Myrrh, a historical oil, has been used for 1000s of years in religious rituals as incense. It was also used to treat syphilis, cancer, and leprosy. When mixed with honey and Coriander, it was applied to areas infected with herpes. It was even used for embalming in ancient Egypt. The French have used it to treat thrush, diarrhea, stretch marks, bronchitis, hyperthyroidism, ulcers, and dysentery.
Today, Myrrh is used by herbalists for its cleansing properties, affecting the Immune System, and specifically cleansing the throat and mouth. It also affects the Hormonal and Nervous Systems promoting well-being and emotional balance. Steam distilled from the resin and gum of the plant, Myrrh’s woody, earthy, balsamic aroma is uplifting and promotes awareness when diffused or inhaled directly. When applied to the skin, it soothes the skin and helps with a youthful-looking complexion. It can be applied directly to area of concern (or to reflex points) without being diluted. It can also be taken internally when added to food, when adding 1 drop to 1 tsp honey, in 4 oz of water, in a capsule, or 1-2 drops under the tongue. If pregnant, use Myrrh with caution.
Myrrh acts as a modifier and equalizer when blended with other oils, acting to harmonize and balance the properties of the oils. Recommended oils are Sandalwood, Frankincense, Lavender, and all spice oils.