17 Amazing Benefits of Myrrh Essential Oil

The health benefits of Myrrh essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antimicrobial, astringent, expectorant, antifungal, stimulant, carminative, stomachic, anticatarrhal, diaphoretic, vulnerary, antiseptic, immune booster, circulatory, tonic, anti-inflammatory, and an antispasmodic substance.

The essential oil of myrrh is extracted from resin. Myrrh, in the scientific nomenclature system, is called Commiphora Myrrha and is native to Egypt. The resin was frequently used in incense and perfumes in ancient Egypt, and the oil obtained from it was used for healing wounds in ancient Greece. The main components of this essential oil are alpha-pinene, cadinene, limonene, cuminaldehyde, eugenol, cresol, heerabolene, acetic acid, formic acid, and sesquiterpenes.

Health Benefits of Myrrh Essential Oil

Apart from being a very reputable oil in the field of aromatherapy, it has plenty of medicinal uses too. Let’s look at the most common health benefits it has in stock for us.

Inhibits Microbial Growth

Myrrh essential oil does not allow microbes to grow or infect your system. It can be used to prevent many problems occurring due to microbial infection such as fever, food poisoning, cough and cold, mumps, measles, pox, and infection of wounds. It has no adverse side effects, unlike other antibiotics, such as weakening of liver or digestive malfunction.

Astringent Properties

Myrrh essential oil is an astringent, which means that it strengthens the gums and muscles, intestines, and other internal organs, and smoothens the skin. It also strengthens the grip of hair roots, thereby preventing hair loss. One more serious aspect of this astringent property is that it stops hemorrhaging in wounds. When this astringency makes the blood vessels contract and checks the flow of blood, it can stop you from losing too much blood when wounded.

Relieves Cough

Myrrh essential oil is good for a cough and cold. It fights the viral infections that can cause them, as well as relieves congestion, and reduces the deposition of phlegm in the lungs and respiratory tracts.

Fights Fungal Infections

Myrrh essential oil acts as a fungicide as well. It can be used both internally and externally to fight fungal infection.

Stimulates the Nervous System

Myrrh essential oil stimulates thoughts, blood circulation, digestion, nervous activity, and excretion. It stimulates the pumping action of the heart, secretion of digestive juices and bile into the stomach, and keeps you alert and active by stimulating the brain and the nervous system.

Improves Digestion

This essential oil helps to relieve you of those gases which often result in embarrassing situations in public.

Acts as Stomachic

Myrrh oil is beneficial for the all-around health of your stomach.

Anti-catarrhal Properties

This property of myrrh essential oil relieves you of excess mucus and phlegm and troubles associated with mucus deposition, including congestion, breathing trouble, heaviness in chest, and cough.

Increases Perspiration

Myrrh essential oil increases perspiration and removes toxins, extra salt, and excess water from your body. Sweating also cleans the skin pores and helps harmful gases like nitrogen escape.

Speeds up Healing

This property of myrrh essential oil protects wounds from infections and heals them quickly.

Prevents Infections

If you have applied a small amount of myrrh essential oil on cuts and wounds, you don’t need to worry about them becoming infected. This oil will prevent them from becoming septic since it is an antiseptic substance. It can protect you from tetanus as well to some extent.

Boosts Immunity

Myrrh oil strengthens and activates the immune system and keeps the body protected from infections.

Stimulates Blood Circulation

This powerful essential oil stimulates blood circulation and ensures the proper supply of oxygen to the tissues. This is good for attaining a proper metabolic rate as well as for boosting the immune system. Increasing the blood flow to all the parts of the body helps in staying healthy.

Protects Overall Health

As a tonic, myrrh oil tones up all the systems and organs in the body gives them strength and protects them from premature aging and infection.

Anti-inflammatory Properties

Myrrh essential oil sedates inflammation in various tissues in case of fever or viral infection. It also treats indigestion resulting from consumption of spicy food and protects the circulatory system from toxins.

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Relieves Spasms

It provides relief from unwanted contractions or spasms and therefore eases cramps, aches, and muscle pain.

Other Benefits

This oil is highly valued in aromatherapy as a sedative, antidepressant, and as a promoter of spiritual feelings. It takes care of uterine health and stimulates that organ, helps to fade away of scars and spots, pyorrhea, diarrhea, and skin diseases such as eczema, ringworm, and itches. It is also an emmenagogue which means that it normalizes menstruation and relieves the associated symptoms like mood swings and hormonal imbalances.

Words of Caution: Despite these benefits of myrrh essential oil, it can have toxic effects if used in excess. It should be avoided by pregnant women since it stimulates the uterus and could result in miscarriage.

Blending: Frankincense, Lavender, Palma Rosa, Patchouli, Rosewood, Sandal Wood, Tea Tree and Thyme essential oils blend well with this oil.

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Dear Shelli.If myrrh did not work for you then that means you fall under a demographic of people who it does not bode well with.All essential oils are sensitive to each user.It is up to the person's discretion as to how these oils feel to you.Most of them are in fact working if you do begin to have side effects such as stomach aches head aches slowed digestion or increased digestion.That's the chemical reaction in the beginning and a virus is fighting against the new immunities to resist. Just like prescription antibiotics especially when you have a sickness you may be unaware of.Upping the amount of mryhh you used may help or possibly lowering it.One thing I rarely see about the Myrh Oil is how potent the oil is.Oils like Myrtle,Peppermint,Frankincense even Lemon should begin carrying a potency warning.Meaning with some oils a little goes along ways.So be careful with every oil.It's just like with cooking oil babe.You switch the burner on with Sunflower oil in the skillet you better not turn your head very long because it smokes up very quickly.Clove oil has an ORAC level count of 290,283 units making it a behemoth of antioxidants which can be an effective cure & preventative but if you were not aware of it & decided to use it just like you would lavender which in lavender's case it can cure certain allergies & be used more liberally than most oils.But if you were to use clove oil the same the outcome could be poisonous or toxic.MYRHH ALSO CONTRACTS YOUR MUSCLES!THIS IS WHERE I REALLY WANT YOU TO READ SHELLI.You may have used a dangerous amount of myrhh oil.It sounds to me like most of your body's muscles contracted & things got slightly scary possibly.Your whole body may have contracted.I have felt this on certain levels myself with myrhh but never to the extreme you are describing.Do alot more research before using essential oils.They are simple to use but they can be overdone.

I am very confused by the information listed under Carminative: "It also has an expensive toll on your health by stealing your appetite, slowing down digestion, giving you stomachaches and headaches and sometimes chest pains as well by raising your blood pressure." I am correct in interpreting this as how it is is not good for you?

Shelli, the section that you are worried about is describing the harmful effects of the gas myrrh helps expel, not myrrh itself. I know the grammar is tricky, I had to read it multiple times myself as someone intimately familiar with English grammar, but rest assured it is not saying myrrh has those effects, rather, the gases do.

Dear Shelli.If myrrh did not work for you then that means you fall under a demographic of people who it does not bode well with.All essential oils are sensitive to each user.It is up to the person's discretion as to how these oils feel to you.Most of them are in fact working if you do begin to have side effects such as stomach aches head aches slowed digestion or increased digestion.That's the chemical reaction in the beginning and a virus is fighting against the new immunities to resist. Just like prescription antibiotics especially when you have a sickness you may be unaware of.Upping the amount of mryhh you used may help or possibly lowering it.One thing I rarely see about the Myrh Oil is how potent the oil is.Oils like Myrtle,Peppermint,Frankincense even Lemon should begin carrying a potency warning.Meaning with some oils a little goes along ways.So be careful with every oil.It's just like with cooking oil babe.You switch the burner on with Sunflower oil in the skillet you better not turn your head very long because it smokes up very quickly.Clove oil has an ORAC level count of 290,283 units making it a behemoth of antioxidants which can be an effective cure & preventative but if you were not aware of it & decided to use it just like you would lavender which in lavender's case it can cure certain allergies & be used more liberally than most oils.But if you were to use clove oil the same the outcome could be poisonous or toxic.MYRHH ALSO CONTRACTS YOUR MUSCLES!THIS IS WHERE I REALLY WANT YOU TO READ SHELLI.You may have used a dangerous amount of myrhh oil.It sounds to me like most of your body's muscles contracted & things got slightly scary possibly.Your whole body may have contracted.I have felt this on certain levels myself with myrhh but never to the extreme you are describing.Do alot more research before using essential oils.They are simple to use but they can be overdone..

Charity High Law

But HOW do you take it? Internally? Externally? How much and how often?

I have same questions.

Njelela Kwamilele

Please give me the site for this blend

Njelela Kwamilele

information is great thanks I want to order this product

Abdulaziz Alsalamah

natural medicine

Sarah Honeysuckle

I love Myrrh Oil, any good health store has it. I bought it already a few times.....Oh the smell of it drives me..........

Carlota Gigi Guzman

where can I buy pure myrrh oil?

TheDreadedWoodenSpoon

I just got some at Whole Foods, in the beauty section.

TheDreadedWoodenSpoon

I just got some at Whole Foods, in the beauty section. $8.99 for 10ml, about 1/3 of a fluid ounce.

Precious Lesko

My mom, Pilar, and I sell pure food grade essential oils. I use them all the time. They're wonderful. I also used them on my daughter to help prevent diaper rashes, etc. and to deal with cuts and colds, etc.

Amazing! Soo Cool to know....