Myrrh has a long history of use in religious ceremonies as incense. Ancient Egyptians also used it as an embalming agent. Myrrh was one of the three gifts of the Magi, along with frankincense and gold. Jesus was anointed with myrrh after his death. Ancient texts refer to the power of myrrh to hasten labor and to treat rotten teeth.
Botanical Name: Commiphora myrrha
Odor Intensity: High
Aging or wrinkled skin
Coughs with thick mucus
Cracked, chapped, or manure skin
Cuts, sores, skin ulcers, bedsores
Tooth, gum and mouth infections
Aroma: Smokey and resinous
Part Used: Resin
Properties: Antifungal;, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, fungicidal, expectorant, sedative, vulnerary.
Emotional Concerns: Myrrh enhances spiritual connections and is calming and reassuring. It is also good for emotion confusion, fear, and hysteria.
Contraindications: Myrrh may be contraindicated in cases of low blood sugar. Avoid if during pregnancy, and use it in moderation.
Myrrh oils is helpful for eliminating excess thick mucous.
Drop essential oils into a bowl of almost boiling water. Cover head with a towel and carefully inhale vapors deeply for five minutes. Repeat three times a day for five days, or until condition clears.