Commiphora is a small bush that grows in
desert regions, especially in Africa and the northeast zone of the Middle East. It grows up to 3 m high and of sturdy build,
with knotted branches.
The resin obtained by ducts in the bark, and
the tissue between them breaks down, forming large cavities, which, with the
remaining ducts, become filled with a granular secretion that is freely
discharged when the bark is wounded, or from natural fissures. It flows as a
pale-yellow liquid but hardens to a reddish-brown mass.
In ancient time, it was used mixed with honey
as a poultice to treat muscular and rheumatic pain.
This drug is composed by an oleo-gum-resin from
the stem. Obtained by cuts on the stem, secreted, harden by the air or produced
by spontaneous exudation on the bark surface, in the trunk and branches of the Commiphora molmol Engl. and other
> Buccal cavity
inflammation: canker sores, gingivitis, pyorrhea, stomatitis, parodontopathy,
ulcerous wounds of any etiology; treatment post tooth extraction; candida in
disorders: tonsillitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, flu, bronchitis,
> Fungal skin
infections: athlete’s foot, eczemas, skin inflammation, skin irritation, burns.
> Digestive disorders:
dyspepsia, diarrhea, dysentery, infectious enterocolitis, irritable colon
syndrome, flatulence, hemorrhoids, viral hepatitis.