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Organic Myrrh Oil

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Supports Blood Circulation*
Boosts Immune System*
Supports Healthy Hair*
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Commiphora myrrha is small tree with short and thorny branches found in Southern Arabia, Northeast Africa (mainly Somalia) and Northeast Kenya.

What Is Myrrh Essential Oil?

Myrrh is the resin produced by the bark's sap of Commiphora myrrha. African myrrh, herabol myrrh, Somali myrrhor, and gum myrrh are a common name for this myrrh resin. Myrrh has been used as a wound support extract, its health applications dating back to Biblical times [1]. Myrrh contains active furanodienes curzerene, furanoeudesma-1,3-diene, and lindestrene, which are primarily responsible for the myrrh aroma [2]. Myrrh is known for its stimulant, pain support, inflammation support, bacteria management and fungus support [3, 4, 5]. Myrrh oil is extracted by steam distillation which is abundant in volatile compounds that exist in complex combinations. Terpenes, especially sesquiterpene, sesquiterpene lactones, and diterpenes, are rich in myrrh oil which is the main reason for their wide-ranging health properties [6]. Resins are complex mixtures of resin acids, resin alcohols, resin phenols, and their esters. Resins associated with volatile oils are known as oleoresins, resins associated with gums are known as gum-resins, and resins associated with oil and gum are oleo-gum-resins [22]. *

Myrrh may help offer inflammation, wound and pain support, antioxidant activity and may have mild stimulant acting properties.

Phytochemical Content

More than 300 molecules have been identified in this genus. Monoterpenoids mainly occur in the volatile oil. Monoterpenoids including a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, myrcene, and limonene have been identified. Sesquiterpenoids with a low degree of oxidation play a dominant role in the volatile oil. b-Elemene, a-copaene, a-humulene, b-selinene and germacrene B are widely distributed sesquiterpenoids in the volatile oil of different Commiphora species. The structures of sesquiterpenoids from the genus Commiphora are mainly classified into germacrane, eudesmane, guaiane, cadinane, elemane, bisabolane and oplopane groups. The presence of furanosesquiterpenoids is a characteristic of this genus. More than twenty furanosesquiterpenoids covering furanogermacrane, furanoeudesmanes, furanoguaiane, furanocadinane and furanoelemane have been discovered. Diterpenoids mainly exist in form of camphorene, Cembrane, and verticillane. Triterpenoids are major constituents isolated from Commiphora species, including dammarane, polypodane, octanordammarane, cycloartane, oleanane, lupane, ursane, and lanostane. The steroids with eleven pregnane steroids and nine cholestane steroids are only found in the species. In Commiphora species, many other secondary metabolites are encountered, such as carbohydrates, flavonoids, lignans and long chain aliphatic derivatives.

Suggested Use

Topical application - 5 drops for chronic wounds.

Ideal Storage Conditions

Use a sealed container to store this product in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct light and moisture. Once the package is opened, it must be re-sealed and used within 6 months.

Shelf Life

Two years from date of manufacture.

References

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  7. Antibacterial activity of essential oils and their major constituents against respiratory tract pathogens by gaseous contact.Inouye S, Takizawa T, Yamaguchi H J Antimicrob Chemother. 2001 May; 47(5):565-73.
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  12. Neurobehavioral effect of essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus in mice. Blanco MM, Costa CA, Freire AO, Santos JG Jr, Costa M Phytomedicine. 2009 Mar; 16(2-3):265-70.
  13. Chungsamarnvart N, Jiwajinda S. A caricidal activity of volatile oil from lemon and citronella grasses on tropical cattle ticks. Kasetsart J Nat Sci. 1992;26:46–51.
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* Individual results may vary from person to person.