Myrrh Gum Resin
Botanical Name: Commiphora myrrha Origin: Somalia
Native to Ethiopia and Somalia, it has been used as long ago as 3000 BCE by the Egyptians in embalming, and as an incense burned during cremations and funerals to disguise any foul odors up through the 15th century.
It has also been used to anoint kings, and scent fabrics for those traveling to holy places. Myrrh has had a great value throughout time; the Romans even valued it as much as gold, using it as security for monetary debts. Myrrh gum was also used by the ancients to treat infection, bruises, skin conditions, stop bleeding wounds and toothaches. It is used for its restorative properties. The scent is said to boost the spirits and the soul, and is often used to alleviate the symptoms of nervous system disorders.
Myrrh is almost always paired with Frankincense Resin. Checkout out our Myrrh & Frankincense duo.
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