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Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh Essential Oil (Commiphora Myrrha)

The trunk of Commiphora plants exudes a yellow resin which turns into a reddish-brown substance when it hardens. This is Myrrh, which has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times as well as for food flavoring, embalming and as a perfume.

Properties Of Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh essential oil has the following properties:

  • Anticatarrhal.
  • Analgesic.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Antimicrobial.
  • Antiphlogistic.
  • Antisceptic.
  • Astringent.
  • Balsamic.
  • Carminative.
  • Cicatrisant.
  • Emmenagogue.
  • Expectorant.
  • Fungicidal.
  • Revitalizing.
  • Sedative.
  • Stimulant.
  • Stomachic.
  • Tonic.
  • Uterine.
  • Vulnerary.

Myrrh Essential Oil Benefits And Uses

The primary uses and benefits of Myrrh essential oil include:

  • Treating arthritis.
  • Smoothing and preventing wrinkles.
  • Chapped, cracked skin.
  • Eczema.
  • Treating wounds.
  • Asthma.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Easing colds, catarrh, sore throats and coughs.
  • Gingivitis, gum infections and mouth ulcers.
  • Treating diarrhoea.
  • Hemorrhoid treatment.
  • Appetite loss.

How To Use Myrrh Essential Oil

You can use Myrrh essential oil in the following ways:

  • Use as a massage oil.
  • Add to bath water.
  • Apply topically.
  • Use as a mouthwash.
  • Use in a cold compress to treat sores/wounds.
  • Add to lotions and creams.

Safety Advice For Myrrh Essential Oil

  • Myrrh oil is generally considered to be safe.
  • Not recommended duing pregnancy or nursing.
  • Should not be used on children unde six years of age.

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