Reasons to stockpile Myrrh

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Reasons to stockpile Myrrh
What a prepper needs to know about myrrh

How preppers use Myrrh:
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!

Learn how preppers use Myrrh and discover the many reasons to
stockpile myrrh essential oil in your prepper's medicine cabinet...

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
reasons to stockpile myrrh essential oils in your prepper's
medicine cabinet.*

Myrrh may not be the
top essential oil in modern times, but it
certainly was in biblical times (and for good reason). Here are
some of the many uses and benefits of myrrh essential oils.

Myrrh Use #1: Antiseptic.
Among the top reasons to stockpile Myrrh is that it's an antiseptic.
Like it's essential oil partner
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. Another way to use Myrrh as an antiseptic is
    to dab a little on a cut or wound to help it heal.

Myrrh Use #2: Insect repellent.
A weird reason to stockpile myrrh is because it can help you get
rid of bugs. 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.

Myrrh can help provide a natural alternative to the harsh chemical
insect repellents 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 try myrrh, and other
natural mosquito repellents. 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.

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.

Myrrh Use #3: Diabetes management.
As a Diabetic's essential oil Myrrh is extremely useful, but use on
the skin in moderation. Myrrh is an excellent aromatherapy
solution for diabetes and it offers some pain relief.

Myrrh might lower blood sugar according to who also
warns that blood sugar might drop too low. "
If you use myrrh as
well as medications for diabetes, monitor your blood sugar
carefully," the site says. Too much myrrh can also affect heart
rate, so check with your physician or healthcare provider as those
with diabetes also my have heart conditions. The site also warns
myrrh is NOT for use with Warfarin (Coumadin) used for slow
blood clotting as the combination may have a moderate

  • Aromatherapy. Myrrh is generally safe as aromatherapy,
    provided you're not pregnant or breastfeeding. Diffuse Myrrh
    so that the diabetic patient can, through receptors in the
    nose and capillaries in the lungs, partake in the benefits of
    myrrh. The reason to use myrrh as aromatherapy is that
    stress can aggravate diabetes and make symptoms worse
    and myrrh acts as a calming agent. Myrrh is also sometimes
    used for asthma patients because of its anti-inflammatory
    properties. Try incense! suggests of myrrh that
    "the great incense roads of antiquity may flourish once
    again" in using it to treat asthma and other conditions.

  • Temporary Pain Relief. Neuropathy, pictured right, offers
    temporary pain relief as a homeopathing rubbing oil because
    the combined effect of frankincense and myrrh is an
    analgesic and anti-inflammatory that offers temporary pain
    relief from shooting, prickling, tingling and numbness.
    Soothing, fast, temporary relief from Neuropathy pain caused
    by diabetes, chemotherapy, and more. Neuropathy has a
    refreshing, calming scent derived from pure citrus, herbal,
    woody and spice essences.

Myrrh Use #4: Laundry Lift.
Another biblical use of Myrrh essential oil was as a way to
deodorize clothes (
Exodus 30:23-25). It was also used as a
cleansing beauty treatment. In the scriptures,
Esther 2:12 ~ "six
months with oil of myrrh" was used for purification or
beautification of women. Think of this as a tip for breast cancer
patients. While Myrrh itself is a healing solution for cancer (it's
an anti-cancer agent), cancer patients will especially appreciate
the natural lift it gives laundry as a way to keep clean without

  • Scent your laundry with Frankincense and Myrrh. Repel
    insects with myrrh in your clothes. Zum Clean, pictured right,
    is an aromatherapy laundry soap that has no synthetic
    foaming agents, chemicals nor any artificial stuff. Instead,
    Zum Clean uses coconut oil, baking soda, vegetable glycerin,
    natural borax and 100% pure essential oils, including
    Frankincense and Myrrh.

Myrrh Use #5: Inducing labor and healing umbilical
Another surprising use of myrrh is for childbirth, specifically for
inducing labor! According to 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 #6: Antimicrobial (anti-fungal and
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:

Candida cure!
Because myrrh is an antifungal it can help you cure candida. If
you have a white coat on your tongue, you likely have candida
albicans, which is a fungus and myrhh oil can help. As well,
Essential oil of oregano along with lavender essential oil can help
kill the candida fungi present in your body. Learn more about
candida symptoms and how to cure it, from Dr. Josh Axe, a
naturalpathic doctor of functional medicine.

Antimicrobial studies confirming myrrh is a powerhouse:

Myrrh Use #7: 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,
    right, 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: Parasitic infections.
As mentioned above, in #3, myrrh essential oil can help fight
parasites and fungus. 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

Myrrh Use #11: 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

  • 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 #12: 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

  • 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 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 was used for Embalming, too?
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 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

  • Consult your physician. Most importantly, never ingest
    myrrh without the express approval of your physician,
    particularly pregnant women, as it may have toxic side
  • Myrrh may lower blood pressure, which could be
    beneficial for some, but for others may aggravate their
  • 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

  • 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

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