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  • From Roots To Remedies A Review Of Commiphora Opobalsamum Plant Features, Phytochemistry, Pharmacological Insights And Safety
  • 1Research Scholar, Department of Pharmacology, VYWS, Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Borgaon (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.   
    2Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, VYWS, Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Borgaon (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.                                      
    3Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, VYWS, Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Borgaon (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
    4Professor, Department of Pharmacology, VYWS, Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Borgaon (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
     

Abstract

In the last years, consumers are paying much more attention to natural medicines and principles, mainly due to the general sense that natural compounds are safe. On the other hand, there is a growing demand by industry for plants used in traditional medicine that could be incorporated in foods, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, or even pharmaceuticals. Commiphora opobalsamum (L.) Engl. belongs to the Burseraceae family and has been recognized since ancient times for its ethnopharmacological values. This plant contains different phytocompounds, such as quercetin, syringic acid, canophyllal, friedelin, and oleanonic acid that have demonstrated various pharmacological activities. Pharmacological experiments have demonstrated that different extracts and pure compounds from this species exhibit a broad range of biological properties, including antiulcer, hepatoprotective, antihypertensive, antidiabetic, analgesic & anti?inflammatory, vasodilator, anticancer, antiseptic, anticoagulatant, antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, etc. A few toxicological studies have reported some concerns. This review addresses all those issues and focuses on the pharmacological activities reported for Commiphora opobalsamum. Therefore, an updated, critical, and extensive overview on the current knowledge of Commiphora opobalsamum botanical description, phytochemical composition, pharmacological activities & toxicity profile is provided here in order to explore its therapeutic potential and future challenges to be utilized for the formulation of new products that will contribute to human well?being.

Keywords

Commiphora opobalsamum, Burseraceae, Phytochemistry, Ameliorative effect, Hepatoprotective, Toxicity profile

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Manish G. Wanjari
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Research Scholar, Department of Pharmacology, VYWS, Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Borgaon (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Deorao M. Awari
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Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, VYWS, Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Borgaon (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Sadhana P. Gautam
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Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, VYWS, Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Borgaon (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Bhushan R. Gandhare
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Professor, Department of Pharmacology, VYWS, Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Borgaon (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.

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Ankit S. Kediya
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Associate professor, Department of Pharmacology, VYWS, Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Borgaon (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.

Manish G. Wanjari, Deorao M. Awari, Sadhana P. Gautam, Bhushan R. Gandhare, Ankit S. Kediya, From Roots To Remedies: A Review Of Commiphora Opobalsamum- Plant Features, Phytochemistry, Pharmacological Insights And Safety, Int. J. of Pharm. Sci., 2024, Vol 2, Issue 2, 545-557. https://doi.org/Manish G. Wanjari, Deorao M. Awari, Sadhana P. Gautam, Bhushan R. Gandhare, Ankit S. Kediya, From Roots To Remedies: A Review Of Commiphora Opobalsamum- Plant Features, Phytochemistry, Pharmacological Insights And Safety, Int. J. of Pharm. Sci., 2024, Vol 2, Issue 2, 545-557. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10686392

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