Myrrh Gum

£9.63

The resin can be turned into tincture or powdered to add to lotions, creams, balms and soaps for the skin, and can help minor wounds to heal.

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Description

Product: Myrrh Gum

Latin Name: Commiphora myrrha

Plant Family: Burseraceae

Other Names: Common Myrrh, Gum Myrrh, Karan, Bal, Bdellium, Bol, Bola, Bowl, Didin, Didthin, Gomme de Myrrhe, Vola-Heera-Bol, Heerabol, Herabol Myrrh, Myrrhenbaum, Mirra, Mirrh, Mo Yao, Murrah, Myrrha & Myrrhe.

Description: Myrrh gum comes from a small, spiny, deciduous shrubby tree native to Yemen, Somalia, Eritrea and eastern Ethiopia which reaches a height of 4 metres. The base of the trees trunk is thick and looks swollen, stems like this are known as ‘pachycaul’, the bark is papery and can be reddish in colour to bluish grey; many gnarly thorny branches grow off the trunk. The resin exudes from the tree readily without the tree having to be cut or scored.

Use: Myrrh resin on its own as incense, it blends well with other herbs and resins and is often used as a base resin in blends. The resin can be turned into tincture or powdered to add to lotions, creams, balms and soaps for the skin, and can help minor wounds to heal. As a tincture, myrrh can be added to dental products to help heal mouth ulcers and sore gums.

Myrrh is listed as having the following Properties:

Antiseptic: – preventing the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
Antibiotic: –
Analgesic: – acting to relieve pain
Anti-inflammatory: – reduces inflammation
Anti-fungal: – active against fungi, prevents fungal growth
Antimicrobial: – destroys or stops the growth of microorganisms
Expectorant: – promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages
Cicatrisant: – skin-healing, wound healing or cell regenerative
Insect Repellant: – a substance that deters insects from approaching or settling

Myrrh Can Benefit:

The Skin
Fungal problems
Mouth problems
The Respiratory System
The Digestive System
Painful Joints

Cautions: – there are no known specific cautions although as with any other substance excessive amounts could be toxic

Allergens: Packaged in facilities handling Nuts, gluten, celery and mustard. Handling procedures are in place to reduce the likelihood of allergens being present, but we cannot guarantee our ingredients are totally free of traces in the products supplied.

Information provided in the Herbal Apothecary is from the ‘folk herbalist’ tradition and does not pretend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Learning Tree Permaculture advises you to consult a medical professional before trying any herbal product.

Additional information

Weight 50 g

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