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Most Common Name:Myrrh
Botanical Name:Commiphora Myrrha, Commiphora Molmol
Also Known As (other names):Morr, Didthin, Bowl

Myrrh - General description:

 Myrrh is native to Northern Africa, The Middle East and parts of Asia. Myrrh resin is obtained from the branches and twigs of this medium sized shrub (grows to a maximum of nine feet tall).

Myrrh resin is flammable and very aromatic, which is why Myrrh has been an ingredient in incense since ancient times. 

Myrrh Properties, or Myrrh use in treatment of:

UlcersBoilsSore throat


Myrrh Constituents:

Below we list reported constituents of this herb. This may not be complete as continuous research constantly discovers new constituents. Where possible we also provide information about constituents and their application, effect and side effects, if any. We do not provide information on the interaction between constituents. We do not give quantities of each individual constituent as these vary considerably due to region and climate. By comparing the treatments above with the constituent benefits below some indication of quantities can be gained.
Volatile Oil - see Myrrh Essential Oil

Commiferin: No current data available

Commiphoric Acids: No current data available

Commiphorinic Acid: No current data available

Resins: Brittle, often transparent substances secreted by plants in response to damage to the plant.  Insoluble in water but soluble in alcohol and non volatile oils, Resins are used in incense because of the high amount of smoke accompanied when burning them. Unless the resin is broken up further into various constituents it is difficult to asses the value or properties of a particular resin.

Guggulsterones: A Sterol found in Myrrh resin Guggulsterones lowers cholesterol and triglycerides.

Sterols: Most sterols play a big part in the makeup of cell membranes. Sterols are used to make steroidal medication and drugs. Sterols may interfere with the development of tumours and assist in the regulation of cholesterol, but this has not been fully established yet.



Myrrh Contraindications, do not use if:

Do not use when pregnant  
We at Beneforce are certainly not experts in the use of every herb. In our studies and research we do come across warnings that a herb should not be used in certain circumstances or for certain conditions and ailments. Where possible we will reflect these on our pages but cannot guarantee that for any herb our list of contraindications are complete or valid. We urge that you consult an appropriate and knowledgeable practitioner before treatment.
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Myrrh is Administered as/Available in:

TinctureMyrrh Essential Oil 


What is?

A CompressA DecoctionA Herbal VinegarA Fluid Extract
An InfusionAn OintmentA PoulticeA Powder
A SalveA SyrupA TeaA Tincture


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