• Leonie 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)

Anti-inflammatory

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)


Warnings:

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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