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.
Common name: Myrrh
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
• Topically for minor wounds, skin inflammation, abrasions and furnuncles
• To help combat infection (internal use)
• To support the liver
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