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THE BENEFITS OF THE USE OF MYRRH
IN HERBAL PREPARATIONS
KNOWN HERBAL FORMULAS OF MYRRH
Myrrh has been accepted and used by our culture in a day when herbs are being scrutinized by the FDA, pharmaceutical drug companies and the medical profession. For example, many dental hygiene companies use myrrh in toothpastes and mouthwashes, numerous skin care products contain myrrh oil, it can be found in antibacterial ointments and many herbal companies use myrrh as an ingredient in formulas to be used internally. Following, lists some of the products that contain myrrh.
Dr. Christopher’s Original Formulas:
X-Ceptic Formula: Myrrh with white oak bark, golden seal, comfrey, garlic, and cayenne. Used as an external antibacterial tincture.
Anti-Spasmodic Formula: Myrrh with skullcap, lobelia, cayenne, valerian, black cohosh, and skunk cabbage. Used to calm the nervous system (Your Guide 17-21).
Re-Zist Formula: Myrrh combined with Echinacea, golden seal, wild indigo and cayenne. Used for conditions when the body’s resistance is low. The recommended dosage is ½ to 2 ml, 2 to 6 times a day not to exceed ten days at a time. Not for usage during pregnancy.
Di-Jest Formula: Myrrh with peppermint, ginger, fennel, golden seal, gentian, and cayenne. Used internally as a digestive aid for gastrointestinal upsets (Goldman and Kamhi 13-24).
Alternative Health & Herbal Remedies:
Myrrh Herbal Poultice with Comfrey Leaf: Myrrh with comfrey leaf, slippery elm and lobelia. Used externally for bed sores, chicken pox, cuts, skin eruptions, and as a disinfectant (Herbal Remedies).
Young Living Essential Oils:
Abundance: Myrrh essential oil with cinnamon, frankincense, patchouli, orange, clove, ginger, and spruce oils. Used for its ability to enhance the frequency of the energy field that surrounds us and for its antiviral and antifungal properties.
Exodus II: Myrrh essential oil with cassia, hyssop, frankincense, spikenard, galbanum, cinnamon bark, and calamus oils. Used for immune-stimulating and antiviral properties.
Hope: Myrrh essential oil with Melissa officinalis, spruce, and juniper oils. Used to uplifta person that feels hopeless. May help someone dealing with suicidal depression.
Humility: Myrrh essential oil with frankincense, rose, rosewood, ylang ylang, geranium, Melissa officinalis, spikenard and neroli oils. Used in helping someone forgive.
White Angelica: Myrrh essential oil with ylang ylang, rose, Melissa officinalis, sandalwood, geranium, spruce, hyssop, bergamot, and rosewood oils. Used to bring a sense of strength and protection. Neutralizes negative energy (Essential Oils Desk Reference).
Tom’s of Maine (Dental Products):
Natural Anti-gingivitis Toothpaste, Propolis & Myrrh Floride-Free Toothpaste,
Anti-plaque Flat and Round Flosses (Tom’s).
Dermaxime (Skin care products):
Clarifying Toner, Moisturizing Hand and Body Lotion, Nail and Cuticle Balm, Rejuvenating Neck cream, Rejuvenating Eye Gel-Cream, and Nourishing and Refreshing Foot Cream (Dermaxime).
VITA-MYR Mouthwash and Toothpaste, Myrrh and Clove Soap (Vita-Myr).
Five natural toothpastes and tooth gels containing myrrh (Logona).
This company sells a product for livestock animals called Utrona Tablets. The indications for this product are genito urinary infections, urolithiasis, urethritis, cystitis, pyeritis, urethrotomy, and for use as a galactegogue and anti-inflammatory agent. It also has restorative and pyelonephritic properties (Shelter).
Other Combinations on the market:
Parthenium and Myrrh Combination: used to fight infections of the lymphatic and respiratory systems, relieve pain, increase production of mucosal fluids while decreasing their thickness, and increase immune response in the body. Traditionally this formula has been used to treat blood poisoning, eczema, infections, fevers, earaches, swollen glands and abscesses.
Capsicum and Myrrh Combination: Used to treat ulcers and other inflammations in the digestive system, reduce pain and inflammations, increase blood circulation, increase production of digestive fluids and enzymes and has laxative and antiseptic properties (Pederson 207, 280).
These are just some of the products available on the market today containing myrrh. Myrrh’s usage seems to continue to be accepted by dentists and health practitioners during the twenty-first century. So far it has had no hindrances from the FDA regarding internal usage.
by Rebecca Joy Knottnerus