Myrrh Gum Somalia.
Myrrh Gum Somalia. Myrrh is the natural dried resin of the Commiphora myrrha tree which is native to Somalia, Yemen, and eastern Ethiopia. Myrrh has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense, and medicine. Incense is burned in many countries on a daily basis before meditation and prayer, after cooking, to purify and cleanse the home physically and energetically, for magic, ritual, and for healing. Myrrh is an important ingredient of Jewish holy incense.
In ethnomedicine, Myrrh is used as an antiseptic in mouthwashes, gargles, and toothpaste. Myrrh is currently used in some liniments and healing salves that may be applied to abrasions and other minor skin ailments. Myrrh has also been recommended as an analgesic for toothaches and can be used in liniment for bruises, aches, and sprains. For making tinctures, the alcohol needs to be 60-70% in order for the Myrrh powder to dissolve.