Myrrh Commiphora myrrha  Essential Oil Information

Commiphora myrrha

Myrrh Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Commiphora myrrha

 

Middle East, East Africa

Tree resin








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Yellowish to reddish brown

Thick

Strong








Fragrance

Warm, earthy, woody, balsamic












Benefits

Amenorrhea, athlete's foot, bronchitis, chapped skin, dysmenorrhea, gums, halitosis, hemorrhoids, itching, mouth, ringworm, toothache. Helps circulation being a circulator stimulant, and being an anti-inflammatory aids arthritis and rheumatism.  Benefits kidney and stomach health, increases appetite, ulcers, acid reflux, and gastric juices.  Commonly used in dentistry for mouthwashes, toothpaste, dental floss, and gargle rinses. Cures diarrhea and dyspepsia and flatulence.















Blends Well With

Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tagetes, Tangerine, Tea Tree, Thyme














Constituents

Heerabolene, limonene, dipentene, pinene, eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, cuminaldehyde, cadinene













Properties

Anticarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, astringent, carminitive, cictrisant, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, sedative, stimulant (digestive and pulmonary), stomachic, tonic, vulnerary.















Safety

Generally safe, but causes uterine contractions; avoid during pregnancy















Misc Info

Some empirical evidence it helps treat hypothyroidism











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