Myrrh Gum Resin From The Apothecary Egypt
Our rare Myrrh Gum Resin is wildcrafted from the wilderness of Ethiopia. Highly sought after and exported to herbal companies in Europe, USA & Canada. Myrrh gum is a highly aromatic resin that has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians.
The Rich History of Myrrh Gum Resin
Through the time span of its rich history and usage, myrrh’s fragrant and alluring aroma has been an inspiration to writers, poets, aristocrats, merchants, priests and civilizations, and has held an esteemed position in many cultures as an effective medicinal herb. The name myrrh comes from the Arabic word morr which means “bitter.”
In fifth century B.C., Herodotus noted that the Egyptians used myrrh as an embalming agent.
Myrrh Is an oily, gelatinous substance obtained from the various species of the Commiphora tree (e.g. Commiphora myrrha, Commiphora molmol), which grows in tropical and subtropical areas such as Somalia, Ethiopia and southern Arabian Peninsula. The Myrrh gum is created naturally without the need for incisions, as the soft and pale-yellow juice flows naturally from the Commiphora tree, it becomes hard, dark and redder as it dries. The size of the gum can vary in size from a pea to the size of a large walnut.
During the time of Christ, myrrh was one of the most highly valued commodities in trade and was cherished as a precious oil. It was used by the Hebrew people to anoint the altar and sacred vessels of the Jewish Temple, and was one of the three gifts given by the Wise Men to Jesus Christ when they paid Him tribute
Myrrh was among the 65 herbs that Samuel Thomson used regularly in his herbal practice. Samuel Thomson was a self-taught American herbalist, who brought an herbal revolution to the United States that angered doctors of his day. Time after time he proved that herbs could be more effective than medicines such as mercury that were being used in the late 1700’s. He was particularly fond of myrrh’s antiseptic and cleansing properties. Dr. John R. Christopher, was a Naturopath and Herbalist who practiced and taught herbology in the mid-1900’s during a time when herbs were scorned by the medical profession at large. The School of Natural Healing, was one of the legacies Dr. Christopher left behind that contains much of his herbal knowledge and experience. In this book, he says, “Myrrh stimulates the flow of blood to the capillaries and gives a warm and pleasant sensation of the stomach. It increases the number of white blood corpuscles up to four times of the original, when there is a need for fighting infection, and quickens the heart action. It enhances the eliminative function of the mucous membranes in the bronchi and genito-urinary tract, at the same time disinfecting those tissues and reducing mucus discharge from those specific areas.”
Ingredients: 100% Wildcrafted Myrrh Gum Resin Powder (Commiphora myrrha)
Uses and Preparation: As recommended by your herbal practitioner.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place.
Disclaimer: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.