What is Myrrh Gum Good For?
Myrrh Gum is well known predominantly because it was one of the gifts given by the Magi to the Baby Jesus, although we shall not enter into discussions of its significance here other than to comment that myrrh has been used as incense, as an aromatic dressing for wounds, used to infuse bandages to wrap the dead in ancient times - perhaps because of its antibacterial properties - and also traditionally used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, also likely because of its very powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Myrrh Gum is therefore of use in treating fungi and bacterial infections, and is an excellent natural remedy for gum disease, many types of skin condition and also for complaints of the gastrointestinal system. Myrrh gum can also be used to speed up the healing of open wounds, preventing any bacterial or fungal infection of the wound. It was commonly used in Ancient Greece by soldiers to use on their wounds after battle to avoid gangrene.
Among its other properties, myrrh gum can reduce LDL cholesterol levels in the blood, and it also helps to improve the glucose tolerance of diabetics. Most of the properties of myrrh gum are explained by the highly anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of its major constituents, namely sesquiterpenoids, limonene, eugenol and pinene, all well known for their effects on inflammation, pain relief and wound healing.
gum tree resin. This is the same myrrh gum frequently mentioned
in the bible it is obtained from trees found only in East Africa
Myrrh gum is frequently used for both it's
aromatic and herbal properties. It was also used anciently as an
antiseptic for sore throats and as a mouthwash.*
Take two capsules three times daily, preferably
The following list is for serving
size of 2 capsules
Primary Ingredients Amount USRDA
Gum, tree resin 1.1 g 0%