Myrrh Gum Resin

Myrrh Gum Resin

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Many ancient texts extol the healing properties of Myrrh as a cleansing, purifying agent and it continues to be a proven and popular remedy today. In the early 20th century myrrh was still being used in hospitals to treat bed sores. Myrrh's antifungal, antiseptic and astringent actions makes it a specific in the treatment of infections in the mouth such as mouth ulcers, gingivitis, and phyorrhoea. Used as a gargle it can help with laryngitis and respiratory complaints; it is both expectorant and a stimulant of circulation and finds many uses in the treatment of the common cold. Externally it is healing and antiseptic for wounds and abrasions and can be applied diluted with a carrier oil or used sparingly as a tincture. Myrrh is a useful agent for treating thrush, (Candida albicans) and athlete's foot fungal infections. Spiritual uses Inhale the scent of the burning incense or crushed myrrh resin, more properly called oleo-gum-resin, to awaken you awareness of the spiritual reality behind our everyday existence. It is a great tool to use before prior to or during religious rituals as it strengthens the link between our crown and base chakras. The result is expanded awareness, the calming of fears and halting the questions concerning the future. It is helpful in evoking tranquility, calms the nervous system, promotes healing, and eases sorrow and grief by helping to heal the wounds caused by the feelings of loss and rejection. Myrrh may be sniffed prior to meditation to achieve a fitting mood bringing a connection between the chakras. Or the resin may be burned and the scent inhaled with visualization to speed healing of the physical body.