Myrrh is used in perfumes, incense, and embalming and as a symbol of passion and suffering. It was one of the three gifts offered to the newborn baby Jesus by the three wise men. Myrrh was also extensively used by the ancient Egyptians, not only for its medicinal properties, but also for its discreet aromatic odour.
Natural extract of myrrh is an excellent remedy for problems of the mouth, gums and throat but has a dry, slightly bitter taste. Dilute with water, rinse and gargle. It is also a very powerful antiseptic which helps with the healing of wounds. For respiratory problems such as influenza, colds, sore throats, chronic bronchitis, asthma, a dry cough and smokers cough, massage as described in Lemon oil or by placing a few drops under the tongue.