Arabic Myrrh – from the authentic myrrh tree
Myrrh the biblical incense
For over 3000 years, the Egyptians used myrrh to the embalming of corpses, but also as a remedy. In the New Testament, the Magi brought myrrh (in addition to gold and incense) as a gift for the Christ child. Myrrh was widely known as part of perfumes. And indeed, myrrh has a warm, light spicy sweet scent, which characterized it as a pleasent perfume.
The origin of myrrh
'Myrrh' derives from Arabic ' murr' ('very bitter') and comes from the balsam tree family.
Myrrh is the resin of the myrrh tree, which can grow to over 3 m tall, a tree that grows in Africa and Arabia. Once the bark has a scarr, myrrh drifts out the bark and solidifies the wound. As the tree grows mainly in dry and hot areas, the plant can tolerate a climate of very little water.
Effect of myrrh
Contained in myrrh are essential oils that are disinfectant, however, if overdosed, it can lead to skin irritation.
It was also used to clean throat and mouth areas when people felt an inflammation. In this case, they made a tincture of myrrh to rinse the mouth (with warm water). At the same time, it also supports one’s appetite, and helped against circulatory problems and bad wound healing.
Myrrh has the following active ingredients: volatile oil, resin, mucilage, pectins and gum. The fragrance which smells so wonderful like balsamic has an anti-microbial effect and thus is also cancer-inhibiting. In addition, it is antiseptic and has a calming effect.
Once myrrh unfolds its warm, mild and spicy scent, one also feels a refreshing and cleaning of the air
- In an eco-paper bag 100 g
- Smoked resin
- Botanical: commiphora myrrha
- Quality: 100% natural product
- Volume approx. two handful (100g)
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