Myrrh oil is extracted from the Commiphora myrrha plant of the Burseraceae family. It is considered a magical essential oil in aromatherapy as it increases spirituality. It is also used to help female complaints, skin diseases and detoxification of the body.
Myrrh oil has a warm and light aroma and is pale yellow or amber in color.
The myrrh oil is extracted by steam distillation of the crude or dried myrrh resin, with yields of about 3-5%.
The major chemical components of the myrrh are: a-pinene, cadinene, lemon, cuminaldehyde, eugenol, m-cresol, heerabolene, acetic acid, formic acid and other sesquiterpenes and acids.
Myrrh oil is not irritating or sensitizing, but at high doses it can be toxic and should therefore not be used during pregnancy, as it may act as a stimulant for the uterus.
The therapeutical properties of myrrh oil are: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, balsamic, gingival, expectorant, parasite, sedative, digestive and pulmonary stimulant, stomach, tonic.
Myrrh oil is effective in excessive mucus in the lungs and helps in the treatment of colds, runny nose, cough, sore throat and bronchitis. It is also used to help diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence and hemorrhoids.
The oil works well for mouth ulcers, pyorea (parodonthosis), gingivitis and sore throat. The oil is applied to boils, skin ulcers, wounds, cracked skin, eczema and mycoses. Relieves painful menstruation and stimulates easier birth.
- Use of inhalers: In vapor therapy, myrrh oil can be useful for bronchitis, colds, colds, and coughs. It enhances spirituality and is very useful in meditation.
Application in massage oils and in the bathroom: With this use of myrrh oil helps with bronchitis, colds, colds, coughs and infections. It also has a great effect on the skin.
- Mouthwash: Soluble in water, myrrh oil can help with any type of dental infections.
- Cold compress: Apply as a cold compress, myrrh oil is especially useful for wounds and skin problems.
- Application in creams and lotions: When used in creams and lotions, myrrh oil achieves incredible results in the treatment of chronic wounds and ulcers. Accelerates wound healing and helps with cracked skin, boils, anthrax, acne and all other skin diseases. Apply with a cotton swab on affected areas.