Commiphora myrrha, called myrrh, African myrrh, herabol myrrh, Somali myrrhor, common myrrh, or gum myrrh is a tree in the Burseraceae family. It is one of the primary trees used in the production of myrrh, a resin made from dried tree sap.
The tree is native to the Arabian peninsula (Oman, Yemen) and to Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Northeast Kenya). It does best in thin soil, primarily in areas with limestone.
It is the bitter tasting rubber sap that is used as herbal medicine. The sap secretes naturally from the bark of the tree and becomes a resin (Myrrh) when it solidifies.