Myrrh, or Commiphora myrrha, is one of the world’s most ancient and renowned resins.
The bushes yielding the resin do not grow more than 9 feet in height, but they are of sturdy build, with knotted branches, and branchlets that stand out at right angles, ending in a sharp spine. The trifoliate leaves are scanty, small and very unequal, oval and entire. It was first recognized at Ghizan on the Red Sea coast, a district so bare and dry that it is called 'Tehama,' meaning 'hell.'
--With its smoky, earthy scent, myrrh has a long history as a favorite among all cultures going back to its first discovery in the far reaches of time.
--A native to Ethiopia and Somalia, it has been used as long ago as 3000 BCE by the Egyptians in embalming, and as an incense burned during cremations and funerals to disguise any foul odors up through the 15th century. Our Myrrh comes from Ethiopia.
--Myrrh is said to be one of the key ingredients in the mythical Egyptian perfume Kyphi. It has also been used to anoint kings, and scent fabrics for those traveling to holy places.
--Myrrh has had a great value throughout time; the Romans even valued it as much as GOLD, using it as security for monetary debts.
--Little appears to be definitely known about the collection of myrrh. It seems probable that the best quality comes from Somaliland, is bought at the fairs of Berbera by the Banians of India, shipped to Bombay, and there sorted.
--Used as a tincture, rarely tea or encapsulation, included in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese herbal mixtures.
--Used in conjunction with other ingredients for the development of many cosmetic applications.
--Despite its long history, the use of myrrh has declined over the past few hundred years.
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