Myrrh - Uses and Benefits
Commiphora myrrha (Holmes), Balsamodendron myrrha , gum myrrh tree, Commiphora resin, guggal gum or resin , Gum Myrrh, Heerabol, Mo Yao, Opopanax.
Myrrh is a red-brown resinous material, the dried sap of the tree Commiphora myrrha , Its name is derived from the Hebrew murr or maror , meaning "bitter". Myrrh is the resin of a tree, Commiphora myrrha , which commonly in South Arabia and Somalia. It grows in the Yemeni mountains west of Hadramawt as well as Dhofar and Asir. The trees grows up to nine feet high; they have rough bark and thorny branches. Myrrh was used in ancient times to preserve mummies. It was also used as a remedy for numerous infections, including leprosy and syphilis. Myrrh was also used by herbalists for relief from bad breath and for dental conditions.
In ancient Egypt myrrh has been used for centuries as an material in incense, perfumes, and for embalming and fumigations . In folk tradition it was helpful to cure muscular pains and in rheumatic plasters. it has been used to treat bleeding disorders and wounds in traditional china .Called mo yao in China, it has been used since at least 600B.C. Primarily as a wound herb and blood stimulant.
Uses and Benefits
Myrrh is effective in the following:
Myrrh are used in in mouthwashes to soothe mouth and throat irritations. it has a soothing effect on inflamed tissues in the mouth and throat.It give better results in digestion, diarrhea and immunity.It treats coughs, gum disease, wounds, candida, overactive thyroid and scanty menstruation
Not recommended during pregnancy as it is a uterine stimulant.its use is not prescribe in when breast-feeding or during early childhood. If it is taken orally then in some cases it has been shown to tighten the muscles of the uterus and promote menstrual blood flow. Because these actions could cause a miscarriage, pregnant women should avoid taking myrrh by mouth.
Excess dose via oral with a quantity of 2 grams to 4 grams of myrrh may have lead to:
If following symptoms occurs then consult to doctor
Tincture B.P. and U.S.P., 1/2 to 1 drachm.
Mouthwash or gargle solution: Add 30-60 drops of tincture to a glass of warm water .
it may increase the level of suger in blood if taking myrrh by mouth & may interfere with the effectiveness of medications used for the treatment of diabetes.
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