From GrannyMoon: What is Myrrh used for? #HealthWorld

From GrannyMoon: What is Myrrh used for? #HealthWorld

I found this quite interesting.

What is Myrrh used for?


Myrrh is traditionally used as burned incense which repels fleas and mosquitoes.

Thought to be effective for pain relief, including menstrual pain resulting from blood stagnation.

Powdered myrrh is used in Germany to treat throat and mouth inflammation.

It is also used on external injuries to reduce swelling. Applied directly to teeth, it can also help ease the pain of a toothache.

The ancient Chinese used this herb to treat wounds and bruises; it is still used as a broad-spectrum antiseptic to treat various ailments like conjunctivitis (pinkeye), cold sores and canker sores.

It is also believed that the use of myrrh promotes healing, making it a popular ingredient in veterinary salves.

Taken internally, myrrh’s antiseptic properties help treat gingivitis and loose teeth, as well as help get rid of bad breath or halitosis.

Myrrh (Commiphora molmol) – Illustration

Because of the antifungal properties of the herb it may be used as an herbal treatment for athlete’s foot, candida and other fungal infections.

It is thought to be a good herb to reduce cholesterol levels, though clinical studies are thus far inconclusive.

Mixed with boric acid and boiling water, myrrh can be used as a gargle for oral inflammation, a sore throat, and gum issues.

Myrrh gargles may also be beneficial in other mouth and throat diseases such as strep throat.

Internally, it has been used as an expectorant and to relieve gastric distress. Additionally, it is used to soothe or relax smooth muscle tissue.

Research is currently underway to confirm possible cancer-fighting properties in myrrh.

Myrrh has antimicrobial properties and is used internally to stimulate macrophage action in the bloodstream.

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  1. Ancient Romans used it for topical pain relief as well. Great article; thank you for sharing it!

    1. Hi Sharon. Glad you enjoyed it. I found myself wishing for some while I am dealing with a broken tooth and waiting to find out what my insurance will pay for and where I can go to get something done about it LOL. I found it interesting too. Thank you so much for letting me know you liked it. I love hearing from readers.

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  2. Reblogged this on Sharon E. Cathcart and commented:
    You’ll see myrrh referred to in “Pompeii Fire,” as ancient Romans used it for pain relief and wound healing. This is an excellent article. Check it out!

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