Myrrh Tincture | Commiphora molmol

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Myrrh Tincture

£8.75 100ml           

Myrrh Tincture (Commiphora molmol)

Tincture of Myrrh (Commiphora molmol) 1:3 90%

Commiphora molmol, organic grain alcohol

This is a strong alcoholic extract, please mix with a little water before taking.

Adult dosage unless otherwise prescribed: External use: apply a few drops undiluted using a cotton pad. Internal use: 5ml in a glass of water once a day.

Allergy to Myrrh has been documented and those with dermatitis may be sensitive to it, although this is rare. Avoid prolonged continuous use.

Seek professional advice before use during pregnancy. 

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Commiphora molmol

Common name: Myrrh

Family: Burseraceae

Part used: Oleo-gum resin exuded from the stem

Habitat: Myrrh is a decidulous very thorny tree which grows up to 5m tall and 1.5m wide with small ovate leaves. It grows in full sun in arid or semi-arid regions, native to the Arabian peninsula, often at altitudes of 250 - 1,300m. 

Folklore and History: Like frankinsence, myrrh was used in ancient civilisations accross the Middle East and Arabian Peninsula. Prized as an embalming ingredient, an aromatic burned in ceremonies, as a perfume and used in oral hygiene and as a wound herb (as it still is today). 

Constituents: Volatile oil, furano-sesquiterpenes, terpenes, resin, steroids

Actions: Astringent, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anthelminthic, anti-hyperlipidaemic, anti-diabetic, diuretic, stimulating, antiangiogenic, stimulates leucocytosis.

Traditional and current uses:

• Gum inflammation and bleeding, minor ulcers, infection and inflammation in the mouth

•  Periodontitis

• Topically for minor wounds, skin inflammation, abrasions and furnuncles

• To help combat infection (internal use)

• To support the liver

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.

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