One of the first aromatic substances valued on a purely sensual level, Myrrh's first medicinal use was documented some 3,700 years ago. Its extraction from the solitary tree in the desert represents strength in harsh conditions. Myrrh oil is anti-inflammatory, stimulating and strengthening, especially to the pulmonary system. It is particularly helpful when used to heal states where there is wasting or degeneration, such as indolent wounds and ulcers, gangrene, pyorrhoea, tuburculosis or other wasting disease of the lungs. In China it was used for treatment of arthritis, menstrual problems, wounds and hemorrhoids. In Western medicine, it began as a cure for asthma, coughs, colds, sore throat, sore gums, toothaches and mouth ulcers.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
Anticarrhal, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiphlogistic, Antiseptic, Astringent, Carminitive, Cictrisant, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Fungicidal, Sedative, Stimulant (digestive and pulmonary), Stomachic, Tonic, Vulnerary.
Myrrh essential oil is highly prized for both its healing and spiritual abilities; it has one of the highest sesquiterpene contents. Sesquiterpene is a compound that can directly affect the hypothalamus, pituitary and amygdala.
- Effective meditation and yoga aid
- Uplifting and opening
- Instills a deep tranquility of the mind
- A bridge between heaven and earth, connecting all the chakras
- Allows manifestation of dreams into the earthly realm
- Loosens phlegm and clears blocked or congested lungs, chest, and nasal passages
- One of the best treatments for mouth ulcers
- Cures diarrhea and dyspepsia and flatulence
- Stimulates appetite
- Balances the symptoms of amenorrhea and leucorrhea
- Can induce uterine contractions (therefore should NOT be used by pregnant women)
- Beneficial for athlete's foot
- Clears and promotes healing with wounds or acne