Latin Name: Commiphora myrrha
Plant Part: Resin
Note/Element: Note: Base Element: Earth, Mental
Functional Groups: Sesquiterpene, ketone, aldehyde
Ayurvedic Dosha ( Balances): Vata, Kapha
Scent: Smooth, sweet, warm, earthy, woody
For Skin Type: Dry, mature
Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Not with estrogen dependent cancers.
Physical Uses: Weepy cuts, cracked skin especially hands and feet, gingivitis ( 1 drop in mouth wash), sore throat, cough, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, thrush,colds, wasting digestive diseases, ulcers, diarrhea, gas, loss of appetite, balancing sexual appetite.
Mental/Emotional Uses: Soothing, comforting, an emotional balm
Other Uses: Spiritual and ritual use, meditation, symbolic of wealth, perfumery
Blends Well With: Resins, roots, woods, citrus, flowers,
Possible Substitutions: Benzoin
Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.