Myrrh Essential Oil Properties and Uses

Myrrh Essential Oil Properties

plant origin: Somalia

medicinal properties: Anti-infectious, antiviral, antiparasitic, hormone-like, anti-inflammatory, antihyperthyroid, and helps support the immune system.

traditional uses: Middle Eastern people have used Myrrh for skin conditions, such as cracked or chapped skin and wrinkles.  Myrrh has commonly been used in oral hygiene products.

other uses: Bronchitis, diarrhea, dysentery, hyperthyroidism, stretch marks, skin cancer, thrush, ulcers, vaginal thrush, and viral hepatitis.  Myrrh helps with asthma, athlete’s foot, Candida, coughs, eczema, digestion, fungal infection, gingivitis, gum infections, hemorrhoids, mouth ulcers, ringworm, sore throats, and skin conditions such as wounds, cracked skin and wrinkles.

application: Apply topically on location or use in massage oil. It also may be used as incense many believe Myrrh promotes spiritual awareness and is uplifting.

note: Myrrh essential oil is high with sesquiterpenes constituents that have a direct effect on the hypothalamus, pituitary, and amygdale, the seat of our emotions.


uses for myrrh

  • To help make canker sores disappear, apply one drop of Myrrh oil.
  • For an excellent mouthwash, mix 2-5 drops of Myrrh oil with water.  Swish and rinse.
  • To help with gingivitis, rub 1-2 drops of Myrrh oil on gums.
  • For a warm, soothing aroma, drop 2-3 drops of Myrrh oil on a dried log of wood.  Allow time to soak into wood before placing in the fireplace.
  • Troublesome skin conditions?  Rub 1 drop of Myrrh oil on blemish to help it vanish.
  • For external wounds, mix 10 drops of Myrrh oil with 25 ml of water and apply directly to affected area.
  • For colds and/or bronchitis, mix 1 ml of Myrrh oil with a carrier oil in a 15 ml bottle to help with phlegm.
  • Use Myrrh oil for killing staphylococcus (wound bacteria).
  • For vitaligo (a skin condition where patches of skin lose pigmentation), blend Myrrh oil with Sandalwood oil and apply.
  • Apply Myrrh as a pain reliever.