Myrrh for inflammation, wrinkles, skin

“the drug company Eli Lilly is actually so impressed with the research on Myrrh that they are trying to synthesize it to put on the market. Rest assured, we have the natural version” Marc Schreuder VP research & formulation @ YL

Myrrh has been around for a really long time. It is a very powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.  The studies on it’s ability to calm inflammation are so compelling that Marc Schreuder, VP of research and formulation at Young Living told us: ” the drug company Eli Lilly is actually so impressed with the research on Myrrh that they are trying to synthesize it to put on the market. Rest assured, we have the natural version.”

It figures. Can’t patent myrrh so the drug cartel is trying to fake it. They won’t be able to get it right.

I used to wonder as a kid what the heck “Frankincense & Myrrh” were that I heard about each year at Christmas. When I bought my first bottle of Myrrh, my husband jokingly asked me if I had any Frankincense to go with it :-)

I discovered Myrrh years ago when I was trying to get my boys off all of their asthma and allergy drugs. I remember scouring the EODR (Essential Oils Desk Reference) for ANY oil that was anti-inflammatory. So, I bought Myrrh. It is a thick oil, almost as thick as honey. It has a nice gentle balsam smell. I would rub that on my boys chests (among other oils, I threw the kitchen sink at their health back then) and it would help calm the inflammation down.

TIP: the cap to your Myrrh oil can get gummy after awhile. Apply some vegetable oil to the thread of the cap and the bottle and it will prevent it from getting gummy.

The medical properties of Myrrh are that it is a powerful antioxidant, antitumoral, anti-inflammatory. In fact, Marc Schrueder also said “Myrrh is the # 1 anti-inflammatory oil known today”. He’d probably say Copaiba is almost on par with it for inflammation. It is antiviral, anti parasitic and analgesic/anesthetic (forget the Advil, try Myrrh!)

In The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple by David Stewart, he calls Myrrh “the rule breaker” because it contains many compounds that are individually toxic, yet he says Myrrh is one of the safest, mildest, most gentle oils found in nature.

Used for embalming in ancient Egypt. Hmmm, sounds like the perfect beauty tool without having to use Botox!

“It was the oil most commonly used by ancient people, and is mentioned directly and indirectly in the bible more than 150 times”. David Stewart says that Myrrh oil (pure therapeutic grade) illustrates how chemical compounds that are dangerous alone can be safe and beneficial in the (naturally occurring) company of other compounds that offset the harsh compounds.

A true essential oil must have all of the original compounds as found in nature. That is why you don’t want to go buy Myrrh oil at the religious bookstore or at your local health food store- those are cheap and won’t have all the naturally occurring healing compounds.

Myrrh was used by Egyptians for sun protection.

Myrrh, along with Frankincense was greatly treasured and valued more than gold in Roman times and was used as payment. Why would this be so? If you possessed these health treasures, you had power because you could help keep people alive and well.

Myrrh contains those little molecules called sesquiterpenes which stimulate the limbic system of the brain (center of emotions and memory) and the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands.

Myrrh promotes spiritual awareness and is uplifting.

It has a pretty high ORAC number at 379,000. Keep in mind turmeric is about 179,000. Blueberries are 4669. So….. Myrrh can really help the body with free radicals & inflammation.

Today I tend to use it for beauty purposes (wrinkles and skin). I like to put a few drops on my skin after cleansing with the ART Gentle Foaming Cleanser. Some other uses are to help with diabetes, cancer, hepatitis, fungal infections (candida, ringworm) eczema, tooth/gum infections, skin conditions (chapped, cracked, wrinkles, stretch marks).

Myrrh can be found in these Young Living products and oils: Abundance, Animal Scents Ointment, Boswellia Wrinkle Cream, Clara Derm, Egyptian Gold, EndoGize, Exodus II, Gratitude, Hope, Humility, Protec, Rose Ointment, Sandalwood Moisture Cream, Thyromin, White Angelica.

This oil happens to be 10% off in December. So if you need Myrrh for inflammation, wrinkles, immune support  click here to order.

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