About Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh)
Myrrha is the Latin name of Commiphora. Commiphora is originally from East Mediterranean. Below is the information about Myrrh that you might want to know.
Description of Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh)
Commiphora Myrrha is a fragrance plant that is quite easy to find. This plant is from the East Mediterranean, specifically in the Arabian Peninsula. The spread of Myrrh is from Yemen, the Arabian Peninsula, Oman, Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea, and eastern Ethiopia. The characteristics of Myrrh is that it has small woody leaves and many thorns. You can google the illustration of Commiphora Myrrh to get the real pictures. The functions and benefits of Commiphora Myrrh are mostly used as a fragrance, religious rituals, and a mixture of an incense because the sap of this plant has a typical smell.
Because Commiphora Myrrha is a fragrance plant that has a typical smell, this plant is able to get rid of bad breaths. This is the reason why Myrrh is the most important ingredient in Dental Pro 7. But, there are still a lot of benefits of this fragrance plant to heal various illnesses in the body.
The Ingredients of Myrrh
The ingredients of Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) are including cuminaldehyde, heerabolene, terpenoids, formic acid, sesquiterpenes, acetic acid, limonene, cadinene, alpha-pinene, dipentene, eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, and m-cresol. Those contents in this fragrance plant are all beneficial for the health of each body’s part. For example, terpenoids and sesquiterpenes have characters of anti-inflammation effects and antioxidant effects. Sesquiterpenes also specifically have effects to the center of emotion in the hypothalamus in order to help the body to stay relaxed and balanced.
The Benefits of Commiphora Myrrha
Below are the benefits of Commiphora Myrrh which are surely beneficial for health.
- Strong Antioxidant
A study in the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology in 2010 found that Commiphora Myrrh is able to protect the body from any damages because this plant has a high level of antioxidant.
- Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Fungal
Historically, Commiphora Myrrh is used to cure wounds and prevent infections. Until now, Commiphora Myrrha is still used to heal light skin irritations such as a ringworm, water fleas, and pimples. If you want to use Myrrh to heal skin irritations, apply a few drops of Myrrh extracts or Myrrh essential oil to the irritated area. Drop it onto a clean towel first before you directly apply it on the skin.
A medicine has been being developed by using Commiphora Myrrh as a medication a fascioliasis infection, parasites that have infected humans in all over the world. This medication made from Myrrha is able to reduce the symptoms of fascioliasis infection and decrease the eggs of the parasite found in feces.
Commiphora Myrrha also has an anti-cancer character. A research in 2011 found that Myrrh can decrease the proliferation or replication of humans’ cancer cells. Researchers found that this plant is able to inhibit the growth of 8 types of cancers, especially gynecology cancer. However, a further research is still needed to make this statement more certain.