(German Commission E.) As a gargle or
mouth rinse for the treatment of aphthous ulcers, tonsillitis, common cold and gingivitis.
(The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, ESCOP.)
The gum (30—60%) contains acidic polysaccharides, volatile oil (2—10%) including other constituents, heer abolene, eugenol, furanosequiterpenes and monoterpenes.
Myrrh is taken as a powder or a tincture, rather than as an infusion; used generally externally or as a gargle.
Aqueous suspension of the gum resin decreased ethanol-induced and indomethacin-induced ulcer in rats.
(JEthnopharmacol, 1997, Jan 55(2), 141— 150.)
Dosage Gum-resin—3—5 g

opobalsamum Kunth.
Commiphora opobalsamum (L.) Engl.
     Family Burseraceae.
Habitat Found in countries on both sides of Red Sea.
English Balsam tree, Balsam of Mecca, Balsam of Gilead.
Unani Balsaan, Roghan-e-Balsaan (oil), Hab-e-Balsaan (fruit). Ood-eBalsaan (wood).
Action Used in diseases of the
urinary tract. Balsams are diuretic and stimulate mucous tissues in
small doses (nauseatic and purgative in large doses).
In Unani medicine, the fruit is used as an expectorant and emmenagogue, also for neurological affections. The wood is also used as an ingredient in compounds for epilepsy and other nervine disorders. The oil is used externally for its anti-inflammatory and revitalizing properties.
Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss.
Synonym B. arundinaceae (Retz.) Roxb.
Arundo bambos L.
     Family Gram ineae; Poaceae.
Habitat Wild throughout India, especially in the hill forests of
Western and Southern India.

English Spiny or Thorny Bamboo.

Barleria buxifolia Linn. 81

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