The processing facility is locally owned by the Kunene Conservancy INP Trust, which comprises of five commiphora
producing conservancies, namely Puros, Orupembe, Marienfluss, Sanitatas and Okondjombo.
Antichol; a polyherbal formulation containing extracts of several medicinal plants including Commiphora
mukul, Curcuma longa, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia arjuna, Terminalia belerica, Terminalia chebula, Garcinia cambojia and Ptreocarpus marsupium have been reported earlier by many researchers.
Another unique plant is the Commiphora
wightii of the family of Burseraceae, locally called Eoe1/4Y[pounds sterling]mqelEoe1/4ao.
Best known as one of the gifts of the Three Wise Men offered to the infant Jesus, Myrrh is a rust-coloured resin obtained from several species of Commiphora
and Balsamodendron trees, native to the Middle East and Ethiopia.
Boswellia sacra is the commonest species providing Frankincense and Commiphora
myrrha provides Myrrh.
Most of the phytooestrogens-based preparations freely available on the market are proposed as legal and non-toxic anti-oestrogenic compounds (to counterbalance the side effects of anabolic steroids, mainly based on methoxyflafones (Usui, 2006)), as fat lowering products or sexual enhancing compounds based mainly on plant extracts from Commiphora
Mukul (Guggulsterone), Eurycoma Longifolia (methoxyflavone), Vitex Agnus Castus and Astragalus Root (isoflavones).
The semi-desert bushlands extending from Mount Kenya into Somalia are home to the spiny Boswellia and Commiphora
Demsmostachya bipinnata Kohistan Trees/Shrubs: Acacia nilotica, Acacia ranges Senegal, Bacteria acanthoides, Catotropis procera, Capparis aphylla, Commiphora
stocksiana, Cordia gharaf, Euphorbia caducifolia, Grewia villosa, Leptadenia pyrotehnica, Lycium depressum, Pterophyllum oliverai, Prosopis cineraria, Ryazya stricta Salvadora oleoides, Tumarix dioca, Tecoma undulata, Grasses: Aristida adescensionis, Aristida mutabilis, Cenchrus ciliaris Cenchrus Biflorus, Cenchrus pennisetiformis, Cynodon dactylon, Cymbopogon jwarancusa, Digitaria sp.
The southeastern half of Tanzania, into which these ranges eventually sweep, is quite different from the volcanic north with its spectacular mountains, great open plains, and attractive Acacia commiphora
Myrrh is the hardened, resin from trees of the Commiphora
species of the Bursercera family.
Extracts from the resin of the Asian myrrh tree Commiphora
mukul have been used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine since 600 B.
Both are resins - which is dried tree sap - from the boswellia (frankincense) and commiphora
(myrhh) and both varieties are common to southern Arabia and Somalia.