Myrrh (Commiphora myrrh) is a resin or gum collected by making an incision in the trunk of the shrub or small thorny tree. Native to Yemen and Samalia.
Myrrh is one of the oldist olis dating back to ancient times with it's rich history and usage. The Egyptians used myrrh as an embalming agent, and we can't foget during the time of Christ, myrrh was one of the most highly valued commodities in trade and was cherished as a precious oil.
Myrrh has a long history of therapeutic and medicinal use in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. In this system of medicine, it is currently used internally to treat mouth ulcers, gingivitis, pharyngitis, respiratory conditions, stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth).
In Western medicine myrrh is used as an antiseptic in mouthwashes, gargles, and toothpastes for prevention and treatment of gum disease. Myrrh is currently used in some liniments and healing salves that may be applied to abrasions and other minor skin ailments.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine Myrrh is best for treating hot conditions. Myrrh bring the heat down.
Antifungal (athlete's foot), Skin healing (slow to heal wounds, eczema, face creams), Expectorant, Anti-inflammatory.
Mind and Spirt:
Myrrh ahs been used for centuries in meditation, calming ones mind and connecting spiritually.
Plant part: Resin/ Gum Steam distilled
Country of Origin: Somalia