In ancient Egypt, Myrrh was burnt as an offering to the Sun-God Ra as the midday sun. It was also burnt in temples of Isis, while in Greece it was considered sacred to Adonis. Today it is usually used as an ingredient of protection and healing incense. Because of its pungent scent it is rarely burnt on its own. Myrrh increases the potency of any incense blend to which it is added. Genuine natural Myrrh. Available 60, 120 or 250g.
Myrrh resin is a natural gum. It has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense and medicine. It can also be ingested by mixing it with wine. Myrrh gum is waxy, and coagulates quickly. The gum is yellowish, and may be either clear or opaque. It darkens deeply as it ages, and white streaks emerge.
Myrrh gum is used for
- lung congestion
- arthritis pain
- and cancer.
In traditional Chinese medicine, myrrh is classified as bitter and spicy, with a neutral temperature. It is said to have special efficacy on the heart, liver, and spleen meridians, as well as “blood-moving” powers to purge stagnant blood from the uterus. It is therefore recommended for
- and circulatory problems
- and for amenorrhea
- and uterine tumors.
Myrrh’s uses are similar to those of frankincense, with which it is often combined in decoctions, liniments and incense. Ayurvedic medicine: Myrrh is used more frequently in Ayurveda and Unani medicine, which ascribe tonic and rejuvenative properties to the resin. It (daindhava) is utilized in many specially processed rasayana formulas in Ayurveda. However, non-rasayana myrrh is contraindicated when kidney dysfunction or stomach pain is apparent, or for women who are pregnant or have excessive uterine bleeding.
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