All the properties and uses of myrrh essential oil

All the properties and uses of myrrh essential oil

Essential oil

Myrrh essential oil is an essence rich in beneficial properties. In particular, it has proved to be an excellent cicatrizer.

The essential oil of myrrh is obtained from the Commiphora myrrhaI , more precisely from its resin . We are talking about a tree full of thorns , which grows in the semi-desert territories of the Arabian Peninsula and Africa.

These trees are characterized by the production of a resin, which is nothing but dried sap , which is collected due to its numerous uses. Myrrh, this is the name of the resin, was already used since ancient times : there are references to it also in the Bible and in many ancient religions.

Nowadays, myrrh is used for various purposes, including the creation of pharmaceutical products and perfumes and the distillation , through which essential oil is obtained.

The properties of myrrh essential oil

Myrrh essential oil is an essence rich in beneficial properties . First of all, it is excellent against fungi and bacteria . For this reason, it is used to fight infections of the oral cavity , both caused by bacteria, such as canker sores, and by fungi, such as candida.

Myrrh
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Another property of the essence of myrrh lies in its ability to influence our feelings and mood . In particular, it helps to get rid of our fears and gives a sense of optimism to those who use them. In addition, it is excellent against the symptoms of cooling diseases and is a valid antioxidant.

However, the most appreciated property of this essential oil is another: the healing one. In fact, according to a study published in the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Journal , the essence of myrrh would be able to accelerate the healing and closure of wounds .

Uses and contraindications

Myrrh essential oil can be used in several ways. First of all, it is possible to use it, by diluting a few drops in a glass of water, to gargle or rinse . This method will be useful for those who want to fight oral infections.

To take advantage of its benefits on our mood and to fight cooling diseases, it is possible to take the essence by air , spreading it in the air through an aroma diffuser.

The healing power, which it shares with lavender essential oil , can be exploited by spreading the essence on the skin , obviously after diluting a couple of drops in about 15ml of vegetable oil.

When used in moderate quantities, myrrh essential oil has no side effects . However, it is always good not to overdo the dosages. Do not use if pregnant and breastfeeding.

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ultimo aggiornamento: 19-04-2020

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