Myrrh--Commiphora chemistry.

Lumír O. Hanus*, Tomás Rezanka, Valery M. Dembitsky, Arieh Moussaieff

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Myrrh and opopanax has been used throughout history in incense and as a perfume. Since Bible times it has been used for the treatment of wounds. The first attempts to identify content compounds were almost 100 years ago. In this review we discuss the present state of knowledge in the chemistry of substances of Commiphora spp.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)3-27
Number of pages25
JournalBiomedical papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2005


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