Myrrh Herbal Remedies
Myrrh tincture diluted in a little water is mainly used as a gargle or wash for gum problems and mouth sores, tonsillitis, and sore throat. It is applied externally for herpes and skin inflammation. Myrrh is used internally as well for bronchitis, chronic cough, and tonsillitis. Research shows that myrrh may reduce cholesterol levels. Myrrh has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of WARM.
Myrrh Proper Dose
|Myrrh Tincture||1-2 droppersful daily|
Myrrh Reference Information
|Latin Name||Commiphora molmol|
|Part Used||Gum Resin|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, essential oil, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Integumentary system, Respiratory system, Urinary system|
|Cautions||Contraindicated during pregnancy and if you have excessive uterine bleeding. Myrrh may cause irritation of the kidneys and diarrhea in susceptible individuals when taken in large amounts (over 4 grams).|
|Botanical Info||A small spiny tree or arid regions from the Torchwood family.|
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