Myrrh Gum (Commiphora molmol)

Definition:Myrrh is considered a bitter herb with astringent and antiseptic properties. It has been used to treat mouth disorders and is still prized in certain parts of the world as a precious commodity.
Applications:Congestion, indigestion, gas, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, wound healing, sore throats and gingivitis.
Scientific Updates:Myrrh normalizes mucous membrane activity. Because the mucous lining of the stomach is so important for its protection from stomach acids, myrrh is considered a valuable digestive aid. In addition, if too much mucus is secreted in the gastrointestinal tract, digestion in impaired. Myrrh helps to ensure the proper function of mucous secreting glands and exerts an antiseptic and antibacterial action at the same time.

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