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Healing With Myrrh Oil

The rich, subtle and spicy aroma of myrrh conjures up the exotic scent of ancient Arabia. This oil can be used to purify and restore.

An unassuming, thorny shrub, myrrh thrives in the arid regions surrounding the Red Sea. Red gum oozes from cracks and fissures in the bark, which is collected and distilled to give a rich, amber-coloured essential oil. This was used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming and was prized throughout the Middle East as a sacred incense ingredient. Myrrh is still valued today for its antiseptic and drying qualities.

Effective Disinfectant – Myrrh can be used to disinfect minor wounds and skin infections and its anti-inflammatory action soothes and heals. It also stimulates cellular granulation, the first stage of healing after an injury. The drying and toning properties of myrrh make it a valuable oil for respiratory complains; and as a steam inhalation, myrrh’s expectorant action gives relief from chesty coughs and nasal congestion. Myrrh oil has restorative qualities; it can be burned to provide strength and comfort when you are feeling weak. Myrrh oil is derived from the gum that oozes from the thorny scrub.

Active Ingredients of Myrrh Oil

  • Esters – The esters in myrrh are responsible for its ability to clean and soothe wounds, and for the oil’s anti inflammatory action.
  • Monoterpenes – Monoterpenes such as pirene give myrrh balancing and relaxing properties. These are also antispasmodic and act as a general tonic.
  • Oxides – High concentrations of the oxide eugenol give myrrh its stimulating and uplifting qualities.

Myrrh contains esters, oxides and monoterpenes. In very high quantities, the oxides contains in myrrh oil can irritate the skin.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. c.f. leach says:

    Another good and informative post. Quick questions: Do you have any oils that are good for circulation? Especially the feet?

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    1. GS says:

      Here are a few options :

      Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus essential oil works to promote better circulation by relaxing the blood vessels. This helps more blood circulate through them, improving circulation in the process. It’s effective at combating fibromyalgia as well as poor circulation, and is a good place to start when using essential oils to improve this condition.
      Cypress – Cypress essential oil can help to flush out toxins from the body, something that can promote better overall health as well as improved blood flow. It can also help the veins contract, making it easier to stimulate blood flow. It may also help alleviate some of the triglycerides that can form and restrict blood flow.
      Ginger – Ginger essential oil can help to warm the skin and vessels, promoting circulation as it does so. It also contains antioxidants that can help flush out toxins and reduce inflammation of the blood vessels, improving blood flow throughout the body. It’s effective at reducing pain as well as improving circulation.

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      1. c.f. leach says:

        Thanks so much. As always I knew you’d know that answer. Again thank you and keep up the good work. Blessings and Peace.

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