Myrrh

Summary

Medicinal plant with astringent action, effective in the case of various mouth problems (eg canker sores), it is usually presented in tinctures or essential oil.

names

Portuguese name: myrrh
Latin name: Commiphora molmol
French name: Myrrhe
English name: Myrrh, Didin
German name Myrrhe
Italian name: Myrrh

Family

Bruseraceae

Constituents

Essential oils, triterpenes, mucilages, resin, bitter principles.

parts used

Resin

effects of myrrh

Astringent, disinfectant, aromatic, expectorant.

Indications

In case of canker sores and other problems in the area of ​​the oral cavity, such as gingivitis (eg in gargling); in case of bronchitis (eg in capsules), and in case of acne (eg in essential oil), intestinal inflammation.

Secundary effects

we do not know

contraindications

Pregnancy

Interactions

we do not know

Myrrh-based preparations

– Tincture of myrrh

– Myrrh essential oil

– myrrh powder

– Myrrh capsule

Where does myrrh grow?

Myrrh grows in Somalia, for example.

Comments

Myrrh is a traditional plant due to Christianity, as it is mentioned in the Bible as a gift given by one of the three wise men to Jesus, at his birth. The Egyptians also used it to perform embalming. Nowadays, myrrh is a little used medicinal plant, but it remains very interesting for the treatment of mouth problems such as canker sores.

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