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Myrrh Essential Oil

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Like frankincense, myrrh is another oil we’re likely familiar with from the Bible. It’s another of the gifts the wise men gave baby Jesus and has been used throughout history for religious ceremonies and its therapeutic value

Name of Oil:  Myrrh


Latin Binomial:  Commiphora myrrha


Extraction Method:  Steam


Countries of Origin:  Somalia


Scent Profile: Balsamic, earthy, warm


Parts used in distillation:  Resin


Oil Characteristics:  Golden yellow to brown, thick, medium to strong aroma

Cultivation:  Wild Harvest

 

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Athlete’s foot, menstrual problems, dry skin, bronchitis, itchy skin, coughs, diarrhea, appetite loss and indigestion.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Worry, mental distraction and is calming.

History

First mentioned approximately 4000 years ago.Widely used as an incense in religious ceremonies

Chemical Constituents

heerabolene, limonene, dipentene, pinene,eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, cuminaldehyde, cumic alcohol, m-cresol, cadinene,curzerene, curzerenone, dihydropyrocurzerenone, furanoeudesma-1,3-diene,1,10(15)-furanodiene-6-one, lindestrene

Safety & References

Safety Data:

Avoid use in pregnancy and breast feeding

Books Cited

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young 


The Complete Book of Essential Oils &Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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