Benefits of Myrrh Oil

01/10/2013 admin Essential Oil Profiles



What is the Genus Species? Commiphora myrrh

Why is this information important? There are many species of Myrrh that are grown in different parts of the Africa and Arabia. And many varieties of the resin which essential oil is made from. The myrrha species have documented healing properties but some of the species are considered mediocre for medicinal use.

The myrrha species from Somalia has powerful healing properties and it is the one that I am most familiar with.

Much of the myrrh like frankincense, Melaleuca and Eucalyptus species is being adulterated (changed) or synthetically made. And most companies are selling it under the generic name myrrh. So always purchase essential oil form a reputable source and by genus species, as well as, common name.

What Part of the Plant is Used? Gum/resin

What is the ORAC Value? 379,800 µTE/100g

Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Blueberries = 2,400; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that Myrrh is recorded in Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest Egyptian medical texts on record? Ebers Papyrus dates to about 1550 BC and contains over 700 remedies for almost everything including cancer, asthma and of course, embalming.

Where is the name derived from? Myrrh comes from an Arabic word “murr” meaning “bitter”.

Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

What are the Plant Properties? Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, analgesic, anti-infectious, antiviral, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, astringent and tonic.

What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Myrrh? Bronchitis, diabetes, cancer, viral hepatitis, fungal infections (Candida, eczema, ringworm, athletes foot, vaginal thrush), tooth and gum conditions, skin conditions (wrinkles, stretch marks, chapped, cracked), diarrhea, dysentery, hyperthyroidism, and ulcers.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its warm and woody aroma is uplifting.

What is the Spiritual Influence? The benefits of Myrrh include the spiritual and emotional as well. Myrrh is very spiritual oil and has been used in religious ceremonies and rituals for over 5000 years!

Myrrh releases fears, difficult or painful experiences as it relates to us or the world. It asks us to be more accepting, trusting and non-judgmental of ourselves.

When we can love and trust ourselves more, than we don’t attract situations that are as painful and we learn to integrate our physical with our spiritual being.

Because this oil opens the heart chakra and is uplifting to the mind, it can relieve anxiety, stress and depression. Place on the heart to release this patterning and embrace relationships (self and others).

What Chakra is Affected? Promotes opening of the solar plexus and heart chakras.

What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Red and pink.

How do I use it?

Use NEAT (undiluted). Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Directly inhale
  • Diffuse, or
  • Dietary Supplement.

Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No

Can this oil be used for Animals? Yes, good for skin conditions, repelling ticks and teething pain (puppies).

What are the Safety Precautions? Only therapeutic grade essential oils should be used for healing results. Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) and Flavoring Agent (FL) by the FDA, Myrrh Oil is readily available on the market in many different qualities. Please remember, these are not the same oils and are often adulterated (changed).

One of the benefits of myrrh oil is that it is generally regarded as safe (GRAS). However, it is recommended to use this oil with caution during pregnancy.

Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that Myrrh was referred to in the Bible 156 times? That is the most frequently mentioned oil in the Bible!

Did you know that pregnant moms anointed themselves with myrrh to combat infections and to uplift their mood?

Want to Purchase Therapeutic Myrrh Oil?

Get it at our store If you have the time, do check out the range of other Essential Oils that we offer.

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