Myrrhresin has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense, and medicine. Myrrh has also been incorporated into various religious rituals.
- Anti-fungal: prevents fungal growth; active against fungi.
- Anti-inflammatory: used to reduce inflammation.
- Antimicrobial: an agent that kills microorganisms or stops their growth. (6)
- Antiseptic: prevents the growth of disease-causing microorganisms.
- Astringent: causing the contraction of skin cells and other body tissues.
- Carminative: expelling gas from the stomach or intestines so as to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension.
- Circulatory Support: contributes to the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body.(3)
- Cytotoxic: toxic to living cells; low cytotoxicity against normal cells and high selectivity in cancer cells. (1)
- Digestive Support:
- Expectorant: promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used to treat coughs.
- Immune Booster: cells of the immune system are activated in response to bacteria, exhibiting the expected inflammatory response to a foreign invader.
- Stimulant: produces a temporary increase of the functional activity or efficiency of an organism or any of its parts.
- (2) Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis
- (5) UTI
Ways Myrrh is Commonly Used
- In mouthwash and toothpaste.
- In topically applied lotions and salves.
- What other consumption/application methods?