As mentioned before, only a few drugs of modern medicine that are directly obtained from plants have been listed here. In addition to these natural drugs of modern medicine, plants have also contributed and are still contributing to the development...
A large number of natural products of pharmaceutical and medicinal importance are obtained from animal sources. Some of them are used as pharmaceutic necessities or excipients in pharmaceutical preparations and others are used as important drugs or as nutritional...
Balsams are mixtures of some resins and resinous substances. Their various physical and chemical characteristics very much similar to those of most resins and resin mixtures. The principal difference is that they contain larger proportions of cinnamic or benzoic...
Synonyms: Myrrha, Gum Myrrh Biological source: Myrrh consists of the oleo-gum-resin obtained from the stem of Commiphora molmol Eng. and other species of Commiphora of the family Burseraceae. Geographical source: Myrrh is collected from the Commiphora plants growing in North-East Africa, particularly Somaliland, and...
Resins are regarded as end products of destructive metabolism. They occur in special ducts or cavities in plant tissues. When dry they are usually hard, transparent or translucent amorphous solids, which readily fuse upon heating. Chemically, they are complex...
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