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  • Writer's pictureLeonie Quigley

Herb of the Week

Myrrh - Scientific name (Commiphora molmol; Commiphoramyrrha)

Parts used: Oleogum resin (mix of gum and resin)

Main Actions:

Astringent (causes constriction of mucous membranes)

Anti-microbial (inhibits and/or destroys microorganisms)

Anti-bacterial (inhibits and/or destroys bacteria)


Vulnerary (promotes wound healing when used on the skin)

Anthelmintic (kills or expels intestinal worms)

Lymphatic (stimulates the lymph system to assist detox and enhance immunity)


Don’t ingest if you are pregnant

Don’t use internally for more than a month

Some people may have an allergic response when used on the skin. (dermatitis etc.)

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