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Myrrh Raw Dried Resin Cut - 100 g - Herbal Collection

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Myrrh Raw Dried granules - 100 g - Herbal Collection
Commiphora myrrha



May help with


  • Relaxing, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory
  • Evokes a sacred sense of calm
  • Burned as an air purifying agent, clears and lifts the mood
  • Purify the atmosphere in your home or environment
  • Enhancing your senses
  • Grounding your connection during meditation
  • Helps the body fights against infections
  • 100% pure, dried Myrrh resin


Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Myrrh


Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org


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plant name


Balsamier myrrh, myrrh


International Latin denomination


Commiphora myrrha ssp. (Nees) Eng. var. molmol or Commiphora molmol , Commiphora habessinica (Berg) Engl., Commiphora schimperi (Berg) Engl.


botanical family




Description and habitat


  • Small thorny trees from Ethiopia, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, reaching 3 to 5 m in height, introduced in India, Iran and Thailand
  • Gnarled branches, ending at right angles with sharp needles, deciduous leaves, orange-red flowers and pointed fruits
  • Myrrh is a resinous gum that naturally oozes from the trunk, and this is incised to activate the flow


History and tradition


  • Used for perfumes, incense and embalming, Balsami Myrrh symbolizes suffering
  • She was one of the three gifts brought by the Magi to the child Jesus (gold, frankincense and myrrh )
  • Ancestral medicine from ancient Egypt
  • Pleasant, camphorous, spicy and warm fragrance like an animal smell
    • Mythology: Myrrha , pregnant by her father, was driven out and found refuge in Arabia, Aphrodite changed her body into a tree and her blood into sap, Adonis will be born from its trunk, from her tears flow the tears of myrrh
  • Mecca Balsam is produced by Commiphora gileadensis
    • According to Herodotus (5th century BC): "Arabia is the only country which produces frankincense , myrrh , cassia and.. cinnamon , the frankincense-bearing trees are guarded by winged serpents of small stature and different colors." [1]
    • Diodorus of Sicily wrote, in the second half of the 1st century BC, that "all Arabia exhales a delicate perfume, even sailors passing through Arabia can smell the strong odor which gives health and vigor"
    • Since ancient times, the genus Commiphora , made up of more than 200 species, has been exploited as medicine to treat pain, skin infections, inflammatory diseases, diarrhea and periodontal disease.


Parts used


  • Gum-resin, tree exudate that oozes from cracks in the tree's bark, hardens as it dries, turns a red-orange color
  • Essential oil


Dosage forms available



Usual dosages




Main components of the plant



Main components of buds or young shoots


Main components of essential oil





Plant properties


  • Antiseptic, antibacterial [2] against Enterococcus [3] , Escherichia coli , Staphylococcus aureus , Pseudomonas aeruginosa , Candida albicans [4] , Trichomonas vaginalis [5]
  • Anti-ulcer, gastric protection (protects against ulcers induced by indomethacin) by induction of mucus production, production of prostaglandins, and by antioxidant effect [6]
  • Astringent, expectorant, hypocholesterolemic, hypoglycemic
  • Healing
  • Antioxidant, protection against peroxidation due to singlet oxygen
  • Anti-inflammatory and analgesic [7] , [8] ( mansumbinone , mansumbinoic acid , myrrhanol A , myrrhanone B )
  • Opiate-like major analgesic ( furanoeudesma-1,3-diene , curzarene ) which induces the release of opioid peptides, action on opiate receptors, analgesic, mildly anesthetic
  • Amplifies the immune response, induces the release of interleukin-6, reduces the secretion of ACTH and cortisol which decrease the immune response
  • Anticancer: induction of apoptosis of tumor cells and their genes ( sesquiterpenes ) and control of angiogenesis ( triterpenes )
  • Inhibition of Bcl 2 protein overexpressed in prostatic and breast carcinoma cells, low cytotoxic activity of furanosesquiterpenoids against a breast tumor cell line MCF-7 [10]
  • Would stimulate the thyroid gland (?), emmenagogue
  • pest control


Bud properties


Properties of essential oil


  • Mainly healing
  • Antifungal (''Candida albicans'') [11]




Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


  • Remarkable action in mouthwashes in the affections of the oral cavity and the oropharynx, mouth ulcers, gingivitis, pyorrhea, pharyngitis, sinusitis, sore throat, as analgesic and healing, colds, stuffy nose
  • Prevention of gastric ulcers with NSAIDs
  • Intestinal disorders, diarrhea, irritable colon (with chamomile and coffee charcoal ) [12]
  • Schistosomiasis (10 mg/kg for 3 to 6 days) [13] , property questioned for a commercial product [14]
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Various pains
  • External route: treatment of wounds, acne, boils, prevention of bedsores
  • Cancer (?)


Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


  • Gingivitis, mucositis, candidiasis of the oral cavity


Known or suspected mode of action


Usual formulations





Possible side effects and precautions for use


Bibliographic references


  1. Aller↑ Tonkal AM, Morsy TA. An update review on Commiphora molmol and related species. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2008 Dec;38(3):763-96. PMID 19209761
  2. Aller↑ Rahman MM, Garvey M, Piddock LJ, Gibbons S. Antibacterial terpenes from the oleo-resin of Commiphora molmol (Engl.). Phytother Res. 2008 Oct;22(10):1356-60. PMID 18570217
  3. Aller↑ Anand S, Rajan M, Venkateshbabu N, Kandaswamy D, Shravya Y, Rajeswari K. Evaluation of the Antibacterial Efficacy of Azadirachta Indica, Commiphora Myrrha, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Against Enterococcus Faecalis using Real Time PCR. Open Dent J. 2016 May 11;10:160-5. doi: 10.2174/1874210601610010160. eCollection 2016. PMID 27386000
  4. Aller↑ Dolara P, Corte B, Ghelardini C, Pugliese AM, Cerbai E, Menichetti S, Lo Nostro A. Local anesthetic, antibacterial and antifungal properties of sesquiterpenes from myrrh. PlantaMed. 2000 May;66(4):356-8. PMID 10865454
  5. Aller↑ El-Sherbiny GM, el Sherbiny ET. The Effect of Commiphora molmol (Myrrh) in Treatment of Trichomoniasis vaginalis infection. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. 2011;13(7):480-486. Full Text
  6. Aller↑ al-Harbi MM, Qureshi S, Raza M, Ahmed MM, Afzal M, Shah AH. Gastric antiulcer and cytoprotective effect of Commiphora molmol in rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 1997 Jan;55(2):141-50. PMID 9032627
  7. Aller↑ Su S, Hua Y, Wang Y, Gu W, Zhou W, Duan JA, Jiang H, Chen T, Tang Y. Evaluation of the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of individual and combined extracts from Commiphora myrrha, and Boswellia carterii. J Ethnopharmacol. 2012 Jan 31;139(2):649-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2011.12.013. PMID 22178177 .
  8. Aller↑ Su S, Wang T, Duan JA, Zhou W, Hua YQ, Tang YP, Yu L, Qian DW. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of different extracts of Commiphora myrrha. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Mar 24;134(2):251-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2010.12.003. PMID 21167270
  9. Aller↑ Germano A, Occhipinti A, Barbero F, Maffei ME. A Pilot Study on Bioactive Constituents and Analgesic Effects of MyrLiq®, a Commiphora myrrha Extract with a High Furanodiene Content. Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:3804356. doi: 10.1155/2017/3804356. PMID 28626756 ; PMCID: PMC5463107.
  10. Aller↑ Nanqun Zhu, Hiroe Kikuzaki, Shuqun Sheng, Shengmin Sang, Mohamed M. Rafi, Mingfu Wang, Nobuji Nakatani, Robert S. DiPaola, Robert T. Rosen, Chi-Tang Ho. Furanosesquiterpenoids of Commiphora myrrha. Journal of Natural Products 2001 64 (11), 1460-1462. PMID 11720534
  11. Aller↑ Nikolic M, Smiljkovic M, Markovic T, et al. Sensitivity of clinical isolates of Candida to essential oils from Burseraceae family. EXCLUSIVE Journal. 2016;15:280-289. doi:10.17179/excli2014-621. Full Text
  12. Aller↑ Albrecht U, Müller V, Schneider B, Stange R. Efficacy and safety of a herbal medicinal product containing myrrh, chamomile and coffee charcoal for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders: a non-interventional study. BMJ Open Gastroenterology. 2014;1(1):e000015. doi:10.1136/bmjgast-2014-000015. Full Text
  13. Aller↑ Sheir Z, Nasr AA, Massoud A, Salama O, Badra GA, El-Shennawy H, Hassan N, Hammad SM. Am J Too Med Hyg. 2001 Dec;65(6):700-4.A safe, effective, herbal antischistosomal therapy derived from myrrh. PMID 11791960
  14. Aller↑ Barakat R, Elmorshedy H, Fenwick A. Efficacy of myrrh in the treatment of human Schistosomiasis mansoni. Am J Too Med Hyg. 2005 Aug;73(2):365-7. PMID 16103605
  • Grandi M et al. Myrrh: therapeutic activity in oncology. Phytotherapy (2004) No. 5:142-147
  • Fleurentin Jacques. Healers and medicinal plants of Yemen. In the land of incense, aloe and coffee. Ed. Karthala. 2004.
  • Tonkal AM, Morsy TA. An update review on Commiphora molmol and related species. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2008 Dec;38(3):763-96. PMID 19209761
  • Tipton DA, Lyle B, Babich H, Dabbous MKh. In vitro cytotoxic and anti-inflammatory effects of myrrh oil on human gingival fibroblasts and epithelial cells. Toxicol In Vitro. 2003 Jun;17(3):301-10. PMID 12781209
  • Tipton DA, Hamman NR, Dabbous MKh. Effect of myrrh oil on IL-1beta stimulation of NF-kappaB activation and PGE(2) production in human gingival fibroblasts and epithelial cells. Toxicol In Vitro. 2006 Mar;20(2):248-55. PMID 16112536


Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

Do not exceed the daily dose.


This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.


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Here are some ways to use myrrh resin: In food and beverages Myrrh can add flavor to food and drinks. 


Topically Myrrh can be applied directly to the mouth for canker sores, sore gums, bad breath, and more. 


It can also be used for hemorrhoids, bedsores, wounds, and more. 


You can add one or two drops of myrrh oil to your moisturizer or lotion to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. 


In incense You can add a few pieces of myrrh resin to the center of a charcoal briquette in an incense burner with salt. 


The salt helps the incense burn longer and with less smoke. 


In water or tea You can add one to two drops of myrrh resin to water or tea, two to four times a day. 


In dental rinse You can marinate myrrh resin in water for a few days in an enclosed container to use as a dental rinse.