- Botanical name: Commiphora myrrha
- Family: Burseraceae
- Origin: Native to north east Africa and south west Asia, especially Somalia, Yemen and Ethiopia
- Characteristics: Dark brown oily liquid with a warm, rich spicy balsamic odour
- Blends well with: Frankincense, Lavender, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tea tree, Thyme
- Common Uses:
- Myrrh oil is excellent expectorant particularly valuable in respiratory tract such as coughs, bronchitis, colds and soothing mucous membranes.
- Myrrh oil has antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory properties. it prevents infection, clears toxins and promotes tissue repair. it is specially valuable for wounds that are slow to heal.
- It generates warmth and stimulates the stomach, thus being a useful remedy for treating diarrhoea, flatulence, abdominal distension and poor appetite.
- Myrrh is a uterine stimulant and promotes menstruation thus relieving painful periods and may be used for assisting prolonged, difficult labour during childbirth
- Myrrh is one of the most renowned incenses along with Frankincense
- Myrrh is particularly valuable for people who feel stuck emotionally or spiritually and want to move forward in their lives.
- Avoid during pregnancy
- It could be toxic in high dosage