Materials and methods: The ethanol extract of gum of Commiphora myrrha was prepared using 85% ethanol hydroalcoholic solvent.
Discussion: Gum of Commiphora myrrha showed significant anti-H.
Neuroprotective cad inane sesquiterpenes from the resinous exudates of Commiphora myrrha.
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of different extracts of Commiphora myrrha.
Samples of the dried oleo-gum-resin of Boswellia carteri Birdwood and Commiphora myrrha Engler Family Burseraceae were purchased from Haraz Egyptian herbal store, Cairo, Egypt.
The powdered oleo-gum-resin of Boswellia carteri (500 gm) and of Commiphora myrrha (500 gm) were separately extracted in a continuous extraction apparatus (Soxhlet) until exhaustion with the following organic solvents in succession: petroleum ether (40-60[degrees]C), diethyl ether, chloroform, methanol and 50% aqueous methanol.
The oleo-gum-resins of Boswellia carteri and Commiphora myrrha (500 gm each) were separately placed in round bottom flasks, covered with sufficient water and subjected to hydrodistillation in a modified Likens and Nickerson apparatus .
Each of the petroleum ether extracts of the oleogum-resins of Boswellia carteri and Commiphora myrrha was refluxed separately for 6 hrs with 0.