Myrrh

Commiphora myrrha
Botanical name: 
Commiphora myrrha

Peaceful and warm

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Expectorant - mucous coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Vulnerary - healing cracked skin, excema, cuts and grazes
Menstrual Regulator - irregular or heavy periods
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial - bacterial, fungal and viral infections
Hormone Regulator - irregular periods, pms, menopause, oedema,
Euphoric - depression, chronic conditions, lack of confidence, general unhappiness
Family: 
Burseraceae
Country of origin: 
Ethiopia, Somalia
Part of plant used: 
Resin colected from cuts in the bark of the tree
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Floral and woody oils, Frankincense, Patchouli and Grapefruit
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
Caution - Uterine tonic, avoid first three months of pregnancy
Odour profile: 
Rich, spicy, heady and warm.
Plant description: 
A tough, spiny tree up to 3 meters high with small white flowers.
Historical use: 
A gift to Jesus from a wise man, myrrh is an ingredient of 'Kyphi' an ancient perfume used to ward off bad dreams.

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