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Other Names: Myrrh, African Myrrh, Guggal Gum, Guggal Resin, Gandh Ras, Balsamodendron Myrrh, Commiphora Molmol
Traditional Usages: Herbal Antiseptic, Incense, Tonic and Blood Cleanser, Bath Relaxer, Internal and External Ulcerations, Mouth Wash for Throat, Pharynx, Spongy Gums, Pyrrhoea, For wounds that refuse to heal, Boils, Abscesses, Fungal Infections, Thrush, Chronic Catarrh, Athlete's Foot, Absence of Menstrual Periods, Ulcers, Stimulates the Circulation, For Respiratory Problems, Leprosy, Syphilis, Sores, Asthma, Bad Breath, Herpes, Nipple Discharge
Resources: Mediterranean, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, South Arabia, China
Parts Used: Resin from Stems, Gum, Leaves, Essential Oil
Administration Method: Powdered resin, myrrh tincture and other natural preparation for topical use
Herb Action: Antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, immune system and circulatory stimulant, bitter, expectorant, reduces phlegm.
Herbal Research: Myrrh
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
Myrrh and Lavender Oil - Herbal remedy for Athletes Foot: Myrrh is a herbal remedy that may be beneficial in treating your athlete's foot. Myrrh oil may be effective in easing the redness, cracking and itching associated with athlete's foot. Rub myrrh oil either by itself or in combination with lavender oil into your feet before you go to sleep, making sure to wash your hands afterward to avoid spreading the fungus to your fingernails. Myrrh possesses antiseptic, disinfectant and deodorizing properties.
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