Myrrh is a resin, or sap-like substance, that comes from
a tree called Commiphora myrrha, common in Africa and the Middle East. Myrrh has a long history dating back thousands of years and is best known for its use in incense and ancient rituals. It is considered an effective remedy for everything from toothaches to leprosy. Myrrh was also used as insect repellant, perfume, wound treatment, rejuvenating facial treatments and as part of the embalming process. It is a known antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-cancer and analgesic making it good for everything from indigestion and chronic coughs to hemorrhoids and halitosis. Myrrh can be used in a diffuser, internally, or in homemade products to feel its powerful benefits.