The health benefits of Myrrh oil can be attributed to its healing, calming and soothing properties. Once, the myrrh resin was used in incenses and perfumes in the ancient Egypt. This oil was effectively used to heal wounds in the ancient Greek. It has plenty of medicinal uses that make it very reputed in the field of aromatherapy. This oil is produced from the Commiphora myrrha which belongs to Burseraceae family. It is widely used for treating cold and cough.
Myrrh oil is also used for curing various respiratory problems such as sore throats, bronchitis, cold, catarrh, and coughs. It is also used for the treatment of flatulence, diarrhea, hemorrhoids and dyspepsia. Furthermore, it can also be used for curing gum, mouth disorders as well as promoting menstruation.
|Botanical Name||Commiphora myrrha|
|Origin||Myrrh tree is native to yemen, somalia and Arabia. It was used by Egyptians and Chinese as a medicine.|
|Method of Extraction & Part of Plant Used||It is extracted from oleoresin-gum by the process of steam distillation.|
Myrrh oil has dark red color.
It has rich, balsamic scent.
|Integrants||The main components of Myrrh oil are m-cresol, limonene, a-pinene, cadinene, cuminaldehyde, eugenol, formic acid, heerabolene, acetic acid and various sesquiterpenes.|
|Therapeutic Properties||Anti-Inflammatory, Astringent, Antiphlogistic, Antiseptic, Antimicrobial, Balsamic, Cicatrisant, Carminative, Digestive Expectorant, Emmenagogue, Fungicidal, Sedative, Tonic, Uterine and Vulnerary|
|Blends Well With||
Myrrh oil mixes well with clove, benzoin, lavender, sandalwood and frankincense.
When taken in high amount, it can be toxic. Pregnant women should avoid this oil.
Congestion: Massage few drops of myrrh oil over chest, neck and throat several times a day to avail relief from chest or respiratory congestions.
Cold and Flu: Put few drops of myrrh oil in vaporizer or burner to treat colds, catarrh
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