<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Myrrh
  • Not to be used during pregnancy.
  • Not to be used in association with excessive uterine bleeding.
  MYRRH   
 

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(Commiphora molmol)
Common names: Gum Myrrh, Karan, Mirra Balsam Odendron.
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Parts used: Resin (gum). Methods Used: Water extraction, powder, burning.

Spiritual Uses: This resin has been used as an incense and anointment since prehistoric times.

Burn by itself or in mixed incenses for exorcism, healing, meditation, purification, and cleansing.

The ancient Egyptians believed that the scent of burning Myrrh pleased the gods.

Physical Uses: Myrrh has been used as an antiseptic/disinfectant and is believed to be effective as a mouthwash and gargle when used for sore gums and teeth, mouth and throat sores, asthma, coughs and congestion.

Internally, it was used as a treatment for inflamed gums, loose teeth, and bad breath.

Used as a wash for stubborn sores or wounds.

For external use, it has been mixed with equal amounts of Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia) and infused to make a bath or wash to use when treating typhoid fever.

Sprinkle Myrrh powder into cleaned wounds for continual disinfection. This is especially good with 'weeping' wounds.

Preparation:

TEA:

  1. Boil 1 pint of water. Allow to stand for 30 seconds.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of powdered Myrrh. Stir briefly and cover.
  3. Allow to steep for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Strain through fine cloth.
  5. Store, covered, in a cool place.
  6. Dosage: 1 teaspoon 5-6 times a day.

SWEET BREATH TEA:

  1. Mix equal quantities of Myrrh and chopped Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). Place in tightly sealed container.
  2. Boil 1 cup of water. Allow to stand for 30 seconds.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of Myrrh/Goldenseal mix. Stir briefly and cover.
  4. Allow to steep for 5-6 minutes.
  5. Strain out herbs and discard.
  6. Dosage: 1 teaspoon 5-6 times a day.

MOUTHWASH / GARGLE:

  1. Boil 1 pint of water. Allow to stand 30 seconds.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of powdered Myrrh and 1 teaspoon of Boric Acid to water. Stir briefly and cover.
  3. Allow to steep for hour.
  4. Strain through fine cloth.
  5. Store, covered, in a cool place.
  6. Use as necessary.

WASH WATER:

  1. Mix equal amounts of chopped Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia)
    and ground Myrrh.
  2. Pour 1 quart of boiling water over the herbs, stir and cover.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Allow to steep for 20 minutes.
  5. Strain and discard the herbs.
  6. Use the water to wash the patient with when treating typhoid fever.
 
 
     
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