Did you know that Myrrh has been used as a healing herb for thousands of years?
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The name "myrrh" comes from the Phoenician word "murur" which means bitter.
Myrrh oil contains about 12 aromatic resin compounds that make it smell like earthy bitter almonds or bitter chocolate with a hint of citrus on top. You can use myrrh essential oil externally or internally depending on your needs.
Myrrh is a tree resin that was once used in embalming. It has been found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs and was also burned during religious ceremonies by ancient Romans and Greeks.
Although myrrh is most known for its use as an incense, it can also be used externally to heal wounds, fight infections, soothe respiratory issues and more. This wonderful tree produces an ancient resin that has been used for thousands of years. It originates from Commiphora trees in the Arabian Peninsula and Somalia.
This tree resin, which is collected from the "Commiphora myrrha", Is native to northern Africa and Arabia but also grow in India and Ethiopia. It has been used since ancient times as incense, an ingredient in perfume and for embalming the dead. Its reddish-brown color gives it a distinct look that makes it instantly recognizable as one of the most valuable resins on earth. Although it doesn’t have many practical applications today except being used medicinally, its history of use goes back thousands of years to Ancient Egypt where they were considered extremely valuable due to their rarity and costliness.
Myrrh oil has a plethora of healing benefits, including aiding with digestion by relieving gas pains and bloating. Myrrh also helps balance the body’s pH levels, which can help prevent or heal gastrointestinal conditions such as ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and colitis.
Myrrh is a powerful healing herb that has been used for millennia in many cultures. It can be prepared and consumed in a variety of ways, and does not always need to be ingested directly either. For example, it can be inhaled or applied topically as well. The Bible references myrrh being present at the birth of Jesus Christ; this should give you some indication of how valuable this herb is to humanity. As Frankincense, Myrrh oil contains sesquiterpenes which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and pain reducing effects on the body both externally and internally when consumed orally or by inhalation/intravenously.