Herbal Antibiotic Week: Myrrh

Myrrh has been in the medicine chest of traditional healers for hundreds of years. It is valued for its antiseptic, antibiotic and antiviral properties.

Myrrh has anti-bacterial, anti fungal and analgesic (pain relieving) actions and is commonly used for oral bacterial infections (such as mouth sores), bronchitis and sore throat.

Its also traditionally been used to treat lung issues and other bacterial infections.

Myrrh can be taken internally (as a herbal tincture) and used externally as a gargle or wash for wounds. Look out for the essential oil.

Only use Myrrh in the acute (right now) phase of an illness. It’s not recommended for prolonged use.

Like Frankincense, Myrrh oil (Commiphora myrrha) is extracted from resin that oozes from very tough bark. It has a sharp, strong, woody scent.

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