A Gift to Jesus Christ: Myrrh for Indigestion and Ulcers

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This is the seventh chapter of 10 herbs from Graeco-Arabic Medicine series.


What is myrrh?


Myrrh, pronounced as mur, is a substance (resin) that comes out of cuts in the bark of trees which belong to the Commiphora species.


As an expensive spice, myrrh was mentioned in the bible. When the Three Kings visited the child Jesus, they brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh. When Jesus was dying, he was offered with wine with myrrh to stop the pain.



What is myrrh used for?


Myrrh is used for indigestion, ulcers, colds, cough, asthma, lung congestion, arthritis pain, cancer, and other conditions.


Does myrrh work?


Limited evidence can be found on myrrh’s effectiveness. People have long used myrrh for various conditions including indigestion and ulcers, but research is still needed as a scientific proof.


How do you take myrrh?


People usually take myrrh orally or physically.



What are the side effects?


Appropriate dose of myrrh is like safe for most people, but large doses may be unsafe.


People with pregnancy and breast-feeding are unsafe to take myrrh orally. People with diabetes, fever, hear problems, surgery, systemic inflammation and uterine bleeding should consult the doctor before applying.

4 Answers

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It seems that the myrrh has many functions, maybe I will use it for indigestion and cough. But where can I get it? Is it available in the pharmacy?
I think you can get mouthwashes, gargles, and toothpastes made from myrrh in a pharmacy coz it has dental effectiveness. When talking about myrrh essential oil for example, it's time to open amazon.com.
Can ya give the scripture where it says this was given to the child Jesus??
Found it.
Matthew 2:11   
After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Sounds like a kind of TCM to me.
Sounds similar, but this one's from Greek and Arabic Medicine.
I'm guessing the person giving answers does not use English as first language.... That being said. As a person who has used medicianal herbs for years. You need to be careful. Some can be fatal if taken in wrong dose. Please... Consult a local herbalist, or naturopath doctor before ingesting any plants or herbs .  Educate yourself.
What does it matter that the person does not use English as their first language?  Is it just a poke? Or was there another reason why you felt it necessary to add that comment? Just trying to understand.
JERI, judging from your inappropriate use of periods and dependent clauses as sentences, English does not appear to be your PRIMRY language.