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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Myrrh
MEDICINAL USE
Works well for chronic catarrh. The best applications of Myrrh include using it as a gargle, steam inhalation, and douche. Indicated in inflammation of laryngitis and tonsilitis, sore spongy gums, leukoplakia, bleeding gums.
Myrrh
Commiphora molmol
Astringent, Anticatarrhal, Antiinflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Aromatic, Carminative, Expectorant, Antiseptic, Demulcent
COMBINES WITH
WARNINGS
May cause diarrhea and inflammation of the kidneys.
PREPARATION
Tincture, rarely tea or encapsulation, included in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese herbal mixtures. Tincture (1:5, 90%), 1-2 ml TID. For a gargle: use 1 part tincture: 5 parts water. For a douche: use 1 part tincture: 8 parts water.