Myrrh, Wild Essential Oil
Latin Name: Commiphora myrrha
Part of plant: Resin
Chemical Componants: furanoeudesma-1,3 diene, curzerene, lindestrene, 2 methoxyfuranodiene
Aroma Character: warm, sweet-spicy, balsamic
Myrrh is a shrubby bush or small tree with gnarled branches, aromatic leaves and white flowers. Incisions into the bark produce a yellow resin that hardens into red-brown 'tears' and the Essential Oil is steam-distilled from these 'tears' of hardened resin.
Myrrh is the first choice to treat athlete's foot, chronic wounds, ulcers and gum infections, and can also be used as a tincture. Its healing reputation stretches back more than four thousand years, and ancient Greek soldiers carried Myrrh into battle for psychic protection and first aid. Overall, Myrrh is healing, soothing and restorative.