We LOVE Myrrh

By: KTaylor August 27, 2019 Herbs

Historic Relevance:

Myrrhresin has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense, and medicine. Myrrh has also been incorporated into various religious rituals.

Descriptors

    • 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?
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