Myrrh for preppers

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Orgaic frankincense and myrrh set
Myrrh for Preppers
Top essential oil to stock for survival

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. " Hippocrates.

Myrrh is a much overlooked essential oil to stock for survival, and
here's why...

Most people overlook the importance of myrrh even at Christmas
time. Perhaps it’s the deluge of Christmas tinsel and trinkets
that distracts the average person to ponder much on myrrh,
which was among the three gifts from the wise men at the birth
of Jesus (Matthew 2:11).

The first essential oil used in the bible is myrhh (
Genesis 37:25)
in the story of Joseph. It is also the last essential oil used in the
bible (Revelation 18:13).

According to David Steward, Ph.D., in his book “Healing Oils of
the Bible,” myrrh is referenced “156 times to be exact.” An oil
which is so important in the bible certainly is worth investigating
as a prepper!

Prepper Uses of Myrrh
It's time to unearth the forgotten medicine and take a closer look
at myrrh. This often overlooked luxury was highly prized in
biblical times. Bookmark this page a reference and discover the
many prepper reasons to stockpile myrrh essential oils in your
medicine cabinet.*

Here are some of the many uses and benefits of myrrh essential
oils..

Myrrh Use #1: Insect repellent.
A little known use of myrrh is as an insect repellent! When most
people think of myrrh (and
frankincense) they think of use as
incense and perfume. Certainly the Egyptians used myrrh in
incense form, which is probably when they discovered its use as
an insect repellent. The combination of smoke and aromas would
act in unison to repel bugs. One can imagine the wrath of
mosquitoes dwelling along the Nile and burning myrrh would be
one way to use it as an insect repellent.

Of course in collecting the resin of myrrh (botonical name
Commiphora myrrha), ancients likely also noticed the plant's own
bug repellent properties and made a connection to the plant's
oils. Reportedly, Egyptians mixed myrrh essenstial oils with
hippopotamus fat as both a sunscreen and insect repellent. Myrrh
enthusiasts today could mix the essential oil with a carrier oil as
a measure of natural protection against mosquitoes.

Looking for an essential oil bug repellent recipe? A modern recipe
for using myrrh as an insect repellent comes from Mother Earth
Living as follows...

  • Insect repellent. How to use myrrh as an insect repellent.
    This insect repellent combines essential oils of basil,
    juniper, palmarosa, citronella, rose geranium, rosemary,
    cedarwood, pine and lemon with myrrh. This natural insect
    repellent comes from Botanist and professor in the
    Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources at
    Delaware State University in Dover, Art Tucker.

  • Scent your laundry with Frankincense and Myrrh. Repel
    insects with myrrh in your clothes. Zum Clean has no
    synthetic foaming agents, chemicals and artificial stuff.
    Instead, Zum Clean uses coconut oil, baking soda,
    vegetable glycerin, natural borax and 100% pure essential
    oils, including Frankincense and Myrrh.

The above illustrates that myrrh can help provide a natural
alternative to the harsh chemicals you'll find in the pharmacy.
When you consider that the DEET label says it should never be
ingested, inhaled or used in contact with skin, it makes sense to
give myrrh, and other
natural mosquito repellents, a try. Just
because it's natural; however, doesn't mean it's not harmful for
you. Some people may have sensitivities, so be sure to test the
mixture on a small portion of the skin.

Myrrh Use #2: Inducing labor and healing umbilical
cord.

Another surprising use of myrrh is for childbirth, specifically for
inducing labor! According to drugs.com myrrh is a known
emmenagogue (an herb which stimulates blood flow in the pelvic
area and uterus, including stimulation of menstruation).

  • Inducing labor. In an emergency situation, if you are faced
    with delivering a child without the modern conveniences of a
    nurse practitioner and physician in a hospital setting, or
    even if you want to induce labor without Pitocin, it's good to
    know that myrrh can help you deliver faster. Even so, please
    talk with your doctor about whether this natural treatment is
    right for you.  Heed extreme caution if using myrrh or any
    other essential oil during other parts of your pregnancy, so
    as to avoid any possible fetal harm for overdosage. You may
    inadvertently induce labor well before the "scheduled" time.

    How to use: To use myrrh in the capacity of inducing labor,
    diffuse myrrh as part of your aromatherapy during labor. If
    you don't want to bother with bringing the diffuser to the
    hospital, you can simply pour organic myrrh into a cotton
    ball and breathe.

After delivery, don't put away the myrrh! You can use myrrh in
yet another surprising way to help your newborn to help slough
away the umbilical cord.

  • Newborn care.  Just a drop of myrrh on your baby's
    umbilical cord stump with a carrier oil will help the umbilical
    cord dry off and fall off faster, so say several midwife
    practitioners. As with any essential oil usage, be sure to ask
    your pediatrician if this method is right for you, and be sure
    also use only organic myrrh.

Clary Sage Essential oil is another essential oil known for
inducing labor, but that's a story for another time. On the topic
of myrrh, it makes sense that the health benefits of using myrrh
for labor and delivery are because of the antimicrobial properties
it possesses, which brings us to the third use of myrrh...

Myrrh Use #3: Antimicrobial (anti-fungal and
antibacterial).

Myrrh is a powerful antimicrobial that's scientifically proven as
both an anti-fungal and as an antibacterial!
Myrrh is an herb that
directly attacks microbes
, according to Blue Shield of California.

An antimicrobial agent kills microorganisms or inhibits growth
and for this reason alone it should be part of your medicine
cabinet. As a reminder:

  • antibacterials are used against bacteria.
  • antifungals are used against fungi.

Antimicrobial studies confirming myrrh is a powerhouse:


Myrrh Use #4: Analgesic (pain relief).
According to the bible (Mark 15:23), Jesus was offered myrrh
mixed with wine to help ease the pain of crucifixion. There would
also be a prominent and overpowering thirst with crucifixion;
however, Jesus did not take the medicine. Myrrh was commonly
used for pain relief.

  • Analgesic relief in a rubbing oil. Neuropathy rubbing oil,
    pictured immediate left, contains both frankincense and
    myrrh. This effective homeopathic oil offers temporary relief
    of shooting pain for those suffering with neuropathy. The
    company has a line of other products to relief sciatica,
    carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions also using
    myrrh!

Myrrh Use #5: Antiseptic.
Like frankincense, myrrh is an antiseptic (topical aid for paper
cuts and more). Myrrh is on the oldest list of prescription drugs
dating to 1500 B.C.! Egyptians used myrrh to make salves for
wound care and sores and it is well documented on this ancient
papyrus as a remedy for such skin lesions. It is also well-
documented that Greek soldiers made use of myrrh resin to heal
themselves.


  • How to use myrrh as an antiseptic: Burn myrrh incense or
    diffuse myrrh essential oils to release it's antiseptic
    qualities in sick rooms.

Myrrh Use #6: Astringent and beauty aid for skin.
Myrrh has been given as a gift of beauty throughout history
[
Esther 2:12] and has been paired with frankincense. These
precious extracts repair and rejuvenate skin. DoTerra notes that
myrrh "is also soothing to the skin-promoting a smooth, youthful
looking complexion."

Typically an astringent tightens pores and protects the skin to
reduce bleeding from minor abrasions. Such is the case of myrrh,
which has anti-inflammatory properties! This is in part to the
chemical compounds of terpenoids present.

Myrrh Use #7: Anti-cancer agent.
Myrrh may have a role as an anti-cancer agent, according to a
Rutgers University study done in 2001, which promises hope in
using myrrh for the prevention and treatment of breast and
prostate cancers. In studies, researches noted myrrh has
inhibited growth in cancer cells. A
compound in myrrh actually
killed cancer cells in
the laboratory!


  • Skin cancer.

  • Liver Damage. Myrrh reportedly protects against liver
    damage, and according to an asbstract on the effect of
    myrrh extract on the liver of mice this conclusion is
    promising. This study on myrrh concluded that myrrh extract
    has a promising antischistosomal non hepatotoxic activity.
    The liver filters toxins and as such has much to do with
    cancer, which many believe to be as a result of toxicity of
    the body.

Myrrh Use #8: Parasitic infections.
Parasites, which usually enter by mouth or skin lesions, happen
as a result of unhygienic practices in places with poor sanitation.
Preppers may like to take note of the ancient practice of using of
myrrh to combat parasites as such may be the case for exposure
to in uncertain times. It was an ancient Egyptian practice to treat
intestinal worms. Myrrh can be used to combat parasitic
infections today and what follows is a scholarly recipe:

  • In one scientific study myrrh was used to cure
    schistosomiasis, a parasitic infection. "Patients were treated
    with a combination of resin and volatile oil of myrrh, in the
    amount of 10 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day for
    three days," according to the University of Michigan report.
    The study supports the use of myrrh to successfully treat
    parasites!

Myrrh Use #9: Control Dental Infections.
The ancients used to chew myrrh, likely for its ability to soothe
toothaches, keep gingivitis at bay, and freshen breath! Myrrh has
wide acceptance for controlling dental infections and using myrrh
in this capacity is a practical use for preppers.  DoTerra says
"myrrh has powerful cleansing properties, especially for the
mouth and throat."  

Notably, here is how myrrh helps control dental infections:



  • Abscessed teeth. The Egyptian papyrus dating to 1500 B.C.
    supports the use of myrrh to historically treat abscessed
    teeth.

  • Canker sores. The recipe for relieving canker sores is a
    tincture of 4 ML of myrrh with warm water and swishing it in
    the mouth two to three times per day.

  • Halitosis. Myrrh as a mouthwash? Ancients used both
    frankincense and myrrh as mouthwashes! Certainly this idea
    has merit since myrrh oils have antibacterial properties.

Myrrh Use #10: Digestive Healing.
Essential oil of myrrh comes from the resin of small, thorny tree
species of the genus Commiphora, hence the botanical name
"Commiphora myrrha." With its warm, rich and spicy balsamic
aroma, myrrh, also called "stacte" is an oleoresin or natural gum.

In chewing myrrh resin to heal dental problems, our ancient
ancestors may have simultaneously discovered that myrrh had
the ability to soothe stomach upset, ease diarrhea and provide
relief from the pain of hemorrhoids, as well as to reduce
flatulence. That's some chewing gum!

Myrrh has attracted the attention of the father of modern
medicine, Hippocrates and even the U.S. Food and Drug
Adminstration:


  • Relief of ulcerated sore throat, sore gums, sore mouth.
    With approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,
    preppers may use myrrh as a carminative in the
    gastrointestinal tract. "Adminsiter [myrhh] internally as a
    carminative and externally as a protective," in application of
    indolent  ulcers, as well as sore gums, sore mouth and
    ulcerated sore throat."

Myrrh Use #11: Embalming
Oddly, Myrrh is used in embalming, making it an unusual gift to
celebrate the birth of baby Jesus. .

Nicodemus brought a mixture of 75 pounds of myrrh for the
embalming of Jesus, which would today be valued at around
$150,000-$200,000!

Egyptians also used myrrh in this capacity, and bought it in
boatloads as a key ingredient in their embalming process

Myrrh as a Love Potion?
Is myrrh a potion of love? Biblical scholars will note that myrrh
has an interesting mention in Proverbs 7:17, Solomon warns of
the temptress. It reads: "I have perfumed my bed with myrrh,
aloes and cinnamon." Apparently, the mixture of myrrh, aloes and
cinnamon has the express disapproval of Solomon, but not
necessarily myrrh on its own.

Myrrh as a Snake Oil?
In the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants, Second Edition,
page 160, author Maurice M. Iwu describes the medicinal uses of
myrrh to include use by the Nyamwezi as a snake bite remedy,
and in West Africa where the myrrh bark is applied as a remedy
for a scorpion bite!

Myrrh has a wide variety of potential uses including: herpes, hay
fever and more. How will you use myrrh essential oil?

A final note of caution about Myrrh..
Myrrh is ideal for topical and diffused applications; however myrrh
essential oil can be possibly toxic in high concentrations. If you
decide to ingest or chew myrrh, heed the utmost of caution and:

  • Go Organic:  First, choose only organic essential oils.
    Organic myrrh is difficult to source: on this page is Sun
    Organic Myrrh, pictured at the top of the page. Exactly what
    nature intended, with no added chemicals, Sun Organic
    myrrh is pure.  You have never smelled an oil this pure nor
    felt its amazing effects.  Once you smell this oil, other
    brands will have a distinct alcohol or chemical smell with a
    dry scent and noticeable lack of depth. Sun Organic Myrrh
    (Commaphora Myrrha) is a superior-sourced and harvested
    with no dangerous alcohol or chemical additives found in
    most other oils. You'll get a generous amount, but without a
    dropper.

  • Consult your physician. Most importantly, never ingest
    myrrh without the express approval of your physician,
    particularly pregnant women, as it may have toxic side
    effects:
  • Myrrh may lower blood pressure, which could be
    beneficial for some, but for others may aggravate their
    situation.
  • Myrrh may reduce the therapeutic effects of warfarin.
  • Myrrh may promote uterine bleeding in some or diarrhea.
  • Myrrh may make a fever worse.
  • People with skin sensitivities should also refrain from
    using myrrh.
  • Cautions for women who may become pregnant or who
    are pregnant is that myrrh may induce menstruation
    and lead to premature labor.

Prepare to live happily ever after with myrrh! Stock up on myrrh
and other essential oils, such as
frankincense. These ancient
remedies have the power to heal!

List of some of the Biblical Mentions of Myrrh
  • Esther 2:12 -- "six months with oil of myrrh" for purification
    or beautification of women.
  • Exodus 30:23 -- Recipe for an annointing oil.
  • Genesis 37:25 --
  • Matthew 2:11 -- According to Matthew 2:11, wise men came
    from the East to visit Jesus, bearing gifts of gold,
    frankincense, and myrrh.
  • Matthew 27:34 --
  • Proverbs 7:17 --
  • Psalms 45:8 --
  • Revelation 18:13 --

Happy endings...
Frankincense and myrrh together provide opportunity for improved
health. Someday they may again be valued as high as gold and
silver is today. For without health and well being, riches mean
nothing.

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