Myrrh - Commiphora myrrha

Myrrh has been used since ancient times as a sacred incense, a perfume, and as a therapeutic agent. It has a rich, smoky, balsamic odor and is soothing to the skin, centering, visualizing and meditative. The sap or resin from a tree rather than a true essential oil. One of the oldest-known perfume materials.

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County of Origin Somalia
Botanical Family Burseraceae
Therapeutic Properties Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, astringent, cicatrisant, expectorant, mucolytic
Chemical Family Sesquiterpenes
Approx. Shelf Life 8 years
Plant Parts resin
Note Classification Base
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Clove, Frankincense, Olibanum, Galbanum, Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood

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History: This is the Myrrh of the Bible. It was used as an anointing oil, incense, medicine, ointment and as an embalming oil. It has also been used to maintain healthy teeth and gums. In China it was used for arthritis, menstrual problems, sores and hemorrhoids. t has also been used to treat leprosy. The Egyptians called this oil "phun", and used it in noon, sun worship rituals as well as in their "kyphi" incense. Ancient Greeks used it in a perfume called "megaleion".

Characteristics: A middle note with a medium aroma, Myrrh Essential Oil has a warm, rich, spicy balsamic odor.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used for inflamed or cracked skin, athletes foot, wrinkles, voice loss, sore throat, asthma, bronchitis, cough, gum disease, colds, wasting digestive diseases, ulcers, diarrhea, gas, loss of appetite, balancing sexual appetite, emotional coldness, balancing upper and lower chakras, emotional trauma and stimulating white blood cell production.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration:   We would recommend placing the bottle in a very hot water bath, and changing the water frequently until it is back to its liquid state. Be sure to shake before use.  Aroma lamp, bath, inhaler, light bulb ring, liquid candles, massage, mist spray, salve, skin lotion, toothpaste.

Safety: Nontoxic, avoid use on damaged or hypersensitive skin (especially the crude resin), avoid in pregnancy.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
 Information and statements regarding Kelley products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.  All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.  Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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    Myrrh has been used since ancient times as a sacred incense, a perfume, and as a therapeutic agent. It has a rich, smoky, balsamic odor and is soothing to the skin, centering, visualizing and meditative. The sap or resin from a tree rather than a true essential oil. One of the oldest-known perfume materials.

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