Myrrh Essential Oil Uses

Myrrh Essential Oil Uses

Myrrh was known to act as a pain-reliever, which is why the Romans mixed it to the sour wine and offered it to Yeshua on the cross.[1]

Recent studies and medicinal research has discovered that Myrrh is anti-infectious, antiviral, anti-parasitic, hormone-like, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hyperthyroid.  It soothes skin conditions and supports the immunity system.[2],[3]

Dr. Mohamed Rafi at Rutgers University discovered Myrrh to be anti-cancer and effective for prevention and treatment of breast and prostrate cancer, according to the Journal of Natural Products.[4]

Other uses include treating bronchitis, diarrhea, dysentery, hyperthyroidism, stretch marks and skin conditions, eczema, gingivitis, gum infections, asthma, athlete’s foot, thrush and vaginal thrush, ulcers, and viral hepatitis.[5],[6]

Nature magazine reported in an article entitled Analgesic Effects of Myrrh, that Myrrh promotes a feeling of security.[7] Many find just inhaling the fragrance lifts the spirit. Myrrh is high with sesquiterpenes, constituents that have a direct effect on the hypothalamus, pituitary, and amygdale, the seat of our emotions.


Other Myrrh Essential Oil Uses:

1. To help make canker sores disappear, apply one drop of Myrrh essential oil.

2. For an excellent mouthwash, mix 2-5 drops of Myrrh with water. Swish and rinse.

3. To help with gingivitis, rub 1-2 drops of Myrrh on gums.

4. For a warm, soothing aroma, drop 2-3 drops of Myrrh essential oil on a dried log of wood. Allow time to soak into wood, before placing in the fireplace.

5. Troublesome skin conditions? Rub 1 drop of Myrrh on blemish to help it go away.

6. For external wounds, mix 10 drops of Myrrh with 25 ml of water and apply directly to affected area.

7. For colds and/or bronchitis, mix 1ml of Myrrh with carrier oil in a 15ml bottle, to help with phlegm.

8. Use Myrrh for killing staphylococcus (wound bacteria).

9. For vitaligo (a skin condition where patches of skin lose pigmentation), blend Myrrh essential oil with Sandalwood essential oil and apply.

10. Apply Myrrh as nature’s pain reliever.

Rebecca Park Totilo is a bestselling author of 52 books including, “Heal With Essential Oil: Nature’s Medicine Chest” and “Heal With Oil: How to Use the Essential Oils of Ancient Scripture.”

[1] Dolara, P.  Analgesic Effects of Myrrh. Nature.  4 January 1996.

[2] Essential Oils Desk Reference.  Essential Science Publishing.

[3] Farres-Hall, Gill.  The Aromatherapy Bible.  Sterling Publishing.  Page 314.

[4] Rutgers University professor and co-researcher, Mohamed M.  Rafi, Ph.D., identified an anti-cancer compound in Myrrh and believed it could be developed into a potent drug for the prevention and treatment of breast and prostrate cancer.  This information was published in the Journal of Natural Products on November 26, 2001.

[5] Essential Oils Desk Reference.  Essential Science Publishing.

[6] Sibley, Veronica.  Aromatherapy Solutions: Essential oils to lift the mind, body, and spirit.

[7] Dolara, P.  Analgesic Effects of Myrrh. Nature.  4 January 1996.