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Ancient records show that Myrrh was deemed so valuable that at times it was valued
at its weight in gold. It is also soothing to the skin – promoting a smooth, youthfullooking
Myrrh essential oil is a great favourite of mine for dental problems like inflamed gums , loose teeth, bleeding gums. Apply topically with a finger twice a day and rub in. This can be diluted with Olive oil or Coconut oil
One of my favourite uses of Myrrh essential oil is to –
Apply a drop to the middle of my tongue when a cold/flu is threatening. Mix with saliva a swallow.
I like to alternate this application with Tea Tree ( Melaleuca)essential oil. Apply every few minutes if necessary. Certainly on a needs basis. I haven’t had a cold or flu take hold for nearly 3 years.
A drop of Myrrh essential oil in a cup of warm honey water is a favourite tea for many singers and public speakers. Very soothing.
It is highly anti-microbial and historically was used in Egypt to anoint the umbilical cord after birth.
MY favourite personalised Hand & Body Skin Cream Recipe
125 -180 mls unscented skin cream or unscented hand/body lotion
8-10 drops Myrrh
15 drops Lavender
10 drops Pink Grapefruit
3-4 drops Ylang Ylang
Mix all together well and store in a cool place in a dark glass or opaque plastic container. You can adjust the number of drops to achieve a personalised aromatic combination. I have been making this blend in a base Macadamia Moisture Cream or Body butter for over 8 years.
Myrrh is named for its bitter taste, so any oral remedies using the resin would have tasted quite unpleasant. The Ancient Egyptians used myrrh as the principal ingredient when embalming mummies.
In Modern Egypt Myrrh Infused flat toffee lozenges are readily available to sooth sore throats.
In Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, it is used for joint and circulatory conditions.
Myrrh is used by many diabetics in Arabic countries to lower blood sugar, although no human studies have proved how effective this treatment is.
Bilharzia, a tropical parasitic worm infection, has been treated with a marketed version of myrrh since 2001, although a review of this showed the efficacy of the cure to be low
There is so much more to these wonderful oils
Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh
Everyone who has heard the Nativity story will know that the newborn baby Jesus was given Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh by the fabled Three Wise Men.
But what do these substances look like, and do they have real medicinal properties?
You’ll recognise gold. Shiny and lustrous, it’s been used in jewellery and decorative arts for millennia throughout the world. The Alexandrian Egyptians believed that gold was the “fountain of youth”, for surely something that glowed so beautifully was innate with health. In medieval times gold was used as a healing remedy and, although the properties assigned to it then were more “magical” than medicinal, gold is used in many forms of modern medicine.
Gold nanoparticles are used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. When coated with a cancer antibody they are effective at binding to tumour cells. When bound to the gold, the tumour cells scatter light, making it very easy to identify the non-cancerous cells from the cancerous ones. The particles shown in this transmission electron micrograph are just 10-90 nanometres across.
Injections of gold salts are used to treat arthritis, and gold alloys are used in dentistry. Gold is used in medical imaging too, to coat a sample before it goes into a scanning electron microscope, a procedure that has been used to created many electron micrographs images.
Frankincense comes from Boswellia trees. It is a resin like myrrh, and is called ruxiang in Chinese medicine. The name, meaning “nipple-shaped flower”, was first mentioned in Chinese medicine texts around 500 AD.
A woodcut from the 19th century Yanhou miji, or Collected Secrets of Laryngology, illustrates an abscess of the throat that is treated with a traditional Chinese medicine six-flower concoction containing ruxiang.
Frankincense looks more promising as a modern medicine than Myrrh.
Frankincense and myrrh have been used in medicine throughout history, and there are many research docs on PUBMED attesting to their efficacy in modern times.
The RESIN of MYRRH is produced by Commiphora trees when the bark is attacked and the resulting wound reaches the sapwood.
It has been valued since ancient times for its perfume and wound healing qualities, due to its antiseptic and anaesthetic properties.