Myrrh resin (Commiphora myrrha) comes from the thorny shrub native to Southwestern Arabia and Northeastern Africa. The use of this herb dates back to the ancient Egyptians 7,000 years ago, who used it as part of the embalming process to preserve bodies and prepare them for their journey to the Afterworld. Other cultures made widespread use of the herb as well. It was a sacred herb for Ancient Hebrews, who used myrrh as an incense, perfume and medicine.
Myrrh resin is highly purifying on many levels. It is prized in cosmetics, indispensable in first aid and powerful in ceremony. The resin may be burned to create sacred smoke that consecrates spaces and cleanses the air. It is very protective and calming. Topically, the powdered resin may be applied to minor wounds to promote healing and reduce feelings of irritation. Resin tears may be used in the mouth for nearly all dental afflictions to alleviate the feeling of suffering and encourage health. It is commonly added to toothpastes and first aid ointments.
Our Myrrh Gum Resin is wildcrafted in Somalia.