Myrrh

MYRRH
commiphora myrrha

Little used in this day and age but very powerful, myrrh has been used for more than 4,000 years because of its health benefits and properties.  It has an earthy, smoky, slightly sweet but musky aroma. Myrrh was given by the three wise man, along with Frankincense, to the baby Jesus at the time of His birth.  It held the same value as gold in ancient times and is mentioned 152 times in the Bible.  Myrrh is a remarkable essential oil that really should be in everyone’s medicine cabinet.

It was used by the ancient Greek soldiers during battle to help stop bleeding in the wounded.  It has been used in times of worship because, emotionally, it is calming, grounding, aids focus and meditation, and encourage inner peace.  It can help treat infections, inflammation and alleviate oral health issues such as gingivitis.  Myrrh is a natural parasite fighter and can also help fight fungal infections such as athlete’s foot. It inhibits microbial growth that can cause fevers, measles, coughs and colds.  It can help normalize menstruation and relieve symptoms of PMS and menopause as it helps with hormone imbalance and mood.  It stimulates the nervous system, digestive system and brain.  Myrrh also boosts the immune system and, basically, tones and helps to protect your body systems and organs.

Blends well with frankincense, lavender, sandalwood.

Uses:

Bronchitis/Cold/Coughs:  Diffuse or mix 5-6 drops with 1/2 teaspoon of carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.) and massage on to the chest.

Emotional well-being:  Diffuse, inhale directly from the bottle, place 2-3 drops on the back of neck, wrists or soles of feet.   Add to body lotions.

Gum disease: Add a drop or 2 to toothpaste or mouthwash.

Infections:  Apply 2-3 drops with 1/4 teaspoon of carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.) to the area of concern. For internal infection could take 1 drop in water or diffuse.

Inflammation:  Apply 2-3 drops with 1/4 teaspoon of carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.) and apply to the area of concern.

Menopause/PMS:  Diffuse, inhale directly from the bottle, place 2-3 drops on the back of neck, wrists or soles of feet.

Skin health:  Add to body lotions.  Add to face moisturizer or cream to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Wounds:  Apply a drop to the cut as needed to help speed healing.

Yeast/Candida:  Take 1 drop internally. If skin infection, apply equal parts myrrh with coconut oil and apply to infected area.

Yeast/Oral (thrush):  Mix 1-2 drops with a natural mouthwash and rinse several times throughout the day.  Do not swallow.

Therapeutic properties:

Analgesic
Antibacterial
Antifungal
Anti-inflammatory
Antimicrobial
Antispasmodic
Astringent
Expectorant
Immune booster
Sedative

Safety:

Do not use if you are pregnant as myrrh is poisonous to the fetus.  Not recommended for people with blood sugar conditions.   Consult your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, nursing, are on medications or being treated for other medical.

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