Latin Name: Commiphora Wildii
Magical Indigenous Uses:
Plant: Myrrh is a natural amber-coloured gum resin extracted from small thorny trees, that has been used as a perfume, incense, and medicine throughout history. The resin is steam distilled to release the essential oil with its slightly woody spicy fragrance. The trees grow naturally in Northern Africa, the Middle East and Namibia. The Namibian myrrh comes from trees in the North Western Namibian desert where the resin is wild harvested.
Fragrance: Clean, mildly smokey, deep woody aroma. One of our favorites!
Uses: Myrrh has traditionally been used for its antibacterial and antifungal properties, as well as an antiseptic in mouthwashes, gargles, toothpastes and for toothache. It is used topically for abrasions and minor skin ailments, bruises, aches and sprains. It is also used for indigestion, ulcers, colds, coughs, asthma, lung congestion and arthritic pain.
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