Myrrh Powder - Commiphora myrrha
This small scrubby tree from the Middle East and northeast Africa produces a precious gum which has been traded for thousands of years. In the Christian Bible, it is a gift to baby Jesus from the visiting Maji.
Myrrh has been used to improve digestion and boost the immune system. Various traditions have used it to treat coughs, gum disease, wounds, candida and the treatment of skin diseases. This deep reddish-brown resin is especially important for oral health. Marinate in water for a few days in an enclosed container for use as a dental rinse. Also encourages circulation, simulates the immune system, and encourages a woman's natural cycle.
Myrrh has been used since antiquity to inspire prayer and meditation, and to fortify and revitalize the spirit.
Synonyms: Commiphora molmol, bola, bisabol, myrrha
Origin: Oman, Yemen, India, Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea
Parts Used: oleo gum resin
Aroma Description: deep, rich, warm, earthy, bitter, balsamic, slightly sweet and spicy, herbaceous
Emotional Attributes: strengthening, relaxing, meditative, sensuous, helps sleep, cleansing/purifying,
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy; used in shampoos, skin creams, lotions, etc.
Culinary Uses: no modern uses known
Medicinal Attributes: astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, stimulant, and strong painkilling properties. Used to treat gum disease and mouth ulcers, menstrual and circulatory problems, wounds, bruises, boils, and pressure sores, etc.
Element Association: Water
Magical Associations: healing, spirituality, protection
Astrological Association: Cancer, Scorpio, Aquarius, Virgo, Taurus
Planetary Association: Moon
Season: Summer, Winter
Aromatic Note: Base noteSee also our Myrrh
Essential Oil: Yes, steam and hydro distilled essential oils are available. A resinoid is also made using alcohol or solvent extraction.
Mixes Well With: amber, benzoin, calamus, cassia, catnip, cinnamon, chamomile, copal-black, cloves, dammar, dragon's blood, elemi, frankincense, galangal, galbanum, guggul, iris root, lavender, marjoram, musk seeds, oakmoss, onycha, opoponax, palo santo wood, patchouli, rose, sandarac, spikenard, star anise, storax, tonka beans, etc.
Medical Disclaimer: Information on this web site is for entertainment purposes only. This information is NOT intended as medical advice or for use as diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or as a substitute for consulting a licensed medical professional.Prices:
Per ounce/28 grams $5.50
Per 4 ounces/112 grams $20.75
Per 1/2 pound/224 grams $39.50
Per pound/448 grams $68.00
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