Myrrh has a long history as a perfume and incense with strong medicinal healing powers. It is known to invigorate blood, prevent gum disease, and alleviate pain.
Did you know?
- Myrrh is often used as an essential oil, though it can also be used in capsules, tinctures, decoctions, and teas.
- The essential oil can be used internally or externally to treat a wide variety of aches and pains, including coughs, wounds, menstrual cramps, and itching skin.
- Myrrh is more effective as an antioxidant than vitamin E.
- Myrrh can also be used to fight two common parasitic infections: trichomoniasis (a sexually transmitted disease), and giardiasis, an intestinal infection.