Myrrh Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Commiphora myrrha

 

Source Location

Plant part used

Middle East, East Africa

Tree resin

Extraction Method

Color

Steam distilled

Yellowish to reddish brown

Consistency

Aroma Strength

Thick

Strong

Fragrance

Warm, earthy, woody, balsamic

Benefits/Uses/Sysems

Immune system support, viruses, colds, promotes white blood cells; throat issues, cough, gum disease, sore throat, asthma, bronchitis, gingivitis, laryngitis; skin issues: boils, eczema, wrinkles, ringworm, athletes foot; digestive support: ulcers, anorexia, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, gas, ulcers; thyroid gland support, regulates and balances thyroid; menstruation issues, candida, thrush.

Blends Well With

Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tagetes, Tangerine, Tea Tree, Thyme

Main Constituents

Heerabolene, limonene, dipentene, pinene, eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, cuminaldehyde, cadinene

Properties

Anticarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, astringent, carminitive, cictrisant, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, sedative, stimulant (digestive and pulmonary), stomachic, tonic, vulnerary

Safety

Possibly toxic in high doses; avoid during pregnancy. Possible sensitization.