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Fun fact: According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite transformed Myrrha, the daughter of the king of Cypress, into a shrub (Commiphora myrrha) as punishment for sexual deviancy.
Best known for its presentation as a gift to the baby Jesus, myrrh appeared several more times in the Holy Bible. Myrhh has been in use for its therapeutic value for over 3,000 years, and continues to be a powerhouse in the world of holistic medicine. Ancient Egyptians used myrrh to treat herpes and hay fever. Myrrh was also important to Greek soldiers who took myrrh into the battlefield with them, as its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties made it helpful for cleaning and healing wounds. Even today, healers all over the world are still using it. Tibetans use myrrh to help alleviate stress and nervous disorders, while the Chinese use it for arthritis, menstrual problems, sores, and hemorrhoids. Warm, rich, and spicy in scent, myrrh is a welcome addition to every aromatherapy kit.
Mixes well with: Allspice, basil, bergamot, clove, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, rosemary, sandalwood, spearmint, tangerine, tea tree, thyme, and ylang ylang.
Parts used: Oleoresin-gum
Extraction method: Steam distillation.
Safety Information: Avoid if pregnant. Do not use in high concentrations.