Myrrh has a warm sweet balsamic and slightly spicy aroma. Myrrh has been used and valued since ancient times for its medicinal, cosmetic, aromatic and spiritual applications. This essential oil has an opening, heating, drying nature that is grounding and useful to help mellow out the emotions. It has a wonderful aroma that is great to include in blends intended for spiritual and/or meditative practice. Myrrh is also very useful for helping with skin, immune and respiratory ailments.
Botanical Name: Commiphora myrrha
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Part Typically Used: Resin
Country of Origin: Ethiopia
Typical Main Constituents
Furanoeudesma-1,3-diene - 36%
Curzerene - 27%
Lindestrene - 11%
Description: Pale yellow-amber oil liquid thickens as it ages, it has a warm sweet balsamic and slightly spicy scent.
Actions: Anticatarrhal, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Balsamic, Stomachic, Carminative, Tonic, Revitalizing, Stimulant (Digestive & Pulmonary), Expectorant, Sedative, Vulnerary, Cicatrizant, Astringent, Antiphlogistic, Uterine.
Blends Well With: Benzoin, Frankincense, Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Lemon, Mandarin, Oakmoss, Cypress Juniper, Geranium, Thyme, Cinnamon, other spice oils.
Safety Data: Non- toxic, Non-irritant, Non-sensitizing. Not to be used during pregnancy.
Aromatherapy / Home Use
Respiratory: Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs, Catarrh, Gingivitis, Mouth ulcers, Sore throat, Voice loss.
Skin Care: Aged skin, Wrinkles, Ulcers & Weeping sores, Cracked or chapped skin, Wounds, Inflammations, Ringworm, Athletes Foot, Eczema.
Muscle & Skeletal system: Arthritis
Digestive System: Diarrhea, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Hemorrhoids, Loss of appetite.
Genito-urinary System: Amenorrhea, Leucorrhea, Puritis, Thrush.
Immune: Colds, Invigorates the immune system speeds recovery.
Nervous system: Lifts feelings of weakness, Apathy, lack of Incentive. Amplifies courage and strength.
Special Use: Has an opening, heating, drying nature.
General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations
- Do not take essential oils internally unless under advisement by a qualified medical professional.
- Do not use essential oils undiluted on the skin. It is always best to try a small patch test first of the diluted essential oil.
- People who are pregnant or have serious medical problems are advised to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils.
- Use extreme caution when using essential oils with children. It is safest to consult with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children.
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