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Myrrh Resin

Also Olopanax (Sweet Myrrh)
(Commiphora molmol, Commiphora sp., Commiphora Myrrha)

  • Myrrh Herbal & Essential Oil Description
  • Myrrh Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
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  • Myrrh Safety & Interaction Information
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    Myrrh is the aromatic resin of a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora, which is an essential oil termed as oleoresin. Myrrh resin is a natural gum. It has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense and medicine. It can also be ingested by mixing it with wine.

    Myrrh has a long and interesting history. Myrrh is an aromatic resin that has been used from remote antiquity as an ingredient in incense, perfumes, cosmetics, in the holy oil of the Jews, and the Kyphi of the Egyptians for embalming formulas and fumigations. Valued as a scarce commondity along the ancient trade routes, the herb was one of the costliest items in the world. As such, Myrrh - along with Frankincense and gold - was said to have been given to Jesus at his birth, according to the New Testiment in the Christian Bible. Myrrh has antiseptic, astringent and anti-inflammatory effects. It is also used for its expectorant, deodorizer, anti-microbacterial, and emmenagogue properties and is a common ingredient in toothpowders, mouthwashes, and is used with borax in tinctures.

    When a tree wound penetrates through the bark and into the sapwood, the tree bleeds a resin. Myrrh gum, like frankincense, is such a resin. When people harvest myrrh, they wound the trees repeatedly to bleed them of the gum. Myrrh gum is waxy, and coagulates quickly. After the harvest, the gum becomes hard and glossy. The gum is yellowish, and may be either clear or opaque. It darkens deeply as it ages, and white streaks emerge.

    Myrrh gum is commonly harvested from the species Commiphora myrrha, which is native to Yemen, Somalia, Eritrea and eastern Ethiopia. Another commonly used name, Commiphora molmol, is now considered a synonym of Commiphora myrrha. The related Commiphora gileadensis, native to Eastern Mediterranean and particularly the Arabian Peninsula, is the biblically referenced Balm of Gilead, also known as Balsam of Mecca. Several other species yield bdellium and Indian myrrh.

    The oleo gum resins of a number of other Commiphora species are also used as perfumes, medicines (such as aromatic wound dressings), and incense ingredients. These myrrh-like resins are known as opopanax, balsam, bdellium, guggul and bisabol.

    Fragrant "myrrh beads" are made from the crushed seeds of Detarium microcarpum, an unrelated West African tree. These beads are traditionally worn by married women in Mali as multiple strands around the hips.

    The name "myrrh" is also applied to the potherb Myrrhis odorata, otherwise known as "cicely" or "sweet cicely".


  • Botanical Name: Commiphora Myrrha, Balasmodendron myrrha

  • Introduction: With its smoky, earthy scent, myrrh has a long history as a favorite among all cultures going back to its first discovery in the far reaches of time. A native to Ethiopia and Somalia, it has been used as long ago as 3000 BCE by the Egyptians in embalming, and as an incense burned during cremations and funerals to disguise any foul odors up through the 15th century. Myrrh is said to be one of the key ingredients in the mythical Egyptian perfume Kyphi. It has also been used to anoint kings, and scent fabrics for those traveling to holy places. Myrrh has had a great value throughout time; the Romans even valued it as much as gold, using it as security for monetary debts.

    Constituents: Gums, resins, sterols, volatile oils.
    Parts Used: Dried exudates (resin) from the bark.
    Typical Preparations:Tincture, rarely tea or encapsulation, included in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese herbal mixtures. Used in conjunction with other ingredients for the development of many cosmetic applications.
    Precautions: Avoid use when you have "red" symptoms, for example, fever, blistering, hot flashes, or nervous tension. It use is not recommended while pregnant and it may cause nausea or vomiting in excess.


    The plant's aromatic essential oil has long been prized, as well. The oil of Myrrh is extracted by steam distillation from the resin of the thorny shrub Commiphora myrrha. It is believed Guggul, the standardized extract of the Indian mukul myrrh tree, lowers both cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Myrrh oil helps treat arthritis, gum inflammations, wounds, hemorrhoids, and infections. Its expectorant action loosens mucus and eases congestion due to bronchitis, colds and coughs. Cosmetically, Myrrh oil heals rough, chapped skin and firms the tissue to lessen the appearance of wrinkles. It is particularly effective for alleviating eczema and fungal infections, including athlete's foot. On an emotional level, Myrrh oil boosts motivation and promotes mental clarity.


  • Botanical Name: Commiphora Myrrha
  • Common Method Of Extraction: Steam Distilled
  • Parts Used: Gum
  • Note Classification: Base
  • Aroma: Dry, Creamy, Resinous
  • Largest Producing Countries: Somalia

  • Traditional Use: In the fragrance industry the oil is used as a fixative. Medicinally it is used to treat wounds, and in many oral care products.

    Properties: Anticatarrhal, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, sedative, stomachic, tonic, uterine, vulnerary.

    Benefits:: Amenorrhea, arthritis, asthma, athlete’s foot, bronchitis, catarrh, colds, cough, cracked skin, cuts, diarrhea, dyspepsia, eczema, flatulence, gingivitis, gum infections, hemorrhoids, hyperthyroid, laryngitis, leucorrhea, loss of appetite, mouth ulcers, sore throat, thrush, ulcers, wounds, wrinkles. The antimicrobial and astringent properties of this oil make it useful in oral and skin care products.

    Blends Well With: Bergamot, Chamomile, Clove, Cypress, Lemon Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine Needle, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang essential oils.

    Of Interest: Myrrh has been prevalent throughout history. It was used in the mummification process by the Egyptians. It has been used in religious rituals all over the world, and it is utilized in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines.

    Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant.

    The above product information description was obtained from Mountain Rose Herbs regarding their products. For other manufacturers, merchants and vendors, consult individual product label description.

    Starwest Botanicals: Natural herbs are ever abundant in today's medicinal world. This is evident through the increasing interest in Myrrh Gum, or Commiphora molmol.
    Origin: Somalia
    Common Names: Mo Yao, Abyssinica, Heerabol
    Botanical Name: Commiphora molmol
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  • Botanical Name: Commiphora sp., Commiphora guidotii, Commiphora holtziana
  • Common Method Of Extraction: Steam Distilled (Usually 2 to 3 times)
  • Parts Used: Resin
  • Note Classification: Base
  • Aroma: Sweet-Balsamic, Spicy, Warm, Animal-like
  • Largest Producing Countries: Kenya

  • Traditional Use: Used as a fixative in perfumery. Medicinally is known for its antiseptic and antispasmodic properties.
    Properties: Antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative.
    Benefits: Colds, cough, mouth ulcers, wounds. Topically this oil may be used similarly to myrrh in balms, ointments, and liniments.

  • Blends Well With:, Bergamot, Cistus, , Clary Sage, Coriander, Fir Needle, Frankincense, Myrrh, Neroli, , Patchouli, Sandalwood , Vetiver essential oils.

    Of Interest: Opopanax has been utilized as a term in many novels, from writings by Steven King to James Joyce. Opopanax is a flowering perennial, producing small clusters of yellow flowers. It is native to Southern Europe and parts of the Middle East, preferring warm weather, which enables it to produce greater qualities of its fragrant resin. To extract the resin, the opopanax is cut at the base of the plant, allowing it to seep out. Afterwards, it is dried in the sun, producing hard, golden colored chunks of resin. Often burned as incense, opopanax has a warm, earthy scent. The essential oil is used as a fixative in perfumery. In biblical times, opopanax was applied for minor wounds, but has since fallen out of disuse medicinally.

    Safety Data: Phototoxic. Not for internal use.

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    Myrrh stimulates the immune system and mucous tissue, and tones and stimulates mucous tissue. Myrrh can help fight harmful bacteria in the mouth which leads to bad breath, and helps ward off periodontal disease. As a mouthwash it also can soothe sore throat. Skin disorders, asthma, colds, flu, sinusitis, herpes simplex and ulcers can be treated with Myrrh. Myrrh increases the circulation and pushes eruptions to the surface and therefore works well as a topical in treating rashes, abscesses, boils, hemorrhoids, sores, and wounds. It has also been used to stimulate menstrual flow. The German regulatory authorities recommends using Myrrh powder and tinctures as a topical treatment of mild inflammations of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa. At childbirth, Myrrh can help promote efficient contractions and relieve pain.


    For use in ritual and religious rites, Myrrh was one of the most desired and sought after items in the world during ancient times. It was used as incense in religious rituals throughout the ancient world. It promotes spiritual awareness and is uplifting. Myrrh was used by the ancient Egyptians, along with natron, for the embalming of mummies. Myrrh was an ingredient of Ketoret, the consecrated incense used in the First and Second Temples at Jerusalem, as described in the Hebrew Bible and Talmud. An offering was made of the Ketoret on a special incense altar, and was an important component of the Temple service. Myrrh is also listed as an ingredient in the holy anointing oil used to anoint the Tabernacle, high priests and kings. Oil of Myrrh was used in purification rituals. Myrrh is an incense offered during Christian liturgical celebrations. Liquid Myrrh is sometimes added to egg tempera in the making of icons. Myrrh is mixed with Frankincense and sometimes more scents and is used in almost every service of the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, traditional Roman Catholic and Anglican/Episcopal Churches. Myrrh is also used to prepare the sacramental chrism used by many churches of both Eastern and Western rites. In the Middle East, the Eastern Orthodox Church traditionally uses oil scented with myrrh (and other fragrances) to perform the sacrament of chrismation, which is commonly referred to as "receiving the Chrism". Myrrh is used as a ritual cleanser, removing negative influences from a sacred space and for performing a cleansing of a new home or building. It is often used with Frankincense for cleansing purposes.


    The anti-infectious nature of this legendary incense plays an active role in many of today's herbal formulations. The bacteriostatic and antiseptic properties of the herb have been experimentally verified in North America, Europe and China. The oleo-gum-resin is antiseptic to mucous membranes, and, curiously, both inhibits over secretion as well as disinhibits under secretion of these tissues. Thus, it normalizes mucous membrane activity. Myrrh is known to contain many volatile oils which make the herb ideally suited for promoting free breathing during congestive colds, and for clearing out mucous-clogged passages in the body. The 1997 Commission E on Phytotherapy and Herbal Substances of the German Federal Institute for Drugs recommends Myrrh oleo-gum resin for 'Topical treatment of mild inflammations of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa.

    In the pharmacy, myrrh is used as an antiseptic in mouthwashes, gargles, and toothpastes. Myrrh is currently used in some liniments and healing salves that may be applied to abrasions and other minor skin ailments. Myrrh has also been recommended as an analgesic for toothaches, and can be used in liniment for bruises, aches, and sprains.

    Myrrh is a common ingredient of tooth powders. Myrrh and borax in tincture can be used as a mouthwash. A compound tincture, or horse tincture, using myrrh is used in veterinary practice for healing wounds. Myrrh gum is used for indigestion, ulcers, colds, cough, asthma, lung congestion, arthritis pain, and cancer. In studies done on mice, myrrh has been shown to have significant inhibiting effects on certain types of cancer. The active constituents of myrrh accredited with this property are sesquiterpenes. These tests were done using the myrrh species Commiphora molmol, and were also found to inhibit tumor growth. As part of a larger search for anticancer compounds from plants, researchers obtained extracts from a particular species of myrrh plant (Commiphora myrrha) and tested it against a human breast tumor cell line (MCF-7) known to be resistant to anticancer drugs. Research data indicated that the extract killed all of the cancer cells in laboratory dishes.

    In an attempt to determine the cause of its effectiveness, researchers examined the individual ingredients of a herbal formula used traditionally by Kuwaiti diabetics to lower blood glucose. Myrrh and aloe gums effectively improved glucose tolerance in both normal and diabetic rats. Myrrh was shown to produce analgesic effects on mice which were subjected to pain. Researchers at the University of Florence showed that sesquiterpenes furanoeudesma-1,3-diene and curzarene in the myrrh affect opioid receptors in the mouse's brain which influence pain perception.

    Mirazid, an Egyptian drug made from myrrh, has been investigated as an oral treatment of parasitic ailments, including fascioliasis and schistosomiasis.

    Myrrh has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) levels, as well as to increase the HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) in various tests on humans done in the past few decades. A 2009 laboratory test showed this same effect on albino rats.


    In traditional Chinese medicine, myrrh is classified as bitter and spicy, with a neutral temperature. It is said to have special efficacy on the heart, liver, and spleen meridians, as well as "blood-moving" powers to purge stagnant blood from the uterus. It is therefore recommended for rheumatic, arthritic, and circulatory problems, and for amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menopause, and uterine tumors. Myrrh's uses are similar to those of frankincense, with which it is often combined in decoctions, liniments and incense. When used in concert, myrrh is "blood-moving" while frankincense moves the Qi, making it more useful for arthritic conditions. It is combined with such herbs as notoginseng, safflower petals, angelica sinensis, cinnamon, and salvia miltiorrhiza, usually in alcohol, and used both internally and externally.


    Myrrh is used more frequently in Ayurveda and Unani medicine, which ascribe tonic and rejuvenative properties to the resin. It (daindhava) is utilized in many specially processed rasayana formulas in Ayurveda. However, non-rasayana myrrh is contraindicated when kidney dysfunction or stomach pain is apparent, or for women who are pregnant or have excessive uterine bleeding. A related species, called guggul in Ayurvedic medicine, is considered one of the best substances for the treatment of circulatory problems, nervous system disorders and rheumatic complaints.


    Myrrh has been used as a direct emmenagogue, a tonic in dyspepsia, an expectorant in the absence of feverish symptoms, a stimulant to the mucous tissues, a stomachic carminative, exciting appetite and the flow of gastric juice, and an astringent wash. It is used in chronic catarrh, phthisis pulmonalis, chlorosis, and in amenorrhoea is often combined with aloes and iron. As a wash it is good for spongy gums, ulcerated throat and aphthous stomatitis, and the tincture is also applied to foul and indolent ulcers. It has been found helpful in bronchorrhoea and leucorrhea. It has also been used as a vermifuge.

    Myrrh is a common ingredient of toothpowders, and is used with borax in tincture, with other ingredients, as a mouth-wash. Meetiga, the trade-name of Arabian Myrrh, is more brittle and gummy than that of Somaliland and has not its white markings. The liquid Myrrh, or Stacte, spoken of by Pliny, and an ingredient of Jewish holy incense, was formerly obtainable and greatly valued, but cannot now be identified. Dosages are 10 to 30 grains. Of fluid extract, 5 to 30 minims.

    According to King's 1898 Dispensatory, Myrrh is stimulant, especially to mucous tissues. It also exerts an antiseptic influence, and is used to promote expectoration, as well as menstruation. It has also been used as a vermifuge. Internally, the smaller doses promote digestion. Large doses accelerate the pulse, augment the heat of the body, cause gastric heat and burning, great sweating and marked prostration; occasionally it causes nausea, vomiting, and purgation. It is not antispasmodic, and is contraindicated in internal inflammations. It is generally used in enfeebled conditions of the body, and has been found useful in cases of excessive mucous secretion, as in gleet, chronic gonorrhoea, and chronic catarrh; also in laryngitis, bronchitis, humoral asthma, and other diseases of the air-tubes accompanied with profuse secretion, but expelled with difficulty. Its property of restraining the mucous discharges is observed to be most pronounced upon the renal and bronchial tract.

    As an expectorant, it acts best by combining it with such agents as squill, giving to both an increased force possessed by neither alone. Chronic respiratory disorders are the cases for its exhibition, it being indicated in chronic bronchitis with unhealthy and exhausting secretions, relaxed mucous tissues, and difficulty in raising the sputa. It is contraindicated by arterial excitement or fever. For use in the above condition, the following combination, an excellent alterative expectorant and stimulating tonic, is recommended by Prof. Locke: Rx Syr. prunus virg., syr. senega, aa flij; Comp. tinct. of myrrh and capsicum flii. Mix. Sig. Teaspoonful every 3 hours. The same may also be used in the asthma of the aged. Cough and expectoration are lessened, the secretions reduced in quantity, and the consequent exhaustion incident to profuse expectoration prevented. Besides, it acts kindly on the stomach, and otherwise sustains the strength of the patient.

    American Materia Medica, 1919 (Ellingwood) says this agent has always been highly esteemed as a stimulant, although its influence is more of a local than a general character. It exercises the characteristic influence of most of the stimulants upon the excretions and secretions, acting as a diaphoretic, expectorant, sialagogue, and to a certain extent emmenagogue. It was once popular in the compound tincture of capsicum and myrrh. As a most active general stimulant in ulcerative, engorged, flabby and atonic conditions of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat this agent acts promptly. It stimulates the capillary circulation, restores tone and normal secretion and causes the healing of ulcerations. It is useful in sore mouths of all kinds, and especially in syphilitic sore mouth and sore throat. It may be combined with other washes or gargles or it will act promptly alone. 'In the spongy gums and aphthous sore mouth of children, in stomatitis materni if combined with an alterative and tonic astringent it will assist in the cure of the very worst cases without taking the child from the breast. An infusion made of white oak bark, yellow dock root and myrrh, to which may be added a mild antiseptic, as baptisia, echinacea, or boric acid, will cure the most intractable cases of this latter named disease. Myrrh is excellent in the sore mouth and extreme ulceration of mercurial ptyalism. In its influence upon the digestive apparatus Myrrh is direct in its action. It quickly increases the power of the digestive function, stimulating the peptic glands to extreme action. It increases the appetite and promotes the absorption and assimilation of nutrition. It is given in atonic dyspepsia in the absence of inflammatory action, especially if there is excessive mucous discharge from the bowels.

    'While it is expectorant, and stimulates the secretion from the mucous membranes when inactive, it influences to a satisfactory extent the restoration of the functions of those membranes when the secretion is excessive, as in catarrhal conditions. In deficient or excessive action it restores the normal conditions. In debilitating expectoration of phthisis pulmonalis it suppresses secretion and increases the patient's power to throw it off. In excessive mucous secretion from any organ it has a direct influence. In atonic catarrhal diarrheas of a subacute or chronic character its influence is specific and satisfactory. In some cases of catarrh of the bladder it is used internally, and in the irrigation fluid also. It is valuable in prostrating leucorrhea.

    Myrrh is an old popular remedy in amenorrhea given in combination with aloes and iron, especially in chlorotic and anemic patients. It has long been in use in the old school for this purpose. It may be combined also with macrotin to a good advantage.


    Myrrh oil is an effective treatment for sensitive, dry skin, herpes blisters, wounds, coughs, menstrual pain, bronchitis, arthritis, skin inflammation, hemorrhoids, fungal infections, colds, poor appetite, and emotional and physical exhaustion. Myrrh oil contains the terpenes limonene and pinene, sesquiterpenes, cinnamon aldehyde and coumarin aldehyde, all of which provide anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. The oil has antifungal and antiseptic qualities, as well. As a result, Myrrh oil helps relieve pain and swelling, tones tissue, heals wounds, prevents infection and promotes expectoration.

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    The sweet, smoky aroma of Myrrh oil soothes the nerves and creates a deep feeling of serenity. Myrrh also clears the mind and has a stimulating yet relaxing effect on the body.
    Mix oils and burn the essential oil blend in an aromatherapy lamp to counteract overwrought nerves after a long and stressful day.

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    After a stressful event or an extended illness, spicy Myrrh oil revitalizes both body and mind.
    Combine essential oils and burn them in an aromatherapy lamp.

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    A steam facial with Myrrh oil stimulates and firms the skin.
    Add each of the oils to your bowl of hot water. Put a towel over your head and bend over the bowl for one minute. Repeat a few times, and then splash your face with cold water.

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    Myrrh oil helps heal herpes blisters..
    Mix essential oils well into Witch Hazel. Apply to the affected areas as needed.

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    The disinfectant components in Myrrh oil combat germs in sickrooms.
    Combine essential oils in an aromatherapy lamp to reduce the risk of spreading an infection.

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    A bath with Myrrh oil soothes menstrual pain and tension.
    Add essential oils to a warm bath and mix well. Soak for 20 minutes. After bath, rest for 1 hour with a warm hot water bottle on lower abdomen.

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    For a massage oil to soften scar tissue and promote healing.
    To make massage oil, mix essential oils well into carrier oil. Gently apply the blend to the affected areas and massage it into your skin.

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    For a cream (or lotion) to help nourish and protect sensitive dry skin.
    Blend essential oil with cream or lotion. Apply as needed each night before bed time.

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    For wounds care and to promote healing.
      2 to 3 drops Myrrh Essential Oil

    Add a few drops of Myrrh oil to a sterile gauze pad. Put the compress on the wound and fasten it into place to prevent infection and speed healing..

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    Myrrh oil treats athlete's foot.
    Blend essential oil with vinegar and water. Add the mixture to a spray bottle. After showering, thoroughly spray your feet and between your toes. Besure to shake well before using to blend oils and other ingredients.

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    Myrrh oil is helpful to freshen your breath and treat your toothbrush.
      2 drops Myrrh Essential Oil
      Glass Warm Water

    Mix essential oil in a glass of warm water to freshen your breath and keep your teeth and gums healthy. Use it to rinse your mouth each morning after brushing your teeth. Spit out. You can also add a drop to your toothbrush to sanitize it.

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    Myrrh oil is a helpful remedy for gum inflammations and mouth ulcers.
      2 drops Myrrh Essential Oil
      1/2 cup Water

    Add Myrrh oil to cup of water and use it as a gargle. Spit out the mixture. You can also dab mouth ulcers with Myrrh oil using a cotton pad.

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    To ease congestion due to colds and bronchitis.
      2 to 3 drops Myrrh Essential Oil
      Bowl of Hot Water.

    Add a few drop so essential oil to a bowl of hot water. Put a towel over your head and bend over the bowl. Inhale the vapors. Keep your eyes closed.

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    For whooping cough, try this blend.
    Blend essential oil with carrier oil. Massage your chest with the oils to loosen mucus, promote expectoration and alleviate the urge to cough.

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    Myrrh products vary in their form and concentration, and should be taken according to directions on the label.

    Myrrh Tincture: Apply, by dabbing, 2 to 3 times daily with undiluted tincture. Do not dilute tincture.
    Tea: 1 to 2 teaspoons of resin per 1 cup of boiling water, steep for 10 to 15 minutes and drink 3 times daily.
    Rinse: As a rinse, use 5 to 10 drops tincture in a glass of water.
    Gargle: 30 to 60 drops in a glass of water.
    Dental Powder: Uuse 10-percent of powdered resin.

    Use powdered resin, myrrh tincture and other preparations for topical use. Has an astringent action.

    All essential oils should be well diluted with a carrier before allowing them to come into skin contact. See oil instructions for usage.


    There are no known safety issues associated with Myrrh when taken in the recommended doses. Myrrh may be adminstered as a tincture or in dental powders, teas, rinses, and gargles. No contraindications have been identified. While the essential oil should not be used internally, Myrrh tincture is readily available and safe for internal use. Research reveals no serious toxicities. Myrrh is approved by the FDA for food use and was "given generally recognized as safe" status as a flavoring agent.

    Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known. Myrrh is considered to be an emmenagogue and an abortifacient. Since Myrrh essential oil promotes menstruation, it should never be used during pregnancy, as it can cause breakthrough bleeding and possibly miscarriage.

    Myrrh may interact with warfarin and other coumarin derivatives, resulting in a reduction in the international normalized ratio (INR). Myrrh may be an inducer of the hepatic enzymes responsible for warfarin's metabolism, though the exact mechanism is unknown.

    Myrrh has demonstrated the ability to lower blood sugar levels. Use caution in patients also receiving antidiabetes medications, especially those that can lead to hypoglycemia. Careful monitoring of blood glucose is warranted.

    Myrrh may cause dermatitis in some individuals when applied to the skin. Although myrrh is generally considered to be nonirritating, nonsensitizing, and nonphototoxic to human and animal skin, several cases of dermititis caused by myrrh have been reported. In case reports of 2 patients using transdermal myrrh formulations for tendonitis, both developed contact dermatitis at the application sites within a few weeks of administration. Both reactions resolved within several weeks to a month with the use of topical corticosteroid therapy.


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    Latin name: Commiphora myrrha. Family name: Burseraceae. Myrrh oil is distilled from the resin and is imported from Africa. It has a sharp, warm balsamic aroma. In Egyptian lore, Myrrh is said to have come from the tears of Horus. Some traditional uses: to heal wounds and nurture mature skin, for bronchitis and colds, to relieve apathy and calm. Avoid use on damaged or sensitive skin. Emotional profile: in relieving emotional coldness, lack of will, lack of spirit connection, emotional blocks. Blends with: frankincense, sandalwood, cypress, juniper, geranium, patchouli, lavender, and pine.


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    Encapsulated Myrrh gum tree resin. This is the same myrrh gum frequently mentioned in the bible it is obtained from trees found only in East Africa and Arabia. Myrrh gum is frequently used for both it's aromatic and herbal properties. It was also used anciently as an antiseptic for sore throats and as a mouthwash. Myrrh (commiphora myrrha & abyssinica) has antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and wound healing properties and may be beneficial for candida, thrush, fungal conditions, mouth and gum disorders, gingivitis, immune response, respiratory conditions, the digestive system, stimulating menstrual flow, tonsillitis, sore throat, asthma, and may help build strength, focus and clarity during times of trouble.


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    Mountain Rose Herbs: Myrrh Gum Powder (Commiphora Myrrha), Wild Harvested, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Myrrh Gum Powder (Commiphora Myrrha), Wild Harvested, Ceremonial Resins & Gums
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Opopanax Resin (Sweet Myrrh) (Commiphora sp.), Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Myrrh Gum Extract (Commiphora Myrrha), Wild Harvested, Single Herbal Extracts & Tinctures
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Myrrh Essential Oil (Commiphora Myrrha), Wild Harvested, Aromatherapy Essential Oils
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Goldenseal-Myrrh Compound Salve, Herbal Salves & Balms
    A compound, which utilizes the awesome healing power of Goldenseal. Traditionally used for its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. This is an excellent wound healer for scratches, bites and sores which works by reducing the chance of infection. Contains organic Goldenseal root, Myrrh Gum powder, St. John's Wort and organic Calendula flowers in a base of organic Olive oil and Beeswax. Choose from 2 sizes.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Throat Shield Lozenges With Myrrh Gum, Gaia Herbs, 20 Lozenges
    These delicious lozenges melt in your mouth to cool your throat for immediate relief with Peppermint and Cinnamon essential oils, while Myrrh resin and a patented, freeze dried extract of Sage offer a lasting emollient effect. To make it even more effective Gaia Herbs added freeze dried Aloe Vera gel, known for its naturally soothing mucilaginous properties. Ingredients include Chicory root (Chichorium intybus), Honey freeze-dried extract, Sage Leaf freeze dried extract (Salvia officinalis), organic Aloe Vera leaves concentrated gel, freeze-dried extract (Aloe Vera), Myrrh Gum resin, freeze-dried extract (Commiphora myrrha), Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha piperita), Cinnamon Essential Oil (Cinnamomum spp.), Cane sugar, and Mint natural flavor, (Mentha spp.).


    Starwest Botanicals: Myrrh Gum Powder (Commiphora molmol), Wildcrafted, 4 oz.
    Other common names include Mo Yao, Abyssinica, Herrabol.
    Starwest Botanicals: Myrrh Gum (Commiphora molmol), Pea Size, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Myrrh Gum Powder (Commiphora molmol), Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Myrrh Essential Oil (Commiphora sp.), 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Myrrh Essential Oil (Commiphora sp.), 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Myrrh Essential Oil (Commiphora sp.), 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal & Myrrh Savvy, Country Comfort, 1 oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Goldenseal & Myrrh Savvy, Country Comfort, 2 oz.


    HerbsPro: Myrrh Gum, Natures Way, 550 mg, 100 Caps (18005)
    HerbsPro: Myrrh Extract (Commiphora Myrrha), Eclectic Institute, 1 fl. oz. (2617)
    HerbsPro: Myrrh Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (2038)
    HerbsPro: Myrrh Extract (Commiphora Myrrha), Eclectic Institute, 2 fl. oz. (76138)
    HerbsPro: Myrrh Gum Extract, Natures Answer, 2 fl. oz. (17265)
    HerbsPro: Myrrh Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32273)
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Myrrh Herbal Savvy, Country Comfort, 1 oz. (39374)
    HerbsPro: Goldenseal Myrrh Herbal Savvy, Country Comfort, 2 oz. (39372)
    HerbsPro: Raw Shea & Myrrh Hand Cream, Nubian Heritage, 4 oz. (76693)
    HerbsPro: Myrrh Pure Essential Oil, Natures Alchemy, 0.5 fl. oz. (17040)
    HerbsPro: Myrrh Essential Oil (Commiphora Molmo), Aura Cacia, 0.5 fl. oz. (13900)
    HerbsPro: Myrrh & Jojoba Oil, Aura Cacia, 0.5 fl. oz. (61204)
    HerbsPro: Myrrh Essential Oil, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz. (68488)
    HerbsPro: Myrrh 20% Pure Oil, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz. (68487)
    HerbsPro: Frankincense & Myrrh Fibromyalgia Rubbing Oil, 2 fl. oz. (82756)
    HerbsPro: Frankincense & Myrrh Neuropathy Rubbing Oil, 2 fl. oz. (82757)
    HerbsPro: Myrrh Incense, Auroshikha Candles & Incense, 10 Grams (13986)
    HerbsPro: Myrrh Incense, Auromere Flowers & Spice, 10 Grams, 12 Pack (38358)
    HerbsPro: Ratanhia Toothpaste With Myrrh, Weleda, 2.5 fl. oz. (20160)
    HerbsPro: Propolis & Myrrh Antiplaque Baking Soda Toothpaste, Gingermint, Toms of Maine, 4 oz. (107336)
    HerbsPro: Propolis & Myrrh Fluoride Free Toothpaste, Cinnamint, Toms of Maine, 5.5 oz. (89384)
    HerbsPro: Propolis & Myrrh Fluoride Free Toothpaste, Fennel, Toms of Maine, 5.5 oz. (89385)
    HerbsPro: Propolis & Myrrh Fluoride Free Toothpaste, Spearmint, Toms of Maine, 5.5 oz. (89386)


    TakeHerb: Mo Yao (Myrrh Resina), MinTong, 100 Grams
    TakeHerb: Mo Yao (Myrrh Oleo-Gum-Resin), E-Fong, 100 Grams
    TakeHerb: Myrrh Essential Oil (Commiphora Species), Starwest Botanicals, 4 fl. oz.
    Commiphora species from Ethiopia and Somalia has a warm, sweet, balsamic, slightly spicy medicinal scent characteristic. It is a steam distillation of the gum resin of Myrrh.


    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum Powder (Commiphora myrrha; Mo Yao), Starwest Botanicals, 4 oz: C
    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum Powder, Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum, Pea-Size Cut & Sifted Wildcrafted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb: C
    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum Powder (Commiphora myrrha; Mo Yao), Frontier Bulk Herbs, 1 lb: K
    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum (Commiphora myrrha - Mo Yao), Cut & Sifted, NuHerbs, 1 lb: TC
    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum Resin Powder (Commiphora myrrha; Mo Yao), Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum, Nature's Way, 550 mg, 100 Caps: HF
    Kalyx: Myrrh Liquid Herbal Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl oz: HF
    Kalyx: Myrrh Oleo-Gum-Resin Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl oz: HF
    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum Extract (Commiphora Myrrha; Mo Yao), Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum Extract (Commiphora Myrrha; Mo Yao), Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum Extract (Commiphora Myrrha; Mo Yao), Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum Extract (Commiphora Myrrha; Mo Yao), Health & Herbs, 32 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum Non-Alcoholic Extract (Commiphora Myrrha; Mo Yao), Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum Non-Alcoholic Extract (Commiphora Myrrha; Mo Yao), Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Myrrh Gum Non-Alcoholic Extract (Commiphora Myrrha; Mo Yao), Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Goldenseal & Myrrh Herbal Savvy Salve, Country Comfort, 1 oz: K
    Kalyx: Goldenseal & Myrrh Herbal Savvy Salve, Country Comfort, 1 oz: HF
    Kalyx: Goldenseal & Myrrh Herbal Savvy Salve, Country Comfort, 2 oz: HF
    Kalyx: Goldenseal & Myrrh Herbal Savvy Salve, Country Comfort, 2 oz: C
    A natural salve no household should be without. The quick results will amaze you. Goldenseal Root (Hydrastitis Canadenisis) is known for its antibiotic like actions. Goldenseal may be used for inflammation of the mucous membranes and respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, genito-urinary system, poor digestion, atonic dyspepsia, fevers, inflammation, hemorrhoids, colds and flu, impetigo, viral and bacterial infections, peptic ulcers, diarrhea and improving all catarrhal conditions with Myrrh. The medicinal properties of Golden Seal and Myrrh Gum powder combine to make a most effective disinfecting ointment for psoriasis, eczema, hemorrhoids, burns, infections, cuts, scrapes, dry skin, etc.
    Kalyx: Myrrh Poultice Pack (Includes Mixer), Health & Herbs, 2.5 oz: HH
    Kalyx: Myrrh Pure Floral Incense, Auroshikha Incense, 10 Grams: K
    Kalyx: Propolis & Myrrh Toothpaste, Cinnamint, Toms of Maine 5.5 oz: K
    Kalyx: Propolis, Myrrh & Fennel Toothpaste, Fluoride-Free, Toms of Maine, 5.5 oz: K
    Kalyx: Propolis & Myrrh Toothpaste, Spearmint Fluoride-Free, Toms of Maine, 5.5 oz: K
    Kalyx: Propolis & Myrrh Toothpaste, Peppermint, Toms of Maine, 5.5 oz (Case of 6): HF


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