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Alternative Names

Abyssinian Myrrh, African Myrrh, Arabian Myrrh, Bal, Balsamodendron Myrrha, Bdellium, Bol, Bola, Commiphora, Common Myrrh, Didin, Didthin, Gomme de Myrrhe, Gum Myrrh, Heerabol, Mirra, Mirrh, Mo Yao, Murrah, Myrrh Gum, Myrrha, Myrrhe, Myrrhe Africaine, Myrrhe Amère, Myrrhe d'Arabie, Myrrhe Bisabol, Myrrhe Douce, Myrrhe de Somalie, Myrrhe du Yémen, Opopanax, Resina Commiphorae, Somalien Myrrh, Yemen Myrrh CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Guggul

Scientific Name

Commiphora Myrrha

Why Do People Use Myrrh?

The oral preparations of Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh), like myrrh powder, are used for ulcers, indigestion, cough, colds, bronchial congestion, asthma, cancer, arthritic pain, syphilis and leprosy. It is also utilized orally as an antispasmodic, as a stimulant, and in order to enhance menstrual flow. Topically - Myrrh can be applied to the skin in order to treat mild inflammation of the pharyngeal and oral mucosa, gingivitis, aphthous ulcers, hemorrhoids, chapped lips, wounds, bedsores, furunculosis, abrasions, loose teeth and for bad breath. In foods and beverages - Myrrh powder is also used in various commercial products as an important flavoring agent. In manufacturing - Commiphora myrrha is also used in number of manufacturing practices such as fixative and fragrance in cosmetics. It is also utilized as incense and in embalming.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Oral, appropriate and topical consumption of myrrh is considered safe. Myrrh powder is considered to be likely safe when consumed in form of food items. Myrrh is an approved herb in United States. Avoid Using in Lactation - Myrrh should be avoided by females while breastfeeding because there is lack of authentic and reliable information available.

How Effective Is Myrrh?

Not known.

How Myrrh Works?

The most effective part of Commiphora myrrha is resin. Its resin contains mucilage and volatile oil exist that have deodorizing, antimicrobial, astringent, antitumor and anti-inflammatory effects. In animal models, it has hypoglycemic and antipyretic effects as well as protects against the growth of gastric ulcers. Myrrh powder also plays its role in the betterment of and peristalsis and smooth muscles. It is also effective to promotes uterine blood flow and stimulates uterine tone.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Myrrh?

Topically - No side effects reported. Orally - Oral consumption of myrrh powder in a dosage of more than 2 to 4 grams can lead to diarrhea issues and kidney irritation. Large amounts can lead to increase in heart rate.

How Myrrh Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Myrrh Interacts With Drugs?

Antidiabetes Drugs - Interaction rating between myrrh powder and anidiabetic drugs is moderate, so be careful about this mixture. Due to this, myrrh may have additive hypoglycemic effects when combined with other antidiabetes drugs. Warfarin (Coumadin) - Interaction rating between myrrh and warfarin is moderate, so be careful about this mixture. There is some concern that myrrh may lessen the effectiveness of warfarin.

How Myrrh Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Myrrh Interacts With Lab Tests?

Blood Glucose - Myrrh powder can decrease the amount of blood glucose.

How Myrrh Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Diabetes - Myrrh may affect diabetes therapy in various cases. Fever suffering patient should be careful while using myrrh because there are some additional adverse effects reported by using myrrh in such conditions. Heart Conditions - Patients with heart conditions should use Commiphora myrrha with caution because large amounts can affect the heart rate. Surgery - Myrrh may affect the level of blood glucose during or after surgery. Systemic Inflammation - Use of myrrh powder may worsen such conditions. Uterine Bleeding - Patients suffering from uterine bleeding should be careful while using Commiphora myrrha because it may worsen uterine bleeding.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Myrrh?

TOPICAL Myrrh is considered effective in mild throat and mouth irritation. For this purpose myrrh’s undiluted tincture should be applied on affected areas 2-3 times every day. A common mouthwash can consist of 30 to 60 drops in a glass of water also. Myrrh is also generally utilized as a gargle or rinse with 5 to 10 drops in one glass of water. The tooth powder consist of 10% powdered resin.


Myrrh is the oleo-gum resin shown from cuts or fissures in the bark of Commiphora species trees.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Myrrh Leaf Powder | Myrrh Gum Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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