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What Can Myrrh Gum Do For You?

You may have read about it in the Bible as one of the gifts given to Jesus by the Magi, but in addition to being used in incense and in embalming myrrh gum offers a number of benefits to your health. It is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial substance that can be used both to prevent and to cure a number of health or medical conditions.

For example, it can be used for gum infections, skin conditions and to help speed up wound healing. In the latter case it helps to prevent infection of the wound and to moderate the inflammation associated with the reaction of your immune system to irritation and invasion of pathogens such as fungi, bacteria and viruses.

It is also useful to diabetics in that it improves glucose tolerance, and by interfering with the chemicals in the brain that give the sensation of pain, myrrh gum can reduce the pain associated with a number of conditions. Thus, not only is the pain of arthritis reduced, but the anti-inflammatory properties of the gum help to reduce the swelling.

If you have some cuts or other wounds that are taking some time to heal, have problems with your gums or are suffering any of a range of skin complaints, then try myrrh gum - many others do and find that it works.

Myrrh was one of the most popular aromatics of ancient times. It was widely used in incense and perfumes, and Egyptians not only used it as a cosmetic, but as an offering during sun worship at Heliopolis every day at noon. It has a musky, balsamic aroma. This essential oil is 100% pure.

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) Fun fact: According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite transformed Myrrha, the daughter of the king of Cypress, into a shrub (Commiphora myrrha) as punishment for sexual deviancy. Best known for its presentation as a gift to the baby Jesus, myrrh appeared several more times in the Holy Bible. Myrhh has been in use for its therapeutic value for over 3,000 years, and continues to be a powerhouse in the world of holistic medicine. Ancient Egyptians used myrrh to treat herpes and hay fever. Myrrh was also important to Greek soldiers who took myrrh into the battlefield with them, as its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties made it helpful for cleaning and healing wounds. Even today, healers all over the world are still using it. Tibetans use myrrh to help alleviate stress and nervous disorders, while the Chinese use it for arthritis, menstrual problems, sores, and hemorrhoids. Warm, rich, and spicy in scent, myrrh is a welcome addition to every aromatherapy kit. Mixes well with: Allspice, basil, bergamot, clove, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, rosemary, sandalwood, spearmint, tangerine, tea tree, thyme, and ylang ylang. Parts used: Oleoresin-gum Extraction method: Steam distillation. Safety Information: Avoid if pregnant. Do not use in high concentrations.

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