Myrrh Essential Oil
Plant Origin: Ethiopia
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from gum/resin.
Shelf Life: 8 years in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
1 drop in a glass of water helps with pain and inflammation, relief for gums (Schnaubelt, 134).
Myrrh drains toxins from the kidneys during and after chemotherapy (Schnaubelt, 179).
Bone / Joint pain or discomfort: A blend of 50mL carrier with the following essential oils has consistently proved effective in relieving this type of pain. Myrrh (anti-inflammatory), Frankincense (analgesic, anti-inflammatory), Niaouli (analgesic, anti-inflammatory). "In an audit carried out in NHS Walsall during 2009 it gave partial or good relief to the 100% of patients who used it, being the only one in the audit to give relief to all users" (Price, 283).
Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis): Massage with myrrh as it is an anti-inflammatory oil that acts on the digestive system (Price, 267).
Myrrh is thought to promote menstrual flow in non-pregnant women suffering from amenorrhoea, or irregular or scanty menstruation (Price, 60-61).
Myrrh is thought to help balance mood swings in pregnant women (Price, 245).
Myrrh balances the production of thyroxin. Rose... advises that myrrh be used in inhalation in the early morning to stimulate and regulate the thyroid (Price, 99).
It is an effective wound healer from ancient times to the present... being specifically healing to bedsores, as it is highly antibacterial (Price, 211).
“It is specially valuable for wounds that are slow to heal, and for ‘weepy’ skin conditions, including weepy eczema and athlete’s foot” (Davis, 209).
“Myrrh is good for the gums, and quickly heals mouth ulcers and gum disorders” (Davis, 209).
“It is a very good pulmonary antiseptic, expectorant and astringent [i.e. it has a drying action on excess mucus] (Davis, 209).
Antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, athlete’s foot, bronchitis, dental health, diarrhea, dysentery, expectorant, fungicidal, halitosis, hemorrhoids, hyperthyroidism, ringworm, sedative, skin care, stretch marks, ulcers, wounds, wrinkles (Althea Press, 369).
Myrrh is a suitable oil for chronic pain (Buckle, 218).
Reduces inflammation, helps to heal boils, ulcers, weeping eczema, infected wounds, anti-fungal properties, athlete’s foot, chapped skin on lips or hands, rough and cracked skin on heels, mouth ulcers, gum infections, gingivitis, sore throat, strengthener for the digestive system, easing diarrhea, indigestion, flatulence, hemorrhoids, thrush, leukorrhea, itching (Purchon, 85).
“Myrrh is a powerful treatment for respiratory infections. Its cleansing and drying properties help to kill infection and loosen and remove mucus during attacks of asthma, bronchitis, coughs and colds” (Purchon, 85).
Wounds, mouth ulcers, dermatitis, bacterial infections, bronchitis, diarrhea, fungal infections, candida (Worwood, 403).
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Topical: Apply diluted directly to area of concern or bottoms of feet.
Ok for children 6+
It is recommended to avoid this essential oil during pregnancy and lactation.
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Inhalation: Diffuse or rub a drop on palms and inhale.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Internal: Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
Contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside the ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
Bicyclo [3.3.3] hept-2-ene-2-ethanol, 6,6-dimet 6.52%
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).
Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).
Althea Press. Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).
Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice (2003).
Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012).
Schnaubelt, PhD., Kurt. The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils (2011).
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.
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