Myrrh (Commipihora myrrha) has a rich, smoky, balsamic aroma that is purifying, restorative, revitalizing, and uplifting. It is a helpful aid to meditation, having one of the highest levels of sesquiterpenes available. Sesquiterpenes are a class of compounds that have a direct effect on the hypothalamus, pituitary, and amygdala, the seat of our emotions.
Myrrh is closely related to frankincense. They both come from African and Middle Eastern balsams. To produce the oil, resin is first harvested from the trees. Essential oil is then distilled from the resin.
Brief History: Myrrh is referenced throughout the Old and New Testaments of the Bible – in fact, it’s the most often mentioned aromatic substance in the Bible. It was used in embalming the Egyptian pharaohs, considered sacred by the Ancient Greeks, and has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, African healing, as well as Indian Ayurvedic practices. The Arabian people believed it helped wrinkled, chapped, and cracked skin. Today, myrrh is widely used in oral hygiene products.
Myrrh has an approximate ORAC of 3,193,813 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
As with frankincense, quality myrrh is difficult and painstaking to produce and in short supply. A great number of inferior grades are available that are not safe for consumption or external use Buyers are urged to take pains to insure they have obtained the highest grade. See “The Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Difference” for more information.
Action: Anti-infections, antiviral, parasitic (worms), hormone-like, anti-inflammatory, soothes skin conditions, antihyperthyroid, and support immune system. Indications: Bronchitis, diarrhea, dysentery, hyperthyroidism, stretch marks, thrush, ulcers, vaginal thrush, viral hepatitis. It has also been used for asthma, athlete’s foot, candida, coughs, eczema, digestion, fungal infections, gingivitis, gum infections, hemorrhoids, mouth ulcers, ringworms, sore throats, wounds and wrinkles.
How to use: For dietary, aromatic, or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as goat’s or rice milk.
Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
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Item No. 3593, 15 ml – Myrrh Essential Oil