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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.

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