Myrrh 

Botanical Name Commiphora molmol  
Botanical family Burseraceae 
Origin Somalia 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation 
Plant part Dried oleoresin gum (“tears”) 
Note Base 
Appearance resinous fluid liquid (a little sticky)  to slightly viscous, may tend to form resinous deposits on the edges of the codigoutte over use. 
Color amber yellow 
Odor warm, finely woody and resinous 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Sesquiterpenes (40%): elemene, copaene  
Hydrocarbons (5%): furan 
Ketones (5%): methyl isobutyl ketone  
Therapeutic properties  1. Antiviral, anthelmintic   
2. Vulnerary  
3. Anti-inflammatory
4. Anaphrodisiac  
5. Anti-thyroid   
6. Emotionally soothing
Main therapeutic indications  1. Venous leg ulcers, pressure sores, atonic wounds
2. Hyperthyroidism
3. Erethism and sexual excitation
4. Diarrhoea and dysentery
5. End-of-life behavioural disorders
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