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Webster-gandy, G., Madden, A. and Hold Sdworth, M. (2012) Nutrition and Dietetics. 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, New York, 571.

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  • TITLE: Antiulcer Activities of Commiphora molmol (Myrrh) Extract in Male Rats

    AUTHORS: Nehal A. A. Alfky, Reham A. Mustafa, Eslam A. Header, Naser A. El Sawy, Abdullah G. Al-Kushi

    KEYWORDS: Commiphora molmol, Myrrh Extract, Antiulcer, Gastric Juices, Omeprazole

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol.6 No.10, October 31, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Medicinal plants used in folk medicine contain a wide range of substances that can prevent and treat many diseases. The Antiulcer Activities effects of myrrh or Commiphora molmol extract (CME) were assessed in rats. In this experiment, thirty rats were divided into 6 groups as follows: G1) normal control (vehicle); G2) received aspirin without any treatment; G3) pretreated with Omeprazole (antiulcer drug) and groups (4), (5) and (6) were pretreated with CME at 125, 250 and 500 mg/kg b.wt, respective-ly for 2 weeks. At the end of experiment the volume, pH and total acidity of gastric juices; mucus content and ulcer lengths were measured and protection percentages were calculated. Gross and histopathological examinations of stomachs were also performed. CME induced an antiulcer effect manifested by decreased volume and total acidity of gastric juice and increased mucus content and percentages of protec-tion from ulcer as well as partial amelioration of gross and histopathological lesions seen in stomach of ulcerated rats. In conclusion, the results denote thatCommiphora molmol extract possess antiulcer effects in rats. These results affirm the traditional use of Myrrh extract for the treatment of gastric ulcer.