£4.90 – £8.80
Myrrh is listed as having the following Properties:
- Antiseptic: – preventing the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
- Analgesic: – acting to relieve pain
- Anti-inflammatory: – reduces inflammation
- Anti-fungal: – active against fungi, prevents fungal growth
- Antimicrobial: – destroys or stops the growth of microorganisms
- Expectorant: – promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages
- Cicatrisant: – skin-healing, wound healing or cell regenerative
- Insect Repellant: – a substance that deters insects from approaching or settling
- “Because of the antifungal properties of the herb it may be used as an herbal treatment for athlete’s foot, candida and other fungal infections” – (https://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/myrrh-gum-herb.html)
- Used for lotions, creams, balms and soaps for the skin,
- Due to its antiseptic & cicatrisant properties it can help minor wounds to heal.
- Used on its own as an incense
- As a gargle for oral inflammation, a sore throat, and gum issues
- Used as a fumigant – to repel fleas & mosquitoes
- “Research is currently underway to confirm possible cancer-fighting properties in myrrh.” – (https://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/myrrh-gum-herb.html)
- Used for banishing negativity
Our Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha):
- Wildcrafted and sustainably harvested
- Not heat treated or irradiated & free from GMO’s
- Product should be infused in boiling water before consumption.
- A certificate of analysis is available for this product if required.
Latin Name: Commiphora myrrha
Plant Family: Burseraceae
Other Names: Common Myrrh, Gum Myrrh, Bdellium, Bol, Didthin, Gomme de Myrrhe, Heerabol, Myrrhenbaum, Mo Yao, Myrrha & Myrrhe.
Description: Myrrh gum comes from a small, spiny, deciduous shrubby tree native to Yemen, Somalia, Eritrea and eastern Ethiopia which reaches a height of 4 metres. The base of the trees trunk is thick and looks swollen, stems like this are known as ‘pachycaul’, the bark is papery and can be reddish in colour to bluish grey; many gnarly thorny branches grow off the trunk. The trifoliate, elliptical to lanceolate leaves are pinnately compound, alternate and 5-35mm in length, they are mid green in colour with serrated edges. The 4-petaled flowers are 3-4mm in length and white to creamy white in colour. The resin exudes from the tree readily without the tree having to be cut or scored.
The smoky fragrance produced by burning Myrrh Resin placed on charcoal disks is quite unique and amazingly evocative.
History: The ancient Egyptians used this resin as an antiseptic, as incense, it was a key ingredient in the famous Egyptian incense Kyphi which was used as a medicine and a fumigant, it was used in the embalming process and they even used it to repel fleas. In the 11th century the Anglo-Saxons used myrrh as a medicine, the German herbalist Hildegard von Bingen in the 12th century used as a spiritual means of banishing negativity, writing that ‘it chases from the person phantasms, magic spells, and demonic invocations made with evil words and evil herbs’.
Cautions – there are no known specific cautions
Allergens – Produced in facilities handling Nuts, gluten, celery and mustard. Handling procedures are in place to reduce the likelihood of allergens being present, but we cannot guarantee our ingredients are totally free of traces in the products supplied.
Information provided in the Herbal Apothecary is from the ‘folk herbalist’ tradition and does not pretend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Celtic Earth Spirit advises you to consult a medical professional before trying any herbal product.