Myrrh, Mur Makki, مر مکی
This gum is contraindicated during pregnancy, as the resin can stimulate the uterus. Large amounts can be overly laxative. Toxicity symptoms are headache, nausea, excitement, confusion and delirium; ultimately there is loss of consciousness. The ingestion of solid camphor by children is a common cause of camphor poisoning. Undiluted essential oil in their purest state is extremely potent, and should be blended with carrier oil or other medium prior to use directly on the skin, as the essential oil may cause irritation.
Myrrh mainly used as a fragrance, for embalming, to flavor food products and for its potential therapeutic properties.
In Ancient Egypt, myrrh was used to treat hay fever and herpes. The ancient Greeks used it as an antiseptic for soldiers to clean up battle wounds – myrrh was commonly carried into the battlefield.
Useful in following diseases:
Halitosis (Bad Breath)
High LDL Cholesterol Level
Ulcers Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)