Myrrh, Frankincense Myrrh, Mukul Myrrh
(Commiphora Myrrha Engl)
We are wholesale suppliers and exporters of :-
, Myrrh Oil
, Myrrh Gum
, Frankincense Myrrh
A small tree which is the source of Herabol myrrh. The gum resin exudate
from wounds in the stem is pale yellow at first and later solidifies to
Indigenous to north-east Africa especially Somalia Island, Collected in
Saudi Arabia, Abyssinia, Iran, Thailand and sold in India bazaars.
the oil of myrrh was reported to contain 1-pinene, cadinene, limonene,
cuminaldehyde, eugenol, m-cresol, a tricyclic susquiterpene hydrocarbon
acetic acid, formic acid, and some other unidentified sesquiterpenes and
Myrrh is used in perfumery, mouth washes, Massage, diffuser, denifrices and
in religious ceremonies as incense. Because of its ability to preserve the
flesh myrrh oil was used as a cosmetic ingredient. It is reputed to reduce
wrinkles and preserve a youthful complexion. Egyptian women used myrrh in
their facial preparations. It has a slightly cooling effect on the skin, and
so would be especially useful in a hot dry climate. It has been used since
ancient times to prevent ageing and rejuvenate body and mind, it is very
specific for skin diseases. This is reported to be used by ancients for
embalming. Gum is stimulating, draining, purifying, toning, moderately
It is noteworthy that frankincense and myrrh were offered to Jesus Christ
in his infancy by the Eastern Sages. It is also used in athlete's foot,
coughs, cuts, eczema, irritated skin, mouth and gum infections, ringworm,
scanty periods, weeping sores and wrinkles. It promotes the growth of new
tissues, cicatrizes sores and wounds, calms pain. It is an important
rasayana. It is specially valuable for wounds that are slow to heal, for
weepy eczema, athlete's foot, ideal in skin creams for deep cracks on the
heels and hands.
The Egyptians used oil of myrrh for embalming, and later on their
priesthood discovered other ritual, medical, and cosmetic uses. The world
trade in such scents from nature has never declined since that time.
The gum is bitter, acrid and astringent, acrid after the process of
digestion, thermogenic, digestive, carminative, expectorant, intellect
promoting, aphrodisiac, anthelmintic, depurative, anti-inflammatory,
diuretic, sudorific, deodorant, ophthalmic, antiseptic, stimulant and tonic,
and is useful in vitiated conditions of vata, pitta and kapha,
stomatitis,dyspepsia, heminthiasis, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea and other
menstrual disorders, bronchitis, asthma, phthisis, ophthalmia, spongy gum,
pharyngodynia, rheumatoida arthirits, sciatica, wounds and ulcers,
inflammations, strangury and skin diseases.
Myrrh had many uses, in ancient Egypt and in modern aromatherapy. Then, as
now, Myrrh was indicated for healthy gums. Papyrus scrolls dating back to
2800 BC describe the use of many medicinal herbs, fine oils, incense and
perfumes; gums and oils like cedar and myrrh were used to embalm bodies.
The journey celebrated by all Christians recounting the birth of Jesus is
also believed to have begun in these parts. The Bible wrote of the three
wise men who brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to the manger in Bethlehem
where Jesus was born.
Myrrh is one of the few essential oils whose fragrance is said to improve
with time - so, age it well. However, be aware the oil can become gummy and
sticky possibly due to polymerization. The efficacy of myrrh for the
treatment of chronic wounds and ulcers is legendary. This is due to its
antiseptic, astringent, anti fungal (blended with tea tree
) and anti inflammatory properties.