DID YOU KNOW   …?                                                                                                          The name Myrrh is derived from the Arab word 'mar' which means 'bitter'.

Myrrh is an aromatic gum resin, it comes from thorny trees native to regions of Somalia and Ethiopia, its resin has a waxy texture and once gathered and dried, it becomes glossy and hard.

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The history of Myrrh dates to about 5th century BC, when it was used as an embalming agent by the Egyptians and for removing disguising foul smells.

Myrrh formed an important part of many early religious cultures and contributed to many religious ceremonies, when burnt on charcoal Myrrh resin releases an earthy and sweet aroma.

In its ground form, it adds depth to the fragrance of incense because of this Myrrh has always been an important trade commodity valued for its multiple  benefits.            

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  The resin is still used today in the perfume industry because of its appealing aroma. The fragrance of Myrrh is said to help with centring and connecting to a Spirit, to elevate the mind and to aid in visualization and aid in meditation .         

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In the contemporary world, Myrrh like Frankincense, is being tested to use as an anti-cancer agent. As well as being used regularly as a treatment of everyday ailments such as an analgesic for toothaches, gum problems and general mouth   care. It was also used for respiratory problems  such as colds, flu, and bronchitis.