, coughs, chest congestion and sinusitis. Some data suggest that myrrh may lower cholesterol and reduce blood clot formation.
 
Toxicity
Myrrh should not be used in pregnancy or in those with renal failure.

myrrh

(mĕr)
A gum resin from Commiphora molmol and C. abyssinica (family Burseraceae) and other species, used as an astringent, tonic, and stimulant, and locally for diseases of the oral cavity and in mouthwashes; thought to have been used in ancient Egyptian medicine and embalming.
[G. myrrha]

myrrh

a resin derived from plants of the genus Commiophora.

myrrh (murˑ),

n Latin name:
Commiphora molmol; parts used: gum, oil, resin; uses: antipyretic, anticancer, upper respiratory conditions, gum disease, mouth and leg ulcers, inflamed stomach, wounds, hemorrhoids; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, fever, tachycardia, uterine bleeding, antidiabetic medications. Also called
African myrrh, Arabian myrrh, bal, bol, bola, gum myrrh, heerabol, Somali myrrh, or
Yemen myrrh.

myrrh

(mĕr)
Gum resin used as an astringent, tonic, and stimulant, and locally for diseases of oral cavity and in mouthwashes.
[G. myrrha]
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The analysis of the methylated fatty acids of the petroleum ether extract of the oleo-gum-resin of Commiphora myrrha resulted in the identification of twelve fatty acid methyl esters representing 74.
By revising the fragmentation patterns of the compounds isolated from the oleo-gum-resin of Commiphora myrrha and related species, the fragmentation pattern of C1 was found to be more or less similar to Guggulsterol Y (m/z [M.
In case of Commiphora myrrha oleo-gum-resin, the results of the acute anti-inflammatory test revealed that the chloroformic extract showed the highest significant anti-inflammatory activity with percentages of inhibition 73, 62, 66, 72, 76 and 62% with significance p<0.
The investigation of the unsaponifiable matter (USM) of the petroleum ether extract of the oleo-gum-resin of Commiphora myrrha resulted in the identification of fourteen compounds including sesquiterpenes and triterpenes and the GC/MS analysis of the saponifiable matter resulted in the identification of twelve fatty acid methyl esters representing and a single tricycloketonic hydrocarbon.