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What is Myrrh? And How It Is Beneficial? { Part 2 }

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What is Myrrh? And How It Is Beneficial? { Part 2 }

What is Myrrh? And How It Is Beneficial? { Part 2 }

Health benefits of Myrrh :

Below are some of the popular health benefits of using myrrh :

Joint Pain alleviation :

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Application of Myrrh extract is an effective treatment to treat joint pain including osteoarthritis. Analgesic property of Myrrh not only effective to control pain in the joints also reduces the stiffness. Thus, patients with mild osteoarthritis get benefitted by the application of Myrrh oil. Myrrh extract consists of a sufficient amount of calcium which helps to maintain bone health.

Respiratory Health :

Myrrh is considered a powerful decongestant. Diffusing Myrrh essential oil in an aromatherapy oil burner can clear excessive mucus and provide relief from coughs, colds, bronchitis, and asthma.

Muscle Ache :

Muscle ache with joint pain symptoms is a common distressing condition often related to other ailments like a fever. This type of pain also occurs after active physical activity. 400mg of Myrrh extract is effective to treat muscle aches.

Oral Health :

Dental care concept Dental care concept Oral Health  stock pictures, royalty-free photos & imagesThe antibacterial qualities of Myrrh can firstly neutralize the germs and bacteria that contribute to halitosis (bad breath). Secondly, it is good for the gums, reducing the redness and swelling associated with gum disease, and effectively healing receding gums. There is also research to suggest Myrrh is effective for healing mouth ulcers.

People with “Behcet’s” disease (an inflammatory mouth disorder) who used a Myrrh-based mouthwash to treat their painful mouth sores. They found that 50 percent of them experienced complete pain relief, whilst 19 percent had complete healing of their mouth sores.

Menstrual Cramp Treatment :

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Due to its analgesic property, Myrrh is effective to treat menstrual cramps or dysmenorrhea if the symptom is not related to an organic cause. Myrrh extract with a 200 mg dose is an effective treatment to control dysmenorrhea. A sufficient amount of iron is also present in Myrrh, which may prevent amenorrhea.

Anticancer :

Terpenoid compounds present in myrrh give it potential anticancer benefits. Myrrh offers the potential as a natural therapy for treating prostate cancer.

Candida Infection :

Prepare a soft gelatin capsule by encapsulating 2 drops of Oregano oil and Myrrh oil along with 4 drops of Melaleuca and Coconut oil. Take this combination therapy trice a day with a meal to deal with Candida Infection.

Antimicrobial and Anti-Parasitic :

One of the reasons myrrh was once used for embalming was because of its antimicrobial properties. It was also used, often alongside frankincense, to stop the disease from spreading. Myrrh has strong action against airborne bacteria (when burned) and against several strains of infectious bacteria. This includes E. coli and a strain of Staph bacteria.

Highly diluted myrrh oil was able to kill dormant Lyme disease bacteria. This could be a huge breakthrough for people whose Lyme disease persists after antibiotic treatment. There are currently no treatments in conventional medicine besides antibiotics. A drug, called Mirazid, made of myrrh sap and oil has even been developed. 

Skin Health :

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Myrrh benefits many other skin conditions, including; weeping eczema, bedsores, boils, acne, and deeply chapped skin.