Scientific Name: Commiphora erythraea
Country of Origin: East Africa, Ethiopia,
Synonyms: C. erythraea var. glabrascens, bisabol myrrh, sweet myrrh
Plant Family: Burseraceae
Plant Parts Used: tree, branches etc.
Extraction Method: Steam distillation from the resin.
Physical Characteristics: An orange, yellow or olive liquid
Dominant Note(s): Middle to base note
Aroma: with a sweet-balsamic, spicy warm, animal-like odour.
Principle Constituents: The crude contains resins, gums(50-80 %) and essential oils (10-20%) notably the sesquiterpene 'bisabolen' and sesquiterpene alcohols.
Safety Data: Frequently adulterated - it is more expensive than the 'hirabol myrrh'. The commercial resinoid is also usually mixed with a solvent such as myristate, because it is otherwise unpourable at room temperatures.
Type: Unknown Type
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