Myrrh Oil








Myrrh oil … Myrrh was a revered funeral herb, burnt as an incense to honor the dead. It was said to come from the tears of Horus, the flacon-headed sun god. Myrrh present at the birth of Christ, as one of the Magi’s three gifts, and was also present at his death.


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Botanical Name - Commiphora myrrha

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled

Parts Used - Gum or resin

Note Classification – Base

Aroma - Hot, smoky, herbaceous, woody, dry

Largest Producing Countries - Somalia, Yemen, and Ethiopia

Traditional Use - Myrrh oil is used in pharmaceutical products, including mouthwashes, gargles, and toothpaste; also used in dentistry. Extensively used as fixatives and fragrance components in soaps, detergents, cosmetics, and perfumes, especially oriental types and heavy florals.

Properties - Anticatarrhal, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, balsamic, carminative, cicatrisant, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, pectoral, sedative, stimulant (especially pulmonary), stomachic, tonic, uterine, and vulnerary.

Benefits - Amenorrhea, arthritis, asthma, athlete’s foot, bronchitis, calms sexual excitement, catarrh, chlorosis, colds, cough, cracked heels, cuts, diarrhea, dysentery, dyspepsia, eczema, flatulence, gingivitis, gum infections, hemorrhoids, hyperthyroid, laryngitis, leucorrhea, loss of appetite, mouth ulcers, pruritis, pyorrhea, ringworm, sore throat, stomatitis, thrush, treats uterine disorders, tuberculosis, ulcers, voice loss, wasting degenerative disease, wounds, and wrinkles.

Blends Well With - Bergamot, chamomile roman, clove, cypress, eucalyptus citriodora, eucalyptus radiata, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, mimosa, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver, and ylang ylang.

Safety Data - Myrrh oil is non-irritant, non-sensitizing, possibly toxic in high concentration. Its use while pregnant is not recommended. Not for internal use.





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