Botanical Name Commiphora myrrhaMyrrh oil has a warm, slightly musty smell and is pale yellow to amber in color. It is a small tree that can grow up to 5 meters (16 feet) high with light bark and tangled branches, few leaves and small white flowers. It is native to Somalia, Arabia and Yemen. When the bark is cut, the gum resin exudes as a pale yellow liquid, which dries into reddish-brown lumps the size of a walnut from which the oil is distilled. It was used in cosmetics, while Greek soldiers took a phial of Myrrh oil with them into battle, to stop bleeding wounds. Myrrh oil is golden yellow to brown in color and has warm, earthy, woody, balsamic odour.
Myrrh oil is extracted from the oleoresin-gum of myrrh tree by the method of steam distillation.
Clove, Olibanum, Lavender, Clove, Rosewood, Thyme, Tea tree, Palma Rosa, Patchouli.
Myrrh oil is effective against extreme mucus in the lungs and helps to clear ailments such as cold, catarrh, cough, sore throat and bronchitis.
Myrrh oil is very good for mouth and gum disorders, such as mouth ulcers, pyorrhea (pyorrhea), gingivitis, spongy gums and sore throats.
It is used with great success on boils, skin ulcers, bedsores, chapped and cracked skin, ringworm, weeping wounds.
Myrrh oil acts as a fungicide as well. It can be used either internally or externally to fight fungal infection.
Myrrh oil helps to relieve you of those gases which often result in embarrassing situations in public.
Myrrh oil strengthens and activates the immune system and keeps the body protected from infections.
Safety and precautions
Myrrh oil is non-irritant and non-sensitizing, but could be toxic in high dosage and should not be used in pregnancy.