Myrrh Oil

  Botanical Name :   Commiphora myrrha
  Common Name :   Commiphora myrrha oil, Commiphora spp. oil
  CAS # :   8016-37-3, F.E.M.A. : 2766
  Plant Parts Used :   Resin
  Extraction Method :   Cold pressed
  Color & Odor :   Yellow amber to greenish brown clear oily liquid with rich, balsamic, spicy, warm, earthy, woody aroma.

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Description

This evergreen tree grows up to about 6 meters (20 feet) and has dark green serrated oval leaves with pink/white flowers that are highly perfumed.

Constituents & Specifications

Myrrh oil has various chemical compounds that include Heerabolene, limonene, dipentene, pinene, eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, cuminaldehyde and cadinene.
Specific Gravity : 0.98800 to 1.01700 @ 25°C
Refractive Index : 1.51700 to 1.52800 @ 20°C

Properties

It is anticatarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiphlogistic, astringent, balsamic, expectorant, antiseptic, fungicidal, revitalizing, sedative, stimulant-digestive and pulmonary tonic, tonic-uterine(emmenagogue) hormone-like (thyroid modulator) and aphrodisiac

Benefits & Uses

  • Myrrh oil is effective against excessive mucus in the lungs and helps to clear ailments such as cold, catarrh, coughs, sore throats and bronchitis. It is used for diarrhoea, dyspepsia, flatulence and hemorrhoids (haemorrhoids).
  • It is used after a stressful event or an extended illness, to revitalizes both body and mind.
  • It is also used in soap making ingredients, lotions, massage oils, diffusers, potpourri, scent, air fresheners, body fragrance, perfume oils, aromatherapy products, bath oils, towel scenting, spa’s, incense, light rings, laundry, facial steams, hair treatments and more.

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