What is Myrrh Gum,Middle Eastern Meetiga or Arabian Myrrh,how to use this resin?
- Myrrh (mo yao,Mo Yao ) Myrrha.
- Botanical Description and Legend of Commiphora Myrrha.
- Commiphora Myrrha Phytochemicals and Constituents.
- Indications and Applications:Commiphora Myrrha.
- Commiphora Myrrha Common Action and Uses.
- Combinations and Suggestions:Commiphora Myrrha.
- Commiphora Myrrha Other Species.
- Research Update:Myrrh,Commiphora Myrrha.
Indications and Applications:Commiphora Myrrha.:
Traditional uses: Activates blood circulation and transforms blood stasis, alleviates pain, reduces swelling, and aids regeneration of damaged tissues
Myrrh is believed to have been used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming mummies, the oil is a perfume fixative, crushed and mixed with powdered charcoal to make ink, burnt in houses and in the bush to chase away snakes and can be used to decrease libido. In commerce, additive in mouth wash, flavour in drinks, sweets, cakes and soups, adhesive for labels etc.
Traditional applications: Abdominal pain due to blood stasis syndrome, including dysmenorrhea, stomach ache, and intestinal infection; amenorrhea; pain due to trauma and boils
The resin is used by the Chinese to prepare herbal medicines. The essential oil is used in different parts of the world for asthma, bronchitis; for mature and wrinkled skin; gargle for mouth ulcers and thrush; cleanser for the womb etc.
Effects: Myrrh is effective in the following:Arthritis,Bronchitis,Colds,Cough,Digestive Problems,Mouth and Gum Problems,Stimulates Immune System,Promoting blood circulation to relieve pain, subduing swelling and promoting tissue regeneration. Myrrh are used in in mouthwashes to soothe mouth and throat irritations. it has a soothing effect on inflamed tissues in the mouth and throat.It give better results in digestion, diarrhea and immunity.It treats coughs, gum disease, wounds, candida, overactive thyroid and scanty menstruation
Indications: aphthous ulcers, pharyngitis, respiratory catarrh, furunculosis; topically for wounds and abrasions,It is also used in different perfumes, toothpastes, lotions, and other modern toiletries. It can be the reason why the mummy extracted from the pyramid does not smell bad. The medical importance of myrrh was understood long ago. And so, it was used as anti- inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-septic and anti-catarrhal actions. Myrrh work as expectorant which over the dry cough into moist cough and thus improve the condition of the patient. As, it is easy to cough out the moist cough then dry cough so it is use widely for patients with inflammation of respiratory tract.
Properties: Anti microbial.Anti fungal.Astringent and healing.Anti catarrhal.Anti-inflammatory.Antispasmodic.Tonic and stimulant.Carminative.Stomachic.Expectorant.Diaphoretic.Vulnerary.Locally Antiseptic.Immune Stimulant.Bitter.Circulatory Stimulant.Alterative, analgesic, antifungal, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, emmenagogue, expectorant, antispasmodic, disinfectant, immune stimulant, circulatory stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vulnerary
It is bitter in flavour and neutral in nature, acts on the heart, liver spleen channels. Being bitter for dispersion and purgation relieving blood and Qi stasis, promoting blood circulation to relieve pain, subsiding swelling and promoting tissue regeneration, the drug has the function similar to that of Resina Olibani but stronger. It is used to treat pain in the chest and abdomen caused by stasis in the blood division, traumatic ecchymoses, swelling and pain caused by furuncles and carbuncles, arthralgia due to wind-dampness, and other syndromes. Myrrha and Resina olibani are frequently used together for their mutual reinforcement, or synergism.
Myrrh is a pungent, exciting, astringent, carminative, astringent and aromatic herb, which has good antiseptic and expectorant properties. It is helpful to relieve spasms, assist healing, fight inflammation, and reduce digestive discomfort. Myrrh contains polysaccharides, triterpenoids, triterpene acids and important oil containing sesquiterpenes and furano sesquiterpenes. Myrrh is used in stain form internally for stomach complaints and chest problems, such as bronchial infection, as well as menstrual problems.
Actions: antimicrobial, antifungal, astringent and healing, tonic and stimulant, carminative, stomachic, anticatarrhal, expectorant, diaphoretic, vulnerary, locally antiseptic, immune stimulant, bitter, circulatory stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic
1.For treatment of stabbing pain in stomach and epigastrium due to stasis in the blood division and various pain in heart and abdomen: it is usually used in combination with Resina Olibani, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae, and other herbs with the effect of promoting blood circulation to relieve pain; For treatment of mass in the abdomen of women, it is frequently used together with Semen Persicae, Radix Paeoniae Rubra, Cortex Moutain Radicis, Rhizoma Sparganii, Rhizoma Zedoariae, and other herbs with the effects of relieving blood stasis and resolving mass in the abdomen.
2.For treatment of furuncles and carbuncle in the early stage: it is always used in combination with Resina Olibani, Flos Lonicerae, Squama Manitis, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, and other drugs having the effects of relieving blood stasis and subsiding swelling; For treatment of pain due to traumatic ecchymoses, it is usually used together with Resina Olibani, Muschus, Flos Carthami, and other herbs with the effect of relieving blood stasis and pain.
3.Emotionally strengthening and empowering: Myrrh is emotionally strengthening and empowering. It contains antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory compounds.It has traditionally been used for aging skin.
4.Anti-microbial agent: Myrrh is an effective anti-microbial agent that has been shown to work in two complementary ways. Primarily, it stimulates the production of white blood corpuscles (with their anti-pathogenic actions), and secondarily, it has a direct anti-microbial effect. It finds specific use in the treatment of infections in the mouth such as mouth ulcers, gingivitis, phyorrhea, as well as the catarrhal problems of pharyngitis and sinusitis. It may also help with laryngitis and respiratory complaints. It combines well with Echinacea for infections and similar problems. It is often used as part of an approach to the treatment of the common cold. Occasionally, myrrh tincture is diluted with water or other liquids and used as a wash to treat hemorrhoids or as a douche to relieve vaginal irritation. Because of its anti-fungal properties it can be used as a vaginal wash for thrush or in a footbath for athlete's foot.
5.Healing: Externally, it can be healing and antiseptic for wounds and abrasions. Stimulates the production of white blood cells regeneration of skin cells, assists in the healing of wounds. Myrrh treats eczema, wounds, wrinkles and has very good mollifying qualities.
6.Prevent heart disease: Myrrh may also help prevent heart disease. Preliminary Indian studies suggest that it reduces cholesterol. The herb may also help prevent the internal blood clots that trigger heart attack.
7.Ethno-botanical information: Myrrh is used in traditional medicine in particular by women who fumigate their body for health care. It is also used to treat maladies of cattle and camels. Myrrh is smoked to repel snakes
8.Myrrh scent: When burned, it produces a smoke that is heavy, bitter and somewhat phenolic in scent, which may be tinged with a small vanillic sweetness. Unlike other resins, myrrh expands and blooms when burned instead of melting. Myrrh was used as an embalming ointment and was used, as penitential incense in funerals and cremations. The scent can be used in mixtures of incense, to provide an earthy element to the overall smell, and as an additive to wine, a practice alluded to by ancient authorities.
9.Poison: This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy because of its emmenagogic activity. It is advisable to dilute myrrh before use and administer moderate doses. Allergic reactions have been observed.
10.Mental clarity: Use of myrrh imparts a cooling, calming effect, combating apathy and increasing mental clarity and focus.
11.Veterinary practice: Myrrh is also administered as horse tincture in veterinary practice for healing wounds.
Besides, it is applicable for treatment of numbness and pain due to wind-dampness, scrofula, subcutaneous nodule, and so on.
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