An explanation of Commiphora myrrh, also known as Myrhh and research on it.
BY Bruce Shane 5 July, 2007
A Commiphora Tree
Commiphora (Myrhh) comes from a shrubby tree found in Somalia and the Middle East. Commiphora is the resin which seeps out of it, in a similar way to cheery trees, and forms on the bark as a gum.
It has been used since ancient times as an incense and perfume. It was also one of the gifts from the three wise men to the infant Jesus.
Commiphora has a long history of use in chinese medicine and is well regarded there as a disinfectant and for increasing circulation and helping with bruises, aches and sprains.
In traditional western medicine it is used as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.