Medical uses of Commiphora Wightii

@article{Jaiswal2016MedicalUO,
  title={Medical uses of Commiphora Wightii},
  author={Sakshi Jaiswal and J. Bara and Ritu K Soni and Dr.Parul Saksena},
  journal={IOSR Journal of Nursing and health Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={05},
  pages={76-81}
}
The plant Commiphorawightii has vast economic value and a wide array of medicinal uses in both ancient and modern therapeutics. The plant medicinally important natural gum resin.Guggul was first introduced to scientific world by an Indian Medical Researcher, G.V Satyavati in 1966. Commiphorawightii, guggulu, has emerged as a good source of the traditional medicines for the treatment of inflammation, arthritis, obesity, microbial infection, wound, pain, fractures, tumor, and gastrointestinal… Expand
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