Myrrh has profound effects on the nervous system, and has long been used as an incense. It helps ground and centre the mind, and is highly recommended during meditation or spiritual practices. It is said to help you move forward if feeling stuck, giving courage and inner strength.
- Myrrh is a reddish resin collected from the short thorny tree of the Commiphora myrrha plant. The trunk exudes a natural oleoresin that hardens into what is classified as reddish brown 'tears'. Native collectors make incisions into the trees in order to increase the yield. This oleoresin is steam distilled to create the essential oil.
- Myrrh contains a number of flavonoids which assist in reducing inflammation and boosts the immune system. It is also reputed to be valued as a tonic, and is said to have antiseptic and anti-fungal properties.
- Myrrh essential oil is very aromatic and is thought to enhance spirituality.
- Aromatherapists use both myrrh and frankincense to draw on the deeply meditative and healing quality of the oils.
- Known locally as 'guggulu', ancient Ayurvedic text prescribes myrrh for easing coughs and chest complaints and skin infections. Myrrh was also widely used as protection against the plagues. It is documented that the Egyptians were the first to use myrrh during worship and at funerals.
- The Parsees of northern India still use the resins in religious ceremonies: myrrh symbolises self-denial; frankincense represents spirituality, and gold the wealth of humankind.
5ml 100% pure therapeutic grade. Botanical name: Commiphora myrrha. Plant part: oleoresin. Method of extraction: steam distillation
Cautions: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.
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