What is Myrrh Gum,Middle Eastern Meetiga or Arabian Myrrh,how to use this resin?
- Basic Botanical Information of Myrrh.
- Botanical Description and Legend of Commiphora Myrrha.
- Commiphora Myrrha:Phytochemicals and Constituents.
- Indications and Applications:Commiphora Myrrha.
- Commiphora Myrrha Common Action and Uses.
- Commiphora Myrrha:Combinations,Administration and Suggestions.
- Commiphora Myrrha:Other Relative Species.
- Research Update:Myrrh,Commiphora Myrrha.
Applications and Properties:
Emotionally strengthening and empowering.
Stomach and Mouth.
Stabbing pain in stomach and epigastrium due to stasis in the blood division and various pain in heart and abdomen.
Furuncles and carbuncle in the early stage treatment.
Myrrh Gum is also known by the names Mu Yao, Bola, Myrrh Tree, and Balasmodendron Myrrha. Myrrh is a large shrub (or small tree) indigenous to Northeast Africa, and collected in Southern Arabia and Iran. The part of this plant used medicinally is the resin. Myrrh is referred to in the Bible. Myrrh was used as a wine preservative in the ancient world. It was used by Egyptians in embalming mixtures. It was also used as an aromatic for perfumes, funerals, and insect repellents. Ancient Greek and Roman physicians used the herb to treat wounds, and prescribed it internally as a digestive aid and menstruation promoter. It was also used as a remedy for numerous infections, including leprosy and syphilis. Myrrh was an important trade item in ancient times. It is used today as an aid to repel tooth decay and gum disease. The word Myrrh is derived from a Hebrew and Arabic word "mur", meaning "bitter". The genus name Commiphora is from the Greek "kommi", meaning "gum", and "phoros", meaning "carrier".
Mechanism:Commiphora achieves its antimicrobial action by stimulating the production of white blood corpuscles and also by its direct antimicrobial effect. It is of great value in the treatment of mouth infections such as ulcers, gingivitis and pyorrhoea, as well as the catarrhal problems such as pharyngitis and sinusitis. Systemically, it is used in the treatment of boils and similar conditions as well as glandular fever and brucellosis. Externally, it is healing and antiseptic for wounds and abrasions and is suitable as a douche. It is a useful tonic in dyspepsia. The oil is used in chest rubs for bronchitis and catarrhal colds.
Dosage:Extract: mix 2 to 5 drops in water for an excellent mouthwash.10 to 30 grains. Of fluid extract, 5 to 30 minims. Tincture, B.P. and U.S.P., 1/2 to 1 drachm.
Safety and Toxicity:
Contraindicated in pregnancy,avoid in pregnancy as it is a uterine stimulant.Small children and breast-feeding women should also avoid its use. Myrrh taken orally may also interfere with blood sugar levels and heart rate, so individuals with diabetes or heart conditions should not take it by mouth.
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