Latin Name: comniphora myrrha
Alternative Name: called gum myrrh tree, daran, mirra balsom odendron, mirra, morr-didin, didthin, bowl
Forms Available: essential oil, powder, resin
Myrrh – comniphora myrrha – An ancient and sacred incenses, the antiseptic, anti-inflammatory oil of Myrrh was used for embalming. It is now found in toothpaste and perfume. Myrrh was burned to Ra at noon in Ancient Egypt and was also fumed in the temples of Isis.
Especially valued as a disinfectant, myrrh is used as a wash for wounds. Use as a wound wash only after the wound has been well cleaned. It has the tendency to seal wounds once it is placed on them. Use the alcohol tincture in water or the tea as a wound wash. Myrrh promotes circulation and increases heart rate and power. Said to move stagnant blood through the uterus, it has been used for menopause, menstrual irregularities , and uterine tumors. Myrrh benefits diabetes and obesity; the dose is one to fifteen grains. Combined with echinacea and mullein to one quarter part myrrh; steep two teaspoons per cup of water for twenty minutes; take a quarter cup every four hours. Myrrh, goldenseal, arnica, and cayenne can be soaked in rubbing alcohol for a few weeks to make a liniment for bruises and sprains.
CAUTION: Prolonged internal use of myrrh, longer than a few week, can lead to kidney damage.
Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Athlete’s Foot; Chapped and Cracked Skin; Eczema; Ringworm; Wounds; Wrinkles Asthma; Bronchitis; Catarrh. Key Qualities: Purifying; Uplifting; Revitalizing; Sedative, Restorative; Soothing.
Other Uses: Myrrh is a Goddess plant of the Moon’s sphere, sacred to Isis. Burned as an incense,myrrh purifies the area, lifts the vibrations aids contemplation and meditation and creates peace. The essential oil can be added to blends to enhance spirituality.
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