Notes: Tincture of Myrrh is an ancient remedy that was used for treatment of mouth ulcers, thrush, sore gums and tonsillitis, used as a mouth wash or gargle. Myrrh is anti-microbial and strengthens the body’s defences. Tincture of Myrrh is wild harvested.
The tincture can be diluted 5 to 10 drops in water and used as a mouth wash and gargle. Please note that Myrrh turns water white. To extract the active ingredients a high level of alcohol is needed. To disperse the alcohol simply heat to just under boiling for a few minutes & allow it to cool before using.
Botanical name: Commiphora molmol
Common name: Tincture of Myrrh
Tincture strength: 1:3:90% vol.alc.
Dose: The German Commission E monograph recommendation is to dab a drop of the undiluted tincture directly onto the problem area, with a cotton bud if suitable, or gargle with 5–10 drops of tincture in a glass of water three times daily.
Parts used: Oleo-gum resin:
Habitat: N.E. Africa & Arabia
History: Myrrh has been highly valued a medicine and fragrance, used in incense and holy oils since antiquity. It has been valued by veterinary surgeons as a treatment for ulcers and wounds in animals for many years.
Science: Studies have shown anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant and deodorant properties.