Botanical Name: Commiphora Myrrha
Part used: RESIN
Description: Myrrh is native to northeast Africa and today is mainly found in Ethiopia, Somalia, Saudi-Arabia, Iran, and Thailand. In Egypt, it was offered to Ra when the sun was at noon. Myrrh has been used in perfumes, incense, and embalming. Its astringent, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties have been used to treat acne and boils as well as mild inflammatory conditions. It finds specific use in the treatment of infections in the mouth such as ulcers, gingivitis, pyorrhea, as well as catarrhal problems associated with pharyngitis and sinusitis. Properties : stimulant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, expectorant, antispasmodic, carminative. It was also used to help with asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, gum infection, gingivitis, mouth ulcers and sore throat.