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Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha, Commiphora molmol)



Astringent, antibacterial, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory

Areas of application:

Mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, cold symptoms, sore throats, herpes infections, inflammatory bowel diseases, swelling after injuries in poorly healing wounds, bronchitis

Plant parts used:

the resin

Plant type:

Balsam tree family, tree of the tropics


Essential oil, pinene, elemene, eugenol, limonene, resins, 50% gum, mucilage, triterpenic acid


Myrrh is mainly used for incense because it helps prevent many infections and has a disinfectant effect. Many people know it from the three wise men on January 6th, who brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the newborn baby Jesus. Myrrh was supposed to drive away evil spirits (diseases).

The resin can not only be used for incense, but also as a tincture.

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