Myrrh

Myrrh

(Commiphora myrrha)

Myrrh is a sap-like substance (resin) that comes out of cuts in the bark of trees that are members of the Commiphora species. Commiphora mukul, a related species, is not a source of Myrrh. Myrrh is used to make medicine.

Aroma: Smoky, sweet or sometimes bitter smell

Properties: Anti-microbial, astringent, expectorant, anti-fungal, stimulant, carminative, stomachic, anti-catarrhal, diaphoretic, vulnerary,

anti-septic, immune booster, circulatory, tonic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic.

BENEFITS FOR MASSAGE & SKINCARE

w Myrrh can help maintain healthy skin.

  1. It can help soothe chapped or cracked skin.

  2. It is commonly added to skin care products to help with moisturizing and for fragrance.

  3. Ancient Egyptians used it to prevent aging and maintain healthy skin.

EMOTIONAL USES:

Calming effects on the mind and body are mostly attributed to the chemical compounds that stimulate the pituitary.

Myrrh essential oil stimulates thoughts.

HEALTH BENEFITS:

Sedates inflammation in various tissues in cases of fever or viral infection.

Strengthens and activates the Immune system and keeps the body protected from infections.

Fights infections and can be used to cleanse wounds.

Myrrh essential oil stimulates blood circulation, digestion, secretions, nervous activity and excretion.

It stimulates the pumping action of the heart, the secretion of digestive juices and bile into the stomach and it keeps you alert and active by stimulating the brain and the nervous system.

PRECAUTIONS: According to a study published in the journal of Phytotherapy Research, if Myrrh oil is consumed in excessive amounts, it may affect your heart rate and lead to severe heart irregularities. Other possible side effects of Myrrh oil include: lowered blood pressure, uterine bleeding, making a fever worse, and diarrhea. Some people with sensitivities to Myrrh oil may also experience allergic contact dermatitis when using this oil. It may also interfere with anti-coagulants, so I advise that you avoid using it orally if you are taking these medications. Avoid while pregnant.

Tooth Pain Blend

1 tablespoon Coconut oil 3 drops Myrrh EO

3 drops Wintergreen EO 3 drops of Clove EO

Blend essential oils together. Swish mixture in mouth.

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